and Water Quality: A watershed is an area of land that water flows
across as it moves toward a common body of water, such as a stream, river,
lake or coast. As water drains to the lowest point in a watershed, along
the way it picks up all sorts of pollutants, such as soil particles, oil,
fertilizer and animal manure. We all live in a watershed and everything
we do can affect the health of our water. Learn how your actions can leave
footprints — footprints that can affect your watershed’s water quality.
Water Conservation: Try
the water use calculator, take a water conservation pledge, learn conservation
tips and view our TV ads.
Teacher and Student
School Grants: Apply for reimbursement up to $3,000 to educate public and charter school students about freshwater resources.
Teacher Resources:Take advantage of our educational
resources that include the Classroom Conservation Challenge, kids page, Splash!
activities, Florida Watersheds video and teacher’s guide, and virtual watershed excursions.
Business and Commercial
Water StarSM Program: Learn more about our voluntary
certification program for builders and developers that encourages indoor
and outdoor water conservation.
Water Conservation in Restaurants: Don’t allow your water bill to drain additional money from your restaurant’s profits. Many water-saving tips take little effort or expense.
Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM (FFL): Connect with a network of FFL
experts to learn how to create landscapes that complement green building
efforts and help to protect and preserve Florida’s natural resources.