News

April

Florida Senate Confirms Appointments of Governing Board Members »

April 3, 2020 – The Florida Senate has confirmed the appointments of five Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) Governing Board members.

Weekiwachee Preserve Closed Due to Large Gatherings »

April 2, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be closing the WeekiWachee Preserve, located in coastal Hernando County, effective Thursday, April 2 for all uses until further notice.

10 Tips to Save Water for Water Conservation Month While You Shelter at Home »

April 1, 2020 –
While the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) encourages water conservation year-round, there is extra emphasis each April for Water Conservation Month.

March

District Recreation Lands Remain Open, Public Reminded to Practice Social Distancing  »

March 25, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will keep District-managed recreation lands open for individual and small group day use in its 16-county region to provide the public with a place to get o

District to Treat Hydrilla on Lake Panasoffkee Outlet River in Sumter County »

March 24, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Managemet Distrit (District) in cooperation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be treating hydrilla on the Lake Panasoffkee Outlet River March 31 and April 1, weather permitting.

Governing Board Meeting to be Conducted Remotely »

March 19, 2020 – Public participation will be provided through online viewing or conference call options

District to Close All Campgrounds to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 »

March 17, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will close all campgrounds throughout its 16-county region to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

District Offices Closed to Public to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 »

March 17, 2020 – Consistent with direction provided by Governor DeSantis, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has canceled all nonessential travel and implemented social distancing to help reduce the spread o

Check Your Irrigation Timer When You ‘Spring Forward’ for Daylight Saving Time »

March 4, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is reminding residents to check the timers on their irrigation system controllers t

February

Sarasota Service Office to Temporarily Close and Relocate »

February 24, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Sarasota Service Office (SSO) will relocate to a new facility effective Monday, March 9.

District Aims to Reduce Risk of Wildfires by Scheduling Prescribed Fires for Hernando County »

February 5, 2020 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control, as many Floridians witnessed during the state’s wildfire emergency in 2017.

District Aims to Reduce Risk of Wildfires by Scheduling Prescribed Fires for Pasco County »

February 5, 2020 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control, as many Floridians witnessed during the state’s wildfire emergency in 2017.

January

District’s Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve Hampton Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Feb. 4-6 »

January 29, 2020 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Hampton Tract, including closed area tracts at Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve in Polk County, will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hun

District’s Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 28-30 »

January 22, 2020 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve in Marion County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Jan. 28-30.

Eastern Hillsborough County Homeowners with Wells Should be Prepared for Freezing Temperatures Tomorrow »

January 21, 2020 – According to the National Weather Service, parts of the Tampa Bay area are expected to have below freezing temperatures Wednesday morning.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

January 21, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan.

District to Hold Public Workshop to Provide Results of Weeki Wachee Natural System Carrying Capacity Study »

January 17, 2020 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) and Hernando County will hold a public workshop Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 5:30 p.m.

District’s Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve Closed from Dusk until Dawn for Hog Hunts Jan. 14-16 »

January 8, 2020 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be holding a feral hog management hunt on the Lower Hillsborough Wilder

District’s Flying Eagle Nature Center Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 14-16 »

January 8, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Flying Eagle Nature Center in Citrus County will be temporarily closed to the pub

District Asks Homeowners to "Skip a Week" of Irrigation this Winter »

January 7, 2020 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is reminding residents who irrigate

December

District’s Chito Branch Reserve Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 7-9 »

December 27, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Chito Branch Reserve in Hillsborough County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Jan. 7-9, 2020.

District’s Alston Tract at Upper Hillsborough Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 7-9 »

December 27, 2019 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Alston Tract at Upper Hillsborough Preserve in Pasco County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Jan. 7-9, 2020.

District to Hold Public Workshop for Proposed Water Reservation for Lake Hancock and Lower Saddle Creek »

December 27, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at 5 p.m. at Polk’s Nature Discovery Center located at the Circle B Bar Reserve at 4399 Winter Lake Road in Lakeland.

Phase 2 Hog Hunt Registration Begins Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 9 a.m. »

December 11, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will open Phase 2 hog hunt registration Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 9 a.m.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

December 3, 2019 – Water supply planning workshop to start at 9 a.m.

November

District’s Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve Hampton Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Dec. 3-5 »

November 26, 2019 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Hampton Tract, including closed area tracts at Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve in Polk County, will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hun

Six Easy Ways to Save Water and Money During the Holidays »

November 19, 2019 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is offering six easy ways to prepare for your holiday meals and parties without running up your water bill.

District’s Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 19-21 »

November 12, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve in Marion County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Nov. 19-21.

District’s Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve Closed from Dusk until Dawn for Hog Hunts Nov. 19-22 »

November 12, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be holding a feral hog management hunt on the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve in Hillsborough County Nov. 19-22. The property will be closed to the public from dusk until dawn

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

November 12, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S.

District’s Flying Eagle Nature Center Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 12-14 »

November 6, 2019 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Flying Eagle Nature Center in Citrus County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Nov. 12-14.

District’s Chito Branch Reserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 12-14 »

November 6, 2019 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Chito Branch Reserve in Hillsborough County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Nov. 12-14.

Governor Appoints Jack Bispham and Seth Weightman to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board »

November 5, 2019 –
Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Jack Bispham and Seth Weightman to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Polk County for Water Resources Education Projects  »

November 5, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $119,000 in grants to 65 schools within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Pinellas County for Water Resources Education Projects  »

November 5, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $119,000 in grants to 65 schools within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Manatee and Sarasota Counties for Water Resources Education  »

November 5, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $119,000 in grants to 65 schools within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Hillsborough County for Water Resources Education Projects  »

November 5, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $119,000 in grants to 65 schools within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Highlands County for Water Resources Education Projects  »

November 5, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $119,000 in grants to 65 schools within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Citrus, Hernando, Levy, Marion and Sumter Counties for Water Resources Education Projects  »

November 5, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $119,000 in grants to 65 schools within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

October

District’s Alston Tract at Upper Hillsborough Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 5-7 »

October 30, 2019 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Alston Tract at Upper Hillsborough Preserve in Pasco County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Nov. 5-7.