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AguaCulture project ‘sucking up the muck’ off the bottom of Lake Kissimmee 6/20/2024 EPA is asked to set blue-green algae toxin standards for Florida 6/17/2024 Florida agriculture fuels algae blooms — how much remains unclear. 6/17/2024 DOH-Seminole issues Blue-Green Algae Health Alert for Lake Howell   6/14/2024 Seminole County offers low-flow toilet replacement rebates for some water customers 6/11/2024 Blue-Green Algae Task Force reviews agriculture BMPs 6/6/2024 Florida homebuyers are getting more transparency about flood history 6/5/2024 Some fertilizers can be toxic for waterways and animals: What to do instead 6/5/2024 Dry conditions spark burn bans in Seminole County 6/3/2024 Environmental groups ask the feds to set Florida water quality standards for algae bloom toxins 5/31/2024 Winter Springs improving 5 stormwater ponds ahead of hurricane season 5/30/2024 DOH-Seminole issues Blue-Green Algae Health Alert for Lake Howell 5/29/2024 Mote and partners receive $3.2 million from DEP to combat harmful algal blooms 5/28/2024 Winter Springs improving 5 stormwater ponds ahead of hurricane season 5/22/2024 Decades-old maps don’t fully capture Central Florida’s flooding risk 5/21/2024 US Circuit Court of Appeals nixes Florida’s request for a stay in a wetlands permitting fight 5/21/2024 Sanford begins flood relief project along Mellonville Avenue 5/16/2024 Florida's outdated urban drainage systems cause more flooding, but there is a natural solution 5/14/2024 City of Casselberry launches conservation program around native plants 5/2/2024 Governor announces investments in Wildlife Corridor, red tide mitigation 4/29/2024 Jason Kirby volunteers with ‘SERV’ to help clean Seminole’s waterways 4/29/2024 Over 170 volunteers clean up St. Johns River shoreline and area parks ahead of Earth Day 4/29/2024 First-of-its-kind study shows Florida Wildlife Corridor eases worst impacts of climate change 4/19/2024 Switch to green wastewater infrastructure could reduce emissions and provide huge savings, new resea 4/16/2024 UF/IFAS launches landscape water use survey 4/16/2024 U.S. District judge nails down decision in wetlands case 4/15/2024 Florida Legislature lets local governments make their own fertilizer rules, bans again 4/4/2024 Winter Springs city leaders say major wastewater infrastructure issues will be resolved by 2030 4/3/2024 Cost of watering lawns in Florida? Not so bad compared to other states 4/3/2024 Judge: PACE home resilience loans must be included on tax rolls statewide 4/3/2024 U.S. losing valuable wetlands at alarming rate 4/1/2024 Seminole County Dept. of Health issues Health Alert for blue-green algae in Lake Jesup 3/29/2024 FDEP invites public input on new water quality credit program 3/21/2024 City of Casselberry aiming to protect lakes 3/20/2024 Seminole County ramps up studies for proposed septic to sewer conversions 3/13/2024 State seeks to speed up decision in wetlands permitting case 3/13/2024 Environmental groups oppose a stay in the fight over wetlands permitting in Florida 3/11/2024 Sanford mayor: We remain diligent on water quality 3/8/2024 Central Florida leaders and advocates want local control of fertilizer usage 3/8/2024 The Atlantic is hotter, earlier. That’s a bad sign for hurricane season, Florida corals 3/1/2024 NOAA rolls out new tool to predict river levels 2/29/2024 Florida DEP seeks stay on judicial ruling that removes its authority over wetland permits 2/29/2024 Climate change is throwing the water cycle into chaos across the U.S. 2/29/2024 FWC invites public to attend 29th Annual Tenoroc Youth Fishing Derby 2/29/2024 UF Study: About half of Floridians not aware of local water restrictions 2/29/2024 Photographer: Inland development is destroying Florida’s coastal freshwater wetlands 2/23/2024 USF’s ‘Flood Hub’ is helping the state look into resiliency needs 2/21/2024 Judge rejects handing over wetland permitting duties to the State of Florida 2/19/2024 Brown water flows after hydrants damaged in Winter Springs 2/19/2024 Crucial system of ocean currents is heading for a collapse due to climate change 2/12/2024 New NASA mission could help Lake Okeechobee, red tide in Florida 2/7/2024 Aging sewage system sparks million dollar project in downtown Sanford 2/6/2024 Seminole County residents get look at long-awaited Midway Water Project 2/2/2024 Sanford works to fix overflow issues at wastewater plant 1/26/2024 Study: White House rule dramatically deregulates wetlands, streams and drinking water 1/26/2024 Flooding, groundwater rise can have impact on septic systems 1/25/2024 UF/IFAS: Timing of fertilizer ordinances impacts water quality 1/24/2024 A controversial report says there is not enough evidence proving fertilizer bans help water quality 1/24/2024 Millions of gallons of partially-treated sewage spill into Lake Monroe 1/23/2024 December downpour doubles typical monthly average 1/16/2024 Thousands of Florida homes flood repeatedly. You’re not allowed to know which ones. 1/16/2024 New UF report says it’s unclear if fertilizer bans stop pollution. Not everyone agrees. 1/12/2024 Lawmakers want rules and remedies for chemical in Seminole County tap water 1/9/2024 Fertilizer legislation likely to be included in 2024 Florida Legislative session 1/2/2024 A quest to get an amendment guaranteeing a right to clean water pushed back 1/2/2024 SJRWMD Minimum Flows and Levels peer review for Crystal Chain of Lakes on Jan. 12th 12/19/2023 SJRWMD Minimum Flows and Levels peer review for Wekiva River Basin on Jan. 23rd 12/19/2023 New study identifies Florida’s potential invasive species threats 12/19/2023 SJRWMD ready to assist partners amid unusual rainfall forecast 12/14/2023 Drought vs deluge: Rainfall totals either too little or too much on each of Florida’s coasts 12/11/2023 SRWMD to hold Dec. 13th public meeting on minimum flows/levels for Crystal Chain of Lakes 12/6/2023 EPA proposes revising certain water quality standards for Florida’s waters 12/5/2023 County warns homeowners that Geneva flood mitigation project could be shelved 12/5/2023 Health Alert renewed again for Lake Jesup 12/4/2023 Timetable to replace lead water pipes could be accelerated 12/1/2023 Gulf Stream weakening now 99% certain, and ramifications will be global 12/1/2023 With Geneva stormwater project complete, some hope more will be done to ease floods 11/30/2023 USF survey finds that many homeowners don't realize they're unprotected from flooding risks 11/30/2023 Seminole’s new storm water pond to help ease flooding in Geneva 11/28/2023 Casselberry neighborhood deals with flooding after multiple days of rain 11/27/2023 Many Floridians with private wells don’t know how to take care of them 11/27/2023 Winter Springs commissioners propose water rate increase for infrastructure improvements 11/17/2023 Seminole County leaders reveal plans to alleviate local flooding 11/13/2023 It’s fall, ya’ll. Change those sprinklers to once a week! 11/2/2023 Drainage improvements coming to Sanford 10/26/2023 Seminole County DOH again extends Lake Jesup Health Alert for blue-green algae 10/24/2023 State multi-year plan sought for water-related projects 10/24/2023 Seminole County Health Dept. extends Health Alert for Lake Jesup, Lake Howell 10/4/2023 Wekiwa Springs State Park puts out call for volunteers 10/2/2023 Sanford seeks answers from Florida agencies on 1,4-dioxane contamination 9/28/2023 SJRWMD, SWFWMD propose new groundwater model, solicit public comment 9/28/2023 Native Florida plants could be part of the solution to state's flooding, water quality problems 9/26/2023 Lake Mary water plant destroys 1,4-dixoane with unusual tech 9/22/2023 SJRWMD open house to be held in Apopka on Oct. 20th 9/21/2023 Seminole County Dept. of Health extends Health Alert for Lake Jesup through Oct. 14th 9/20/2023 Florida looks to increase number of wetland mitigation banks, credits available to developers 9/20/2023 UCF students receive $25,000 EPA grant to develop toxin biosensor for drinking water 9/18/2023 Seminole Health Dept. issues Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Howell 9/15/2023 Biden administration restores the power of states and tribes to review projects to protect waterways 9/15/2023 Sanford moves forward on contamination ordinance after 1,4-dioxane was discovered in water wells 8/31/2023 The EPA removes federal protections for most of the country’s wetlands 8/31/2023 What’s the connection between climate change and hurricanes? 8/31/2023 Seminole County Dept. of Health extends Health Alert for Lake Jesup 8/24/2023 Seminole considers urging legislators to adopt stricter drinking water protections 8/23/2023 UF study promotes reducing outdoor water usage 8/22/2023 Scientist: An ‘alarming level’ of PFAS compounds found in some Florida drinking water 8/21/2023 WMDs to hold joint public workshop on CFWI minimum flows, levels, reservations 8/21/2023 At forum, government officials, public discuss Seminole County’s tribulations with 1,4-dioxane 8/16/2023 Gulf of Mexico hit highest sea surface temperature in recorded history 8/16/2023 Could a slowing Gulf Stream bring Florida more flooding? UMiami study will find out 8/14/2023 Climate change giving extra fuel to storms during hurricane season 8/7/2023 As water reuse expands, proponents battle the ‘yuck’ factor 8/7/2023 Northwest Florida WMD officials are testing new technology that turns algae into fertilizer 8/3/2023 FWC invites public input on burrowing owl conservation and permitting guidelines 8/3/2023 Deadline is Sept. 15th to apply for SJRWMD Blue School Grant program 8/3/2023 Toxic algae suspected cause of panther disease 8/2/2023 Florida schools can register now for FWC’s School Fishing Club program 8/2/2023 Study: Ocean currents vital for distributing heat could collapse by midcentury 7/31/2023 Seminole County Health Department issues blue-green algae Health Alert for Lake Jesup 7/31/2023 New interactive story map explores District’s coastal wetlands work 7/27/2023 Seminole County leaders discuss 1,4-dioxane in water 7/26/2023 Mosaic wants to test ‘radioactive road’ with 337 tons of phosphogypsum, records show 7/26/2023 How scientists are saving Florida’s endangered coral reefs from extreme heat 7/25/2023 Flood-prone historic Seminole County neighborhood could get $7.2M in stormwater abatement 7/21/2023 NOAA launches new hurricane forecast model as Atlantic season starts strong 7/20/2023 EPA recommends water filters to purge most forever chemicals from Florida’s drinking water 7/20/2023 Seminole County lands $11M grant to help fund flood reduction projects 7/19/2023 Sewage spill in Altamonte Springs prompts city officials to close off parts of Lake Orienta 7/18/2023 Extreme heat may show effects in Florida’s oceans, lakes, coral reefs 7/17/2023 Seminole to sample wells for toxic chemical 1,4-dioxane 7/13/2023 Oviedo pipe repair project set to finish in July after groundwater delay 7/7/2023 DEP Launches Water Quality Protection Grant Portal for Fiscal Year 2023-24 7/6/2023 USGS estimates potential spread of invasive species carried by hurricane-induced flooding 7/3/2023 Florida DEP Launches the Resilient Florida Grant Application Portal 7/3/2023 Florida Department of Health issues statewide Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Advisory 6/27/2023 Officials plan drainage improvements in Seminole County community 6/24/2023 DeSantis to pause bans on fertilizer. Advocates worry it’ll worsen water woes 6/20/2023 DeSantis axes funding for Central Florida flood prevention, Black history fest 6/16/2023 New studies underway to help update Seminole County floodplain maps 6/15/2023 Hurricane-related flooding worries central Florida residents 6/14/2023 SCOTUS wetlands decision could spell more construction, major impact on Florida 6/5/2023 How the Supreme Court’s wetlands ruling could impact pollution, flooding 5/31/2023 SCOTUS sinks Clean Water Act protection for 51% of U.S. waters 5/26/2023 Water management districts want visitors to enjoy Florida’s springs and rivers responsibly 5/26/2023 Florida environment groups, businesses urge DeSantis to veto ‘attack’ on fertilizer bans 5/17/2023 St. Johns Riverkeeper launching expedition to investigate submerged aquatic vegetation loss 5/17/2023 City of Oviedo to host Water Safety Day on May 20th 5/17/2023 Orange County Dept. of Health issues Health Caution for Lake Burkett-Center 5/15/2023 Caught on camera: City crew’s robot finds alligator in stormwater pipe 5/15/2023 Lake Monroe basin study shows 24 areas of concern 5/9/2023 Bookertown residents fear Seminole County plans could flood historic community 5/5/2023 Seminole education, springs projects land millions in state budget 5/3/2023 Seminole County Health Dept. again extends Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Jesup 5/3/2023 Florida lawmakers propose statewide preemption of local fertilizer use restrictions 5/2/2023 Florida governor awards $100 million to coastal communities impacted by hurricanes 5/1/2023 Winter Haven resiliency efforts to be featured at May 3rd Resilient Florida Forum 4/24/2023 U.S. House fails to override Biden’s veto of resolution to overturn EPA water rule 4/20/2023 Lake Advisory LIFTED for Lake Burkett 4/18/2023 Wildfire threat grows as Florida drought gets steadily worse 4/7/2023 Homeowners encouraged to slow use of irrigation systems during April 4/6/2023 Florida has the most lead pipes in the U.S. and is getting $376 million for drinking water upgrades 4/6/2023 Florida cities wary of bill that would cap transfers from municipal utilities to general revenue 4/3/2023 Senate votes to roll back Biden administration clean water rule 4/3/2023 UPDATE: Water protections removed from fertilizer bill 3/31/2023 Health Officials extend Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Jesup 3/31/2023 Test your springs knowledge during Springs Protection Awareness Month 3/30/2023 Sanford pushes for $60M in federal funds to address ‘forever chemical’ in drinking water 3/17/2023 Health Alert for Wood Lake extended until April 13th 3/17/2023 EPA to limit toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water 3/15/2023 Seminole County-mandated lawn watering restrictions begin March 12th 3/15/2023 Florida’s love-hate relationship with phosphorus 3/10/2023 Lake Advisory EXTENDED for Lake Burkett 3/3/2023 Researchers looking into toxins that Blue-Green Algae release into the air 2/28/2023 2/24/2023 Seminole County Health Department extends Health Alert for Lake Jesup 2/24/2023 Seminole County Health Department extends Alert for Wood Lake 2/20/2023 No debate anymore: Climate change makes extreme weather worse, federal scientists say 2/17/2023 Appeals court says state must do more to clean Florida’s polluted springs 2/16/2023 Hurricanes Ian and Nicole left devastating flooding in Central Florida. Will it happen again? 