News

January

District’s Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve Hampton Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Feb. 2-4 »

January 26, 2021 –
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 Feb.

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

January 25, 2021 –
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 »

January 25, 2021 – 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’s Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 26-28 »

January 19, 2021 –
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 Jan. 26-28.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

January 19, 2021 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

Public Invited to Help Identify Flood Prone Areas in the Haines City Watershed in Polk County »

January 15, 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Polk County.

District’s Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve Closed from Dusk until Dawn for Hog Hunts Jan. 12-14 »

January 5, 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a feral hog management hunt on the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve in Hillsborough County Jan. 12-14. The property will be closed to the public from dusk until dawn during the hunts.

District’s Flying Eagle Nature Center Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 12-14 »

January 5, 2021 – 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 Jan. 12-14.

District Asks Homeowners to "Skip a Week" of Irrigation this Winter »

January 4, 2021 –
Overwatering in winter can encourage pests and disease

December

District’s Chito Branch Reserve Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 5-7 »

December 29, 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 Jan. 5-7, 2021.

District’s Alston Tract at Upper Hillsborough Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 5-7 »

December 29, 2020 –
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. 5-7, 2021.

Governor Appoints Michelle Williamson and Ashley Bell Barnett to the Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board »

December 18, 2020 – Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Michelle Williamson and Ashley Bell Barnett to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

December 8, 2020 – Workshop to follow at 11:30 a.m.

Phase 2 Hog Hunt Registration Begins Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 9 a.m. »

December 1, 2020 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will open Phase 2 hog hunt registration Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 9 a.m.

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.