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May 20, 2016
Know who to contact for flooding, hurricane information
With the start of hurricane season just days away, now is the time to remember Florida is especially vulnerable to flooding, given its location and many waterways. The St. Johns River Water Management District works closely with local governments to develop improved flood management plans through the regulatory process. It also assists communities in developing and implementing mitigation strategies.
District and partners to formally open Silver Springs Forest Conservation Area May 27
Just in time for the three-day Memorial Day weekend, the St. Johns River Water Management District is formally opening the Silver Springs Forest Conservation Area to the public at a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 27.
Repair process ensures flood protection in Upper Ocklawaha River Basin
The St. Johns River Water Management District has begun work to repair gates at the Burrell Spillway in Lake County. The spillway structure provides a controlled release of water from the Burrell Lock and Dam into Haynes Creek.
This week in district social media
- The district is now on Instagram! Find our username sjrwmd to see our beautiful photos.
- We have a new Twitter name as well. Join us @SJRWMD.
- Special thanks to Tyler Marzella for sharing a photo of a pregnant deer at the Bayard Conservation Area.
- Yellow lantana, roses and plumbago are drought-tolerant and Florida-friendly choices for a beautiful landscape.
- District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle congratulated staff who recently earned Six Sigma green belts.
- #TrailTuesday this week featured the red trail at the Lake Monroe Conservation Area.
- For #WildlifeWednesday we featured a luna moth.
- Instagram posts this week also included a brown pelican, white star sedge and a pair of raccoons at the Heart Island Conservation Area.
Water conservation tip
Plant during the spring or fall when the watering requirements are lower. Group plants with the same light, soil and moisture needs to ensure efficient hydro zones.