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The Florida Greenways and Trails Council (FGTC) was established pursuant to 260.0142, Florida Statutes. Among its duties, the Council serves to advise the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on greenway and trail related issues, promote intergovernmental cooperation and private partnerships for developing the greenways and trails system, recommend priorities for critical links in the system, and provide funding recommendations for developing and managing the system.
Florida Greenways and Trails Council Members and Contacts

The council typically meets four times a year at various locations throughout the state.

hikers in Jonathan Dickinson State Park by Doug Alderson



Full Council

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, June 15, 9:00 a.m.

PLACE: Ravine Gardens State Park auditorium, Palatka

Agenda and meeting materials forthcoming




Full Council

DATE AND TIME: Friday, March 31, 9:00 a.m.

PLACE: Council Chambers at City Hall; 300 South Adams Street,Tallahassee, 32301

Florida Administrative Register meeting notice


Wilton Manors Paddling Trail Designation

Draft Minutes from November, 2016, meeting


Full Council

DATE AND TIME: November 2, 1 p.m.; November 3, 8 a.m., 2016 (this day combined with Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation meeting)

PLACE: Titusville City Hall



Proposed Benchmarks for Council Duties

Draft Summary from Sept. 22-23 Meeting and Council Duties Discussion Comments

Full Council

DATE AND TIME: September 22-23, 2016, beginning at 8 a.m. each day

PLACE: Crandon Park Tennis Center, Players' Lounge (Gate G); 7300 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, 33149

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To conduct general business of the Council. The Council will consider designation of the following proposed projects as components of the Florida Greenways and Trails System: Sabal Pines Greenway Trail; Hilton Road Trail; WaterSound Trail, LLC; Camp Abel/ FNST and Apalachee Bay Maritime Heritage Paddling Trails. The Council will consider the work of the Subcommittee on Unpaved Trail Design Guidelines. The Council will review the draft timetable and outline for the 2018-2023 Florida Greenways and Trails System Plan update.



Draft Unpaved Trail Guidelines

Designation Proposals: Apalachee Bay Maritime Heritage Paddling Trail System, Camp/Abel (Florida National Scenic Trail), Hilton Road Greenway Trail, Sabal Pines Greenway Trail

Draft timetable for 2018-2023 Plan update

Draft Summary, 6/23/16 Council meeting

Presentations and Handouts: Biscayne-Everglades Greenway Summary, Ludlam Trail Presentation, Ludlam Trails handout, Miami-Dade Parks handout, Plan Z handout, Miami-Dade County MPO Presentation, The Underline Trail handout, Underline Trail presentation.


Sub-committee on trail standards

August 9th, 1:30 p.m., 2016 via conference call. Please view the Agenda to retrieve the call in number.


Design Guidelines Working Draft

Nonmotorized Trail Guide Resources


Full Council

DATE AND TIME: June 23, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

PLACE: Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa Springs, FL 34446

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To conduct general business of the Council. The Council will consider designation of the following proposed projects as components of the Florida Greenways and Trails System: Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park and Lake Jackson Blueway. The Council will also hold an election for the position of Chairperson of the Florida Greenways and Trails Council and vote on priority ranking of project applications for the 2016 Recreational Trails Program Priority List, pending site control review by the Department of Environmental Protection.



Werner Boyce Salt Springs State Park Designation proposal

Lake Jackson Blueway Designation proposal

Recreational Trails Program Application Summary

Sub-committee on trail standards

May 4th, 2016 via conference call. Please view the Agenda to retrieve the call in number.

Full Council

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 9 a.m., FDEP Douglas Building Conference Room A, 3800 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee, 32399


Main purpose to discuss and prioritize 7 selected regional trail system projects that will be recommended to the Florida Department of Transportation for consideration to receive Shared Use Non-motorized Trail funding.

Meeting Summary

"Temperature Check" of trail ranking to stimulate discussion

Final Ranking of Top 5 Trails

Public Comment Cards

Council members in attendance and contact info

PowerPoint presentations from Council meeting:

OGT Staff Presentation (Maps: SJRTS, CC2ST, SWCT, HOFL, FKOHT, TLH-PRG, ECG-SE)

Overall Regional Trail Systems Map

Capital City to Sea Trails

St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop

Heart of Florida Loop

Southwest Coastal Regional Trail

East Coast Greenway - Southeast Florida

Meeting Materials (Preliminary results of the Regional Trail Analysis, letters documenting support for regional trails, and Regional Trail Systems information: OGT Trail Analysis Summaries, trail/criteria graph, Capital City to Sea Trails support letters, Tallahassee-Nature Coast Trail-Peace River support letters, St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop support letters, Heart of Florida Loop support letters, Southwest Coastal Regional Trail support letters, East Coast Greenway-Southeast support letters, Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail support letters

Full Council

Monday, February 29, 2016, 9 a.m., UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital (1st Floor Aux. Conference Room), 1515 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, 32608 (materials and agenda forthcoming)


Designation Proposal - Merritt's Mill Pond

Bylaws Draft

FGTC Bylaws Comments and Recommendations

FGTC Proposed Parliamentary Procedures

Meeting Summary of 1/29/16 Council Conference Call

Meeting Summary of 12-14 & 15 Council Meeting

List of Speakers at February 29 Meeting

List of Identified Regional Trail Systems

2/29 Council Meeting Summary

Subcommittee (Bylaws) Conference Call

Friday, February 19, 2016, 10 a.m. until business is concluded. Dial: 1(888)670-3525, follow instructions for participant and enter: 1518575507, then press # to enter the call.


Comments received

Bylaws Draft

FGTC Proposed Parliamentary Procedures


Full Council Conference Call to discuss and adopt regional trail criteria for the Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network

Friday, January 29, 2016, 10 a.m. Conference call in number 1-(888)-670-3525. Enter participant code 3644231520#

Regional Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network (SUN) Criteria adopted by Council

Meeting Summary

Subcommittee (Trail Design) Conference Call

Monday, January 25, 2016, 2:30 p.m., 2016.


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