Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #36

Fish and Wildlife Service Grant/Cooperative Agreement F15AC01222


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director

Action Requested
Authorization for the County Administrator to execute Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service Grant and Cooperative Agreement F15AC01222 for restoration activities at Robinson Preserve; and adoption of Budget Resolution B-16-063 amending the Annual Budget of Manatee County, FL.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion

In December 2012, the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, Inc., acquired and donated 150 acres of property adjacent to Robinson Preserve to Manatee County.  Currently, the property is undergoing restoration activities including construction of trails, boardwalks, bridges, a kayak launch, an environmental center, restrooms, parking lots, and vegetative plantings.

On September 20, 2015, the Fish and Wildlife Service issued Grant/Cooperative Agreement F15AC01222 in the amount of $9,400 for restoration activities at the Robinson Preserve Extension property.  The funds will be used for contract growing of local source native plants for future installation.  The agreement is effective September 1, 2015, to September 1, 2017.

Adoption of Budget Resolution B-16-063 amending the Annual Budget of Manatee County, FL is requested.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Send copy of executed agreement and agenda to Jayne.roberts@mymanatee.org and judy.moree@manateeclerk.com, and approved agenda to budget@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  FWS Agreement F15AC01222.pdf
Attachment:  B-16-063.pdf
Attachment:  RLS-15-250.pdf