Media Release

Addition to Barr Hammock Property

Monday, August 25, 2008 1:00 AM

4:05 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Residents can help shape the future of Barr Hammock Preserve.   Alachua County will soon acquire 3,240 acres directly north of Barr Hammock Preserve that encompasses much of Levy Prairie.  The new property will be managed as part of Barr Hammock Preserve, and as such will require amending the existing Barr Hammock Management Plan.  The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department will hold a public meeting to solicit public feedback on the plan on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 6 p.m. in Micanopy Town Hall, 706 NE Cholokka Blvd., Micanopy, FL.
The property will be acquired with assistance from a Florida Communities Trust grant and the Conservation Trust for Florida with the goal of protecting, preserving, and enhancing the unique natural and cultural resources found on the property and providing an enjoyable and educational passive recreational experience.
Residents who are unable to attend may submit written comments prior to the September 3 meeting by email to or by U.S. mail to:
Alachua County Forever Program
Alachua County Environmental Protection Department
201 SE 2nd Ave. Suite 201, Gainesville, FL 32606
Residents can view the draft management plan by calling the Alachua County Forever office at 352-264-6800 or by viewing it online at  (scroll down to New Barr Hammock Plan dated August 5, 2008).


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).