Thursday, December 21, 2017
|FPAN Executive Director William Lees response to Secretary Detzner view pdf.|
Original rankings by Florida Historical Commission post November 2, 2017 public grant hearings, pdf of full list:
Reordered list by Secretary of State published in the grant book week of December 11, 2017, pdf of full list:
Other high ranked projects reordered by the Secretary:
DEP Fort Clinch ranked #2 fell to 51
FSU Mission San Luis ranked #3 fell to 52
Apalachicola Arsenal Museum ranked #10 fell to 53
St. Augustine Lighthouse ranked #17 fell to 55
Wakulla Springs Lodge ranked #26 fell to 56
Orange County Regional Center ranked #35 fell to 57
Overview information about our HMS Florida special category grant application :
- Our grant would benefit every county in Florida. We are currently active in 42 and pledged a monitoring activity in every county as a result of the grant.
- We requested $242,700 for a 3d scanner that can quickly map a site with pinpoint accuracy, a LiDAR puck to create high-quality aerial (via drone) laser-data to document site degradation, and funds to help manage the database and coordinate logistics for the program.
- FPAN staff from all regions contributed to the grant including committments from our hosts: Flagler College, University of South Florida, Florida Atlantic University, and University of West Florida.
- Scope of the grant included monitoring 500 sites on state owned land in an effort to assist land managers. We further proposed to digitally scan 24 of the most endangered sites to track macro and micro changes to the site during the duration of the grant.
- Activities during the grant would be reported in a glossy magazine for the public.
- The Florida Historical Commission responded favorably to our grant, increasing funding to $432,700 to further support management of the database, further improve coordination, and boat fees to reach remote sites.
|302 volunteers monitored changes to 650 sites as of 12/20/17.|
We want to thank the individuals and organizations that pledged their support for this project for our grant application:
Rep. Cyndi Stevenson, Florida House of Representatives
Dr. Paul N. Backhouse, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and Tribal Historic Preservation Office
Mr. William M. Stanton, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Dr. Michael Shirley, GTM National Estuarine Research Reserve
Mr. Peter De Witt, Bureau of Land Management
Dr. Kenneth E. Sassaman,University of Florida
Mr. Christian Davenport, Palm Beach County
Ms. Crystal Geiger, St. Johns County
Ms. Amy E. Griffin, St. Lucie County
Mr. Lonnie Mann, Panhandle Archaeological Society
Dr. Nancy I.M. Morgan, Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Ms. Melissa Wyllie, Florida Trust for Historic Preservation
Dr. Zackary I. Gilmore, Rollins College
Dr. Kyle Freund, Indian River State College
Mr. Brian L. Polk, Volusia County Historic Preservation Board
Mr. Patrick Dwyer, Heritage Monitoring Scouts Volunteer
Ms. Melissa DePriest, Indian River State College
Ms. Linda Chandler, St. Augustine Archaeological Association
For more information on HMS Florida www.fpan.us/hmsflorida, please visit our website or view our annual report also posted on this blog. For more information on the Division of Historical Resources special category grants, visit DHR's grants news page.
|Shell bluff landing- forground image shows monitor recording well pre Hurricane Matthew 9/28/2016, post Matthew 10/12/16 and in the background post Irma 9/20/17.|
Text and images: Sarah Miller, FPAN staff