REQUEST APPROVAL OF STANDARD FEDERAL AND STATE DOCUMENTS FOR ALLAPATTAH RANCH ACQUISITION 
 
(Note: All this from a search for CERP at this website: http://www.martin.fl.us/GOVT/search/index.html -- a total of 107 results. Does anyone find it strange that, at their Index page, there's not a single mention of it? http://www.martin.fl.us/GOVT/search/index.html)
 
REQUESTED BY: Gary N. Roderick, Chief Office of Water Quality  
 
ADMINISTRATION: Russ Blackburn, County Administrator  
 
PREPARED BY: Carol Ann Dryburgh, Executive Aide 
 
DOCUMENT(S) REQUIRING ACTION:  Option Agreement to Purchase and Conservation Easement Deed 
 
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 
 
ITEM:  adw02a.017  
 
PLACEMENT:  Consent 

MEETING DATE:  August 27, 2002  
 
COMPLETE BY:  July 30, 2002   
 
Board authorization for Chair signature is requested for standard Federal and State documents. These documents are required by the South Florida Water Management District's Governing Board in order to acquire supplemental funding for the Allapattah Ranch. 
 
BACKGROUND 
 
The South Florida Water Management District and Martin County have
cooperatively purchased 13,186 acres of the Allapattah Ranch.
 
An opportunity exists to enroll the Allapattah Ranch into the Federal Wetland Reserve Program in order to obtain supplemental funding for restoration.
 
The Wetland Reserve Program is a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on their property.
 
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides technical and financial support to help landowners with their wetland restoration efforts.
 
The NRCS goal is to achieve the greatest wetland functions and values, along with optimum wildlife habitat, on every acre enrolled in the program.
 
This program offers landowners an opportunity to establish long-term conservation and wildlife practices and protection. 
 
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved FY2002 apportionments for USDA's Wetlands Reserve Program "program funds".
 
These are the funds to purchase easements and cost-share on restoration and includes $25 million for the Allapattah Ranch.
 
An "Option Agreement to Purchase" and a Conservation Easement Deed are required to enroll the Allapattah Ranch into the Wetlands Reserve Program. 
 
The Allapattah Ranch, located in Martin County, has been in the District's Save our Rivers Plan since 1996.
 
The recently completed Indian River Lagoon Feasibility Report recommends acquisition and restoration of the Allapattah Ranch as part of the 93,000 acres of Natural Storage and Treatment Areas feature.
 
The Feasibility Report schedules acquisition to begin in early 2003 and construction to begin in late 2006.
 
In order to take advantage of a willing seller and acquire the property before it is sold for another purpose, The Martin County BCC, and the SFWMD Governing Board approved the acquisition of 13,186 acres of the Allapattah Ranch in December 2001.
 
The SFWMD and Martin County closed on the purchase in March 2002.
 
To help compensate for the effects of early acquisition on the cash-flow for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), the SFWMD solicited cost-share assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under its Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP).
 
Under the subject Option Agreement to Purchase, the SFWMD will receive $19.8 million from USDA through a budget amendment in FY03 (67% of the March 2002 purchase price) in return for a permanent conservation easement on the property.
 
In addition, USDA will cost-share in the restoration construction, which allows the SFWMD to accelerate the schedule for this project with minimal impact on the cash-flow for CERP. 
 
Acquisition and restoration under the WRP will provide the SFWMD with a greater level of federal cost-share compared with the CERP.
 
If acquired and restored with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) under the CERP, the Corps would cost-share 50% on the real estate, construction and operations and maintenance.
 
Under the Wetlands Reserve Program, USDA will provide 67% of the funding for real estate and 75% of the costs for restoration.
 
While not included in this funding allocation, USDA is also committed to preserving and maintaining the natural functions of the land in perpetuity. 
 
The purpose and goals of the WRP are an excellent match with those of the District and the Corps under CERP.
 
As stated in the Conservation Easement Deed to be executed between USDA, the SFWMD and Martin County, the purpose of the easement is to "restore, protect, manage, maintain and enhance the functional values of the wetlands and other lands, and for the conservation of natural values including fish and wildlife and their habitat, water quality improvement, flood water retention, groundwater recharge, open space, aesthetic values, and environmental education." 
 
The Options Agreement to Purchase (and the corresponding Conservation Easement Deed) is not a service contract. Under this Agreement, SFWMD agrees to sell a conservation easement over the 13,186 acres of the Allapattah Ranch to USDA for $19.8 million ($1,500 per acre).
 
