The St. Johns River Water Management District is committed to protecting the health and safety of its staff and the public by limiting the transmission of COVID-19.
Following guidance from the state of Florida and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the District has:
- Instructed its staff to work remotely as much as possible. District staff are available by telephone or email from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Reopened the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive to vehicle traffic at 7 a.m. on June 12.
- Issued Emergency Order 2020-10: Emergency Authorization for Continuity of Operations, Procurement, and Certain Other Measures Made Necessary by COVID-19, as amended and restated on May 8, 2020.
- Issued Emergency Order 2020-11: Emergency Authorization for Extension of Certain Regulatory Deadlines Made Necessary by COVID-19, as amended and restated on May 11, 2020
Most District lands are currently open. Camping reopened May 22. Please keep appropriate distance from other visitors and follow regular outdoor safety guidelines. Visit www.sjrwmd.com/lands/recreation/announcements for updates.
For COVID-19 (CoronaVirus) latest updates, visit www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19.
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An inside look at district projects
The district implements a variety of projects to protect water resources, water supplies, water quality and natural systems, and to provide flood protection as part of its day-to-day work to meet its core missions.
The district helps fund projects to protect spring water flow and water quality. These projects have included wastewater treatment facility upgrades to enhance nutrient removal and expansion of reclaimed water.
The Crane Creek / M-1 Canal project will substantially reduce nutrients flowing into the Indian River Lagoon by diverting stormwater from the canal westward for treatment prior to discharging the water to the St. Johns River.
Ongoing restoration work and new projects are improving the health of this central Florida lake, as seen through expanded coverage of aquatic grasses, increases in gamefish and improving water clarity.