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Polk County Accepting Applications for CLASAC Members

Published on Feb 7, 2023

Bartow, Fla. (February 7, 2023) — 

The Polk County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) today approved the creation of the Polk County Conservation Land Acquisition Selection Advisory Committee (CLASAC).

As an advisory committee, CLASAC members will review potential Polk County land acquisitions for conservation purposes and make recommendations to the Board. They will consider the land’s water resources, its natural communities and landscape values, its plants and animals, its value to humans and the practicality of managing the land.

CLASAC will consist of representatives from the business and agricultural communities, environmental groups, the phosphate industry and professionals with land use experience. CLASAC members also will be responsible for commenting on proposed land management plans. They will serve four-year terms and may serve successive terms without limitation.

Applications for Polk County residents interested in serving on the committee may be downloaded at or here. Applications must be returned to by close of business on Wednesday, March 15. Members will be selected by the BoCC in May.