2/16/2023 Florida to audit Winter Springs drinking water systems over safety concerns 2/13/2023 Tampa Bay project uses AI to identify seagrass scars 2/13/2023 Lake Advisory issued for Lake Burkett 2/10/2023 Seminole County Health Dept. issues Health Alert for Lake Jesup, extends alert for Wood Lake 2/6/2023 Sanford commissioners agree to spend $1M to quickly fix city's aging wastewater system 2/6/2023 The next meeting of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force will be on Feb 1st 1/26/2023 Sanford leaders consider plan to improve sewer infrastructure after flooding 1/24/2023 Orange County Dept. of Health issues Health Caution for Lake Burkett-Center 1/24/2023 Alternative water supply projects within the CFWI receive state funding 1/20/2023 Seminole Dept. of Health again extends Health Alert for Deep Lake 1/20/2023 Seminole County Health Dept. issues Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Wood Lake 1/17/2023 No debate anymore: Climate change makes extreme weather worse, federal scientists say 1/13/2023 Florida’s emergency chief seeks changes in disaster response 1/11/2023 Key Florida lawmaker focuses on shifting from septic tanks to sewer systems 1/9/2023 Health officials issue Blue-Green Algae Health Caution for Lake Burkett 1/6/2023 Seminole County Dept. of Health extends Health Alert for Deep Lake 1/4/2023 SJRWMD resiliency officer lays out challenges ahead of legislative session 12/19/2022 SJRWMD, state, local officials work together on resiliency efforts 12/15/2022 After Ian and Nicole, experts warn of health risks from blue-green algae 12/14/2022 Orange County health officials issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Caution for Lake Pickett 12/9/2022 Seminole health officials issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Jesup, Lake Howell, Deep Lake 12/9/2022 Flesh-eating bacteria cases at a 15-year high in Florida 12/8/2022 EPA: Florida must change water quality standards to protect citizens’ health 12/6/2022 SJRWMD now accepting cost share project applications 12/6/2022 FWC now accepting applications for newly created Vessel Turn-In Program 11/29/2022 Expedition retraces a legendary explorer’s travels through the once-pristine Everglades 11/28/2022 How floating wetlands are helping to clean up urban waters 11/23/2022 Seminole County Dept. of Health issues Health Alert for Lake Howell and Deep Lake 11/18/2022 Record water levels on St. Johns River pose major flooding risk in Florida (again) 11/15/2022 FWC reminds owners unable to salvage their storm-damaged vessels that waivers are still available 11/14/2022 It’s time to “fall back” to once-a-week winter watering 11/3/2022 Overlook Park - Lake Jesup Restoration Workday Nov. 19th 10/31/2022 FWC assessing thousands of ‘displaced’ vessels in the wake of Ian 10/31/2022 Hurricane Ian recovery is slow, but progressing in Seminole County 10/31/2022 How Hurricane Ian swamped Florida rivers: Before-and-after photos show record floods 10/27/2022 Pulte Homes withdraws request for water treatment plant in Seminole’s rural area 10/26/2022 Apply now for Florida Lake Management Society’s ‘Love Your Lake’ grants 10/26/2022 In Seminole County, wells may be contaminated by Ian’s floods, officials say 10/19/2022 FWC creates hotline to address thousands of vessels displaced by Hurricane Ian 10/17/2022 Weeks after Ian, floodwaters are still leaving some Florida communities stranded 10/17/2022 Portions of central Florida received more than 20 inches of rainfall in September 10/13/2022 St. Johns River could see floodwaters until around Thanksgiving, NWS says 10/12/2022 What we know (and don’t) about how climate change impacts hurricanes like Ian 10/10/2022 Lack of flood insurance in hard-hit Central Florida leaves families struggling after Hurricane Ian 10/10/2022 FWC reminds boaters: Use caution after Hurricane Ian 10/10/2022 Lake Monroe’s post-Ian rise heightens flooding concerns in Sanford 10/6/2022 SJRWMD: Ian’s rainfall continues to plague Central Florida, rivers still rising 10/6/2022 Hurricane Ian leaves St. Johns River swollen and stressed 10/5/2022 Florida DOH to private well owners in flood areas: Use caution, get wells tested immediately 10/5/2022 Winter Springs to soon stop boil water alert; Lake Monroe to crest at record level 10/4/2022 Rising flood waters still a concern in some Seminole County areas 10/3/2022 Hurricane recovery information for Seminole County 10/3/2022 Commissioner proposes ‘Seminole Forever’ program to safeguard water resources 9/16/2022 Florida scientists will study how homeowners affect the water quality of stormwater ponds 9/13/2022 Study shows fertilizer ordinances improve water quality (but timing matters) 9/8/2022 Water Management Districts schedule joint virtual meeting to get public input on MFLs 8/24/2022 Viruses thrive in aquatic plants in Florida’s springs 8/22/2022 FIT Researchers: Biochar may help fight against harmful algal blooms 8/22/2022 UPDATE: Health Alert for Lake Jesup Extended until Sept. 23rd 8/15/2022 Seminole DOH issues Health Alert for Lake Dot, extends Health Alert for Lake Griffin 8/9/2022 NOAA and Saildrone launch seven hurricane-tracking surface drones 8/9/2022 Florida’s Blue-Green Algae Task Force meets after half-year hiatus 8/8/2022 Florida’s algae bloom response called too limited, too slow 8/5/2022 Deadline Sept. 15 to apply for SJRWMD Blue School grants to teachers 8/4/2022 Study: Most rainwater on Earth contains PFAS exceeding safe levels 8/4/2022 Deadline to apply for SJRWMD ag cost-share program is August 26 8/2/2022 Seminole County Dept. of Health issues blue-green algae alert for Lake Jesup  7/29/2022 New law requires the state to hit certain cleanup levels of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ 7/27/2022 Lake Monroe Railroad Bridge to be closed Aug. 6-7 7/25/2022 Florida restaurants now facing stronger regulations for grease disposal 7/19/2022 FWC approves derelict Vessel Turn-In Program 7/15/2022 UF research: Norms, not knowledge, drive irrigation habits 7/14/2022 Seminole County DOH extends blue-green algae bloom alert for Lake Griffin 7/12/2022 “Protecting Florida Together” water quality grants portal is now open 7/6/2022 New law directs DEP to set up PFAS cleanup rules, as feds issue advisory 6/23/2022 Governor signs bill putting all soil and water board seats on the ballot days before qualifying 6/21/2022 SJRWMD grants over $1 million to 10 projects to help protect water resources 6/14/2022 DEP accepting comments on proposed springs restoration funding projects 6/13/2022 Seminole DOH extends blue-green algae bloom alert for Lakes Dot, Kathryn, and Griffin 6/8/2022 Fish license-free two weekends in June 6/2/2022 Seminole County summer fertilizer rules now in effect 6/2/2022 Online ‘Florida Friendly Angler’ course is now available 5/31/2022 Seminole DOH issues Blue-green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Dot 5/27/2022 United Nations offers free online freshwater water quality courses 5/16/2022 Seminole County DOH extends blue-green algae bloom alert for Lake Jesup 5/16/2022 Seminole County DOH issues blue-green algae bloom alert for Lake Kathryn 5/12/2022 SJRWMD cost-share program provides support to regional projects 5/11/2022 Seminole and Orange Counties partner to offer education on fertilizer May 11th 5/9/2022 FDEP invites stakeholders to participate in public meeting on TMDL prioritization 5/6/2022 CFWI kicks off 2025 Regional Water Supply Planning effort 5/2/2022 Florida DOH issues Health Alert for Lake Griffin, extends Lake Jesup Health Alert 4/26/2022 Climate change fueled extreme rainfall during the record 2020 hurricane reason 4/20/2022 Sarasota researcher predicts 22 named storms, 5 major hurricanes in 2022 4/20/2022 Green infrastructure helps cities with climate change. So why isn’t there more of it? 4/18/2022 Technology turns algae, bio-solids into sustainable fuel at Altamonte Springs Wastewater 4/6/2022 Register now for Water Wise Seminole workshops 3/31/2022 Seminole County Dept. of Health issues blue-green algae alert for Lake Jesup 3/28/2022 Florida tops list for most polluted lakes in the U.S., study finds 3/24/2022 Study: Florida’s stormwater ponds are net sources of atmospheric carbon 3/15/2022 Irrigation rules change with arrival of Daylight Savings Time 3/14/2022 Bill limiting membership on Soil and Water Conservation District boards en route to Governor 3/11/2022 Seminole County conducting public meetings on Big and Little Econ basin study 3/8/2022 Climate scientist: Florida ‘not acting fast enough’ Report: Time to act is closing 3/7/2022 Florida House approves creating climate change resiliency office 3/4/2022 Application deadline to share in SJRWMD agricultural cost-share funds is March 14 2/25/2022 SJRWMD Governing Board approves Regional Water Supply Plan 2/14/2022 Seminole County DOH issues blue-green algae bloom alert for Lake Jesup 1/31/2022 SCOTUS agrees to review WOTUS 1/31/2022 Next Blue-Green Algae Task Force meeting will be Feb. 10th in Gainesville 1/31/2022 Environmental activists: Red tide report from algae task force doesn't go far enough 1/31/2022 Environmental activists: Red tide report from algae task force doesn’t go far enough 1/31/2022 St. Johns River blue crab trap closure ending early 1/21/2022 Florida resiliency plan scrutinized for failure to address prevention, aid smaller communities 1/19/2022 Partners break ground on project at Lake Monroe 1/14/2022 This legislative session, lawmakers to take up water quality, land conservation and seagrass 1/12/2022 SJRWMD cost-share project applications accepted through Feb. 18th 1/7/2022 St. Johns River blue crab trap closure starts Jan. 16th 1/3/2022 DEP launches new Green Stormwater Infrastructure website 12/15/2021 The governor’s wish-list for resilience spending is big on flooding, not climate change 12/13/2021 DeSantis wants $270M for Florida waterways; environmentalists say more is needed 12/10/2021 Florida algae task force wants to tap experts from U.S., China, other nations 12/9/2021 SJRWMD waives fee to plug abandoned artesian wells 12/9/2021 Bill in legislature would require FDEP to adopt tech to curb algal blooms 12/1/2021 Herbicide Application on Lake Pickett, 11/30 11/29/2021 UPDATE: Alert extended for Lake Jesup until Dec. 22nd 11/29/2021 Lake Jesup Innovative Algae Harvesting Pilot Project Celebration Dec. 17 11/19/2021 Red tide among DeSantis' environmental budget priorities 11/17/2021 What Florida can expect from the infrastructure spending bill 11/16/2021 Are scientists contaminating their own samples with microfibers? 11/16/2021 Florida congressional lawmakers hold meeting on state’s water quality woes 11/5/2021 Do your part to save water: Reset your sprinkler system to fall back to once-a-week 11/4/2021 Florida Congressional Delegation to convene on water quality challenges 11/1/2021 FWC asks lawmakers for $7M to save Florida’s beloved manatees 10/18/2021 UPDATE: Seminole Dept. of Health extends alert for Lake Jesup 10/12/2021 SJRWMD approves new Minimum Flows and Levels (MFL) priority list 10/12/2021 Lake Jesup pilot project may help determine new ways to improve water quality 10/1/2021 City of Sanford seeks state funding for hurricane mitigation of WWTP 9/23/2021 Concentration of microparticles in lakes reflect nearby human activity and land use 9/21/2021 ‘Completely flooded’: Record rainfall leads to flash floods, large washout in Sanford 9/20/2021 Pilot project is latest step forward to improve Lake Jesup’s water quality 9/2/2021 Court vacates NWPR, is still weighing WOTUS restoration 9/1/2021 Blue-Green Algae Task Force talks stormwater at virtual meeting 8/25/2021 Water quality concerns stir up citrus BMP and phosphorus questions 8/25/2021 Blue-Green Algae Task Force to meet on August 23rd 8/16/2021 Florida DOH issues Health Alert for blue-green algae in Lake Howell 8/16/2021 Lake Jesup pilot project to remove algae, nutrients from lake water 8/6/2021 Nikki Fried, Michele Rayner-Goolsby roll out clean water initiative 8/4/2021 UPDATE: Lake Jesup blue-green algae bloom alert extended... again. 