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Indian River Land Trust
Oyster Bar Marsh Trail
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COMPREHENSIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN INDIAN RIVER COUNTY AND <br /> INDIAN RIVER LAND TRUST, INC. <br /> This Comprehensive Agreement (the "Agreement") is entered into this4 th day of <br /> April 2017 (the "Effective Date"), between Indian River County, a political subdivision <br /> of the State of Florida (the "County"), and the Indian River Land Trust, Inc., a non-profit <br /> corporation registered in the State of Florida(the"IRLT"). <br /> WHEREAS, the parties herein wish to construct and manage a public trail system <br /> (hereinafter referred to as the "Oyster Bar Marsh Trail") on an assemblage of approximately 155 <br /> acres of public and private lands acquired for conservation and situated along the Indian River <br /> Lagoon on the south barrier island in unincorporated Indian River County; and <br /> WHEREAS, certain parcels of land in the assemblage composing the Oyster Bar Marsh <br /> Trail totaling approximately 96 acres (hereinafter referred to as the "Oyster Bar Marsh <br /> Conservation Area") were purchased by the County through its Environmental Lands Program <br /> with funding assistance from the Florida Communities Trust (hereinafter referred to as "FCT"), <br /> resulting in an agreement between the County and the FCT for the County to provide access <br /> improvements to the Oyster Bar Marsh Conservation Area parcels, depicted in Attachment A; and <br /> WHEREAS, certain parcels of land in the assemblage composing the Oyster Bar Marsh <br /> Trail totaling approximately 30 acres were purchased by IRLT for conservation of said parcels <br /> depicted in Attachment A; and <br /> WHEREAS, certain lands in the assemblage composing the Oyster Bar Marsh Trail are <br /> currently managed by the Indian River Mosquito Control District (hereinafter referred to as <br /> "IRMCD")by agreements with the respective landowners of the Oyster Bar Marsh Trail,including <br /> the County and IRLT, to control the levels of breeding mosquitoes on the property depicted in <br /> Attachment A; and <br /> WHEREAS, IRLT has assisted the County by preparing an Oyster Bar Marsh Trail Plan, <br /> as may be amended, attached hereto as Attachment A,which identifies the goals and objectives of <br /> the Oyster Bar Marsh Trail and includes a schematic plan and estimated costs for construction of <br /> the trail and related facilities for recreational and educational use consistent with and furthering <br /> conservation goals; and <br /> WHEREAS, the County finds that the Oyster Bar Marsh Trail Plan is consistent with and <br /> serves to implement the County and FCT approved management plan for the Oyster Bar Marsh <br /> Conservation Area; and <br /> WHEREAS,the goal of this cooperative effort is to ensure that the parties mutually develop <br /> and manage the Oyster Bar Marsh Trail in a manner that is consistent with the common interests <br /> of conserving and protecting the varied habitats within and around Oyster Bar Marsh and to <br /> provide for appropriate year-round recreational and educational opportunities, and this Agreement <br /> 1 <br />
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