ST AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The Boat Owners Association of The United States is urging boaters in the St. Augustine area as well as those who benefit from boater spending to help ensure boaters retain the right to set anchor in St. Augustine waters.
The City of St. Augustine is participating as one of five cities in the state’s mooring and anchoring pilot project. As part of this pilot project, the city will be allowed to develop an ordinance to limit nearby anchoring.
City officials are asking for input at a public meeting on May 26.
“We need cruisers as well as those interested in boater spending to attend this meeting to ensure that a reasonable approach is taken and St. Augustine remains a boating-friendly area,” BoatUS Vice President of Government Affairs Margaret Podlich said in a release. “In the coming months the city will be honing its approach to anchoring. As a result, it will be crucial to provide input on impending local anchoring regulations.”
The meeting will be held May 26, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alcazar Room in City Hall.