April 16, 2019
A helicopter flying over a marsh that is on fire

Prescribed fire today at Seminole Ranch Conservation Area in Volusia and Brevard counties

The district is conducting a 1,925-acre prescribed burn on Tuesday at Seminole Ranch Conservation Area County in portions of Volusia and Brevard counties. The purpose of the burn is to reduce hazardous fuel loads, maintain fire-dependent ecosystems and improve habitat.
April 12, 2019
Two procurement staff members standing with district banner stand

Vendors invited to learn how to do business with the District

Vendors small and large are invited to an outreach event on May 9 to learn how to do business with the district.
April 11, 2019
Fire burning through pine flatwoods

Prescribed fire today at Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve in Alachua County

The district is conducting a 204-acre prescribed burn Thursday at the Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve in Alachua County around the trailhead and along County Road 325. The purpose of the burn is to maintain fire-dependent ecosystems and reduce wildland fuel loads. The white trail, portions of the yellow trail and the red/white connector will be closed for the duration of the burn.
April 10, 2019
Photo overloooking a wetland surrounded by pine forest

District work protects and preserves 450,000 acres of wetlands

The district has published its Annual Wetland Activities Report, showing that 449,135 acres of wetlands have been created, protected, enhanced or restored by the district since 1989. This is equivalent to more than 700 square miles of wetlands.
April 10, 2019
Area photo of the north shore of Lake Apopka

Limited navigational access at the Apopka-Beauclair Canal April 11–23

Navigational access near the mouth of the Apopka-Beauclair Canal may be limited as the district enters the final stages of a sump dredge project designed to help improve water quality in Lake Apopka. Additional dredging will also improve navigational access in the area.
April 9, 2019
Color coded map showing rainfall amount in March

After prolonged wet weather, March brings drier days

Data collected by the district shows that March rainfall was below average districtwide, with a zone of very low rainfall in Lake, Marion and portions of Volusia County. A full report outlining changing hydrological conditions was presented at today’s Governing Board meeting.
April 9, 2019
Photograph of a farm field with pipes in the foreground

Eight agricultural projects to share nearly $1.3 million to reduce water use, nutrient loading

The district's Governing Board on Tuesday approved moving forward with contracts for eight diverse agricultural projects, totaling nearly $1.3 million in cost-share funds, that will reduce water use by 1.53 million gallons per day and reduce nutrient loading in the Tri County Agricultural Area (TCAA) of Putnam, St. Johns and Flagler counties.
April 9, 2019
Aerial photo of the Victory Pointe Stormwater Park

Board approves 21 water resource protection projects to share $16.1 million

Twenty-one projects in 10 counties will share in nearly $16.2 million for construction of water supply and water conservation, water quality improvement and flood protection projects. The district's Governing Board on Tuesday approved the project ranking for the fiscal year 2019–2020 Annual Districtwide Cost-share Program.
April 8, 2019
Water body with trees and houses in the background

District, Volusia County complete partnership project to reduce nutrients, flooding to Halifax River

The district and Volusia County have completed construction of a stormwater treatment facility that will improve water quality in the Halifax River and reduce flooding to a 129-acre area.
April 4, 2019
Man with drip torch starting a prescribed fire

Prescribed burn today at Seminole Ranch Conservation Area

The district is conducting a 340-acre prescribed burn at Seminole Ranch Conservation Area near the Volusia and Brevard county line. The purpose of the burn is to reduce hazardous fuel accumulations, improve wildlife habitat and the maintenance of fire-dependent ecosystems.
April 4, 2019
Aerial image of a prescribed fire burning in an open field

Prescribed burn today at Lake Apopka North Shore

The district is conducting a 3,000-acre prescribed burn at the Lake Apopka North Shore, east of the Apopka-Beauclair Canal and near the Lake and Orange county line.
April 4, 2019
Group of people with a National Wild Turkey Federation banner

Portions of Newnans Lake Conservation Area and Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve closed April 5-7 for women’s turkey hunt

The district is hosting the Gainesville chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for its women’s turkey hunt April 5-7 on portions of the Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve and the Newnans Lake Conservation Area in Alachua County.
April 3, 2019
Two staff looking at a prescribed fire

Prescribed fire today at River Lakes Conservation Area in Brevard County

The district is conducting a 4,500-acre prescribed burn on Wednesday at Canaveral Marshes Conservation Area in Brevard County. The purpose of the burn is to reduce hazardous fuel accumulations, enhance wildlife habitat and promote ecological diversity.
April 2, 2019
Dump trucks driving on a levee along Lake Apopka

Update: Levee improvement project underway at Lake Apopka North Shore

Work is underway to reconstruct about 4.4 miles of levee at the Lake Apopka North Shore. This levee not only serves as a separator between Lake Apopka and the North Shore but is also part of the district’s recreational Lake Apopka Loop Trail.
March 29, 2019
Person igniting a prescribed fire in scrub

Prescribed fire today at Canaveral Marshes Conservation Area in Brevard County

The district is conducting an 830-acre prescribed burn on Friday at Canaveral Marshes Conservation Area in Brevard County.