News - 2021

2021

December

District’s Chito Branch Reserve Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 4-6 »

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. 4-6, 2022.

District’s Alston Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 4-6 »

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. 4-6, 2022

District Makes Major Land Purchase in the Weekiwachee Preserve  »


The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board approved the purchase of the Southworth Tract, a 589-acre parcel of land located within the Weekiwachee Preserve.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »


The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

Phase 2 Hog Hunt Registration Begins Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m. »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will open Phase 2 hog hunt registration Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m.

November

District’s Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve Closed from Dusk until Dawn for Hog Hunts Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 »


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. 30 – Dec.

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

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.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »


The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

District’s Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve Hampton Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 16-18 »

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 hunts Nov. 16-18.

District’s Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 16-18 »

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. 16-18.

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

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $104,941.81 in grants to 48 educators within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

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

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $104,941.81 in grants to 48 educators within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

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

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $104,941.81 in grants to 48 educators 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  »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $104,941.81 in grants to 48 educators within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

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

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $104,941.81 in grants to 48 educators within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

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

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $104,941.81 in grants to 48 educators within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

District’s Chito Branch Reserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 9-11 »

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. 9-11.

District’s Alston Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 9-11 »


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.

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

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is reminding residents to check the timers on their irrigation system controllers this weekend, which is the end of daylight saving time.

October

District to Hold Virtual Workshop on Minimum Flows for Lower Shell Creek in Charlotte County »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a virtual workshop Wednesday, Nov.

District’s Flying Eagle Nature Center Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 2-4 »

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. 2-4.

Governing Board Elects Michelle Williamson as New Secretary for 2021-2022 Term  »


The Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board voted Tuesday to elect Michelle Williamson as the new secretary for the 2021-2022 term.

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


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 Citrus County »


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 DeSoto County »


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 Hernando County »

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 Hillsborough County »


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 Manatee County »

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 Marion County »

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 »

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 Sarasota County »

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.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »


The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

September

District Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Funds Water Resources Projects »

On Tuesday, the Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board  adopted a $198 million budget for fiscal year (FY) 2022, including approximately $63.5 million for the Cooperative Funding Initiative and District grants for water resources projects.

District to Hold Series of Hog Hunts in 2021-2022, Permits Will Be Available Online »

District land managers plan to hold a series of hog hunts on District lands throughout the year to help reduce the feral hog population.

District Announces Changes to Camping Rules Effective October 1 »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) announced changes to rules governing camping reservations on District lands after the draft rules were submitted to the Florida Legislature during the 2021 legislative session.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa (Note: 3 p.m. start time) »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 3 p.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

Public Invited to Help Identify Flood Prone Areas in the Nichols Pond Watershed in Sumter County »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Sumter County.

August

Water Management Districts Participate in Joint Public Workshop on Ranking Water Bodies »


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Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »


The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

District to Hold Public Workshop on Ranking Water Bodies »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is seeking public input to determine the priority of minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for lakes, wetlands, rivers, streams and aquifers in the District.