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August 21, 2014

Project and Partners: Restoration Project Highlights Partnership

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Habitats are thriving at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa thanks to a District project aimed at restoring natural systems and improving water quality for Tampa Bay. District staff completed the third and final phase of a restoration project at MacDill last fall, along the southern tip of Tampa’s Interbay Peninsula near the base’s golf course.

August 19, 2014

District Adds Three Spring Systems to SWIM Priority List

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) approved adding three first-magnitude spring systems — Weeki Wachee River, Chassahowitzka River and Homosassa River — to the Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Program priority list. The existing SWIM Program priority list includes two first-magnitude spring systems – Rainbow River and Crystal River/Kings Bay. The DEP approval brings all five of the District’s first-magnitude spring systems onto the SWIM Program priority list.

August 15, 2014

Apply for Splash! Grants

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The District’s Splash! school grant program provides up to $3,000 per public school to enhance student knowledge of freshwater resources issues. The deadline to apply for the 2014-15 school year is Aug. 29.

August 14, 2014

Staff Help With Coral Project in Florida Keys

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District staff and their family members recently took a trip to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to help transplant coral. Patricia Williams, senior revenue compliance coordinator, and son Tyler; and Keith Kolasa, senior environmental scientist, and son Cole, participated in the transplanting. The teens are part of the SCUBAnauts International program, a marine education program for teens.

August 4, 2014

District Initiative Promotes ERP eCompliance

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Permittees can now save time and resources by submitting compliance reports online. With the District’s new Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) eCompliance option, permittees can submit online compliance reports.

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