8/2/2021 What is the proposed Florida Wetlands Protection ballot amendment? 7/29/2021 Altamonte Springs wastewater testing detects 1,400% increase in COVID-19 since July 1 7/27/2021 Florida DEP launches ‘One Water Florida’ campaign promoting recycled water 7/19/2021 Seminole DOH issues Health Alert for Lake Howell 7/15/2021 Seminole DOH extends blue-green algae bloom alert for Lake Jesup 7/15/2021 Seminole County mulls strengthening natural land protections 7/14/2021 Documentary: Florida’s freshwater springs are in jeopardy 7/6/2021 EPA revokes use of phosphate waste products in road beds 7/6/2021 Video of June 23rd Blue-Green Algae Task Force meeting available 7/2/2021 DEP launches online grant portal for FY2021-22; Deadline July 15th 7/1/2021 Dyes and isotopes track groundwater from sink to spring 6/30/2021 Report: Treasured but suffering, Florida springs get ‘miniscule’ attention 6/28/2021 Blue-Green Algae Task Force meets for first time since November 6/24/2021 Want to be on Flip My Florida Yard? 6/23/2021 Researchers working on new test to detect cyanobacteria in humans 6/21/2021 U.S. House Rep seeks EPA investigation of Little Wekiva River silting 6/17/2021 Blue-green algae warning issued for Lake, Seminole waterways 6/15/2021 Proposed Florida constitutional amendment aims to give waterways legal rights 6/11/2021 Biden administration initiates legal action to repeal WOTUS 6/10/2021 SJRWMD debuts improved water quality data web portal 6/10/2021 SJRWMD to share innovative algal bloom treatment contract with water managers, FDEP 6/10/2021 Poll: Floridians want federal infrastructure plan to deal with climate change 6/9/2021 Restoring urban streams benefits habitat, water quality 6/3/2021 State tightens rules for sewage sludge used as fertilizer but leaves a loophole in place 6/3/2021 Hurricane season begins June 1st. Be flood-ready. 6/1/2021 Orlando partners with Florida DEP to improve WWTP 5/24/2021 Water quality activists push state for toxin-measuring standards 5/18/2021 EPA website restores climate change data 5/17/2021 SJRWMD approves $10.6 million for 24 water resource protection projects 5/14/2021 Governor signs sea-level rise bill into law 5/13/2021 FWC launches new statewide Fishing Pier Finder 5/6/2021 Governor announces $148M in local resilience funding 5/6/2021 City of Winter Springs facing potential fines over water plant sewage leaks, fish kill 5/3/2021 Senate passes bipartisan $35B water infrastructure bill 5/3/2021 Seminole County contractor performing sewer line ‘smoke tests’ 4/6/2021 Seminole utility and others water down rule that would protect Floridan Aquifer 3/24/2021 UF scientists to probe downstream ecological impacts of stormwater ponds 3/19/2021 Seminole County mulling Deer Run Golf Course water rights 3/3/2021 Public teleconference March 15 to discuss Sylvan Lake MFLs peer review 3/2/2021 Verdict over Florida springs health is blow for environmentalists 2/24/2021 Seminole County seeks $1.66 million to fix Little Wekiva River 2/24/2021 FBI issues cybersecurity outline for water treatment plants 2/22/2021 Seminole County residents agree to tax themselves for cleaner lakes 2/2/2021 Wastewater testing shows COVID-19 variant may be more prevalent in Central Florida than first though 2/1/2021 Governor proposes $1 billion for local resilience programs 1/29/2021 Environmental groups ask judge to throw out EPA decision to let Florida oversee wetlands permitting 1/15/2021 Fried asks new EPA head to reconsider wetlands move 1/4/2021 EPA gives Florida wider authority over wetland development 12/18/2020 EPA considering “extremely hazardous” pesticide for Florida citrus 12/11/2020 “East Rural Area” designation prompts land development code changes 12/9/2020 Public webinar Dec. 16 to discuss Red Bug Lake surface water model peer review 12/1/2020 Fish kills: Know who to call, what you can do to help 11/30/2020 DEP to host online Blue-Green Algae Task Force meeting 11/12/2020 Experts brainstorm ways to meet growth demands while protecting water supplies 11/10/2020 Reset your sprinkler system to fall back to once-a-week 11/2/2020 USGS unveils National Water Dashboard (NWD) 11/2/2020 Florida wants to control wetlands permitting. Critics say it isn’t equipped to do the job 10/21/2020 Public meeting Oct. 27th to discuss model peer review for Redbug Lake 10/15/2020 SJRWMD adopts 2020 Minimum Flows and Levels priority list and schedule 10/15/2020 Exploring the widespread impacts of ongoing nitrogen pollution 9/28/2020 Public input requested for East Lake Mary Boulevard Small Area Study 9/28/2020 Third CFWI rulemaking workshop scheduled 9/21/2020 Governor announces $50M in springs funding 9/21/2020 EPA allocates $1M to help USF study harmful algal blooms 9/18/2020 Sept. 10th SJRWMD webinar focuses on agriculture 9/3/2020 FDACS launches “Florida Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Program” 9/3/2020 CFWI rulemaking schedule extended 8/26/2020 Clean Water Coalition members seek seats on SJRWMD board 8/25/2020 Five ways to minimize your flood risk 8/21/2020 Scientists decry new WOTUS rule 8/14/2020 Herbicide Application on Lake Pickett, 8/12 8/11/2020 Where has the water gone? Little Wekiva River left nearly dry 8/10/2020 Deadline for SJRWMD ag cost-share program is Sept. 8th 8/10/2020 EPA agreement brings Florida a step closer to issuing certain Clean Water Act permits 8/10/2020 Deadline approaching for Blue School Grant Program applications 8/7/2020 Blue-Green Algae Task Force: Alert public when algal toxins detected 7/30/2020 SJRWMD offers continuing education credits to community association managers 7/27/2020 SJRWMD report: 9% decrease in water use over last decade 7/21/2020 EPA limits states’ power to review projects that affect water quality 7/15/2020 Environmental groups say latest water bill bad for Florida 7/14/2020 Florida’s new environmental laws: A breakdown 7/7/2020 New technology delivers fast, easy results on water quality 7/7/2020 CFWI rulemaking workshop scheduled for July 9th 7/6/2020 Strong public interest shown in draft CFWI 2020 Regional Water Supply plan 7/6/2020 New law gives Florida DEP gets new duties, including septic systems oversight 7/2/2020 Study: Florida has thousands more high-risk properties than FEMA says 6/29/2020 Oveido’s Black Hammock service area chlorine flush June 10th-30th 6/11/2020 SJRWMD executive director featured presenter for June 4th webinar 6/2/2020 SJRWMD is preparing for hurricane season; you can help 6/1/2020 SJRWMD “Blue Schools” grant program accepting applications 5/28/2020 April 2020 Newsletter - Seminole County Lake Management Program 5/12/2020 November 2019 Newsletter - Seminole County Lake Management Program 5/12/2020 Bipartisan senators announce $19.5B water infrastructure proposal 4/27/2020 Learn about Florida’s water resources in free webinar series 4/27/2020 Pandemic could nix new environmental funding 4/21/2020 Abnormally warm Gulf of Mexico could intensify tornado, hurricane seasons 4/7/2020 Water associations reassure public on tap water safety 4/7/2020 El Niño may skip hurricane season: what it means for Florida 3/20/2020 Don’t flush disinfectant wipes! 3/18/2020 Legislature approves bill creating new Aquatic Preserve 3/13/2020 Heading to an event? Verify its status first! 3/13/2020 Bill aimed at battling algae blooms heads to governor 3/12/2020 Florida moving ahead to take over federal wetlands permitting 2/20/2020 Florida's chief science officer says we need to reduce carbon emissions 2/7/2020 Senate budget head seeks $2.5 billion water quality package 1/14/2020 New CFWI modelling results to be used for water supply planning 1/13/2020 Governor likely to get environmental money in upcoming session 1/10/2020 Diseases and algae blooms: Florida researchers to make connections 12/20/2019 An urbanized Florida means more stormwater ponds, invasive plants 12/20/2019 FWC seeking innovative ideas for aquatic plant management 12/17/2019 Non-native fish are found throughout Florida’s freshwaters 12/3/2019 Toilet-to-tap proposal sent back to Florida House for reconsideration 11/25/2019 Public meetings Dec. 3rd to discuss model peer review for lakes Apshawa and Sylvan 11/25/2019 Clean Water Act: Economic analysis could undermine Trump rule repeal 11/18/2019 Do your part: Reset your sprinkler system timer Saturday to fall back to once-a-week watering 11/7/2019 New water restrictions begin Nov. 3rd 10/25/2019 Blue-Green Algae Task Force approves 1st recommendations 10/14/2019 1.2 million gallons of wastewater spills into Seminole County creek 10/14/2019 Oct. 1st marks end of fertilizer-restricted period in Seminole County 10/4/2019 Report: Florida’s water supplies under extreme pressure 9/30/2019 Congressional committee presses EPA over WOTUS rollback 9/30/2019 Septic tanks eyed in efforts to combat algae 9/27/2019 Water Management District board vacancies concern some conservationists 9/27/2019 Florida Gov. DeSantis rolls out environmental proposals 9/17/2019 Riverkeeper: 'Alarming' findings in annual St. Johns River report 9/17/2019 St. Johns River at Astor to reach moderate flood stage 9/4/2019 Dorian update from Seminole County Emergency Management 8/30/2019 SJRWMD website has information/links for Dorian prep 8/30/2019 Court rules Obama EPA violated law on WOTUS 8/27/2019 8/27/2019 Seminole County prepares for Tropical Storm Dorian 8/27/2019 Almost half of Florida water bodies have algal blooms, and climate change is worsening the problem 8/16/2019 USF's poop-powered generator could have worldwide impact 8/16/2019 A new old way to combat toxic algae: float it up, then skim it off 8/6/2019 Sandy soil and rising seas spell septic tank disaster in Florida 7/21/2019 Press release details 7/21/2019 Treating nutrients with algae blooms 7/14/2019 District recognizes July 2019 as Lakes Appreciation Month 7/14/2019 Scientists discover the biggest seaweed bloom in the world 7/11/2019 Florida may adopt limits on amount of toxins from blue-green algae blooms allowed in waterways 7/10/2019 Florida governor Ron DeSantis signs bill to change environmental enforcement 7/3/2019 Ban biosolids use along upper St. Johns River, Indian River County administrator tells DEP 6/30/2019 Report: Rising seas could cost Florida $75 billion over 20 years 6/27/2019 NASA helps warn of harmful algal blooms in lakes, reservoirs 6/25/2019 June 23-29 is Mosquito Awareness Week 6/21/2019 June 1st Starts the Fertilizer Restricted Period in Seminole County 6/20/2019 Big mission awaits Florida's new Blue Green Algae Task Force 6/17/2019 This year's Gulf of Mexico dead zone could be one of the biggest ever, NOAA says 6/17/2019 Florida's ongoing struggle with non-native water hyacinth 6/17/2019 State funding to flow for Florida springs 6/6/2019 With biosolids bills failing in Florida Legislature, DEP to develop own rules 6/3/2019 District’s Blue School Grant Program accepting applications now through Sept. 6 6/3/2019 Florida's dirty water tops list of woes for new chief science officer 5/23/2019 New playground opens at Sylvan Lake Park 5/22/2019 Could global warming lead to quieter hurricane seasons? Experts say yes, with a caveat 5/15/2019 Trump to ease drilling rules sparked by 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill 5/15/2019 Lawmakers introduce bill forcing EPA to set legal limit for all PFAS in drinking water 5/15/2019 New EPA document tells communities to brace for climate change impacts 5/15/2019 ‘You can call him our water czar’: Nikki Fried names Florida’s new water policy director 5/15/2019 Florida's new chief science officer started off as a surfer dude 5/5/2019 New EPA document tells communities to brace for climate change impacts 5/5/2019 Ron DeSantis announces newly-formed Blue-Green Algae Task Force 4/30/2019 Algae bloom spreads across St. Johns River 4/25/2019 Florida disasters command huge share of state spending 4/22/2019 Court orders EPA to reevaluate Obama-era power plant wastewater rule 4/22/2019 As oceans rapidly warm, an urgent need to improve hurricane forecasts 4/22/2019 Giant storms, aging infrastructure pushing Florida’s sewer systems to breaking point 4/15/2019 Senate outlines $1.7 billion environmental spending plan 4/2/2019 Eutrophication of lakes will significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions 4/2/2019 New for Florida: Gov. Ron DeSantis names chief science officer 4/2/2019 Novel virus investigated in St.Johns turtle die-off 3/26/2019 After years of inaction, septic tanks once again focus in Florida 3/21/2019 FWC, partners continue investigation of freshwater turtle die-off 3/19/2019 Miklos steps down as St. Johns WMD chair 3/18/2019 New irrigation rules for Seminole County begin March 10th 3/11/2019 Experts testify on algae solutions at Florida Congressional delegation meeting 3/8/2019 Opinion: 5 things Florida must do to protect our waterways 3/8/2019 America uses 322 billion gallons of water each day. Here’s where it goes. 3/5/2019 Wildlife officials want more mechanical harvesting, fewer chemicals applied to lakes, rivers 3/5/2019 Florida’s legislators expected to focus heavily on water this session 3/5/2019 Can we address climate change without sacrificing water quality? 