January 7, 2019
A walk through entracne to Crescent Lake Conservation Area

Veteran group visits Crescent Lake Conservation Area for deer hunt

The district’s Crescent Lake Conservation Area will host veteran’s group Operation Outdoor Freedom for a guided deer hunt Jan. 7-11. The property will remain open to recreation during this time; signage about the hunt will be placed at property entry points.
September 12, 2018
SJRWMD logo on a blue background

Three agricultural projects to share $525,500 to reduce nutrient loading, water use

The district Governing Board on Tuesday approved moving forward with contracts for three agricultural projects, totaling nearly $525,500 in cost-share funds, that will reduce water use by 109 million gallons per year and reduce nutrient loading in the Tri County Agricultural Area (TCAA) of Putnam, St. Johns and Flagler counties.
April 5, 2018
Students testing water and recording data at Julington Creek

Creekside High School, St. Johns County

Water quality study on two local creeks.
April 5, 2018
Students in a school laboratory testing water samples

Tuskawilla Middle School, Seminole County

Field trip to Altamonte Springs Science Incubator and in-depth learning about human impact on water resources.
April 5, 2018
Students putting in plants next to a school as part of the blue school program

Wilkinson Jr. High School, Clay County

Landscaping project to increase water efficiency.
December 7, 2017
Skip a week calendar graphic

Want to help save 1 billion gallons of water? Skip a week of lawn irrigation this winter

The district is encouraging homeowners in its 18-county region to “Skip a Week” of lawn and landscape irrigation during the cooler months of December, January and February.
November 14, 2017
Map of monthly rainfall for October 2017

Annual rainfall is above average districtwide

October’s rainfall amounts were dominated by the heavy nor’easter rain event at the beginning of the month, leaving the 12-month rainfall total for the district 4.4 inches above average.
November 3, 2017
SJRWMD logo on a blue background

Newnans Lake Conservation Area North Tract closed Nov. 5–7 for Operation Outdoor Freedom Wounded Warrior hunt

The district’s Newnans Lake Conservation Area will host a guided deer hunt for disabled veterans Nov. 5–7. The north tract of the conservation area will be closed throughout the special Operation Outdoor Freedom hunt.
October 20, 2017
Alligator eating a fish

Update: Continued rainfall and saturated roads slows repair work

Repairs are underway at the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Lake Apopka North Shore, which experienced damage due to Hurricane Irma. As water levels subside and assessments are completed, the district will provide a weekly update on the status of repairs and recreation at the Lake Apopka North Shore.
October 20, 2017
The Moss Bluff flood gate being resurfaced

Moss Bluff closes to navigational access for repairs

The Moss Bluff Lock is closed to boat traffic until further notice. The lock was scheduled for maintenance in September but Hurricane Irma delayed that work.
October 6, 2017
Flooding at the Lake Apopka North Shore Wildlife Drive

Update: Post-hurricane repairs at Lake Apopka North Shore

Repairs are underway at the district’s Lake Apopka North Shore, which experienced damage due to Hurricane Irma. As water levels subside and assessments are completed, the district will provide a weekly update on the status of repairs and recreation at the Lake Apopka North Shore.
October 5, 2017
SJRWMD logo on a blue background

District diverts floodwaters in response to high water levels and continued rainfall

The district has opened water control structures on the 11-mile C-54 Canal in Brevard County to reduce the amount of water flowing north in the St. Johns River. The opening is due to flooding on the St. Johns River, as well as ongoing rainfall and predicted rainfall resulting from Tropical Storm Nate. 
October 4, 2017
Melisa Diolosa meeting with the City of Fellsmere's community development director at a stormwater project

REDI cost-share project to improve water quality in Indian River Lagoon, Fellsmere

The Indian River Lagoon and cities of Fellsmere and Sebastian in Indian River County will gain improved water quality, thanks in large part to a Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) cost-share grant from the district.
October 3, 2017
Bluehouse at Sunnyhill Restoration Area

Central recreational public meeting scheduled for Oct. 11

The 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.
October 2, 2017
District staff install a floating barrier on the Lake Apopka North Shore

Update: Post-hurricane repairs at Lake Apopka North Shore

Repairs are underway at the district’s Lake Apopka North Shore, which experienced damage due to Hurricane Irma. As water levels subside and assessments are completed, the district will provide weekly updates on the status of repairs and recreation at the Lake Apopka North Shore.