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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Fish Island Progress Update

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Lease agreement to be discussed by Land Management Coordinator

Now that Fish Island has been procured by the state of Florida, the City of St. Augustine Commission is preparing to sign a lease agreement and finalize a land management plan.  Florida’s Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) requires that a management plan be submitted for approval within 10 months of an executed lease. This lease between the City and the State of Florida includes a description of the land, duration of time the City will manage it, how the land may be used, and more. 

At the City Commission Meeting on September 28 at 5:00pm, J.B. Miller, Land Management Coordinator, will present the lease agreement for Commission approval, as well as present a brief update on what will happen next with the land, the results of the public input questionnaire, and suggest a name for the property.  Attendance at the Commission meeting will be permitted per CDC guidelines and, as always, can be streamed live at www.CityStAugTV.com.  Click the following links to review the lease agreement, presentation materials, and view the meeting agenda and packet

Fish Island, located at the east end of the 312 Bridge, is a park with trails, beautiful views, and a rich cultural history. The City of St. Augustine, with considerable community support and numerous partners, has worked tirelessly in the acquisition and cleanup of this island.  A complete list of partners is available on the website.

For question, contact J.B. Miller, Land Management Coordinator, via email at FishIsland@CityStAug.com, or call 904.209.4270.

Media inquiries may be directed to Melissa Wissel, Communications Manager, at 904.825.1053 or via email at mwissel@citystaug.com.

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