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What would be your top two artificial REEFS IN the RIVER choices?

Boyer Reef
2 (25%)
EPB (Environmental Protection Board) Reef
1 (12.5%)
Delaney Reef
2 (25%)
Speckman, Ross, Party Reef
0 (0%)
Other
3 (37.5%)

Total Members Voted: 6

Voting closed: May 23, 2017, 05:49:06 AM

Author Topic: ACTIVATION of our WATERWAYS in Duval county  (Read 4991 times)

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ACTIVATION of our WATERWAYS in Duval county
« on: March 09, 2017, 04:49:06 AM »
There are currently 2 permitted Artificial reefs IN the RIVER south of the Fuller Warren Bridge. There are 4 permits set to expire in 2018 that can create an additional 4 nodes of buzz in an activation plan that will have people wanting to stay on the water. The cost of a reef in the river is $30,000. At the 2/27/17 EPB Board meeting this opportunity was made aware to the Board. There is $400,000 in the account so this can be funded immediately. I would donate a buck to any of the other 3 options.

This issue is part of a subcommittee process of the Jacksonville Waterways Commission that still has to be voted on and moved forward. This issue can be integrated in another project that is underway called the Maritime Management Plan 2013-380. The next significant meetings are on 3/14/17 and start at 9am on the 4th floor of city hall 117 west Duval St. jacksonville, 32202 and are Open to the Public. and the next subcommittee meeting starts at 10:30.

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Re: ACTIVATION of our WATERWAYS in Duval county
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 06:49:31 AM »
Stay Positive Reef?

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Re: ACTIVATION of our WATERWAYS in Duval county
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 08:29:19 PM »
This was discussed at today's 3/13/17 EPB Board meeting. $30,000 for an artificial permitted reef IN the RIVER south of the Fuller Warren Bridge 24/7 365. A Downtown Waterways Activation benefit.

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 07:09:48 PM »
There was Super Positive momentum on artificial reefs IN the RIVER at today's 3/15/17 Jacksonville Waterways Commission meeting. Props to Marshall Adkison and John Flowe. 2017-195 will be a 3 year monitoring by JU on the two active artificial reefs IN the RIVER south of the Fuller Warren Bridge. New reef placements CAN happen NOW during the monitoring process according to positive testimony.

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 07:40:14 AM »
This is the ACTIVATION LIST that was grudgingly and secretly made available at the 3/14/17 10:30 am. Sports Subcommittee meeting of the Jacksonville Waterways Commission.

RATING (1 Being the Best)

___ Develop more annual and seasonal events related to boating and fishing, such as a "Captains Day" to highlight local charter boat captains for hire.

___ Create a boating Guide App that graphically displays information such as locations of boat launch and docks with types of amenities at each facility, boating destinations, fuel, bait, maintenance services, boating events, etc.

___ Develop/Support more boating destinations with docking available for recreational boaters.

___ Waterfront Boating Center providing boating-related programming and training opportunities.

___ Promote/Encourage boating and waterfront business opportunities for all abilities.

___ Encourage/require developers to include Riverwalk and Dockage at NEW commercial development on the river.

___Support charter boat captains and fishing events

___ ADD MORE ARTIFICIAL REEFS TO IMPROVE AND PROMOTE FISHING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE RIVER.

___ Improve existing water access facilities.

___ Encourage/Promote boat tour packages on the river for locals and tourists.

___ Request Visit Jacksonville to focus on boating /water related opportunities -need a boating website and /or apps with boating info and events calender.

___ Develop a Fishing App-rentals, lists of guides, where to fish, fuel, bait, etc.

___ Request increased city support for the Poker Run

___ Museum tours via Water Taxis

___ Dolphin and Whale Watching tours

___ Dinner Cruises

___ Shopping Cruises(difficult to pull off because there are relatively few shops with water access)

___In Work_________ New Dock at Post St.

___ Lighted Boat Parade, with a snow village (or something similar) for on shore attendees.

___ Increase artificial reefs

___ A comprehensive data base of facilities and activities is needed to inform the public about the many opportunities already available

___ A booth at the January boat show to distribute materials and publicize water related activities and amenities

___ KAYAK LAUNCH AT THE SCHOOL BOARD BUILDING

___ Jet ski and boat rental opportunities and charter boat operations.

___ Approach FEDERAL government about seasonally and /or exceptions to manatee protection zones to allow more use of the river for things like power boat races.

