Saturday, April 21, 2018

Below is news from Mr. Richard Pinsky about the Blueway Trail, a message to:

“All Blueway Trail Coalition partners, trail friends and supporters.”

Take Note! There is an important meeting coming up next Friday (April 27th), from 10:00 a.m.–noon.

Details are below.
The lead reporter about the Blueway Trail project is Skyler Swisher at the Sun Sentinel. For the latest news click on this link. No surprise, the Post is dragging their feet again, not reporting anything of substance about this very exciting project.

Here’s the message from Mr. Pinsky*:

It’s not quite “getting the band back together”, but we are having our first “formal” Blueway Trail meeting since last August, when we received the final engineering report and draft permit documents for a potential small boat lift apparatus and rebuilt fishing pier.
     We will meeting on Friday, April 27th, from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at a new location. The South Florida Science Museum has graciously and generously offered their meeting facilities at the Stiles-Nicholson STEM Education Center, located directly across from the main Science Museum, at 4800 Dreher Trail N. in West Palm Beach.
     When entering from Summit Blvd., continue past the Zoo, following the road to the Science Museum. As you arrive, the Stiles-Nicholson Education Center will be on your right.
     I do want to take this opportunity to thank the South Florida Water Management District, and their star, Laura Corry, for allowing us to use their conference room for the last 18 months. Thank you!
     The Blueway Trail initiative has not been idle by any means, and a great deal of progress has been made towards our long term goals. Much of our effort since August has centered on the creation of a long term organizational structure. Blueway Trail, Inc. has been created and established as a registered Florida not for profit corporation which will be seeking IRS 501 (c) (3) status as a charitable educational organization.
     Now that we have a formal organization, we are now able to seek state designation as a blueway trail; promote the eco-tourism features of the trail; and move forward towards restoring a fishing venue at the C-51 Canal Flood Control Structure.
     Hopefully, we will be circulating the agenda for the April 27th meeting to everyone by next Monday. In the meantime, please place Friday, April 27th, from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. on your calendar and make every effort to attend, get caught-up and participate!
     Thank you!

To everyone in the City of
Lake Worth interested in the
Blueway Trail project:

The message above from Mr. Pinsky includes all the Blueway Trail Coalition partners in this City of Lake Worth, those from the public interested in learning more, and the City’s C-51 Advisory Committee as well:

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The City’s staff liaison to the C-51 Canal Advisory Committee is Mr. Brian Shields, P.E., director of Lake Worth Water Utilities.

*“Richard [Pinsky] serves his clients from Akerman’s West Palm Beach and Tallahassee offices. His client focus at the state and federal level is in the policy areas of bio technology, renewable energy, transportation, port and rail infrastructure, regulatory oversight, community living, education, healthcare and insurance.”