Water-Related News

Public meeting to discuss Shell Key Preserve Management Plan

  • Public meeting to discuss Shell Key Preserve management plan will be held Aug. 15
  • Citizens will also see results of University of South Florida’s Inlet Management Study
  • View draft plan proposal here.

To fulfill the county’s strategic goal to preserve and manage environmental lands, beaches, parks and historical assets, Pinellas County will hold a public meeting to present the proposed update to the Shell Key Preserve Management Plan. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Watch located at 3000 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde. The current management plan was adopted in 2007 to address public use of the land while providing protection for the wildlife and the overall environment of the area.

County staff will provide updates about the draft plan to the public. University of South Florida Geology professor Dr. Ping Wang will present the results of USF’s Inlet Management Study. His discussion will focus on the closure of the Shell Key northern pass and analysis of dredging alternatives.The proposed plan and management goals and objectives can be viewed at the link below.