News - 2011

December

Make a New Year's Resolution to Support Our Environment »

December 28, 2011 – h2. District Suggests Six Easy and Fun Resolution Ideas That Help Promote Healthy Water Resources.

District's Coker Prairie Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 10–12 »

December 26, 2011 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's(Southwest Florida Water Management District)" "Coker Prairie Tract":/recreation/hoghunt/coker.php, which is part of the Edward W. Chance Reserve, will be temporarily closed to the public for hog hunts Jan. 10–12.

Hunting Evaluation Public Meeting Set for Jan. 5 »

December 21, 2011 – h2. District Seeking Public Input on Proposals for Four Properties

Funding Approved to Reduce Groundwater Withdrawals at a Citrus Grove in DeSoto County »

December 20, 2011 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's ":http://www.WaterMatters.org Governing Board yesterday approved funding for a project that will reduce groundwater withdrawals in DeSoto County by an estimated annual average savings of 160,000 gallons per day.

Funding Approved to Reduce Groundwater Withdrawals at a Blueberry Farm in Polk County »

December 20, 2011 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's ":http://www.WaterMatters.org Governing Board yesterday approved funding for a project that will reduce groundwater withdrawals in Polk County by an estimated annual average savings of 21,000 gallons per day.

Hunting to Increase at Two District Properties »

December 19, 2011 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board voted on Tuesday to expand hunting opportunities at two District-managed lands. Hunting opportunities will be expanded on these District properties:

Highlands County Teachers Awarded Grants for Water Resources Education Projects »

December 19, 2011 – Six Highlands County teachers were awarded Splash! school grants through the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

Polk County Teachers Awarded Grants for Water Resources Education Projects »

December 19, 2011 – Sixteen Polk County teachers were awarded Splash! school grants through the Southwest Florida Water Management District.This year 157 Splash! grants were awarded across the District's 16 county region to educate students on Florida's water.

Citrus County Teachers Awarded Grants for Water Resources Education Projects »

December 14, 2011 – Four Citrus County teachers were awarded Splash! school grants through the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/.

Marion County Teachers Awarded Grants for Water Resources Education Projects »

December 14, 2011 – Four Marion County teachers 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 »

December 14, 2011 – Five Hernando County teachers 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 »

December 14, 2011 – Seven Sumter County teachers were awarded Splash! school grants through the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/.

Manatee County Teachers Awarded Grants for Water Resources Education Projects »

December 13, 2011 – Seventeen Manatee County teachers 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 13, 2011 – Four Charlotte County teachers 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 13, 2011 – Five Sarasota County teachers 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 12, 2011 – Nine Pasco County teachers 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 12, 2011 – Twenty-eight Pinellas County teachers 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 12, 2011 – Fifty-two Hillsborough County teachers were awarded Splash! school grants through the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/.

Governing Board to Meet in Haines City »

December 5, 2011 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ "Governing Board(Governing Board)":/about/governingboard will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 9 a.m. at the Lake Eva Banquet Hall, 799 Johns Avenue, Haines City.

District Asks Homeowners to "Skip A Week" of Irrigation This Winter »

December 4, 2011 – h2. Overwatering in Winter Can Encourage Pests and Disease

District's Hampton Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Dec. 13–15 »

December 4, 2011 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's(Southwest Florida Water Management District)" "Hampton Tract,(Hampton Tract)":/recreation/hoghunt/hampton.php which is part of the "Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve,(Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve)":/recreation/areas/greenswamp.html will be tempora

November

District's Flying Eagle Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Dec. 6–8 »

November 30, 2011 – A portion of the "Southwest Florida Water Management District's(Southwest Florida Water Management District)" "Flying Eagle Preserve":/recreation/hoghunt/flyingeagle.php will be temporarily closed to the public for "hog hunts(Feral Hog Hunts)":/hoghunts Dec. 6–8.

Surplus Lands Assessment Public Meetings Set for Dec. 13 and 14 »

November 27, 2011 – h2. District Seeking Public Input on Evaluation of Properties

Public Invited to Open House to Help Develop North Port Flood Insurance Maps »

November 21, 2011 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ is gathering input needed to improve identification of flooding risks in North Port.

Hunting Evaluation Public Meeting Set for Dec. 5 »

November 21, 2011 – h2. District Seeking Public Input on Proposals for Four Properties

Marion County Offering Low-Flow Toilet Rebates »

November 15, 2011 – Two water management districts are partnering with Marion County Utilities to offer customers rebates of up to $100 for replacing their high-flow toilets.

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

November 9, 2011 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ is offering six easy ways to prepare for your holiday meals and parties without running up your water bill.

District Partners With Manatee County to Restore Tom Bennett Park Habitat »

November 7, 2011 – Wetland and upland areas in Manatee County's new Tom Bennett Park are being restored thanks to a partnership between the county and the "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/.

Gum Slough Spring Run Minimum Flows and Levels Workshop »

November 2, 2011 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ is inviting the public to comment on proposed minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for Gum Slough Spring Run and associated springs in northwestern Sumter County and southwestern Marion County at a public wor

Lake Carroll Minimum and Guidance Levels Workshop »

November 1, 2011 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ is inviting the public to comment on proposed minimum levels for Lake Carroll in northwest Hillsborough County at a public workshop on *Wednesday, Nov. 16*.

October

Check Your Irrigation Timer When You 'Fall Back' to Standard Time »

October 31, 2011 – 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 Saving Time.

District's Upper Hillsborough Preserve Alston Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 15–17 »

October 31, 2011 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ "Alston Tract":/recreation/hoghunt/alston.php, which is part of the "Upper Hillsborough Preserve":/recreation/areas/upper_hillsborough_preserve.html, will be temporarily closed to the public for "hog h

Palm River Restoration Gets Under Way »

October 27, 2011 – h2. Project Will Improve Water Quality and Restore HabitatWork is under way to restore habitat and repair erosion along the banks of the Palm River in Tampa.

District Renews and Modifies Haines City Water Use Permit »

October 25, 2011 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ "Governing Board(Governing Board)":/about/governingboard Tuesday renewed and modified a water use permit for Haines City.

Board Approves a Leaner and More Efficient District »

October 24, 2011 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ "Governing Board(Governing Board)":/about/governingboard today directed its executive director to move forward with organizational restructuring that will increase efficiencies, reduce operational costs

District Extends Water Restrictions »

October 24, 2011 – h2. Rainy Season Not Productive Enough for Resources to Recover

Sarasota's WOW! Event Provides Fun, Active Ways to Learn About Watersheds »

October 19, 2011 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ is partnering with the "Science and Environment Council (SEC) of Sarasota County":http://www.secsc.org to teach area residents about watersheds.

Governor Appoints Maggard to Governing Board »

October 18, 2011 – Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday appointed Randall S. (Randy) Maggard to the "Southwest Florida Water Management District's(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ "Governing Board(Governing Board)":/about/governingboard.

Public Invited to Open House to Help Develop Citrus County Flood Insurance Maps »

October 17, 2011 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ is gathering input needed to improve identification of flooding risks in Citrus County's Cardinal Lane watershed.

Media Alert: Eagle Scout Project to Help Restore Clam Bayou »

October 12, 2011 – table(webalert). |Who:|Eagle Scout candidate Kyle Carey of Boy Scout Troop 45, 20 to 30 volunteers and "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ staff.