___ Leveraging Private Development (ie the Shipyard property) to get an Aquatic center constructed as a public private partnership

___ Create a strategic plan for on going maintenance dredging activity and funding.

___ Expand on the Jacksonville Boat Show, to include transport for attendees from the Convention Center to the Landing

___ Cultivate a cultural fundamental change of attitude about the importance of the river.

3 subcommittee board members of this SPORTS subcommittee will be taking this home then voting, submitting and prioritizing this Activation List and who knows who will then be compiling the data. Check with Legislative Services. The April follow up meeting was cancelled. Can't make this stuff up. Welcome any correction or addition to this Joe Q. Public observation.

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 09:54:33 PM »
Keep voting. This will be one of the most highly anticipated Activation polls in MJ history in my opinion. Active legislation before the Jacksonville city council on this positive project. We aren't LOST.

HEY! The FIND REEF.

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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2017, 08:15:48 AM »
Keep voting. Good stuff.

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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2017, 09:30:37 PM »
OK boys and girls.

This is becoming a NATIONAL news story.
God bless Sunshine. Open Government, Public Notices, and Public Participation in every step of the legislative process.

Here is the Notice and the Agenda for the 3/27/17 Education & Public Outreach Committee Meeting of the Environmental Protection Board.
5:30 pm.  On the 5th floor of the ED Ball Building 214 N Hogan St. Conf. Rm 5016
Public Comment IS Allowed.

Agenda Item III
NEW BUSINESS!
A. Artificial Reefs and the EPB
B. Funding Requests Update
C. Input on possible sponsorship
D. Other

This IS POSITIVELY JACKSONVILLE!
Somebody needs to tell Speckman and Ross that they need to step up their game.
Delaney is out for the Delaney Reef. Announced it publicly on the radio.

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Re: ACTIVATION of our WATERWAYS in Duval county
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2017, 06:17:36 PM »
Keep voting.

We are ALL Downtown. There is NO Regulatory Obstacle for this to move forward NOW.

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Re: ACTIVATION of our WATERWAYS in Duval county
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2017, 02:31:14 PM »


Meeting is 3 hours out.

Keep voting. Good participation.
Anyone going?

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Re: ACTIVATION of our WATERWAYS in Duval county
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2017, 06:25:49 AM »
Super Duper Positive meeting.

I'll raise you one reef ball.

Keep voting.

2017-195 was also discussed.

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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2017, 09:12:58 PM »
2017-195 passed unanimously at the 3/28/17 full meeting of the Jacksonville city council
There was a Public Hearing
AARP REEF
Activation Access Reef Program
JU- Just Us and Jacksonville University received $15.000 From FWC ((Fish Wildlife Commission) for 3 years of monitoring of the 2 Artificial Reefs IN the St. Johns River West of San Marco and south of the Fuller Warren Bridge.
John Flowe the Jacksonville Reef Coordinator with the Environmental Quality Division has declared on the record that there are NO REGULATORY OBSTACLES that would prohibit the moving forward of the 4 permitted reefs in the river during the 3 year monitoring period.

This is HUGE.

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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2017, 06:26:24 AM »
At the 3/30/17 ACTIVATING our WATERWAYS and Waterfront Meeting Agenda items 3 and 8 should have everyone voting for the Boyer REEF IN the RIVER south of the Fuller Warren Bridge.

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Re: ACTIVATION of our WATERWAYS in Duval county
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2017, 08:50:55 AM »
Keep voting.
Council sponsorship appears to be coming on this.
Stay Positive Reef.

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Re: ACTIVATION of our WATERWAYS in Duval county
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2017, 07:46:14 PM »
Keep voting. EPB Board meeting 4/24/17
Tides are looking good.
Anyone up for a RICO loop?
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