District to Hold Public Workshop to Provide Information on Weeki Wachee Channel Restoration Project

News Release

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a public workshop Tuesday, April 16, to share information about the Weeki Wachee Channel Restoration Project. The meeting will take place at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Meeting Hall, located at 4340 Calienta St. in Hernando Beach.

The workshop will be an open-house style allowing the public to arrive at their convenience between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Staff will give a brief presentation about the project at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are invited to submit a comment card during the workshop to provide feedback on the project plans.

This multiyear project is focused on sediment removal as a restoration strategy to benefit the river’s ecosystem. The final construction plans should be completed at the end of 2019, with construction anticipated to begin in the spring of 2021.

To learn more about the project, please visit WaterMatters.org/projects/springs/weeki-wachee-channel-restoration-project.