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FWC workshop will discuss St. Johns boating rule

News Release

Friday, November 19, 2010

Media contact: Katie Purcell, 850-459-6585; or Joy Hill, 352-258-3426

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public workshop in St. Augustine the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 30, to address possible amendments to the Florida Administrative Code (Rule 68D-24.155) to further reduce vessel speed limits on the Intracoastal Waterway within St. Johns County.

The portion of the ICW in question is the area surrounding the Bridge of Lions, adjacent to the St. Augustine Municipal Marina.

The workshop will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Alcazar Conference Room, St. Augustine City Hall, 75 King Street.

To obtain copies of all supporting documents prior to the workshop, visit and look under "Waterway Management." For additional information about the workshop, contact Ryan Moreau at 850-488-5600.

Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in the workshop should advise the FWC at least five calendar days before the meeting by contacting the FWC's Office of Human Resources at 850-488-6411. If you are hearing- or speech-impaired, contact the FWC using the Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (voice).

FWC Facts:
When operating a monohull boat less than 20 feet long, do not exceed the maximum weight, persons or horsepower capacity displayed on the manufacturer's capacity plate.

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