News - 2012

December

District's Starkey Wilderness Preserve Closed Early for Hog Hunts Jan. 8-10 »

December 27, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Starkey Wilderness Preserve will be closing early to the public for wild hog hunts at night Jan. 8-10.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

December 13, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, 7601 US 301.

District to Conduct Work Near the Flatwoods Park Trail »

December 6, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District will be removing vegetation near a portion of the "Flatwoods Park Trail":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/areas/lh-flatwoods.html starting Dec. 11.

November

District's Flying Eagle Nature Center Closed for Hog Hunts Dec. 14-16 »

November 30, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's "Flying Eagle Nature Center":http://hoghunts.watermatters.org/mcgregor.php will be temporarily closed to the public for wild hog hunts Dec. 14-16.

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

November 28, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) is gathering input to better identify flooding risks in the Peace Creek watershed.

Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Dec. 4-6 »

November 26, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve will be temporarily closed to the public for wild hog hunts Dec. 4-6.Only permitted hunters will be allowed on the property during these dates. All of the permits for these hunts have been sold.

District's Green Swamp – Hampton Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Dec. 4-6 »

November 26, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Green Swamp – Hampton Tract will be temporarily closed to the public for wild hog hunts Dec. 4-6.Only permitted hunters will be allowed on the property during these dates. All of the permits for these hunts have been sold.

Governing Board to Meet in Haines City »

November 21, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's "Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 9 a.m. at the Lake Eva Banquet Hall, 799 Johns Avenue, Haines City.

Water-Saving Tips Make Holidays Bright »

November 20, 2012 – With the arrival of the holiday season, the Southwest Florida Water Management District has many gift and decorating ideas that can save and protect water resources and create new holiday traditions.Here are some gift ideas:

District's Deep Creek Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 27-29 »

November 15, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's "Deep Creek Preserve":http://www2.swfwmd.state.fl.us/hoghunt/deepcreek.php will be closing early to the public for hog hunts Nov. 27-29.

District's Flying Eagle Nature Center Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 23-25 »

November 9, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Flying Eagle Nature Center will be temporarily closed to the public for wild hog hunts Nov. 23-25.Only permitted hunters will be allowed on the property during these dates. All of the permits for these hunts have been sold.

Tour Pasco County's First Florida Water Star℠ Community »

November 8, 2012 – table(webalert). |*Who:*|Southwest Florida Water Management District and Greencastle of Bayonet Point.

Governor Appoints Mann to Governing Board »

November 8, 2012 – Gov. Rick Scott appointed George Mann to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's "Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ Wednesday.

October

District Properties Offer New Features »

October 30, 2012 – Visitors will find it easier to navigate some of their favorite trails thanks to new features at some of the Southwest Florida Water Management District's properties.

District to Treat Hydrilla on Rainbow River »

October 29, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District will be treating hydrilla on the "Rainbow River":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/projects/swim/rainbowriver.php during the week of Nov 5-8.

District's Little Manatee River Southfork Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 6-8 »

October 24, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's "Little Manatee River Southfork Tract":http://www2.swfwmd.state.fl.us/hoghunt/littlemanatee.php will be temporarily closed to the public for wild hog hunts Nov. 6-8.

District's Conner Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 6-8 »

October 24, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's "Conner Preserve":http://www2.swfwmd.state.fl.us/hoghunt/conner.php will be temporarily closed to the public for wild hog hunts Nov. 6-8.

District's Upper Hillsborough Preserve Alston Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Oct. 30-Nov. 1 »

October 18, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's "Alston Tract":http://www2.swfwmd.state.fl.us/hoghunt/alston.php, which is part of the Upper Hillsborough Preserve, will be temporarily closed to the public for wild hog hunts Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

District's Coker Prairie Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Oct. 30-Nov. 1 »

October 18, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's "Coker Prairie Tract":http://www2.swfwmd.state.fl.us/hoghunt/coker.php, which is part of the Edward W. Chance Reserve, will be temporarily closed to the public for wild hog hunts Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

Media Alert: District Dedicates Clam Bayou Restoration and Skyway Trail Extension »

October 17, 2012 – table(webalert). |*Who:*|Southwest Florida Water Management District, City of Gulfport and City of St. Petersburg. Additional funding provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

National Conference Kicks Off with Volunteer Marsh Planting at Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve »

October 12, 2012 – table(webalert). |*Who:*|Restore America's Estuaries, Southwest Florida Water Management District and Tampa Bay Watch

Rainy Season Brings Improvement to Region's Water Resources »

October 5, 2012 – Above-normal rainfall during the summer rainy season has brought significant improvement to water resources not seen in more than seven years in the Southwest Florida Water Management District's region.