3/5/2019 Florida delegation focuses on water quality issues 3/5/2019 Altamonte Springs taps high school students to fix wastewater staffing issues 3/5/2019 Climate change is shifting productivity of fisheries worldwide 3/5/2019 New lawn watering rules for Seminole county begins March 10, 2019 3/5/2019 FWC Commissioners direct staff to move forward with improvements to Aquatic Plant Management Program 2/26/2019 Seminole County struggling to fill wastewater operation positions 2/26/2019 Hurricanes are strengthening faster in the Atlantic, and climate change is a big reason why 2/21/2019 UF researchers say people are moving away from lakes and rivers 2/21/2019 Kids sue state of Florida for action on climate change. DeSantis wants suit dismissed 2/21/2019 FWC announces St. Johns River aquatic plant management public meeting on Feb. 25 2/20/2019 DeSantis puts $50 million toward springs, but existing funding sits unspent 2/12/2019 Nearly a third of state's waters are polluted, experts say 1/28/2019 FWC to pause aquatic plant herbicide treatment while collecting public comment 1/25/2019 One option for disposal of biosolids: recycling them to make sustainable bricks 1/22/2019 Gov. DeSantis announces sweeping fixes meant to clean up Florida's water woes 1/11/2019 Hurricane preparedness casualty of federal government shutdown 1/10/2019 Federal government spending $100 million to study desalination 1/10/2019 Senate panel briefed on septic tanks’ contribution to algae outbreak 1/10/2019 Trade industry group bringing ‘2019 Algae Biomass Summit’ to Orlando 12/17/2018 Tons of south Florida sewage finds its way into St. Johns River to ‘devastating effect’’ 12/14/2018 Proposed legislation looks to restore septic inspections 12/14/2018 Trump wetlands rule rollback makes about 6 million acres in Florida unprotected 12/14/2018 New national report says climate change threatens U.S. water security 12/6/2018 Altamonte Springs takes steps to make wastewater drinkable 11/1/2018 Florida springs summit to pursue restoration and protection 10/30/2018 Watershed groups have a positive impact on local water quality, study finds 10/30/2018 New lawn watering rules go into effect on Nov. 4th 10/30/2018 In a step forward for Everglades restoration, U.S. Senate approves reservoir plan 10/11/2018 The hurricanes and climate-change questions keep coming. Yes, they’re linked. 10/11/2018 Florida DEP announces “Septic Upgrade Incentive” program 10/5/2018 FWC schedules aquatic plant control on St. Johns River 10/5/2018 Measures that would help address Florida's harmful algal blooms remain stalled In Congress 9/27/2018 How your lawn's fertilizers can contribute to the red tide; counties combat their use 9/25/2018 Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain 9/24/2018 City Of Altamonte Springs Ranks Top In The World For Innovative Water Project 9/24/2018 Report on Florida's St. Johns River is mixed bag 9/24/2018 SJRWMD cost-share project applications due Oct. 18th 9/7/2018 Now you can take your boater safety exam online 8/29/2018 Report outlines Florida’s major environmental concerns 8/16/2018 Algae monitor sponsored by NASA installed in Lake Okeechobee 8/13/2018 CFWI calls for projects to help meet Florida’s water demands 7/11/2018 Citizen science volunteer opportunities on Seminole County waterways 7/2/2018 Advocates say springs need more help as State adopts clean-up plans 6/28/2018 The fate of Florida's wetlands could be decided behind closed doors, groups say 6/22/2018 Trump's move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands banks 6/15/2018 Study: Anatartica's ice is rapidly melting, threatening coastal communities worldwide 6/14/2018 Die-off of freshwater turtles prompts FWC to investigate 6/7/2018 $20,000 available to teachers looking for innovative ways to educate students 5/29/2018 Chlorine flush of water in Black Hammock service area begins June 25th 5/24/2018 Majorities see government efforts to protect the environment as insufficient 5/21/2018 Tax increase to clean up defunct golf course in Seminole County 5/16/2018 EPA releases 5-year review of Recreational Water Quality Criteria 5/14/2018 Irma report: Devastation – and a huge warning sign 4/30/2018 HUD sending additional $791 million to Florida for hurricane recovery 4/16/2018 Seminole crews investigate water main break 4/11/2018 FSU Research: Urban growth leads to shorter, more intense wet seasons in Florida peninsula 4/11/2018 2018 hurricane season expected to be an active one 4/9/2018 Opinion: It’s time to reconsider cisterns 4/9/2018 Polluters are dumping into Florida waterways 4/6/2018 “Data is king”: Analysis confirms projections of sea level rise models 4/2/2018 Salmon farming in Florida? It's a possibility. 3/28/2018 Florida receives $26.5M in funding for conservation and sportsmen access 3/23/2018 Wetland protection poised to shift from Corps of Engineers to Florida DEP 3/20/2018 Army of volunteers wades through muddy waters to keep Seminole lakes clear 3/19/2018 Legislature passes bill to boost aquifers with treated sewage: Environmental groups cringe 3/16/2018 More manatees died from cold stress this winter 3/12/2018 High-res mapping of U.S. flood risk triples the population in harm's way 3/9/2018 Court rulings may result in groundwater discharges requiring NPDES permits 3/9/2018 UF Study: To prevent harmful algal blooms, limit nitrogen and phosphorus 3/7/2018 America's flood insurance chief has a message for all Floridians: You're at risk 3/6/2018 Trump directs EPA to begin dismantling clean water rule 3/5/2018 Military on front line of battle with sea level rise 3/2/2018 Mystery disease killing Florida's only coral reef 2/28/2018 U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to EPA water regulation 2/28/2018 Federal wetlands protections threatened by bill advancing in Florida legislature 2/27/2018 Seminole County water restrictions begin March 11 2/23/2018 Study calls for expansive help for Florida's springs 2/20/2018 DEP to drop controversial water pollution regulations and start over 2/14/2018 Governor and cabinet approve purchase of Seminole County trail connector 2/13/2018 Floods are getting worse, and 2,500 chemical sites lie in the water’s path 2/12/2018 35 manatee deaths in January blamed on cold weather 2/8/2018 Senate committee approves statewide fracking ban 2/7/2018 Miami state senator introduces bill requiring sea level studies on coastal development projects 1/30/2018 DEP wants to take over issuing federal wetland permits 1/30/2018 Supreme Court rules that challenges to WOTUS should be filed in district courts 1/29/2018 Research finds discrepancies between satellite, global model estimates of land water storage 1/29/2018 Notice - Black Hammock Water Service Area 1/23/2018 Florida, Georgia water war reaches SCOTUS 1/19/2018 Research: Oxygen levels continue dropping In world's waters 1/19/2018 Florida Forever bill heads to state Senate floor with amendment banning overhead costs 1/16/2018 Impacts of hurricane season rainfall are balanced by drier conditions 1/10/2018 Rick Scott and Trump administration strike deal: No drilling off Florida coast 1/10/2018 High-risk underground fuel tanks in Florida await cleanup as state spends millions on easy fixes 1/8/2018 Cost-share funding available for water resource protection projects 1/8/2018 District and UF complete collaborative three-year investigation into Florida springs' health 1/8/2018 Springs Institute director: 2017 was a mixed year for spring health 12/22/2017 Red tide, boat strikes cause of most manatee deaths in 2017 12/22/2017 Seminole County seeking FFL/FYN Coordinator 12/22/2017 Moody’s: Unaddressed climate change will hurt Florida bond ratings 12/13/2017 Help save a billion gallons of water: Skip a week of lawn irrigation 12/12/2017 Edwards, Brandes file bills to prevent wastewater discharges 12/11/2017 The 2017 hurricane season is finally over. Why was it so bad? 12/11/2017 Learn about crowdsourcing water level data at Dec. 19th webinar 12/7/2017 DEP secretary rejects judge's recommendation, denies Everglades oil drilling permit 12/4/2017 New funding promotes septic tank replacement for homes 12/1/2017 EPA, Army propose to delay WOTUS implementation 11/27/2017 USF, Florida welcome new research vessel R/V W. T. Hogarth 11/13/2017 Florida Chamber calls for science-based solutions to water issues 11/13/2017 Reset your irrigation timer when you “fall back” this Sunday 11/7/2017 Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine visits Europe to study water issues 11/1/2017 Florida bill could require sea-level-rise studies for publicly funded buildings 10/30/2017 Lake Pickett Advisory: Navigation Hazard (updated) 10/25/2017 Miami can now challenge a state rule that allows more toxins in the water 10/25/2017 Nine toxic Superfund sites in Central Florida waiting for EPA help 10/23/2017 Take look at before, after effects of sea floor following Hurricane Irma near Florida 10/23/2017 Irma devastates Florida oranges, other crops 10/23/2017 Retention pond overflows, forcing couple from their home 10/17/2017 Altamonte Springs testing purifying, recycling wastewater for drinking 10/16/2017 SJRWMD awards Blue School grants to schools for water resource education 10/12/2017 What will Florida (and its water supply) look like in 2070? 10/11/2017 District commends Altamonte Springs for award-winning water reuse project 10/11/2017 Lake O hits highest level since 2005, raising concerns its dike could fail 10/6/2017 Is development draining Florida’s aquifer system beyond repair? 10/5/2017 IRMA: Some Seminole County homeowners still dealing with rising floodwaters 9/29/2017 All the ways hurricanes can harm — and help — the ecosystems they hit 9/28/2017 Seminole will appeal sky-high water rate increases approved by Public Utilities Commission 9/28/2017 Hurricane Irma leaves behind foul stink across Central Florida 9/26/2017 Florida needs to improve sewage systems, enviro group says 9/25/2017 Fight over 'flushable' wipes D.C. says are clogging sewer systems heads to federal court 9/25/2017 Sewage spills add to misery In hurricane-battered Florida 9/21/2017 Comment period extended for the definition of "Waters of the United States" 9/21/2017 Hurricane Irma's fury has forced closure of many Central Florida parks and trails 9/19/2017 Residents near Seminole County lakes desperate for water to recede 9/19/2017 Minimized water usage request from Seminole County 9/18/2017 Irma's gone, rivers still rising 9/14/2017 State bill requests $125 million to help springs, St. Johns River 8/24/2017 The sea level did, in fact, rise faster in Florida and the southeast U.S. 8/14/2017 Be mindful of summertime algal blooms, report them to FDEP 8/10/2017 DEP project to benefit Wekiwa Springs 8/8/2017 Businesses bucked Gov. Rick Scott's rule to notify public about pollution 8/8/2017 State delegation asks Corps of Engineers to stay neutral in water wars 7/28/2017 Critics of DEP water rules now are more hopeful for appeals 7/19/2017 Tom Palmer: Problem of water use is not a new issue 7/11/2017 Water Atlas program, faculty, Atlas sponsors receive FLMS Awards 7/11/2017 Seminole County cuts the ribbon on new facility to help clean Lake Jesup 7/10/2017 FWC asking for public’s help in tracking fish kills 7/5/2017 Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule 6/28/2017 PLT Climate Change and Project WET Workshop 6/19/2017 Four Seminole County water projects receive cost-share funding from SJRWMD 6/19/2017 Register now for Wekiva Basin Field Ecology Course 6/16/2017 Local governments, more or less, tackling effects of climate change 6/13/2017 Water efficiency in rural areas getting worse, despite improvements in urban centers 6/8/2017 Scott vetoes spending for citrus canker claims, water projects 6/6/2017 USGS study Finds 28 types of cyanobacteria in Florida algal bloom 6/6/2017 New research vessel to impact marine research across Florida 6/5/2017 Central Florida Water Initiative focuses on collaboration with utilities to extend water supply 6/5/2017 Florida LAKEWATCH seeking water quality monitoring volunteers 6/2/2017 $1.5 million available to farmers to support water-saving technologies 6/1/2017 Pace of sea-level rise has tripled since 1990, new study shows 5/30/2017 Noah Valenstein is new Florida DEP chief 5/25/2017 Florida's ailing springs subject of clash over how much