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April 14, 2015

Take These Steps at Home to Protect Springs During Springs Protection Awareness Month

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The District’s Governing Board, along with the Florida Legislature and Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection, declared April Springs Protection Awareness Month. There are many actions you can take at home to help protect springs.

April 13, 2015

District Seeks Public Input for the Withlacoochee River Watershed Initiative

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Residents are invited to give input on the District’s Withlacoochee River Watershed Initiative during a series of public workshops. The initiative is a multi-year effort designed to better understand the dynamics of the river and watershed, identify how alterations have affected the system, and evaluate alternatives to better manage the water resources.

April 1, 2015

Save Water Outdoors for Water Conservation Month

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Outdoor water use typically accounts for up to 50 percent of water consumed by households. You can reduce your outdoor water consumption by taking a few simple steps.

March 31, 2015

Governing Board Recognizes Springs Community Partners

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The Governing Board declared April Springs Protection Awareness Month at today’s Governing Board meeting. The move is part of the District’s ongoing effort to restore and protect area springs and encourage community involvement. The Governing Board also recognized some of its springs community partners. Learn who they were.

March 24, 2015

District’s Aerial Burn an Exercise in Efficiency

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District staff recently held an aerial prescribed burn at the Green Swamp. The burn was held in conjunction with the Florida Forest Service as an ongoing effort to share resources with other agencies. Aerial burns are efficient ways to carry out prescribed burns because they target a larger amount of acreage than a traditional prescribed fire in a shorter amount of time. They also allow access to remote or isolated areas. The Florida Forest Service was able to provide the helicopter, eliminating the need to rent a private one.

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