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March 17, 2017
Water Shortage Warning Order issued for portions of the district
The district Governing Board on March 14 approved a Water Shortage Warning Order as hydrologic trends reflect below-average rainfall across parts of the district. This comes after several months of proactive messaging by the district to keep the public well-informed about the potential for prolonged drought.
How are we protecting Florida’s water bodies? District explains.
In the second of a series of informational presentations to the Governing Board and the public, district staff on March 14 worked to demystify one of the most complex tools used by the agency to strike the necessary balance between nature’s needs and people’s needs for water — the Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs) program.
District board finalizes transfer of Gemini Springs Addition to Volusia County
The district’s Governing Board voted March 14 to finalize the transfer of the 948-acre Gemini Springs Addition property to Volusia County.
District proclaims April 2017 as Springs Protection Awareness Month
For the fourth consecutive year, the district’s Governing Board has approved a proclamation designating April as Springs Protection Awareness Month. The annual designation helps increase awareness about the importance of Florida’s springs and encourages residents and stakeholders to participate in the protection of springs.
$25 million in cost-share funding available
The district is accepting applications March 15–April 13 to share in $25 million in cost-share funding for water supply, water quality, natural systems and flood protection construction projects.
Board approves ranking of Tri-County ag projects to share in $1.5 million
The district Governing Board on March 14 approved the ranking of projects that will share in $1.5 million in Tri-County Agricultural Area Ag Cost-Share Program funds for water conservation and nutrient reduction by ag operations.
Two wildfires this week at district properties
District staff worked with partners to extinguish two wildfires on district lands this week. One near Canaveral Marshes Conservation Area and a second fire at Seminole Ranch Conservation Area.
This week in district social media
- Thanks to the district women who are participating in this month’s Women in STEM project as part of Women’s History Month. This week we featured Lauren Hall, Rama Garapati, Ratna lee, Margaret Guyette and Emily Wakley.
- Thanks to Amy Copeland for manning a booth at The Great Outdoors to talk to area residents about the importance of prescribed fire in helping to reduce the chance of wildfire.
- Thanks to our many partners who are already gearing up for Water Conservation Month in April. We’re excited that you’ve joined the district approving proclamations. Thanks to the cities of Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Indialantic, Jacksonville, Macclenny, Melbourne, Ormond Beach, Rockledge and St. Augustine Beach, the towns of Grant-Valkarie, Hastings, Malabar and Orange Park, and the Space Coast League of Cities and Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board.
Water conservation tip
Wash clothes only when you have a full load and save up to 600 gallons each month.