District to Hold Public Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Tooke Lake and Whitehurst Pond »

October 4, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District is inviting the public to comment on proposed "minimum guidance levels for Tooke Lake and Whitehurst Pond ":http://www.WaterMatters.org/mfl in Hernando County at a public workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The workshop will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

September

Executive Director Announces Restructuring »

September 27, 2012 – *_Plan Calls for Reducing and Recruiting Staff_*Southwest Florida Water Management District Executive Director Blake Guillory announced today that the agency will undergo organizational restructuring in the coming months.

District to Hold Public Workshop on Revised Minimum Flows for Chassahowitzka and Homosassa River Systems »

September 26, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District is inviting the public to comment on revised "minimum flows for the Chassahowitzka and Homosassa river systems":http://www.WaterMatters.org/SpringsCoastMFL/ at a public workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The workshop will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

District Approves Millage and Budget »

September 26, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board Tuesday adopted its fiscal year 2012-13 (FY2012-13) millage rate and budget.

District Invites Public Input on Ranking Water Bodies »

September 20, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District is seeking public input about the order in which "minimum flows and levels (MFLs)":http://www.WaterMatters.org/mfl/ for lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers in the District will be determined.

Disrict to Hold Series of Hog Hunts, Permits Will Be Available Online »

September 20, 2012 – Southwest Florida Water Management District land managers plan to hold a series of hog hunts on District land this fall and winter to help reduce the wild hog population.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

September 19, 2012 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. at the District's Tampa Service Office, 7601 US 301 N., Tampa.

District to Hold Public Workshop on Bonable, Tiger and Little Bonable Lakes Levels »

September 13, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District is inviting the public to comment on proposed minimum levels for Bonable, Tiger and Little Bonable lakes in Marion County at a public workshop on Thursday, September 27th. The workshop will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate Florida Springs at Save Our Waters Week »

September 11, 2012 – Visitors can learn how to protect Florida's precious springs through a variety of activities during Citrus County's "Save Our Waters Week":http://soww.citrus2020.org/.

Media Alert: Celebrate Florida Springs at Swimsuits to Hiking Boots »

September 11, 2012 – table(webalert). |*Who:*|The Southwest Florida Water Management District||*What:*|A day of educational speakers, booths and tours at Rainbow Springs State Park to promote Florida springs awareness.

Controlled Burns Scheduled for Starkey Wilderness Preserve »

September 10, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District will be conducting "controlled, prescribed burns" during September on the District's "Starkey Wilderness Preserve":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/areas/starkeywilderness.html in Pasco County.

Controlled Burns Scheduled for Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve »

September 10, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District will be conducting "controlled, prescribed burns" during September on the District's "Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/areas/greenswamp.html.

Controlled Burns Scheduled for Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve »

September 10, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District will be conducting "controlled, prescribed burns" during September on the District's "Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/areas/halpata.html in Marion County.

Controlled Burns Scheduled for the Upper Myakka River Watershed »

September 10, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District will be conducting "controlled, prescribed burns" during September on the Upper Myakka River Watershed in Manatee County.

Controlled Burns Scheduled for the Little Manatee River Corridor – Southfork Tract »

September 10, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District will be conducting "controlled, prescribed burns" during September on the "Little Manatee River Corridor – Southfork Tract":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/areas/littlemanatee-southfork.html in Manatee County.

Controlled Burns Scheduled for Deer Prairie Creek Preserve »

September 10, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District will be conducting "controlled, prescribed burns" during September on the "Deer Prairie Creek Preserve":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/areas/myakka-deerprairie.html in Sarasota County.

Controlled Burns Scheduled for Myakka River – Schewe Tract »

September 10, 2012 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District will be conducting "controlled, prescribed burns" during September on the Myakka River – Schewe Tract in Sarasota County.

Governor Appoints Giesy-Griffin to Governing Board »

September 6, 2012 – Gov. Rick Scott appointed Wendy J. Giesy-Griffin to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board today.Giesy-Griffin of Lithia is a retired environmental consultant. She was appointed to succeed Hugh M. Gramling, and her term ends March 1, 2016.