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September 8, 2014

No Sales Tax on Efficient Appliances

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The District reminds residents that qualifying water and energy-efficient appliances will be tax free Sept. 19-21.The 2014 Sales Tax Holiday is good on the purchase of qualifying ENERGY STAR® and WaterSense® products up to $1,500.

August 28, 2014

Springs Restoration Celebrated at City Park Dedication

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District leaders recently attended the dedication of Water Works Park in the City of Tampa, which included the restoration of Ulele Springs. The 5-acre park is part of the city’s plan to revitalize the Riverwalk District and Tampa Heights. Ulele Springs is a unique natural spring systems within downtown Tampa.

August 27, 2014

District Supports Veterans With Recreational Events

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The District recently was recognized for its support of wounded veterans by hosting events on District lands.Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam thanked the District by letter for its participation in events coordinated by Operation Outdoor Freedom. The program started by Putnam in 2011 and run by the Florida Forest Service supports wounded veterans in the state by offering them recreational opportunities. The District hosted two alligator hunts and most recently an alligator egg collection at the Lake Hancock property.

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.

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