Title: News Release from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers No. 92-09
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Title: News Release from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers No. 92-09
Alternate Title: News Release from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers No. 92-09. "State of Florida To Receive the Cross Florida Barge Canal in Transfer Ceremony November 20.
Physical Description: 2p.
Language: English
Publication Date: Nov. 6, 1992
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 4, Folder 5 ( CROSS FLORIDA BARGE CANAL ), Item 9
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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US Army Corps
/ rP9 of Engineers P.O. Box 4970 Jacksonville, Florida 32232 -0019
Jacksonville District (90 4) 791 -2235
(904) 791-2235
RELEASE NO. 92-09 Release Date: 6 November 1992





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STATE OF FLORIDA TO RECEIVE THE CROSS FLORIDA
BARGE CANAL IN TRANSFER CEREMONY NOVEMBER 20

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The State of Florida will receive possession

of the Cross Florida Barge Canal lands from the U.S. Army Corps

of Engineers in a public ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. November

20, 1992 a the Ray Wayside Park on Route 40 near Ocala, Fla.

Florida Governor Lawton Chiles will accept the deeds to the

110 mile long canal which was designed to provide a barge

waterway route between the St.Johns River and the Gulf of Mexico.

The canal was to extend up the St. Johns River, past Palatka; up

the valley of the Oklawaha River; across the Florida Divide south

of Ocala; and down the valley of the Withlacoochee River to the

Gulf of Mexico. It would have saved shippers the trip around the

Keys.

After the transfer, a completed Management Plan for the

Former Barge Canal lands will be forwarded to the Florida

Legislature for consideration in the 1993 legislative session.

The detailed recreation and conservation plan, complete with

the recommendations of the Governor Chiles and the Cabinet, will

enable the Legislature to enact legislation providing final
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direction for the management of the former Barge Canal lands.

After the Florida Legislature acts, the Department of Natural

Resources will begin implementation of the long-awaited

Management Plan.

The plans for the lands include creation of a Cross Florida

Greenway for biking, hiking, camping, fishing and related

recreational uses by the public from the St. Johns to the Gulf of

Mexico. This Cross Florida Greenway will be a great asset to the

State of Florida and the entire country for present and future

generations.

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