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Input requested on Sarasota Bay Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan

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The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) is now entering the final stages of updating its 5-year Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP), which establishes priorities for activities, research, and management of the estuary from 2021 - 2026. The CCMP serves as a blueprint to guide future decisions and actions and addresses a wide range of environmental protection issues and opportunities. Over the last year and a half, SBEP has been gathering input from a diverse coalition of community stakeholders and partners on priorities for each of the four chapters: water quality and quantity, watershed habitats, fish and wildlife, and community engagement.

The SBEP is interested in hearing your feedback on the draft management plan. To submit comments, download the draft CCMP update (pdf) and fill out this form.

The comment period will be open until July 31st.