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Georgia plans public meetings on DNR land use changes

From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

-- The DNR has planned four public meetings seeking comment on changes relating to the marketing of recreational opportunities on lands owned and managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources. Changes include charging fees at DNR-managed properties and facilities, classification of DNR-managed properties, and diversifying recreational opportunities on DNR-managed properties.  

Public meetings have been scheduled:

      May 17 at 7 p.m. Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, 500 Stegall Drive, Jasper
      May 18 at 7 p.m. Macon State College, 100 College Station Drive, Professional Sciences Building, Room 211 A-B, Macon
      May 19 at 7 p.m. Laura S. Walker State Park, 5653 Laura Walker Road in Shelter #1, Waycross
      May 20 at 7 p.m. Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation, Shorty Howell Park, 2750 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth

Any persons attending a meeting may present data, make a statement or comment or offer a viewpoint or argument, either orally or in writing.
Statements should be concise to permit everyone an opportunity to speak. Participants must register upon arrival and notify the registering official of their intent to give a statement.

Those unable to attend a meeting may submit comments electronically to john.bowers@dnr.state.ga.us or in writing by May 28. Written statements should be mailed to  Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, Game Management Section, Attn: John W. Bowers, 2070 U.S. Highway 278, SE, Social Circle, Georgia 30025.

For more information on the scheduled public meetings, visit the Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division Web site at www.gastateparks.org, Wildlife Resources Division website at www.georgiawildlife.com, or contact Eric VanDeGenachte at (404) 323-7333.

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