Under a separate and related Cooperative Agreement being presented to the Governing Board for approval at this same meeting, USDA is committed to providing 75% of the funds for restoration of the Allapattah Ranch. 
 
The estimated acreage for the Option Agreement, 13,186 acres, is based on the Contract for Purchase for the Allapattah Ranch property and the corresponding surveys. This estimate will be updated based on surveys to be performed by USDA before closing on the Conservation Easement Deed. Another consideration for the easement acreage is the need to exclude some of the acreage including: education/recreation area, office area, public parking and some structures (e.g., mobile homes and cattle feed pens) from the conservation easement. The easement payment, $1,500 per acre, is based on USDA's easement payment cap for non-muck soils under the WRP. Under WRP, the easement payment for non-muck soils in Martin County is the lesser of two values: a) the appraised fair market agricultural value of the property ($1,502 per acre based on recent appraisal by USDA); or b) $1,500 per acre. 
 
Moving forward with the WRP Easement and accompanying Restoration Cost-Share Agreement allows the SFWMD to accelerate the schedule for the Allapattah Ranch restoration project and show early success in its Everglades restoration effort, without jeopardizing funding needed for projects to be completed earlier on the CERP schedule. 
 
One alternative to entering into this Agreement with USDA is to rely 100% on the CERP schedule and funding for acquisition and restoration of Allapattah Ranch. One obvious drawback of this alternative is that the SFWMD would not have USDA's $19.8 million now for use in acquiring other lands needed for CERP. Instead, the District would have to wait until the project is authorized by Congress and a Project Cooperation Agreement (PCA) has been executed with the Corps before receiving credit from the Corps. Currently, the PCA is scheduled for execution in approximately 2006. Under this scenario, the SFWMD would only receive 50% cost-share on the lands, compared with 67% cost-share under the WRP. Another drawback to not executing this Agreement is that the SFWMD would probably not be able to accelerate the schedule for restoring the Allapattah Ranch. With USDA providing 75% of the funds needed for restoration construction, the restoration schedule can be accelerated without using funds needed for other CERP projects scheduled for implementation earlier in the schedule. Additionally, the 75% cost-share for construction under the WRP is much higher than the 50% cost-share under CERP. 
 
The WRP agreement does not affect the County's participation for the purchase of the Allapattah property. This was done to afford the District the ability to leverage funding from the Save Our Everglades Trust Fund (SOETF). According to  the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the County and the District, the County agrees to cooperate with the District in its efforts to obtain funding from the WRP and SOETF for the acquisition of the Property, including joining with the District, as a co-owner of the Property, in granting a conservation easement to USDA-NRSC if required in conjunction with the release of WRP funds to the District. The County further acknowledges that all proceeds received by the District to pay the District's Share of the Pre-Acquisition Costs, Purchase Price and Closing Costs, whether received prior to or after closing, shall be the sole property of the District and the County shall have no claim for such funds, unless the proceeds exceed the District's Share of the Pre-Acquisition Costs, Purchase Price and Closing Costs; in which event any such excess shall be used to reduce the County's Share of the Pre Acquisition Costs, Purchase Price and Closing Costs, if permitted under the WRP or SOETF. 
 
Signature documents will be provided via supplemental memo. 
 
ISSUES 
 
None 
 
RECOMMENDED ACTION 
 
Recommendation 
 
a. Staff recommends the approval to authorize the chair to sign the listed documents 
 
Alternative #1 
 
a. Do not authorize signature and give alternate direction 
 
FISCAL IMPACT 
 
Recommendation  none 
 
Alternative #1 
 
Loss of $25 million dollars of supplemental funding 
 
APPROVAL 
 
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR  
 
COUNTY ATTORNEY  
 
ADW  DCA          
ATTACHMENTS            
a. Options Agreement to Purchase Conservation Easement Deed 
 
SUGGESTED REFERENCE MATERIAL 
 
Related Memos 
 
none 
 
Previous Agenda Items 
 
none
 
 
Highly recommended additional reading:
 
