April… a month known for April Fool’s Day, tax day, Earth Day and, in Florida, water conservation.
The state Legislature designated April as water conservation month. This year the District will celebrate water conservation month by participating in a variety of festivals and educational events.
District staff will speak at two series of educational workshops aimed at helping elected community, county and municipal officials and decision-makers learn more about the issues that impact our water resources.
The water school workshops will take place in Manatee and Polk counties. Topics may include the history of Florida water law and policy, hydrogeology, watershed management, watershed management policies and issues relating to water resources in Florida.
Both water school series will kick off in April and run through May. In Manatee County, water school will consist of half-day classes and a one-day tour to Manatee County water management sites. In Polk County, water school will consist of six workshops with field trips.
District staff will be at several other educational events, including local festivals and Earth Day events.
See the accompanying list of water conservation activities and events, and check the District calendar at WaterMatters.org/calendar for additional events that may be added later.