water to divert for development 5/25/2017 Longwood project benefits water supply and water quality 5/22/2017 SJRWMD encourages HOAs to use water wisely during the current water shortage 5/22/2017 St. Johns River Water Management District recognizes May 14-20 as Water Reuse Week in Florida 5/15/2017 Register now for FREE workshop on new fertilizer ordinance 5/10/2017 Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for May 6 in Sanford 5/8/2017 Register now for May 9-11 stormwater, erosion, and sedimentation course 5/5/2017 Water shortage warning for all of SJRWMD expected next week 5/4/2017 Pollution notice bill inspired by sinkhole passes Legislature 5/4/2017 Florida drinking water ranks among nation’s worst, study finds 5/3/2017 Meeting May 3rd for Longwood residents affected by sewer conversion project 5/2/2017 Environmental budget negotiations falter in Legislature 5/1/2017 New primer to “living shorelines” published 4/25/2017 Florida Senate unanimously supports pollution notification rules change 4/24/2017 Dry weather causes Seminole County to enact countywide burn ban 4/24/2017 New irrigation rules in effect March 12th 4/14/2017 More than 100 Florida wildfires scorch state, a sign of how dry we are 4/10/2017 Chlorine flush of drinking water system in Black Hammock area 4/10/2017 Supreme Court will not pause Obama WOTUS rule 4/5/2017 Seminole County Commission enacts new fertilizer ordinance 3/30/2017 Republicans lead fight to ban fracking in Florida 3/22/2017 Fix water quality or Florida tourism will suffer, fishing and boating industries warn 3/17/2017 Lawmakers grill DEP over water pollution limits 3/17/2017 DEP secretary Jon Steverson resigns after stormy 2-year tenure 3/17/2017 President Trump transition leader's goal is two-thirds cut in EPA employees 3/17/2017 Plan that includes keeping toxic algae from waterways is now bigger and more expensive 3/16/2017 Florida scientists fear hurricane forecasts, climate research will suffer under Trump 3/16/2017 Bill to strengthen pollution notification rules advances in Florida Senate 3/16/2017 Bill that would ban fracking in Florida passes Senate committee 3/16/2017 Companies vie for job of clearing phosphorous from Seminole County's Lake Jesup 3/9/2017 Technical meeting to discuss springs science progress set for March 10 3/7/2017 Trump takes aim at WOTUS rule 3/1/2017 Trump begins dismantling Obama’s EPA rules today. First up: the Clean Water Rule 3/1/2017 Seminole County Commissioners approve new fertilizer ordinance 3/1/2017 Revised fertilizer ordinance vote by County Commission set for Feb. 28th 2/20/2017 Florida lawmakers push water agenda 2/17/2017 Long slog likely if Trump EPA attempts WOTUS do-over 2/16/2017 Florida has seen bad effects from Trump-like climate gag orders 2/16/2017 Spring 2017 Lake Restoration dates announced 2/13/2017 SJRWMD will hold two-day meeting on phosphorus removal from Lake Jesup 2/8/2017 Public meeting Feb. 22nd to review Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, Little Wekiva Canal BMAP 2/8/2017 Legislature needs educating about flood risk 2/7/2017 What would happen to Florida if the EPA really did go away? 2/7/2017 Public Notice: Longwood City 2/7/2017 Obliterating EPA would create chaos, experts say 2/3/2017 In Florida, debate over pollution limits rages 2/3/2017 State may require licensing for kayaks, canoes, paddle boards 2/1/2017 Court reinstates EPA rule to allow pumping dirty water unchecked 1/27/2017 Environmental groups want EPA to nix Florida’s new water standards 1/27/2017 Wild ride awaits for water issues under Trump 1/23/2017 Water-conservation expert to discuss growth challenges 1/19/2017 How catching 'junk' fish cleans up Central Florida lakes 1/17/2017 Clean Water Network asks federal judge to force EPA’s hand 1/12/2017 Dry weather prompts enactment of burn ban 1/9/2017 Florida judge tosses pollution notification rule 1/3/2017 Registration now open for biodiversity conference 12/22/2016 Tighter requirements sought for Environmental Regulation Commission 12/21/2016 FWC “Fishbrain” app to help FWC track nonnative freshwater fish 12/21/2016 EPA releases final report on impacts from hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water 12/14/2016 New report to EPA highlights importance of citizen scientists 12/14/2016 Dec. 2016 issue of the Florida LAKEWATCH newsletter is available 12/14/2016 Drinking water safe but DEP faces criticism over sinkhole response 12/9/2016 Pollution notification plan continues to draw objections 12/9/2016 Florida's water demand for development could double by 2070 12/9/2016 Rising seas could swallow Florida's tax base 12/9/2016 WOTUS is ‘doomed’ under Trump, experts say  12/9/2016 Volunteers “SERV” Seminole County 11/22/2016 Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable to meet Dec. 14-15 at FGCU 11/18/2016 1000 Friends of Florida hosts free "Water 2070" webinar Nov. 17th 11/10/2016 Watering Restrictions Change Nov. 6 11/2/2016 District's new Blue School Grant Program accepting applications through Nov. 30 11/1/2016 Aylesworth Foundation lures the best and brightest marine science students 10/27/2016 FEMA gives Floridians more time to file Hermine flood insurance claims 10/27/2016 Longwood septic tanks to be removed near Wekiwa Springs 10/26/2016 DEP announces Water-Quality Restoration Grant opportunities 10/14/2016 Judge refuses to block changes to Florida's water quality standards 10/12/2016 USDA describes $328M oil spill restoration plan for Gulf of Mexico 9/21/2016 Water standards fight heads to appeals court 9/20/2016 New method detects low-dose impacts of human-made chemicals in water 9/15/2016 Senate advances water bill with $1.9B for Everglades, Florida algae bloom projects 9/14/2016 Florida’s losses from a big hurricane could reach a mind-blowing $200 billion 9/9/2016 Sen. Bill Nelson, South Florida leaders question Florida changing water pollution rules 9/9/2016 Fertilizer ordinance proposed for Seminole County 8/29/2016 Legal Challenges Mount Over New Water Standards 8/26/2016 Brain-eating amoeba common in Florida; researchers race for cure 8/25/2016 The latest Florida LAKEWATCH Newsletter is available online 8/10/2016 Hydrilla help needed from Florida LAKEWATCHers 8/10/2016 Bondi adds Florida to lawsuit against federal wetland protections 8/10/2016 Read about all the news at Florida LAKEWATCH 8/8/2016 Get the latest news from Florida LAKEWATCH! 8/8/2016 UF researchers: “Little janitor” merits attention in Florida springs' health debate 8/8/2016 DEP Report: Half of Florida lakes’ surface have “elevated” algae levels 8/8/2016 ERC signs off on controversial water standards 7/27/2016 Be smart and respect toxic algae in lakes 7/25/2016 Civil Engineers: State Infrastructure Is Mediocre, But Improving 7/15/2016 Boil Water Advisory lifted for Northwest Service Area 7/15/2016 Environmental groups visiting DC to press for purchase of Lake O ag lands 7/14/2016 Springs restoration projects identified for funding 7/13/2016 Solving disinfection byproducts led to unintended consequences 6/1/2016 SJRWMD offers tips for homeowners to prepare for hurricane season 5/27/2016 Public blasts DEP over new water toxics limits 5/16/2016 Study: Efficient fixtures have cut U.S. indoor water use 22% since 1999 5/13/2016 Work underway on project to improve water quality in Lake Jesup, Soldiers Creek 5/13/2016 Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act now adopted 5/13/2016 Sixth Circuit Will Not Rehear Venue Question in Clean Water Act Rule Dispute 4/26/2016 Vegetables irrigated with treated wastewater expose consumers to drugs 4/19/2016 Tire collection events 4/14/2016 St. Johns River Management District demonstrates irrigation audit to promote water conservation 4/14/2016 FDEP awards $4.6-million low-interest loan to Sanford for stormwater improvements 4/12/2016 How Many Straws? 4/7/2016 USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands 4/7/2016 Catch nonnative freshwater fish, get the chance to win prizes 4/5/2016 38 Florida locations among sites military will check for water contamination 3/29/2016 UF/IFAS study: Water conservation important to many; only some take action 3/23/2016 Applications sought in Florida for Regional Conservation Partnership Program 3/23/2016 In first-of-a-kind summit, White House rallies corporate investment in water supplies 3/23/2016 House, Senate reach budget deal that includes additional $21M for water projects 3/9/2016 SJRWMD proclaims April as Springs Protection Awareness Month 3/8/2016 NASA: Decade of rising seas slowed by land soaking up extra water 2/19/2016 Public invited to 16th Annual Orlando Wetlands Park Festival 2/19/2016 USGS: Algal toxins detected in one-third of streams assessed in 5 southeastern states 2/18/2016 Obama proposing clean-water cuts amid Flint outcry 2/17/2016 UCF among student teams to receive EPA funding for innovative sustainable projects 2/16/2016 DEP announces water-quality restoration grant opportunities 2/12/2016 Florida Lake Management Society announces spring workshop 2/9/2016 Bill Nelson blasts proposal to allow offshore drilling near Florida coast 2/8/2016 Save the Date: 2016 NALMS monitoring conference 2/3/2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces over $20 Million in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands 2/3/2016 New water law will affect everyone who uses water in Florida 1/28/2016 Florida mayors to Rubio: We’re going under, take climate change seriously 1/28/2016 Clean Water State Revolving Fund provides more than $375M in loans to Florida communities 1/25/2016 Obama vetoes GOP attempt to block water rule 1/21/2016 Florida DEP to hold public meetings on water quality assessments 1/20/2016 Districts extend deadline to submit applications for $4 million in cost-share funding 1/20/2016 Environmental groups want Scott to veto water bill 1/20/2016 New water policy expected to flow in session 1/4/2016 Water management districts make $4 million available for local government projects 1/4/2016 St. Johns River regional blue crab trap closure: Jan. 16-25 1/4/2016 Congress backs bill banning microbeads in soap, body wash 12/22/2015 Districts ready to fund $4 million in water conservation projects 12/22/2015 Report: Stormwater and graywater valid water sources, but guidelines for use are needed 12/18/2015 GAO: EPA broke law when it used social media to promote WOTUS 12/15/2015 UWM scientist develops new way to find age of drinking water 12/15/2015 While environmentalists criticize water policy plans, they draw defender in Putnam 12/10/2015 Florida Groups Thankful for Clean Water Protections 12/7/2015 Florida city to divert highway water runoff to neighborhood lawns 12/7/2015 FDEP issues final, Senate-mandated report on water reuse 12/4/2015 Florida League of Cities, Stormwater Association Challenge EPA Waters of the US Rule 12/3/2015 Scott administration helped keep scathing EPA pipeline report out of legal challenge 12/3/2015 Gov. Scott wants more staffing cuts in health, environment 11/25/2015 Tuskawilla Nutrient and Hydrologic Study Underway 11/25/2015 DEP welcomes new director of water policy 11/24/2015 Florida signs off on St. Johns River withdrawals 11/19/2015 Altamonte Springs reclaiming millions of gallons of I-4 runoff rainwater 11/18/2015 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces Projects 11/17/2015 Red Tide Report 11-13-15 11/17/2015 Shocking new way to get the salt out 11/17/2015 District Board approves regional water supply plan strategies for central Florida 11/12/2015 As final choice nears, plan to ensure Central Florida water still sparking disagreement 11/10/2015 Microplastics: A macro threat 11/9/2015 Global warming's fingerprints are all over recent extreme weather, research shows 11/9/2015 House subcommittee chair cautions against sea level rise “speculation” 11/6/2015 Florida DEP and SJRWMD fund 8 projects in Seminole, Orange, Marion and Volusia Counties 11/5/2015 Senate measure to stop water rule advances 11/5/2015 USF Biologist Discovers Secret to Highly Efficient Swimming in Certain Animals, Such as Jellyfish 11/5/2015 USF researchers develop off grid NEWgenerator to treat waste around globe 11/3/2015 Red tide confirmed in Florida: What you need to know 11/2/2015 Irrigation limited to one day a week beginning Nov. 1 11/2/2015 Cost-share project applications accepted Nov. 3-Dec. 15 10/29/2015 EPA objects to portions of Sabal Trail pipeline, calls for re-routing 10/27/2015 Florida Agriculture Commissioner Pushes For Water Policy 10/27/2015 UF/IFAS-developed app saves significant water and money 10/27/2015 Participate in the 'HalloWeed' invasive plant count 10/27/2015 Updated CFWI planning documents now available online 10/27/2015 Florida Lake Management Society Fall 2015 Workshop 10/26/2015 Withdrawing water from St. Johns River report based on outdated data, Riverkeeper says 10/16/2015 NOAA Predicts Wetter, Cooler Winter driven by El Nino 10/16/2015 Critics say budget cuts, hand-picked leaders have hurt water management districts 10/16/2015 Putnam wants water policy passed 10/13/2015 Governor Scott Announces Distribution of Over $82 Million for Springs Restoration Projects Across FL 10/6/2015 Minimum flows and levels meetings Oct. 14 and 16 10/5/2015 Gov. Rick Scott gets out-voted as Cabinet approves ranch preservation plan 10/1/2015 Ag commissioner: Florida needs water fix now before it faces crisis 10/1/2015 Rep. McBurney asks Duval lawmakers to denounce water supply plan, St. Johns River withdrawals 9/28/2015 Florida needs $16.5 billion for drinking water infrastructure 9/28/2015 New Sunshine State Maps Add U.S. Forest Service Data 9/21/2015 Executive director of St. Johns Riverkeeper criticizes Central Florida Water Supply Plan 9/21/2015 EPA is designating Sept. 21-25 as “SepticSmart Week” 9/21/2015 Florida Sea Grant awarded grant to raise awareness about microplastics in Florida waters 9/18/2015 District and UF scientists discuss progress made on springs science investigation 9/9/2015 EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling 9/1/2015 Seminole County Alert: Tropical Storm Erika 8/28/2015 Is too much fresh water used to irrigate Florida lawns? 