District to Hold Virtual Public Meeting on Tampa Bay Surface Water Improvement and Management Plan

News Release

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a virtual public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, to review and solicit public feedback on the 2023 Tampa Bay Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) plan.

The SWIM Program evaluates priority water bodies, identifies potential problems and implements projects to improve their water quality or habitat. The draft Tampa Bay SWIM Plan is available for review at WaterMatters.org/SWIM/Tampa Bay

Members of the public may join the workshop via Microsoft Teams through this link: https://bit.ly/SWIMTampaBay. 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: 128 430 022#.

Public comment may also be submitted after the public workshop by emailing swimplanupdate@swfwmd.state.fl.us until 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 28. The meeting agenda can be found on the District’s calendar.

In 1987 the Florida Legislature created the Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Act to protect, restore and maintain Florida's highly threatened surface water bodies. Under this act, the state's five water management districts identify a list of priority water bodies within their authority and implement plans to improve them.


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