 
Note, please, how by including one word -- 'central' -- in the sixth paragraph at this website: http://www.martin.fl.us/GOVT/depts/gmd/corresp/2004/gme/gme04m.041.html, not only is ALL of south Florida included in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), but also ALL of Central Florida. Welcome to The Wildlands Project, where humans, except for a few with clout, are to be herded into 'smart growth' urban clots, to exist as denizens of the urban jungle. This is all about property rights.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/depts/adm/rivers/onecent/November,2003.aw.html 
 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2002/dec04/gmd02a.035.html 
http://www.martin.fl.us/GOVT/depts/gmd/corresp/2003/gma/gma03m.081.html 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2003/dec10/adw03a.006.html 
 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2001/mar27/cd401a.008.html
 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2001/aug28/aug28add.html 
jun03_tentative_agenda_preview ... Receive a Presentation Regarding the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) ... 2. Receive a Presentation Regarding the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2003/jun03/jun03_tentative.html 
gmd02a.199 ... WORDING: ... RESOLUTION TO URGE CONGRESS TO FUND CERP PROJECTS ... The Board of County Commission asked to adopt a resolution to urge Congress to fund CERP projects. ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2002/aug27/gmd02a.199.html 
adw02a.020 ... of early acquisition on the cash-flow for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), the SFWMD solicited cost-share assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture ... the schedule for this project with minimal impact on the cash-flow for CERP. ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2002/sep03/adw02a.020.html 
August.2003 ... Half the money is for buying lands to restore the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon [IRL] through the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan [CERP]. The website is www.evergladesplan.org. ... CERP ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/depts/adm/rivers/onecent/August.2003.html
 
... Half the money is for buying lands to restore the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon [IRL] through the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan [CERP]. The website is www.evergladesplan.org ... CERP ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/depts/adm/rivers/onecent/September.2003.html

http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/03minutes/bcc/May.27.03.html 
June 03, 03 Action Summary ... 10:30 Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) A.M. 5D Capital Projects ... THE COMPREHENSIVE EVERGLADES RESTORATION PLAN (CERP) The Board is requested to ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2003/jun03/jun03.sum.html 
ads03a.026 ... to local governments, and the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program (CERP) be included in the Board's priority list. (Action: Determine ... FAA/Airport-related issues and the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program (CERP). The firm of Smith, Ballard and Logan, P.A ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2003/feb25/ads03a.026.html 
January 8 PUBLIC MEETINGS
... Regarding: Progress report on A1A, Referendum for agricultural and environmentally sensitive lands, SFWMD update, CERP acquisitions, and Update on District 4 developments. ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/calendar/jan/cal.8.html
may09_tentative_agenda_preview
... 4. Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) as it relates to the water supply and environmental restoration common to both Counties. ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2001/may09/may09_tentative.html 
May 09, 2001 Agenda
... 1.Loxahatchee River Road 2.North County Planning Summit Meeting - Follow-Up 3.Sector Plan 4.County Coalition Program 5.Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) as it relates to the water supply and environmental restoration common to both Counties. 6.Environmental Grant Program - discuss common issues in regard ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2001/may09/may09.html  
December 10, 2002 Additional Agenda
... Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for the purchase of the Palm Beach Aggregates parcel for the North Palm Beach Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) AGENDA ITEM: adw03a.006 ( pdf version ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2003/dec10/dec10add.html
dec09_index
... 8A1 HEALTHY RIVERS - PARTICIPATION IN CERP AND OTHER LAND ACQUISITION ACTIVITIES ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2004/dec09/dec09_index.html
dec16_index_DRAFT
... 8A1 HEALTHY RIVERS - PARTICIPATION IN CERP AND OTHER LAND ACQUISITION ACTIVITIES ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2004/dec16/dec16_index.html
 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/03minutes/bcc/February.25.03.html 
 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/03minutes/bcc/June.3.03.html 
July 03, 01 Action Summary ... Plymale for an additional three year term. ADDITIONAL ITEM F.LETTER TO ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS - ATLANTA, REGARDING THE COMPREHENSIVE EVERGLADES RESTORATION PLAN (CERP) REPORT TIMETABLE DELAY http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2001/jul03/jul03.sum.html
Martin County Board of County Commissioners Minutes: December.16.03 ... calling the meeting to order, Chairman Smith announced the following presets: PRESETS 2D Public 9:00 A.M. 8A1 Healthy Rivers - Participation in CERP and other 9:30 A.M. Land Acquisition Activities 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/04minutes/bcc/December.16.03.html 
cd300a.018 ... Commissioners on the restoration progress and efforts. The St. Lucie River is in the forefront of priority projects to be implemented through the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2000/aug22/cd300a.018.html 
psd01a.025 ... in their Geodetic Vertical Control Survey Project to establish a common vertical control network for all components of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). This joint project will establish NAVD 88 elevations to be utilized rather than the NGVD 1929 elevations. Martin County will have some of ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2001/mar06/psd01a.025.html 
gmd01a.283 ... The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects will require the location of Stormwater Treatment Areas (STA) and deep water reservoirs where they can be linked with existing drainage canals ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2001/jun05/gmd01a.283.html 
add01a.022 ... WORDING: ... LETTER TO ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS - ATLANTA, REGARDING CERP REPORT TIMETABLE DELAY ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2001/jul03/add01a.022.html 
ads01a.077 ... process. ... Option 4: Utilize two firms in providing representation. One with state expertise and another with Federal contacts (focus on CERP and other issues of importance to Martin County). This may require an increase in funds to provide services. ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2001/aug21/ads01a.077.html
eng02a.020 ... review of County mitigation standards, 4) areas within the County that have good potential for high quality mitigation, 5) alternative mitigation strategies, 6) CERP program involvement, and 7) funding sources for County and DOT mitigation. ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2002/dec18/eng02a.020.html
 