8/27/2015 Peninsular Florida in “cone of uncertainty” for Tropical Storm Ericka 8/27/2015 Prepare now for tropical storms and hurricanes 8/27/2015 Webinar on August 27 to provide more details on the Clean Water Rule 8/25/2015 Public meetings scheduled to discuss DEP water quality prioritization and assessment efforts 8/25/2015 DEP accepting comments on water reclamation/reuse study; meeting and webinar Aug. 20th 8/18/2015 Jax mayor opposes CFWI plan to withdraw water from St. Johns 8/18/2015 Registration deadline fast approaching for Wekiwa Field School 8/18/2015 SJRWMD approves $25 million for cooperative funding projects 8/17/2015 New insights on hurricane intensity, pollution transport 8/7/2015 Orange County approves policies for denser development east of the Econ River 7/30/2015 Comment period on CFWI planning documents extended to Aug. 17 7/29/2015 Florida leads nation in property at risk from climate change 7/29/2015 Round Lake Park, Reiter Park projects to receive Land and Water Conservation Fund money 7/27/2015 Study: One-third of big groundwater basins in distress 7/6/2015 Scott vetoes money for controversial water-farming projects 7/6/2015 25 projects under way to improve spring health, protect flows 7/6/2015 App will show level of algae in water 6/8/2015 Experts tie hurricane changes to climate change 6/4/2015 Long-term prognosis for Florida manatees improves 5/21/2015 Water conservation called inadequate at CFWI stakeholder meeting 5/20/2015 CFWI planning documents available for review/comment; public meetings scheduled 5/8/2015 “Managing Florida’s aquifers” will be topic of fall professional conference 5/1/2015 USGS issues revised framework for hydrogeology of Floridan Aquifer 4/30/2015 House Speaker says water bills closer, advisory council could be sticking point 4/30/2015 “A Rising Tide Affects Us All”: 2015 Southwest Florida Sea Level Rise Summit 4/28/2015 2015 AWRA scholarship and educational grant applications now being accepted 4/28/2015 Multiple satellite eyes to track algal threat to U.S. freshwater 4/7/2015 Save the date: National Monitoring Conference, May 2-6, 2016 3/26/2015 From coastlines to the Everglades, researchers tackle sea level rise 3/26/2015 ‘Low risk’ contamination sites to get fresh scrutiny under DEP plan 3/26/2015 Seminole County turns to ancient Roman method to help clean Lake Jesup 3/16/2015 Results of 2014 harmful algal bloom state survey released 3/4/2015 FGCU professor wins international award for career in wetland research and education 3/2/2015 UF survey: Floridians want to conserve water, but only if it doesn’t cost too much 2/26/2015 Two invasive species workshops coming up 2/13/2015 6th Annual Air Potato Mega-Raid on January 24th! 1/7/2015 Water control structures to be opened on Harris Chain 1/6/2015 Alliance to Protect Water Resources activist group disbands 12/11/2014 Amendment 1’s passage opens floodgate of questions on water 12/3/2014 Math mistake could mean central Fla. running out of water faster than expected 12/3/2014 Plan to clean up water pollution called too costly 12/1/2014 Coast Guard flies 193 rare sea turtles from freezing Cape Cod to Florida 12/1/2014 DEP’s Florida Coastal Office debuts interactive map of Aquatic Preserves 11/10/2014 As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions of Gallons of Water Lost 11/3/2014 Wekiva River aquatic preserve management plan approved by Acquisition and Restoration Council 10/27/2014 November brings new lawn watering rules 10/27/2014 DEP to host meeting to provide updates on restoration of Lakes Harney and Monroe 10/10/2014 New Study Finds Steep Increase in East Coast High-Tide Floods 10/10/2014 EPA extends comment period on contentious waterways rule 10/7/2014 Sunshine State Survey: Water is environmental issue of greatest concern to voters 10/3/2014 UN Summit On Climate Change In New York City 9/25/2014 FWC to meet Sept. 10-11 in Kissimmee 9/8/2014 DEP solicits project submissions for water quality restoration grants 9/8/2014 State of Florida considering water-quality credit trading program 8/28/2014 Plastic a serious threat to our oceans, seas, and waterways 8/27/2014 Webcast on Green Infrastructure and Smart Growth 8/27/2014 Restoring Florida Bay: Sponges the foundation for thriving ecosystem 8/25/2014 Sea Level Rise and Climate Change Survey 8/25/2014 DEP approves three first-magnitude spring systems to SWIM priority list 8/18/2014 Summer swimmers should take precautions against amoebas 8/14/2014 Public workshops scheduled for estuary NNC and water quality credit trading 8/8/2014 Webinar will address spread of aquatic invasive species by recreational boaters 8/1/2014 USF & UF approved for grants to support climate resilience and “green infrastructure” 8/1/2014 USGS study: Nesting Gulf sea turtles feed in waters filled with threats 7/31/2014 EPA encourages homeowners to care for their septic systems 7/30/2014 Recycling rates In Florida continue to climb 7/30/2014 Average “dead zone” predicted for Gulf of Mexico 7/30/2014 To better combat lionfish invasion, FWC has new rules 7/29/2014 Poll: 7 out of 10 Florida voters concerned about climate change, back EPA action plan 7/25/2014 "Don’t Feed The Monster!" video uses humor to educate about proper fertilizer use 7/23/2014 Public meeting on Lake Jesup BMAP July 31st 7/23/2014 Gulf Stream gold: Mining green energy from Atlantic currents 7/21/2014 Learn how to protect drinking water from HABS at July 16th webinar 7/10/2014 Groundbreaking held for $12.5M water quality project for Little Wekiva River 6/26/2014 Congress approves funding for research on toxic algae 6/25/2014 Take advantage of tax holiday to purchase hurricane supplies 6/12/2014 SJRWMD website offers hurricane season preparation tips, storm contacts, flood information 6/12/2014 Unique Altamonte Springs water project aimed at protecting Wekiva River from pollution 6/12/2014 SJRWMD ranks 62 cooperative funding project applications 6/12/2014 Obama Signs $12.3 Billion Water Projects Bill 6/12/2014 FDEP's Deepwater Horizon restoration projects website updated 6/2/2014 USGS: Study Aids Water Managers Battling Saltwater Intrusion 5/23/2014 Do you know what to do if you hook a pelican? 5/19/2014 Oil company drilling in sanctuary fined $25K for violation that could be fracking 4/29/2014 New springs bill revised to remove language objectionable to ag groups, home builders 4/22/2014 Strategic plan update sets 5-year path for SJRWMD 4/22/2014 FIU Professors Win Grant For Sea-Level Rise Project 4/22/2014 Free Webinar on Water Quality 4/21/2014 Register now for "Ag Module 2014: Innovation in the Water Space" 4/18/2014 Volunteers needed for Great American Cleanup this Saturday! 4/8/2014 Environmentalists fight proposed bill that reduces local control of water resources 4/3/2014 Federal judge rules Okeechobee pumping illegal 3/31/2014 House, Senate differ sharply over agricultural water spending in their budget proposals 3/26/2014 Modeling study adds evidence that oil compounds traveled to West Florida Shelf 3/24/2014 Seminole County watering restrictions change with Daylight Saving Time 3/14/2014 Bacteria no match for deep Floridan Aquifer 3/13/2014 Report from 2014 Annual Meeting and Lake Management Plan 3/12/2014 Report from 2014 Annual Meeting and Lake Management Plan 3/12/2014 Report from 2014 Annual Meeting and Lake Management Plan Review 3/12/2014 Report from 2014 Annual Meeting and Lake Management Plan Review 3/12/2014 Report from 2014 Annual Meeting and Lake Management Plan Review 3/12/2014 Report from 2014 Annual Meeting and Lake Management Plan 3/12/2014 Report from 2014 Annual Meeting and Lake Management Plan 3/12/2014 Report from 2014 Annual Meeting and Lake Management Plan 3/12/2014 Report from 2014 Annual Meeting and Lake Management Plan 3/12/2014 Report from 2014 Annual Meeting and Lake Management Plan 3/12/2014 President's budget request again slashes federal water infrastructure funding 3/10/2014 Environmental groups to challenge federal ruling allowing state water quality rules 3/7/2014 Florida's water woes are seen as urgent – except in the House 3/3/2014 Ex-governor, scientist, attorney look at springs’ future 2/27/2014 FDEP solicits new requests for water quality restoration grants 2/24/2014 Teacher, Student grants available for Florida Lake Management Society conference 2/24/2014 DEP to hold public meetings for input on water restoration work plans 2/24/2014 Development bill clears another committee stop despite counties' opposition 2/20/2014 Former Sen. Bob Graham details opposition to latest Patronis permitting bill 2/19/2014 Water rally draws 200 while speakers promote issue as bipartisan 2/19/2014 "Reclaimed" water study bill causes heartburn for Audubon Florida 2/18/2014 Public input invited for lake minimum flow rules 2/14/2014 Deadline March 31 for SJRWMD for cost-share project applications 2/14/2014 Legislation must provide schedules, funding for springs, scientist says 2/12/2014 House Speaker Weatherford: No big water policy this year 2/10/2014 Associated Industries of Florida forming coalition on water issues while Simmons seeks consensus 2/7/2014 EPA updates National Stormwater Calculator tool, factoring in climate change 2/6/2014 Three First-Magnitude Spring Systems Added to SWFWMD Priority List 2/6/2014 24 groups sign letter objecting to draft springs legislation 2/6/2014 Regional Water Supply Plan Comment Period Extended 1/31/2014 Register now for Feb. 13th "Stormwater Utilities in Florida" webinar 1/31/2014 Book explains science, politics of Florida sinkholes 1/28/2014 NASA premiers unique film about water for spherical screens 1/28/2014 FIU professors make documentary about sea level rise 1/22/2014 Giant spending bill seeks changes in Army Corps' mitigation requirements 1/21/2014 Rising Flood Insurance Rates Sinking Property Owners: What Can Cities Do to Minimize the Impact? 1/21/2014 Hydraulic fracturing bills pass first committee stop despite Democrats' opposition 1/15/2014 Florida Senate bill takes on water utilities 1/15/2014 Public meetings scheduled for SJRWMD regional water supply plan 1/14/2014 Bill encouraging water storage projects on farm lands is moving in Senate 1/14/2014 Nine sites for 2014 Air Potato Mega Raid! Register Today! 