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Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com

Stuart and Martin County, Florida, October 4 Anchoring Meeting Notice

September 28, 2011

Dear Friends:

We are sending out the following notice (below) to our BoatUS members today, and thought you would also like to see the information.
 
Kindest,
Scott Croft
BoatUS Public Relations
 

Dear Florida BoatUS Member,

Heads-up! On October 4th there will be two local meetings in the City of Stuart in Martin County, Florida, to determine the future of anchoring in Stuart and Martin County. If anchoring is part of your boating experience, you need to attend one of these meetings!
 
Stuart and Martin County have been chosen to participate in the state’s mooring and anchoring pilot program.  As such, they will be allowed to develop an ordinance to limit anchoring near mooring fields.
 
On Tuesday, October 4th, the city is hosting two meetings to receive public input and ideas for a draft anchoring ordinance. We strongly encourage all area cruisers to participate in this meeting to ensure boaters’ concerns are heard.
 
When:  Tuesday, October 4th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Where: The Lyric’s Flagler Center
 201 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart
 
When:  Tuesday, October 4th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: Blake Library
 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart
 
To get more information from the City/County and Florida Wildlife Commission:
http://www.boatus.com/gov/Floridaanchoring.asp
 
For more background information on anchoring laws in Florida, see the new BoatUS information sheet:  http://www.boatus.com/gov/pdf/GA005FLAnchoringPaper2011.pdf
 
This will be one of few opportunities to provide input on these new local regulations.  Please plan on attending, bring a friend, and share this information with others!
 
If you have an interest in this, but can’t get to the meeting, send your thoughts to the meeting organizers at coastal@martin.fl.us.
 
Thank you for being a BoatUS Member,
 
Margaret Podlich
Vice President, BoatUS Government Affairs
GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com
703-461-2878 x8363
BoatUS.com/Gov
 
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