 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2003/may13/ada03a.005.html 
 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2003/jun03/gmd03a.163.html
add04a.004 ... HEALTHY RIVERS - PARTICIPATION IN CERP AND OTHER LAND ACQUISITION ACTIVITIES ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2004/dec16/add04a.004.html 
gme00m.340
... 2000. ... The material provided by Mr. Wade is about the Everglades, the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), and the role of United States Sugar has in these activities. There is no question that United State Sugar is a major player ...
http://www.martin.fl.us/GOVT/depts/gmd/corresp/2000/gme/gme00m.340.html 
http://www.martin.fl.us/GOVT/depts/gmd/corresp/2001/gme/gme01m.313.html 
gme04m.007 ... the sub-element on the St. Lucie River. It is not intended to address the public facilities text amendment regarding County Stormwater and CERP projects, which was recently upheld by the Department of Community Affairs, and which is now effective. There is no intent to draft language ...
http://www.martin.fl.us/GOVT/depts/gmd/corresp/2004/gme/gme04m.007.html 
gme01m.313 MARTIN COUNTY, FLORIDA INTER-OFFICE MEMORANDUM TO: Honorable Members of the Board DATE: September 19, 2001 of County Commissioners VIA: Russ Blackburn County Administrator FROM: Nicki van Vonno MEMO: gme01m. ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/depts/gmd/corresp/2001/gme/gme01m.313.html 
 
GROWTH MANAGEMENT Environmental - ... CERP Comp Plan Amendments ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/depts/gmd/corresp/2004/gme/
 
... CERP Comp Plan Amendments ...
http://www.martin.fl.us/GOVT/depts/gmd/corresp/2004/gme/ 
 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/04minutes/bcc/February.10.04.html 
GROWTH MANAGEMENT Environmental - ... CERP Comp Plan Amendments ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/depts/gmd/corresp/2004/gme/index.html 
 
April 24, 2001 Tentative ... 1. Commissioner Gainey's CERP AGENDA ITEM:added during 3/28 Leadership BOARD AND COMMITTEE http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2001/apr24/apr24_tentative.html 
December 10, 2002 Final Agenda ... Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for the purchase of the Palm Beach Aggregates parcel for the North Palm Beach Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) AGENDA ITEM: adw03a.006 ( pdf version ) 6. PUBLIC - TO BE HEARD AT 5:05 P.M. OR AT THE COMPLETION OF THE AGENDA ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2003/dec10/dec10_final.html 
January 23, 01 Action Summary TO: All Department Directors FROM: Russ Blackburn, County Administrator SUBJECT: Commission Action Summary January 23, 2001 Regular Meeting Resolution Nos. 01-1.12 through 01-1.25 Consent Agenda items are considered ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2001/jan23/jan23.sum.html 
July 15, 03 Action Summary ... will be sent by all five Commissioners to the Senate and the Army Corp. of Engineers as a sign of support for the CERP & IRL Plan. http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2003/jul15/jul15.sum.html 
gmd01a.252 ... the South Florida Water Management District. In addition, the Coalition has been following the development of various components of Comprehensive Everglades Management Plan (CERP), including the areas of Martin and St. Lucie County. Of particular interest is the development of water storage reservoirs, storm water treatment areas ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2001/may08/gmd01a.252.html
 
Topics of discussion will include ... CERP acquisitions in Martin County... 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/calendar/pub_mtgs.jan.html 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2004/dec09/dec09.html 
 