1/9/2014 St. Johns River blue crab trap closure starts Jan. 16 1/8/2014 Judge sides with feds against environmentalists on pollution limits 1/8/2014 'The Cost Of Water Is Going To Go Up': Central Fla. Finding Alternatives To Groundwate 1/6/2014 USGS Study: Caribbean Earthquake/Tsunami Hazard Higher Than Previously Thought 1/2/2014 Troubled Water: Agencies Work to Clean Storm Water Before It Gets to Waterways 1/2/2014 FDEP announces online water permitting portal 1/2/2014 German researchers propose using plankton to control malaria 1/2/2014 Focus on Ocean’s Health as Dolphin Deaths Soar 1/2/2014 Study: U.S. can’t keep up with loss of ecologically-sensitive wetlands 12/18/2013 Public comments sought on Gulf Restoration plan 12/17/2013 Consortium says no to moratorium on additional aquifer pumping 12/16/2013 State looks to private market as Congress adjourns without flood fix 12/16/2013 Bill would exempt state review of larger developments in 6 more counties 12/11/2013 Register now for Central Florida Air Potato Mega-Raid January 25th 12/10/2013 USDA, EPA Partnership Supports Water Quality Trading To Benefit Environment, Economy 12/10/2013 FWC, U.S. Power Squadrons boost boating safety efforts 12/10/2013 Want to be a SCUBAnaut? Find out more at open house Dec. 9th 12/5/2013 Draft Regional Water Supply Plan available for public review 12/4/2013 NFWF Announces $15.7 Million for Gulf Restoration Projects in Florida 12/2/2013 Support urged for dry cleaning contamination sites program that saw sharp budget cuts 12/2/2013 Pew/Audubon report: Florida’s coastal birds could face threat to food supply 12/2/2013 Report: 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands are being lost annually 11/27/2013 EPA Webcast on Volunteer Monitoring Nov. 19th 11/14/2013 Geoscientist says groundwater contamination via fracturing "not physically plausible" 11/8/2013 Florida DEP issues Everglades permit for stormwater storage and flow 11/8/2013 Draft springs legislation would reserve spring flows, require septic tank hook-ups 10/28/2013 New landscape water restrictions take effect Nov. 3rd 10/28/2013 Fall 2013 Florida Lake Management Society newsletter available online 10/24/2013 Regional Water Supply Plan Technical Methods Workshop November 7 10/22/2013 Soldier's Creek Mountain Bike Trail Closing & Intermittent Cross Seminole Trail Closing 10/18/2013 Ag Commish Putnam wants $26M for water quality, re-use programs 10/17/2013 St. Johns River group says laws OK credits for improvements already being done 10/15/2013 FDEP hosts meeting to discuss restoration efforts 10/15/2013 FDEP completes statewide overhaul of surface water and wetland permit rules 10/11/2013 Amid Shutdown, Bipartisan Congressional Panel Talks Florida Water Problems 10/7/2013 Niagara Bottling requests renewal, modification of water use permit 9/13/2013 Fight the bloat! Florida Sea Grant offers FREE Barotrauma webinar Sept. 11th 9/9/2013 Advocates say Gov. Rick Scott's $37 million pledge to fix springs not enough 9/6/2013 Analysis: Floridan Aquifer can only handle 6% more pumping before serious environmental harm 8/30/2013 Portions of the Seminole Wekiva Trail Closed for Resurfacing 8/27/2013 USGS: Real-time Monitoring Tracks Nitrate Pulse in Mississippi River 8/22/2013 Legal experts: Long battle likely if Florida takes water fight to Supreme Court 8/20/2013 Registration open for annual "Water Module" symposium 8/20/2013 Central Florida Water Initiative webinar Aug. 29th 8/14/2013 Florida Wildlife Federation sues over "Outstanding Florida Waters" designation 8/13/2013 New specialty license plate supports St. Johns River Alliance 8/12/2013 Florida Geological Survey to perform statewide sinkhole vulnerability assessment 8/9/2013 USGS Study gives new insights on vulnerability of public-supply wells to contamination 8/9/2013 State of Florida finalizing list of conservation lands it might sell 8/9/2013 Study: Sea-level rise threatens 1,400 U.S. cities 7/31/2013 EPA proposes rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting 7/31/2013 Webcast on harmful algal blooms (HABs) July 25th 7/19/2013 Future power generation could further endanger water supplies 7/19/2013 USGS: Effective wetlands are connected wetlands 7/18/2013 New projections: Region's aquifer can't handle 40% rise in water use by 2035 7/12/2013 Scientists: 2013 Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone" potentially largest ever 7/8/2013 Florida Keys prepare for sea level rise 7/8/2013 Citizens win in legal ruling over public access to Fisheating Creek 7/8/2013 EPA wants Supreme Court to take case dealing with timing of suits challenging regulations 7/8/2013 Private property advocates win in Supreme Court 6/27/2013 Farming carbon: Study reveals potent carbon-storage potential of manmade wetlands 6/26/2013 Environmentalists missing from state's water-management boards 6/7/2013 State budget includes $10 million for St. Johns River restoration, study 6/7/2013 Florida spending $7M to clean up Lake Jesup pollution 6/7/2013 EPA: $384B needed for drinking water infrastructure by 2030 6/4/2013 Jesup cleanup effort surpasses first phase goal 5/31/2013 SJRWMD: Get ready for hurricane season 5/22/2013 Governor approves $32 million in water projects; vetoes total of $27.3 million 5/21/2013 Water projects left off Florida TaxWatch's "turkey" list this year 5/20/2013 Reservoirs language stripped from federal bill while Florida groups support alternative approach 5/20/2013 USGS Study: Deficit in nation's aquifers accelerating 5/20/2013 Florida Geological Survey receives national grant to map in NE Florida 5/10/2013 Lake Jesup Restoration Event Sept. 28th 5/8/2013 Wekiva River shoreline restoration project Oct. 5th 5/8/2013 Shoreline Restoration at North Horseshoe Lake July 13th 5/8/2013 Decades-old nitrate found to affect stream water quality 5/7/2013 Up to 375 USGS flood gauges to turn off because of fund cuts 4/29/2013 Legislators prepare for potential ‘fracking’ in Florida 4/26/2013 EPA awards $198K to Central Florida Regional Planning Council for brownfields sites 4/25/2013 Register for May 1st webcast on "Using Social Indicators in Watershed Management Projects" 4/23/2013 EPA approves State's restoration target for Silver Springs 4/17/2013 Proposed amendment would ban new local fertilizer ordinances for three years 4/16/2013 Hearing officer backs DEP employee who challenged mitigation permit 4/12/2013 Three years after BP oil spill, USF research finds massive die-off 4/10/2013 Volunteer this Saturday at Lake Brantley shoreline restoration! 4/9/2013 'Water parade' in House follows vetoes of water projects in past 2 years 4/8/2013 Interior Releases Progress Report on National Water Census 4/4/2013 Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 18-22 4/1/2013 Read the latest issue of the LAKEWATCH newsletter 3/21/2013 Seminole County declares State of Local Emergency establishing a burn ban 3/18/2013 EPA and Florida DEP sign agreement to stem degradation of state waterways 3/18/2013 Scientists puzzled by mysterious ailment killing manatees on East Coast 3/18/2013 FAU researchers to study carbon dynamics of Everglades ecosystem 3/18/2013 EPA Marks March 18-24 as 5th annual "Fix a Leak Week" 3/18/2013 It's not too late to sign up for Mar. 23rd Lake Jesup Restoration event! 3/14/2013 USEPA webcast on WQX water quality data entry tool rescheduled 3/11/2013 Deadly sinkhole is a sign of more to come in Florida 3/11/2013 Utilities unite to try to stop climate change from shrinking water supply 3/11/2013 Group wants more spending on future water supplies; others call for conservation 3/5/2013 Seminole County returns to two-day-a-week irrigation beginning March 10th 3/5/2013 Red tide manatee death rate on track to break records 3/4/2013 House committee bill addresses federal concerns about 2012 permit-streamlining bill 2/20/2013 Senate bill would expand role of agriculture in water supply planning 2/19/2013 Company offers Florida a free state park, but state DEP says no 2/19/2013 DEP moving on adopting water quality rules implementation document 2/11/2013 UF Survey: US water supply not as threatened as believed 2/1/2013 Report: Climate change poses serious threat to US coastal communities 2/1/2013 Bill returns that would extend permitting lengths for alternative water supply projects 1/30/2013 Shoreline Restoration at Lake Burkett March 16th 1/29/2013 'All-or-nothing' provision in state water rules causing heartburn for feds 1/28/2013 Florida's aquifer models full of holes, allowing more water permits and pollution 1/28/2013 Environmental groups still opposed to DEP water-use rules 1/23/2013 Senate Committee hears about Kings Bay cleanup while environmentalists protest in Tampa 1/18/2013 U.S. Supreme Court to hear landowner's 'weird' challenge of wetlands mitigation 1/14/2013 EPA solicits public comment on proposed rules to limit nutrient pollution 1/14/2013 Preserve taking water lessons to schools with mobile lab 1/11/2013 Help Central Florida CISMA at Jan. 19th Air Potato Mega-Raid 1/4/2013 Report on state business climate cites need for energy and environmental planning 1/3/2013 Mining Waste Byproduct Capable of Helping Clean Water 1/2/2013 US Forest Service report links urbanization to declining ecosystem services 12/21/2012 Given the option, all 19 counties vote not to inspect septic tanks 12/21/2012 EPA Updates Rule for Pathogens in Drinking Water, Sets Limit for E. Coli 12/20/2012 EPA releases National Water Program 2012: Strategy Response to Climate Change 12/12/2012 Florida Cabinet approves 2012-2013 conservation land purchase work plan 12/12/2012 SJRWMD governing board votes to retain most District lands 12/12/2012 Report: water pollution costs Florida up to $10.5-billion annually 12/6/2012 EPA Approves Florida’s Rules to Protect Waterways from Nutrient Pollution 12/5/2012 Free Webinar "How’s My Waterway? and Other Water Quality Apps" Nov. 28 11/29/2012 EPA recommends new recreational water quality criteria 11/27/2012 Florida's vanishing springs 11/26/2012 USGS study: Streams degraded at earliest stages of urban development 11/15/2012 Dengue Fever Outbreak 11/8/2012 Basin Management Action Plan adopted for Seminole County lakes, Middle SJR 11/7/2012 GAO says federal government needs to better manage energy/water tradeoffs 11/5/2012 DEP lays off 15 in Tallahassee as part of ongoing evaluation of positions 11/5/2012 Ed Yarborough Nature Center offers winter break camp for kids 11/2/2012 DEP commits $2 million to Lake Jesup restoration plan 10/29/2012 New web application from EPA lets users check health of waterways 10/29/2012 Free Webcast on National Water Quality Portal, Oct 23 10/15/2012 "Smart Pot" Finalists Named 10/10/2012 SJRWMD schedules public meetings on "Surplus Lands" 10/10/2012 Read the Fall 2012 issue of Florida LAKEWATCH newsletter online 10/10/2012 Gravity probe shows groundwater reserves slipping away 9/27/2012 20 former WMD board members urge governor to restore funding 9/19/2012 Veterans will soon find it easier to get commercial fishing licenses 9/17/2012 Despite revenue caps being lifted, WMDs hold line against tax increases 9/14/2012 Bridge work to impact marine traffic at US17/92 9/11/2012 US Accuses BP of ‘Gross Negligence’ in Deadly 2010 Oil Spill 9/10/2012 Environmental Excellence Day: Low-Cost Training for Enviro/Business Professionals 8/31/2012 Seafood Lovers (and Haters) Wanted 8/30/2012 Florida Greenways & Trails Plan Open House Sept. 22nd 8/30/2012 Register Now for Sept. 15th Aquascaping Class 8/20/2012 USGS: North American Fish Extinctions May Double by 2050 8/13/2012 Mercury pollution must drop by 86%, DEP says 7/27/2012 Aquifer Recharge Conference to convene in Orlando on Sept. 10-11 7/25/2012 Study: Winds Kept BP Oil Away from South Florida 7/10/2012 Historic Sinking of the USCGC Mohawk Creates Veterans Memorial Reef 7/5/2012 Lawsuit could come from Florida Water Standards 7/5/2012 Check Out the Redesigned Sarasota Water Atlas Home Page! 7/2/2012 June 2012 Florida LAKEWATCH Newsletter Available 6/28/2012 Supreme Court Refuses to Hear FL-GA-AL Water War Appeal 6/27/2012 Groundwater Seepage Study Underway at Spring Lake 6/26/2012 FWC, Defenders of Wildlife Collaborate on Climate Change Planning 6/26/2012 As springs, rivers decline, 40-year-old law to protect them mostly goes unheeded 6/26/2012 New Interactive Viewer Maps Land Use Changes in Watersheds 6/18/2012 Think You See a Mink? Tell FWC! 6/14/2012 Rain May Not Always Be a Welcome Thing to Waterbirds 6/13/2012 New iPhone Fishing Regulations App Includes Florida 6/13/2012 Draft USGS Water Strategy Collides With Tough Budget Situation 6/12/2012 More water concerns aired at water policy meeting 6/12/2012 Wetlands expert cleared by investigation, returns to DEP 6/8/2012 SJRWMD "Surplus Lands" Public Meetings Scheduled 6/7/2012 Orlando, Casselberry Receive Total of $600K from EPA for Brownfields Cleanup 6/6/2012 FDEP Establishes Public Web Forum on Environmental Resource Permitting 6/4/2012 Judge extends deadline for federal agency to issue new pollution limits 6/1/2012 Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Management Plan Unveiled 6/1/2012 Seminole County Hosts the Annual Whole Community Exercise 5/30/2012 Florida Conservation Coalition Announces Event June 23rd 5/29/2012 Wetlands Expert Suspended by DEP After She Refuses to Approve Permit 5/29/2012 Trimmed Budgets: A Forecast of Poorer Weather Predictions 5/29/2012 NASA/USGS Contest Chronicles Changes in Local Landscapes 5/29/2012 Environmentalists Battle DEP, Industries on Two Fronts 5/25/2012 Fort Lauderdale Company Makes Water Out of Air 5/23/2012 Critical Wildlife Corridor Protected 5/22/2012 Bioassessment Workshop in Gainesville on June 18th 5/21/2012 Wekiva Officially Designated "Wild and Scenic River" 5/21/2012 Check out SERV's new Facebook Page! 5/3/2012 Impact-Based Stormwater Fee Structure Encourages Low-Impact Solutions, Funds Infrastructure 5/2/2012 UF Journalism Students Explore the "State of Water" 5/1/2012 New “Spatial Library” Puts Documents (and More) on the Map! 4/30/2012 Alliance for Water Efficiency Gives Florida a C+ Grade 4/30/2012 USGS Makes Historical Maps Available Online 4/23/2012 Concern About Florida Water Pollution Not a New Phenomenon 4/16/2012 2009 Land Use/Land Cover Data Now Available! 