Flint River canoe Spalding co.

I work for Spalding co. Parks and rec , and we are working on doing canoe trips on the Flint in Spalding co . The the project has been approved ,we just need local paddling groups to petition the commisioner to let us get started.

If …
If the project “has been approved”, why does the commissioner need to be petitioned?

Why come to pnet regarding petitions, if local paddling groups are the ones that need to submit petitions?

You’re petitioning to start a project that’s already been approved? What’s the “rest of the story”?