 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/01minutes/drc/July.5.01.html 
Martin County Board of County Commissioners Minutes: December.7.00 ... conservation land, agriculture, etc. 5 Alignment with "new" state growth management policies 5 Mitigation bank for wetlands (public projects in Martin County only) CERP program 3&5 Sustainability program - social/economic development (3 elements) 1,2,4,5&7 VI. Issues Identification Public Participation Economic Development Capital ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/01minutes/bcc/December.7.00.html 
Martin County Board of County Commissioners Minutes: July.3.01
THE MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING MARTIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD IN THE MARTIN COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER 2401 S.E. MONTEREY ROAD STUART, FLORIDA 34996 July 3, 2001 THOSE PRESENT: Chairman Dennis H. ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/01minutes/bcc/July.3.01.html 
 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/01minutes/bcc/August.28.01.html 

http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/02minutes/bcc/August.27.02.html 
 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/03minutes/bcc/May.6.03.html
 
... Commissioner Heard commented about creating a Comp Plan amendment to protect CERP projects. She also commented about the work engineering has been doing ... come back with comments about a Comp Plan amendment regarding the CERP projects.
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/03minutes/bcc/September.23.03.html
 
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http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/04minutes/bcc/January.6.04.html 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/04minutes/bcc/January.27.04.html 
gmd02a.112
... Services District. The second component part creates waivers to the wetland and upland protection policies for the placement of stormwater projects and Comprehensive Everglades Restoration (CERP) projects. ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2002/mar19/gmd02a.112.html 
http://www.martin.fl.us/GOVT/depts/gmd/corresp/2002/gme/gme02m.030.html 
 
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http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2004/dec09/dec09_final.html
 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/00minutes/bcc/August.22.00.html

http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/01minutes/bcc/November.21.00.html 
Martin County Board of County Commissioners Minutes: April.10.01
... C.PUBLIC Mr. Kevin Henderson, St. Lucie River Initiative, gave the Board a briefing on the Initiative's perspective on different parts of the CERP. He advised that the Indian River Lagoon Restoration Feasibility Task Force reached a unanimous recommendation for a C.PUBLIC (CONTINUED) plan about a ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/01minutes/bcc/April.10.01.html 

http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/01minutes/bcc/August.14.01.html 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/02minutes/bcc/October.9.01.html 
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http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/03minutes/bcc/February.4.03.html 
 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/03minutes/bcc/March.25.03.html 
Martin County Board of County Commissioners Minutes: May.13.03
Mr. Leon Abood commented about the delays to the IRLP/CERP projects. http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/03minutes/bcc/May.13.03.html 

http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/03minutes/bcc/July.8.03.html 
 
... Lagoon Plan and her upcoming trip to Washington to meet with legislators. She also spoke about a Comprehensive Plan amendment to protect the CERP and the IRL Plan.
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/minutes/03minutes/bcc/August.26.03.html 
 
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2003/may27/may27.sum.html 
 
 
A search for "restoration" and "presettlement":

 

 

 

Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) / Indian River Lagoon Study ... Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) / Indian River Lagoon ... supporter of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, commonly referred to as ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/depts/adm/rivers/  
gnt00a.029 ... SURFACE WATER RESTORATION PROJECTS - PROPOSED LIST OF PROJECTS ... project must be surface water restoration and the project must have quantifiable restoration targets, when appropriate. In addition ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2000/dec14/gnt00a.029.html 
gmd04a.009 ... WORDING: ... BRIEFING ON THE ROLE OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION TASK FORCE ... the Office of the Executive Director of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force will brief the Board on the accomplishments and current ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2004/oct07/gmd04a.009.html 
cd398a.006 ... C&SF CORPS RESTUDY AND RESTORATION OF THE ST. LUCIE RIVER ... or the Indian River Lagoon Restoration Feasibility Study, certain private groups ...
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cd300a.018 ... Restudy, any future interaction for restoration projects within Martin County, any ... the purchase of land for restoration projects and did not keep ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2000/aug22/cd300a.018.html 
gnt03a.037 ... Program Grant to fund coastal restoration at Curtis Beach. The final ... grant application request for coastal restoration at Curtis Beach is $60,000. This restoration project is part of a ...
http://webserver.martin.fl.us/GOVT/agendas/bcc/2003/feb25/gnt03a.037.html 
gme00l.029 ... structure can occur until the Restoration Plan have been approved, the ... wetland species planted in this restoration area. Please be aware that DEP requirements for restoration are separate from those of ...
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