ROGG Feasibility and Master Plan Study
Project description: Develop Master Plan for River of Grass Greenway, a shared-use pathway extending greater than 70 miles through the Everglades along US41 . Study includes assessment of corridor and public involvement to determine pathway details. Project area is between Krome Avenue (outskirts of Miami) to 6L Farm Rd (outskirts of Naples area).
Funding: Sarbanes Transit in Parks Grant, from Federal Transit Administration
Project advisor: Transit in Parks Technical Assistance Center (Franz Gimmler)
Project Director: Rivers, Trails, & Conservation Assistance Program (Jaime Doubek-Racine)
Project Manager: Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation & Outdoor Spaces (Mark Heinicke)
Prime Consultant: AECOM (Nick Kuhn)
Start: ~July 1, 2012
Project website: Link not yet available
Steering Committee Members
Everglades National Park (Fred Herling)
Big Cypress National Preserve (Bob DeGross)
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park (Renee Rau)
Ten Thousand Islands NWR (Kevin Godsea)
Collier-Seminole State Park (Kirby Wilson)
Picayune Strand State Forest (Heather Ferrand)
Miccosukee Tribe (Tim Lamm/James Erskine)
SFWMD (Jerry Krenz)
FDOT District 1 (Trinity Scott) and District 6 (Stewart Robertson)
Dade County MPO (David Henderson)
Collier County MPO (Lucie Ayer/Sue Faulkner)
Collier County Transportation Planning (Laurie Beard/Reed Jarvi)
Everglades City Area (Patty Huff)
Sep 6: Steering Committee conference call. Introduction of members; sheduling.
Sep 24: Steering Committee meeting. Project intro, obstacles, benefits, ...
Sep 25: Steering Committee corridor tour.
Nov 15: Steering Committee meeting. US41 updates, ROGG comparables, Best Practices, Lessons Learned, ...
Jan 15: Steering Committee meeting. Corridor updates, ROGG video, Research & Analysis Review, Prospects & Challenges, website topics.
Jan 29–Feb 2 ROGG-west public participation work session was held in east Naples
Feb 26–Mar 2 ROGG-central public participation work session was held in Everglades City
Mar 12–16 ROGG-east public participation work session was held in Miami
June 17 Agency Review
Video introduction to ROGG
You can participate through the interactive website (a “virtual town hall”) for public input. HAVE YOUR SAY
at www.RiverOfGrassGreenway.org. Website was opened mid-Nov; topics will evolve.