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Tiffany Cowie

Director, Division of Management Services and Public Affairs
Phone: 386‑329‑4571
Cell: 334-779-7092
Email: tcowie@sjrwmd.com

Teresa Monson

Jacksonville
Office: 904-730-6258
Mobile: 904-545-5064
Email: tmonson@sjrwmd.com

Danielle Spears

Maitland
Office: 407-659-4836
Mobile: 407-961-3838
Email: dspears@sjrwmd.com

Ed Garland

Palm Bay
Office: 321-676-6612
Mobile: 321-863-0055
Email: egarland@sjrwmd.com

Water News — Message from the Executive Director

Help save a billion gallons of water, irrigate only every other week in winter

With the chill in the air, we know that the Florida winter is setting in. Though our weather is not typically as cold as other parts of the country, our lawns and landscapes do take a winter break and naturally go dormant this time of year. As a result, landscapes need less irrigation.

Latest District News

Board approves ranking of REDI community projects to share $2.83 million

The district Governing Board on Tuesday approved the ranking of projects to share in up to $2.83 million in cost-share funds to benefit water resources in Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) communities and for projects that use innovative technology to provide data supporting future permitting and full-scale implementation of alternative water supplies.

Dog Branch Regional Stormwater Treatment Facility

District land transfer helps Putnam County meet required nutrient reductions to the St. Johns River

The district’s Governing Board voted Tuesday to transfer its Edgefield property, including the Dog Branch Regional Stormwater Treatment Facility, to Putnam County. The transfer will help Putnam County meet its obligation under state water quality rules to reduce nutrients entering the St. Johns River.

Rainfall image November 2018

Despite November’s above-average rainfall, drought conditions develop in some counties

Data collected by the district shows rainfall during November was above average in most areas, except for a zone of below-average rainfall in the district’s southernmost counties. A full report outlining hydrological conditions was presented at the district’s December Governing Board meeting.

Help save a billion gallons of water this winter

The district is asking homeowners across its 18-county region to join the statewide “Skip a Week” campaign to save water during the cooler months of December, January and February when weekly irrigation isn’t always needed.

Trail through hardwood forest at Newnans Conservation Area

Portions of Newnans Lake Conservation Area and Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve closed Dec. 1–2 for youth 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 youth deer hunt Dec. 1–2 on portions of the Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve and the Newnans Lake Conservation Area in Alachua County.

S-96B water control structure

Refurbishment project temporarily impedes access on southern section of Three Forks trail

A small section of the Three Forks Trail in Indian River County will be closed until June due to a construction project in the Upper St. Johns River Basin.

Palm trees at Seminole Ranch Conservation Area

Veteran group visits Seminole Ranch Conservation Area for deer hunt

The district’s Seminole Ranch Conservation Area will host veteran’s group Operation Outdoor Freedom for a guided deer hunt Nov. 27–29. The property will remain open to recreation during this time; signage about the hunt will be placed at property entry points.

Media inquiries

Tiffany Cowie

Director, Division of Management Services and Public Affairs
Office: 386‑329‑4571
Mobile: 334-799-7092
Email: tcowie@sjrwmd.com

Teresa Monson

Jacksonville
Office: 904-730-6258
Mobile: 904-545-5064
Email: tmonson@sjrwmd.com

Danielle Spears

Maitland
Office: 407-659-4836
Mobile: 407-961-3838
Email: dspears@sjrwmd.com

Ed Garland

Palm Bay
Office: 321-676-6612
Mobile: 321-863-0055
Email: egarland@sjrwmd.com

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District lands accommodate nature’s “sweetest” worker, the honey bee

Cost-share projects

Lake Apopka: Road to recovery

How the district protects water bodies: An overview of MFLs