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November

District’s Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve Hampton Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Dec. 1-3 »

November 25, 2020 –
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 Dec.

District to Hold Virtual Public Workshop to Update Land Use and Management Rules and Processes  »

November 24, 2020 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a virtual public workshop at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, to discuss updates to the District’s land use and management rules and processes.

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

November 16, 2020 –
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.

All District-Managed Campgrounds and Properties to Close at 3 p.m.  »

November 11, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will close all District-managed campgrounds and properties to include trails and day use areas throughout its 16-county region at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in anticipation of impacts from Hurricane Eta.

District Monitors Hurricane Eta »

November 11, 2020 –
Emergency Operations Center at Level 2 activation

District’s Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 17-19 »

November 10, 2020 –
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. 17-19.

District’s Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve Closed from Dusk until Dawn for Hog Hunts Nov. 17-19 »

November 10, 2020 –
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. 17-19. The property will be closed to the public from du

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

November 10, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

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

November 5, 2020 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $97,640.28 in grants to 43 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  »

November 5, 2020 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $97,640.28 in grants to 43 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  »

November 5, 2020 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $97,640.28 in grants to 43 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  »

November 5, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $97,640.28 in grants to 43 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  »

November 5, 2020 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $97,640.28 in grants to 43 educators within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

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

November 5, 2020 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $97,640.28 in grants to 43 educators within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

District’s Chito Branch Reserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 10-12 »

November 4, 2020 –
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. 10-12.

District’s Flying Eagle Nature Center Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 10-12 »

November 4, 2020 –
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. 10-12.

October

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

October 28, 2020 – 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.

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

October 26, 2020 – 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 »

October 26, 2020 –
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 »

October 26, 2020 –
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 »

October 26, 2020 –
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 »

October 26, 2020 –
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 »

October 26, 2020 –
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 »

October 26, 2020 –
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 »

October 26, 2020 – 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 to Hold Virtual Workshop on Minimum Flow for the Lower Peace River in Charlotte and DeSoto Counties »

October 20, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a virtual workshop Thursday, Oct.

Public Invited to Help Identify Flood Prone Areas in the Mill Creek Watershed in Manatee County »

October 16, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Manatee County.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

October 13, 2020 – Please note 8 a.m. start time

Governor Appoints Elijah “Ed” Armstrong, III and John Mitten to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board »

October 8, 2020 – Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Elijah “Ed” Armstrong, III and John Mitten to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board.

September

District to Hold Series of Hog Hunts in 2020-2021, Permits Will Be Available Online »

September 23, 2020 – 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 Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Funds Water Resources Projects »

September 22, 2020 – On Tuesday, the Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board adopted a $183.5 million budget for fiscal year (FY) 2021, including more than $65.7 million for the Cooperative Funding Initiative and District grants for water resources projects.

Governing Board Meeting to be Conducted Remotely (Note: 3 p.m. start time) »

September 15, 2020 –
Public participation will be provided through online viewing or conference call options

August

Public Invited to Provide Comments on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Cypress, Garden and Halfmoon Lakes in Hillsborough County »

August 26, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is collecting public comment on the proposed minimum and guidance levels for Cypress, Garden and Halfmoon lakes in Hillsborough County.

Governing Board Elects New Officers  »

August 25, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board voted Tuesday to elect a new slate of officers for the 2020-2021 term.

District Receives Funding from Florida Department of Environmental Protection for Two Wellfields in Polk County »

August 24, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) received more than $2.4 million in funding from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to assist with aquifer testing, feasibility, and preliminary design for the planned Sou

District Monitors Tropical Depression 13 »

August 20, 2020 –
Emergency Operations Center at Level 2 activation

Governing Board Meeting to be Conducted Remotely »

August 18, 2020 –
Public participation will be provided through online viewing or conference call options

District to Hold Virtual Public Workshop on Ranking Water Bodies »

August 17, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District District) is seeking public input about the order in which minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for lakes, wetlands, rivers, streams and aquifers in the District will be determined.

July

Public Invited to Help Identify Flood Prone Areas in the Pearce Drain/Gap Creek Watershed in Manatee County »

July 29, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Manatee County. The District will provide virtual outreach now through Sept.

District Approves Proposed Rolled Back Millage Rate Saving Taxpayers $6 Million  »

July 28, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board voted to decrease property taxes by adopting a proposed rolled-back millage rate of 0.2669 mill for the fiscal year 2021 budget.