News - 2014

December

District Purchases Boat Springs »

December 16, 2014 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) has closed on the purchase of Boat Spring, which is part of the headwaters of Hammock Creek spring system, located in the historic community of Aripeka, on the Gulf of Mexico at the Hernando and Pasco County

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

December 9, 2014 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 16 at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 Highway 301 North.

November

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels For Bird and Crystal Lakes in Hillsborough County »

November 24, 2014 – "The Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) invites the public to a workshop on Wednesday, December 10, at 6:00 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, located at 2902 W. Bearss Ave in Tampa.

District Certifies First Tampa Florida Water Star℠ Community »

November 12, 2014 – _Friendship Village Apartments bring attention to water conservation_

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

November 10, 2014 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 18 at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 Highway 301 North.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Marion County »

November 4, 2014 – The "Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Charlotte County »

November 4, 2014 – The "Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Desoto County »

November 4, 2014 – The "Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for West Pasco County »

November 4, 2014 – The "Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Sarasota County »

November 4, 2014 – The "Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Sumter County »

November 4, 2014 – The "Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for West Hernando County »

November 4, 2014 – The "Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Highlands County »

November 4, 2014 – The "Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Manatee County »

November 4, 2014 – The "Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management

October

Governing Board to Meet in The Villages »

October 23, 2014 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 28 at The Villages Savannah Center, located at 1545 N. Buena Vista Boulevard in The Villages.

District to Treat Hydrilla on Rainbow River »

October 20, 2014 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) will be treating the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla on the Rainbow River in Marion County during the period of October 27-30.

Public Invited to Help Identify Flood Prone Areas in Portions of Polk County »

October 15, 2014 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) is gathering information to improve the identification of flood prone areas in Polk County's Upper Peace River-Homeland watershed.

MEDIA ALERT: District To Dedicate Coral Creek Restoration Project »

October 15, 2014 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) will hold a dedication event to celebrate the completion of phase one of the Coral Creek Restoration project.

District Schedules Fall Prescribed Fires for Hillsborough County »

October 2, 2014 – The "Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/documents/plans/landusemgmt/ (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of October, November, and December on the Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area (including F

September

District Approves Millage and Budget »

September 30, 2014 – On Tuesday, the "Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ adopted a FY2014-15 millage rate of 0.3658 mill, four percent lower than the current fiscal year.

District to Hold Series of Hog Hunts in 2014-2015, Permits Will Be Available Online »

September 30, 2014 – District land managers plan to hold a series of hog hunts on District lands throughout the year to help reduce the wild hog population.

Governing Board approves conservation land acquisition »

September 30, 2014 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ approved the acquisition of "Boat Spring," which is part of a second magnitude spring system, located in the historic community of Aripeka, on the Gulf of Mexico at the Hernando and

District to Hold Public Workshop on Priority List and Schedule for the Establishment of Minimum Flows and Levels »

September 25, 2014 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) is soliciting stakeholder input on the annual update of the Priority List and Schedule for the Establishment of Minimum Flows and Levels.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

September 24, 2014 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 30 at 1 p.m. at the District's Tampa Service Office located at 7601 Highway 301 North.

District Applauds Springs Efforts »

September 11, 2014 – On Wednesday, the Legislative Budget Commission approved the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) proposed $69 million in springs projects leveraged by the $30 million Governor Scott secured in the "It's Your Money Tax Cut Budget" to bring the total invested in springs projects to

August

Public Invited to Help Identify Flood Prone Areas in Portions of Highlands County »

August 28, 2014 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Highlands County's Lake Placid watershed.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

August 19, 2014 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 26 at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 Highway 301 North.

DEP Approves Three First-Magnitude Spring Systems to SWIM Priority List »

August 18, 2014 – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) officially approved adding three first-magnitude spring systems – Weeki Wachee River, Chassahowitzka River and Homosassa River – to the Surface Water Improvement Management (SWIM) Program priority list.

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels Starvation Lake in Hillsborough County »

August 15, 2014 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) invites the public to a workshop on Wednesday, August 27 held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jimmy B. Keel Regional Library

July

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels and Operational Guidelines for Lakes Hanna, Keene, Kell, and Stemper »

July 23, 2014 – "The Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) invites the public to a workshop on Wednesday, August 13 held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, located at 2902 W. Bearss Ave in Tampa.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

July 15, 2014 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, July 21 at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 Highway 301 North.

June

New Law Requires Lobbyists to Register with District »

June 27, 2014 – In accordance with a new law passed during the 2014 state legislative session, all lobbyists will be required to register with the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

Governor Appoints Armstrong to Governing Board »

June 23, 2014 – Governor Rick Scott appointed Elijah "Ed" Armstrong III to the "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board.":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ Armstrong replaces Todd Pressman whose term ended on March 1 of this year.

New Recreation Opportunity on District Lands »

June 17, 2014 – Beginning June 21, 2014, mountain bike enthusiasts will have a new place to pedal.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

June 17, 2014 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 24th at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

District to Treat Boat Access Trail on Lake Panasoffkee »

June 6, 2014 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District,) in cooperation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be treating a boat access trail along the western shoreline (Outlet River side) of Lake Panasoffkee to improve boat access and navigation through areas of dense

District Schedules Summer Prescribed Fires for Hillsborough County »

June 3, 2014 – The Land Management Section of the "Southwest Florida Water Management District ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of June, July, and August on the Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area and the Chito Branch Reserve in Hillsborough Coun

District Schedules Summer Prescribed Fires for Manatee County »

June 3, 2014 – The Land Management Section of the "Southwest Florida Water Management District ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/(District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of June, July, and August on the following properties in eastern Manatee County: Southfork, Edward W.

May

District Schedules Summer Prescribed Fires for Pasco County »

May 27, 2014 – The Land Management Section of the "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of June, July and August on the following properties: Starkey Wilderness Preserve, Conner Preserve and Cypress Creek Preser

Governor Reappoints Adams to Governing Board »

May 21, 2014 – Governor Rick Scott reappointed Jeffery M. Adams to the "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/. Adams represents Pinellas County.