Cedar Key News EditorialLUKENS PROPERTY TO BE CLOSED
The kayak launch and access to the SRWMD property at the Lukens, immediately north of the No.4 Bridge, is being closed to public access.
The property is about to be sold to private land owners in Cedar Key and closed to public access.
Part of the pristine land and waters that were recently purchased by the SRWMD to help prevent pollution to the clamming waters in the area will be determined surplus and sold or exchanged for other private land in the area.
This directly contradicts the SRWMD written objectives and management protection practices as stated on the SRWMD web site.
This is the only kayak launch area in the SRWMD that leads to the Gulf.
If you have any desire to help prevent this from happening, come to the Community Center for the SRWMD Meeting Thursday at 9 am, November 12th, and to the SRWMD Land Committee on Friday, the 13th at 9 am.
If you want to help, write letters to the SRWMD board members. Come and speak at the meetings Thursday and Friday morning. You must register before the meetings if you wish to speak.
Help preserve the conservation land that was bought with your taxes dollars for the preservation of Cedar Key and surrounding waters.
Frank E. Offerle