North Santa Rosa

New Rules and Regulations Being Enforced on Cold Water Creek at Steel Bridge Road

by Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 12:37pm

Resource Management Services (RMS), who manages local timberlands, has closed the area on the northeast side of Coldwater Creek on Munson Highway to all traffic. This area has been frequented in years past by swimmers and canoers. Due to liability concerns, RMS has decided to post it as “No Trespassing” and has asked the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office to enforce this. The area has now been posted for several weeks and strict enforcement of this is set to start.

On a related note, the land on each side of Steel Bridge Road, excluding a portion of privately-owned land next to the water on the northeast side; was recently acquired by the Florida Division of Forestry. This area is also frequented by swimmers and is used as a launching point for canoes and inner tubes. Recently, the land was posted as an “Alcohol-free” zone by the State, which means no alcohol is allowed on the shoreline of the creek. This offense is punishable by a fine of $50.00 and the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office plans to begin strict enforcement of this as well.

We would also like to take the opportunity to remind everyone that glass bottles or containers are not allowed on the waterways. This is also punishable by a $50.00 fine.

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