4/10/2012 FEMA says Florida Risks Losing Flood Insurance Because of Legislation 4/10/2012 EPA Now Accepting Comments on National Water/Climate Change Strategy 4/5/2012 Invasive Species Removal April 21st Near Lake Lotus Park 3/23/2012 Fire Officials Urge Wildfire Vigilance; Lack of Rain Increases State’s Wildfire Risk 3/16/2012 Spring Wood Lake Restoration Project 3/31/2012 3/16/2012 Eelgrass Harvest for Lake Jesup Restoration 4/12/2012 3/16/2012 Lake Jesup Restoration Project 4/14/2012 3/16/2012 Lake Brantley Restoration Project 4/28/2012 3/16/2012 Lake Howell Restoration Project 6/23/2012 3/16/2012 Springwood Waterway Restoration Project 7/14/2012 3/16/2012 EPA Unveils New Website on Nutrient Pollution 3/14/2012 Judge Delays Implementation of NNC Rules for Lakes Until July 6th 3/8/2012 NRC Study Says EPA Underestimated Water Rules Cost in Florida 3/7/2012 SJR Water Supply Impact Study Subject of Mar. 30th Public Meeting 2/29/2012 Public Meeting on Regional Water Supply Issues to be Held March 7th 2/29/2012 Federal Court Issues Mixed Ruling On Criteria for Florida Nutrient Standards 2/24/2012 As Water Wars Rage, State May Step In 2/24/2012 Editorial: St Johns River Study Helpful, Leaves Questions 2/21/2012 St. Johns River Water Supply Impact Study Released 2/20/2012 Kissimmee Chain of Lakes invasive plant management meeting Feb. 23 2/20/2012 Satellite Tracking Reveals Sea Turtle Feeding Hotspots 2/6/2012 Bill Condemned by Environmentalists as Public-land Giveaway is Likely Dead, Sponsor Says 2/3/2012 Florida Environmental Law & Policy Webinar Lectures 1/26/2012 Water Atlas Portal Site Redesigned! 1/26/2012 House takes step toward resolving water pollution feud 1/25/2012 Hydrilla Proposed as Controversial Cure for Ailing Lake Apopka 1/24/2012 House Panel Agrees on Bill to Extend Water Permits Despite Environmental Concerns 1/23/2012 DOI Announces New Everglades Headwaters NWR & Conservation Area 1/18/2012 Annual Manatee Death Count Shows Cold Weather an Unusually Big Factor Again 1/5/2012 Environmental Coalition Calls for End to Subsidies for High-Risk Coastal Development 1/5/2012 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: 1,000 Miles in 100 Days 1/4/2012 Five Bills Introduced to Repeal Septic Tank Inspection Requirement 12/14/2011 Sanford Water Contamination Victims Settle Lawsuit 12/9/2011 One-day-a-week Landscape Irrigation Resumes Nov. 6th 11/10/2011 Water Atlas Program Seeking New Faculty Member 11/10/2011 2010 Census Data Now Available on the Atlas 11/7/2011 Understanding Numeric Nutrient Criteria 11/3/2011 FWS Extends Comment Period for Everglades Headwaters NWR 11/1/2011 Nov. 5th Lake Jesup Restoration Event Cancelled 10/26/2011 EPA Stormwater Outreach Webinar Oct. 27th 10/18/2011 SJRWMD Board Hires New Executive Director 10/14/2011 Report Calls for Modernizing Water Quality Monitoring, Modeling Systems 10/13/2011 Record Year for Green Sea Turtle Nests on Florida Beaches 10/12/2011 University of Central Florida Receives Grant Award from the i6 Challenge 10/12/2011 Professor Receives Outstanding Educator Award 10/3/2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Find 374 Aquatic-dependent Species May Warrant Endangered Species Act 9/30/2011 Sierra Sues UF Institute Over Lawn-fertilizer Study 9/30/2011 Lake Mills Shoreline Restoration Event 9/29/2011 Blue is the New Green: Water Plays a Role in Green Construction 9/27/2011 EPA Approves New Waterway Classification for Florida Despite Environmental Opposition 9/14/2011 Minimum Flows & Levels Meeting Sept. 28th 9/9/2011 USGS Unveils New Online Nutrient Decision Support Tool 9/9/2011 For Florida, Water Quality an Increasing Challenge 9/8/2011 FDEP Announces TMDL Tracker Web App is Available for Public Access 9/8/2011 Dept. of Interior Unveils Plan for Everglades Headwaters Conservation Area 9/7/2011 Update on the Status of Florida Numeric Nutrient Rules 9/2/2011 USGS: 20% of Nation's Wells Have Trace Elements 8/30/2011 USGS Samples Irene's Surge for Nutrients, Sediment, E. coli, and Pesticides 8/29/2011 Water Festival Features Cleanup, Shoreline Plantings, Music 8/22/2011 SJRWMD Altamonte Springs Service Center To Relocate 8/22/2011 DEP Secretary Appoints New Water Policy, Ecosystem Restoration Chiefs 8/18/2011 Caribbean Coral Catch Disease From Sewage 8/18/2011 Why Cleaned Wastewater Stays Dirty In Our Minds 8/18/2011 Florida Congressman Seeks Limits on Clean Water Regs 8/12/2011 New Data Summary Feature Provides Quick Access to WQ & Hydrology Data 8/12/2011 Webinars Focus on Green Energy Initiatives 8/9/2011 Stormwater Management Workshop Sept. 9th in Orlando 8/9/2011 Appeals Court Turns Down Attempt to Block New Water Pollution Rules 8/8/2011 Protecting water flows and levels focus of Sanford meeting 7/22/2011 Seminole soon to tap into St. Johns River for water needs 7/22/2011 House Passes Bill That Could Undo Gains in Water Quality 7/18/2011 FWC Wildlife Chief to Lead Landscape Conservation Cooperative 7/18/2011 EPA Rolls Out New & Improved Nutrient Pollution Website 7/18/2011 FDEP Alternative Numeric Nutrient Criteria Workshop July 22nd 6/30/2011 Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox Upgrade Released 6/28/2011 Scalloping Webinars: Regulations & Recipes! 6/23/2011 EPA Responds to Numeric Nutrient Petition by FDEP 6/20/2011 Ag Commissioner Sees Hope for Water Truce with EPA 6/10/2011 New Video: "Restoring Our Lakes" 6/2/2011 Proposal Eases Limits on Pollution in Florida Waterways 5/4/2011 Obama Administration Affirms Comprehensive Commitment to Clean Water 4/27/2011 Proposals Sought for BP-Funded Gulf of Mexico Research 4/26/2011 Florida DEP Asks Feds to Back Off on Numeric Nutrient Criteria 4/25/2011 Satellite Tracking of Sea Turtles Reveals Potential Threat Posed by Manmade Chemicals 4/22/2011 "One Year After the Gulf Oil Spill" Webcast on April 19th 4/15/2011 EPA Seeks Comments on Watershed Management Document 4/12/2011 Florida Lake Management Society Annual Conference June 13-16 4/12/2011 EPA Agrees to Study New Water Standards in Florida 4/11/2011 Researchers Target Killer Amoeba Naegleria fowleri 4/8/2011 USF Researcher Aims to Change How We Look at Invasive Species 4/8/2011 Local Leaders Launch "" Initiative 4/1/2011 Murky Waters: Pollution and snails figure into death of Florida springs 4/1/2011 EPA Urges Municipal Utilities to Test for Chemical in Tap Water 3/28/2011 Collins Center Releases Proposal for New "Water Ethic" 3/25/2011 Florida Springs, Rivers Featured in Festival 3/21/2011 Webinar Focuses on Role of Microbes in Gulf Oil Spill 3/18/2011 Senators Say Septic Tank Inspections Still Needed 3/14/2011 SJRWMD Elevation Data Inconsistency Corrected 3/10/2011 Sen. Marco Rubio wants to use budget resolution to stop EPA 3/7/2011 Fla. House Committee Passes Three Controversial Bills Affecting Water Quality 2/25/2011 U.S. House Budget Vote Threatens Florida Clean-water Rule 2/25/2011 House Water Panel Hears Differing Views on Environmental Protection 1/31/2011 House Panel May Reconsider "Local Sources First" Policy, WMDs 1/14/2011 Florida groups file suit against EPA 1/14/2011 Statewide Planning and Conservation Groups Call for Refinements to Florida's Land Planning Process 1/14/2011 Watershed Academy Webcast on Nitrogen, Phosphorus, HABs 1/11/2011 Septic Tank Delay Bill Goes to Gov. Rick Scott 1/7/2011 USGS Undertakes Additional Studies of Reef Damage in Gulf of Mexico to Assess Cause 1/4/2011 USGS Announces Map Users Conference/Geospatial Info Science Workshop 1/3/2011 EPA Completes Research on Revised Recreational Water Quality Criteria 12/21/2010 SJRWMD approves temporary change in Apopka discharges 12/20/2010 Deadline Feb. 14th for EPA Five Star Restoration/Education Grants 12/13/2010 Cold weather in early 2010 took toll on manatees 12/13/2010 Florida Sues EPA to Block Water Pollution Rules 12/9/2010 Florida House Creates Select Committee on Water Policy 12/9/2010 Bottled Water Tax Back on Florida Senate Menu 12/9/2010 Florida Water Disputes Won't Be Focus of New Panel, Chairman Says 12/9/2010 Coal Tar Sealant Largest Source of PAHs in Lakes 12/3/2010 EPA Offers Webcast on Low-Impact Development Dec. 9th 1-3 pm 12/3/2010 Cleaner Water, Dirtier Dishes? 11/29/2010 Register Now for Dec. 2nd EPA Climate Change Webcast 11/23/2010 EPA Website, Webinars Provide Guidance on Florida Numeric Nutrient Standards 11/23/2010 Geography Week Keys on Water 11/19/2010 US EPA Finalizes Numeric Nutrient Criteria for Florida 11/17/2010 Rain Garden Manual Hot Off The Press 11/8/2010 USGS: Most River Flows Altered, Degraded by Land & Water Management 11/3/2010 EPA Plays Catchup on Costly Florida Water Pollution 10/20/2010 GREENR Helps Atlas Team to Identify Water-related News & Research 10/15/2010 Winter Springs Company Receives 2010 EPA Irrigation Partner of the Year Award 10/14/2010 US Army Corps of Engineers Convenes Workshop on Phosphate's Future 10/13/2010 Florida DEP Launches New Online Business Portal 10/13/2010 Register Now for Oct. 13 Healthy Watersheds Initiative Webcast 10/6/2010 EPA Launches New Lake Shoreland Protection Web Clearinghouse 9/29/2010 EPA Announces Short Extension for Florida Nutrients Inland Water Rule 9/29/2010 Longwood, Sanford Sites Added to EPA's Superfund National Priorities List 9/28/2010 2010 Sustainable Florida Conference Oct. 13-14 9/27/2010 Backlash Brewing Against Florida Septic Tanks Requirement 9/23/2010 National Ag Groups Ask EPA to Reconsider Water Strategy 9/21/2010 SJRWMD Okays Design Study to Siphon from St. Johns River 9/15/2010 EPA Watershed Academy Webcast Features "A Watershed Dialogue" 9/9/2010 New FLMNH Exhibit Focuses on Beauty of (and Threats to) Florida's Springs 9/3/2010 Florida DEP Moving Forward on Waterways Nutrient Limits 8/26/2010 EPA Releases Draft Strategy for Clean Water 8/20/2010 Opponents Tout Survey Opposition to Federal Water Quality Standards 8/19/2010 USF Geologists Find Beaches Teeming With Tiny Tar Balls 8/6/2010 EPA to Hold "Listening Sessions" on Water Quality Standards 7/30/2010 USF Researchers Confirm Subsurface Oil Clouds Are From BP Well 7/26/2010 Filmmaker, Springs Advocate Wes Skiles Perishes in Diving Accident 7/23/2010 EPA Seeks Small Business Input on Proposed Stormwater Rule 7/21/2010 State Recognizes July as Florida Rivers Month 7/19/2010 FDEP Releases Draft 2010 Water Quality Report 6/17/2010 Q & A on Lessons Learned from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Disaster 6/7/2010 DEP Releases Lake Jesup Management Plan 6/4/2010 You Can Fish Without a Saltwater License This Weekend 6/2/2010 New Update of BASINS Software Now Available from EPA 6/2/2010 Abstracts Invited for Impaired Waters Symposium 5/26/2010 EPA Office of Water Launches Updated Website 5/17/2010 Public Input Sought on Climate Change Recommendations 5/5/2010 Central Region Recreational Public Meeting to be held May 5 5/3/2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Headed Toward Coastal LA, AL, MS & FL Panhandle 4/29/2010 Florida DEP Jumps on Social Media Bandwagon 4/21/2010 Environmentalists win victory on fertilizer bans 4/20/2010 EPA Delays Florida Coastal Water Protection, Proceeds on Inland Water Rule 4/16/2010 Spring Issue of "The Volunteer Monitor" Online 4/14/2010 April is Water Conservation Month 4/6/2010 EPA Holds Additional Public Hearings on Proposed Water Quality Standards 3/30/2010 EPA Launches Web Forum on How to Best Protect America`s Waters 3/23/2010 EPA Extends Comment Period for Florida Water Quality Standards 3/5/2010 EPA Study Reveals Widespread Contamination of Fish in U.S. 3/5/2010 YSI Foundation Offers $25K Water Quality Improvement Grant 2/26/2010 SJRWMD Adopting New Definition of Sea Level 2/26/2010 "The Volunteer Monitor" Celebrates Community Service & Innovation 2/18/2010 Florida Springs Rally Planned for Feb. 16th in Tallahassee 2/17/2010 Florida Congressmen Request Delay of EPA Water Rule Implementation 2/5/2010 Historical Narratives Celebrate Our Water Heritage 1/14/2010 Sarasota County, New College & Sarasota Water Atlas to Debut Four New Oral History Interviews! 1/14/2010 January 2010 Issue of FWC 4-1-1 Now Online 1/13/2010 Orlando Water Resources Conference Focuses on GIS 1/13/2010 EPA Schedules Public Meetings on Florida Water Quality Standards 1/4/2010 Announcing the Launch of the Water Quality Contour Mapping Tool 12/18/2009 Rate A Component Now Available 11/3/2009 The United Nations Environment Programme Releases Climate Change Science Compendium 2009 9/28/2009 Simplified State Lands Web Site is "One Stop Shop" to Understanding Florida's State Lands Program 9/24/2009 The St. Johns River: Yours, Mine and Ours Panel Discussion 9/22/2009 2009 Partner's Meeting A Success 9/15/2009 Programming Team Adds New Water Quality and Water Levels Levels Tool! 8/24/2009 Mercury found in all fish caught in U.S.-tested streams 8/24/2009 Participate in World Water Monitoring Day! 8/17/2009 New Law Allows Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Despite HOAs 7/20/2009 10th ANNUAL LAKES APPRECIATION MONTH POSTER CONTEST 7/6/2009 Water District Chiefs Are Getting Unwanted Power 7/6/2009 Protecting Our Water - FDEP's New Website 6/24/2009 FWC appoints Nick Wiley as executive director 6/22/2009 Invasive Species Day at Wekiwa Springs State Park July 26th 6/11/2009 Florida Center's Annual Retreat 6/8/2009 Prairie Lake Restoration Project – Saturday, May 16 5/5/2009 Mirror Lake Restoration Project – Saturday, May 30 5/5/2009 Living Shorelines Workshop 3/26/2009 Wildlife commission staff proposes ban on wild turtle harvest 3/18/2009 Lake Management Program 2/16/2009 The Florida Center is Pleased To Release a New Climate Change Component 2/3/2009 UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences New Summary of TMDL Progress 1/28/2009 Seminole County Biomonitoring Program 11/3/2008