District to Hold Virtual Public Meeting on Surplus Lands

News Release

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, to review and solicit public feedback on the recent surplus lands assessment review.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss two parcels of land that will be recommended to the Governing Board to be declared surplus. The parcels include a one-acre parcel along the District’s Tampa Bypass Canal and a 63-acre parcel along the District’s Lake Panasoffkee property in Sumter County.

Members of the public may join the workshop via Microsoft Teams through this link: https://bit.ly/3dmk7Fq. The Google Chrome browser is recommended for best compatibility with Microsoft Teams. For telephone-only participation, dial (786) 749-6127 and when prompted enter the conference code ID: 584 303 788#.

For more information about District lands currently for sale and a link for the public to submit comments, please visit WaterMatters.org/SurplusLands.

The surplus lands assessment review identifies lands that no longer meet the original acquisition purpose, or do not provide water resource benefits, such as flood control, recharge, water storage, water management, conservation and protection of water resources, or preservation of wetlands, streams and lakes.




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