To those of you in healthcare, public safety or otherwise on the frontlines, THANK YOU and please know all of us at the St. Johns River Water Management District are doing our part to help “flatten the curve.”

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Latest District News

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District Governing Board to meet April 14 through public teleconference

Following Gov. Ron DeSantis’ directions to reduce public gatherings and practice social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on April 14 through teleconference.

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St. Johns River Water Management District COVID-19 updates

The district is following continuing guidance from the state of Florida and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and taking proactive measures to protect staff and the public.

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St. Johns River Water Management District taking steps to impede spread of COVID-19

The St. Johns River Water Management District is taking steps to reduce the potential transmission of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of its staff and the public. Effective today, all locations will be open only to employees.

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Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive closing today in response to COVID-19

The district’s Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive will be closed as a precaution this evening and will remain closed until further notice in response to concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus commonly referred to as COVID-19.

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Portions of Newnans Lake Conservation Area and Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve to close for youth and women’s turkey hunts

The district is hosting the Gainesville chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for FWC’s annual youth turkey hunt March 13–14 and women’s hunt on April 4–5 on portions of the district’s Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve and the Newnans Lake Conservation Area in Alachua County.

Media inquiries

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Nancy Rubin

Communications Manager
Office: 904-448-7935
Mobile: 904-716-5574

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Teresa Monson

Public Communications Coordinator
Office: 904-730-6258
Mobile: 904-545-5064


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