GRASI Landscape Initiative

Final Public Hearing
2:51 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Residents Against Military Training In Blackwater River State Forest

Residents pack Bagdad Recreational Facility for the final public hearing on proposed military training in the Blackwater River State Forest.
Credit Sandra Averhart / WUWF Public Media

About 180 area residents, concerned about the possibility of increased military training in the Blackwater River State Forest, filled the Bagdad Recreational Facility in Santa Rosa County Thursday night for the final public hearing on the Air Force plan.

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Air Force Public Hearings
12:00 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Final Hearing Regarding Military Training In Blackwater River State Forest

Blackwater River State Forest
Credit Florida Forest Service

The Air Force is holding a series of public hearings this week to provide information and receive public comment regarding plans for additional military training in the Blackwater River and Tate’s Hell State Forests in Northwest Florida. The final hearing will be held this Thursday evening (June 6) at the Santa Rosa County Recreational Facility in Bagdad. 

Let’s review. The Air Force held so-called “scoping” meetings in August of last year, followed by town hall meetings in Milton and Apalachicola in December of 2013.

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