News - 2010

December

Eastern Hillsborough County homeowners with wells should be prepared for freezing temperatures »

December 28, 2010 – According to the National Weather Service, parts of the Tampa Bay area are expected to see freezing temperatures during Wednesday morning.

Public invited to open house to help develop flood maps for one DeSoto County watershed »

December 22, 2010 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ is gathering input needed to improve identification of flooding risks in DeSoto County's *Thornton Branch watershed*.

Residents invited to attend Homosassa River minimum flows and levels workshop »

December 22, 2010 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ is inviting the public to comment on proposed "minimum flows and levels(Minimum Flows and Levels)":/mfl (MFLs) for the Homosassa River and associated springs at a public workshop on Thursday, Jan. 6.

Manatee County teachers awarded grants for water resources education projects »

December 21, 2010 – Twenty Manatee County teachers and one private school teacher are among the educators who were awarded Splash! school grants through the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/.

Sarasota County teachers awarded grants for water resources education projects »

December 21, 2010 – Seven Sarasota County teachers are among the educators who were awarded Splash! school grants through the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/.

DeSoto County teacher awarded grant for water resources education project »

December 21, 2010 – *DeSoto County High School's* Jerry Waters was among the educators who were awarded Splash! school grants through the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/.

Charlotte County teachers awarded grants for water resources education projects »

December 21, 2010 – Two Charlotte County teachers and one private school teacher are among the educators who were awarded Splash! school grants through the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/.

Pinellas County teachers awarded grants for water resources education projects »

December 20, 2010 – Twenty-two Pinellas County teachers and seven private school teachers are among the educators who were awarded Splash! school grants through the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/.

Hillsborough County teachers awarded grants for water resources education projects »

December 20, 2010 – Fifty-one Hillsborough County teachers and three private school teachers are among the educators who were awarded Splash! school grants through the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/.

Pasco County teachers awarded grants for water resources education projects »

December 20, 2010 – Nineteen Pasco County teachers are among the educators who were awarded Splash! school grants through the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/.

Polk County teachers awarded grants for water resources education projects »

December 20, 2010 – Twenty-one Polk County teachers and four private school teachers are among the educators who were awarded Splash! school grants through the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/.

Volunteers invited to plant trees on District's Lake Panasoffkee property for Florida Arbor Day »

December 16, 2010 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ is inviting volunteers to the District's "Lake Panasoffkee(Lake Panasoffkee property)":/recreation/areas/lakepanasoffkee.html property in Sumter County to plant trees on "Florida Arbor Day(Florida Arbor

Eastern Hillsborough County homeowners with wells should be prepared for freezing temperatures this week »

December 13, 2010 – According to the National Weather Service, parts of the Tampa Bay area are expected to see freezing temperatures during Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

District reopens Morris Bridge Bicycle Area ahead of schedule »

December 9, 2010 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ has reopened off-road bicycling and hiking trails and the parking area within the "Wilderness Park Off Road Trails System(Wilderness Park Off Road Trails System)":/recreation/areas/lh-offroadloop.html, a

Public invited to open house at Three Sisters Springs »

December 9, 2010 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/, the "US Fish and Wildlife Service(U.S.

Residents invited to attend second Chassahowitzka River minimum flows and levels workshop »

December 6, 2010 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ is inviting the public to comment on proposed "minimum flows and levels(Minimum Flows and Levels)":/mfl (MFLs) for the Chassahowitzka River at a public workshop on Thursday, Dec. 16.

Eastern Hillsborough County homeowners with wells should be prepared for freezing temperatures this week »

December 6, 2010 – According to the National Weather Service, parts of the Tampa Bay area may see freezing temperatures during Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Eastern Hillsborough County homeowners with wells should be prepared for freezing temperatures Friday morning »

December 2, 2010 – According to the National Weather Service, parts of the Tampa Bay area may see freezing temperatures during early morning hours on Friday.

