June 5, 2013

Landscaping for Hurricanes


Hurricane season has started and that means people should be stocked up on batteries and bottled watered for the storm season. But people also should be thinking about preparing their yards. Not only does it protect homes and people, it could also reduce water pollution caused by stormwater runoff. Check out some ways to prepare your landscaping for a hurricane.

June 3, 2013

Committee Approves Evaluation Process


The District will move forward with an evaluation of recreation on District lands. The District’s Recreation Ad Hoc Committee, made up of four Governing Board members, approved Thursday moving forward with the evaluation process to determine if current recreational opportunities on District lands are consistent with regional and state trends.

May 21, 2013

Governing Board Elects Officers


Carlos Beruff is the new chair of the Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. He was elected today by his peers on the Governing Board. The Governing Board also elected its other officer positions which are: Michael Babb, vice chair; and Randy Maggard, secretary. Jeff Adams was re-elected treasurer.

May 21, 2013

District Recognizes Water Reuse Week


The District is observing Water Reuse Week as it’s essential to ensuring safe, clean and sustainable water resources. Gov. Rick Scott proclaimed Florida Water Reuse Week May 19-25 to highlight the importance of it to the sustainability of Florida’s water supply and ecosystem. The state began celebrating the week in 2007 after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Reuse Program as a national leader.

May 15, 2013

Experts Discuss Water Quality at Workshop


Whether you were a scientist, diver or photographer, water quality was the hot topic at the recent Your Water, Your World workshop held in Brooksville. The event, organized by the Hernando County Groundwater Guardian Committee, brought together community leaders such as District Governing Board members Tommy Bronson and George Mann to discuss issues affecting area water quality and ways to restore and protect local water resources. Presenters from various disciplines discussed how their work is achieving that goal.

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