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District launches audio guide for Lake Apopka North Shore

MAITLAND, Fla., Sept. 28, 2016 -- The St. Johns River Water Management District is launching an audio guide for visitors to its Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. The audio guide, which can be streamed through mobile devices, provides visitors with a narrative on the area's history, wildlife and district-led restoration efforts.

SJRWMD budget reduces tax rate, funds water resource protection projects

PALATKA, Fla., Sept. 27, 2016 — The St. Johns River Water Management District's Governing Board today approved its fiscal year 2016-2017 budget, which will provide funds for cost-share projects and major programs to support the agency's core missions of water supply, water quality, natural systems and flood protection. The board also voted to reduce the millage rate for taxpayers for a fourth year.

Other news

  • District and Orange County Utilities partner on water savings program
    • MAITLAND, Fla., Sept. 20, 2016 — The St. Johns River Water Management District is partnering with Orange County Utilities on a project that could realize a 4.9 percent water savings for residential utility customers. The district contributed $112,334 toward the project as part of its cooperative cost-share program.
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  • Cost-share project applications accepted now through Oct. 13
    • PALATKA, Fla., Sept. 19, 2016 — The St. Johns River Water Management District is accepting applications now through Oct. 13 to share in $5 million in cost-share funding for rural communities and innovative projects that support the agency's core missions.
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  • SJRWMD drinking water supplies not at risk from phosphate mine spill in Polk County
    • PALATKA, Fla., Sept. 19, 2016 -- Drinking water supplies in the 18 counties of the St. Johns River Water Management District are not at risk from a recent Polk County phosphate mine spill caused by a sinkhole, according to district scientists. Recent media reports have caused concern among some residents about impacts from the spill. State agencies and the local company involved are monitoring the situation and have protocols in place to prevent contamination of Florida's drinking water supply.
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  • Media Advisory: Central recreational public meeting scheduled for Sept. 21
    • MAITLAND, Fla., Sept. 14, 2016 -- The St. Johns River Water Management District is hosting a public meeting to discuss updates to land management and recreation across Lake, Orange and Seminole counties as well as portions of Marion, Volusia and Brevard counties. The meeting will also include an opportunity for public comment.
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  • Award honors volunteer's service to wildfire education
    • MAITLAND, Fla., Sept. 14, 2016 -- Tuesday afternoon, the St. Johns River Water Management District presented Mary Prescott from Orlando, Florida, with the Bob Owens award for volunteer service. Prescott received the award for her service to her local Firewise program, a national program that emphasizes community involvement and educates residents on ways to reduce the risk of wildland fire igniting homes.
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  • August sees below average rainfall across the district
    • MAITLAND, Fla., Sept. 13, 2016 -- Continuing an unusually low rainfall pattern from July, rainfall during August was below average across most of the St. Johns River Water Management District. All counties except Brevard, Indian River and Okeechobee had below average rainfall.
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  • District and UF scientists discuss progress made in second year of springs science investigation
    • PALATKA, Fla., Sept. 9, 2016 -- More than 50 scientists and engineers with the St. Johns River Water Management District and University of Florida (UF) met Sept. 9 to report on progress made in the second year of a three-year partnership to enhance the scientific foundation needed to develop solutions to restore and protect Florida's springs.
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  • Media Alert: Public meeting to review draft of water bodies priority list and schedule
    • MAITLAND, Fla., Sept. 8, 2016 — The St. Johns River Water Management District is hosting two public meetings to provide information and hear public comments on the draft 2016 Minimum Flows and Levels Priority List and Schedule.
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  • Pair of projects to provide stormwater treatment in Leesburg
    • MAITLAND, Fla., Sept. 1, 2016 -- Two projects that received funding from the St. Johns River Water Management District will provide stormwater treatment for residential and commercial areas of downtown Leesburg.
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  • Media Advisory: Technical meeting to discuss springs science set for Sept. 9
    • PALATKA, Fla., Aug. 31, 2016 -- Scientists and engineers from the St. Johns River Water Management District and the University of Florida (UF) are holding a technical meeting Sept. 9 in Gainesville to discuss the progress of the district's Springs Protection Initiative science program.
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  • District funds innovative stormwater project in Alachua County
    • PALATKA, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016 -- The St. Johns River Water Management District is teaming up with Alachua County, the University of Florida and UF Shands to undertake an innovative stormwater project designed to recharge Florida's aquifer while simultaneously capturing and treating pollutants.
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  • District website provides flooding information, links to prepare for storms
    • PALATKA, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016 -- The St. Johns River Water Management District's website provides easy access to flooding information and other resources that can help before, during and after severe storms.
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