District asks homeowners to "Skip a Week" of irrigation this winter »

December 1, 2010 – h3. Overwatering in winter can encourage pests and disease

November

Residents welcome to attend Lake Panasoffkee open house »

November 30, 2010 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ is inviting the public to an open house about Lake Panasoffkee on Tuesday, Dec. 7. The workshop will be held from 4 to 7 p.m.

Governing Board meeting scheduled two weeks earlier than normal »

November 30, 2010 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ "Governing Board(Governing Board)":/about/governingboard will meet two weeks earlier than usual for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 9 a.m.

District temporarily closing areas in Flatwoods and Wilderness parks »

November 30, 2010 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ will temporarily close trails during November and December in the Flatwoods Park and Wilderness Park areas of the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve in Hillsborough County.

Marion County teachers awarded grants for water resources education projects »

November 29, 2010 – Nine Marion County teachers are among the educators who were awarded Splash! school grants through the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/.

Hernando County teachers awarded grants for water resources education projects »

November 29, 2010 – Seven Hernando County teachers are among the educators who were awarded Splash! school grants through the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/.

Citrus County teachers awarded grants for water resources education projects »

November 29, 2010 – Ten Citrus County teachers are among the educators who were awarded Splash! school grants through the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/.

Sumter County teachers awarded grants for water resources education projects »

November 29, 2010 – Fourteen Sumter County teachers are among the educators who were awarded Splash! school grants through the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/.

Levy County teacher awarded grant for water resources education project »

November 29, 2010 – **Yankeetown School's Genie Sturtevant was among the educators who were awarded Splash! school grants through the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/.

District temporarily closing areas in Flatwoods and Morris Bridge parks »

November 23, 2010 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ will temporarily close trails during November and December in the Flatwoods and Morris Bridge areas of the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve in Hillsborough County.

Make water conservation a holiday tradition »

November 19, 2010 – With the holiday season upon us, the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ is asking residents to make water conservation a family tradition.

District battles latest threat against public conservation lands »

November 18, 2010 – h3. Old World climbing fern threatening the Green SwampWith threats from new invasive plants and animal species continuing to rise in Florida, the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/

District declares Phase I water shortage »

November 16, 2010 – h3. Residents urged to check their irrigation systems

Governing Board meeting scheduled two weeks earlier than normal »

November 2, 2010 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ "Governing Board(Governing Board)":/about/governingboard will meet two weeks early for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 9 a.m.

Time change serves as a reminder to check your irrigation timer and system »

November 1, 2010 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ is reminding residents to check the timers on their irrigation system controllers this weekend, which is the end of Daylight Savings Time.

October

Residents welcome to attend Withlacoochee River minimum flows and levels workshop »

October 19, 2010 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ is inviting the public to comment on proposed "minimum flows and levels(Minimum Flows and Levels)":/mfl (MFLs) for the upper and middle Withlacoochee River at a public workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Inverness mayor to proclaim "Get Outside Day" »

October 19, 2010 – Inverness Mayor Ron Plaisted will proclaim this Saturday, Oct. 23 as "Inverness Get Outside!

Media Alert: District to join Tampa Bay Watch for volunteer planting project at Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve »

October 18, 2010 – table(webalert). |Who:|"Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/, "Tampa Bay Watch(Tampa Bay Watch)":http://www.tampabaywatch.org/ and *200 volunteers*.

Lake Panasoffkee responds to restoration with improved clarity, aquatic plant coverage »

October 15, 2010 – "Lake Panasoffkee(Lake Panasoffkee: SWIM Program Priority Water Body)":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/projects/swim/panasoffkee.php water is clearer, eelgrass is thicker and fisheries are richer in response to the recent restoration project and effective management of lake levels, according to "South

Governing Board to meet in Pinellas County »

October 13, 2010 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ "Governing Board(Governing Board)":/about/governingboard will hold its monthly meeting 9 a.m. Oct.

Board votes to fund projects to help reduce flooding in Tarpon Woods »

October 7, 2010 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ "Pinellas-Anclote River Basin Board(Pinellas-Anclote River Basin Board)":/about/basinboards/pinellas-anclote.php voted Oct.