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Update: Water levels remain above average at Lake Apopka North Shore 10/16/2017 SJRWMD awards Blue School grants to schools for water resource education 10/12/2017 New location for Clermont boat ramp in limbo 10/12/2017 What will Florida (and its water supply) look like in 2070? 10/11/2017 Robert Knight: Springs spending spree doesn’t fix problem 10/11/2017 Important notice about Lake County Preserves 10/10/2017 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 Year-round water restrictions now in effect 10/2/2017 Photos sought for Adopt-a-Lake calendar 9/29/2017 All the ways hurricanes can harm — and help — the ecosystems they hit 9/28/2017 Clermont backing away from putting boat ramp at preserve 9/28/2017 Post-hurricane repairs underway at Lake Apopka North Shore 9/28/2017 Picture perfect: Photos sought for Adopt-a-Lake calendar 9/26/2017 Dora Canal update 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 closes some LCWA-managed preserves 9/21/2017 Hurricane Irma's fury has forced closure of many Central Florida parks and trails 9/19/2017 Hurricane Irma blamed for sewage release in Mount Dora's Lake John after lift station fails 9/18/2017 Irma's gone, rivers still rising 9/14/2017 Lake County Water Authority prepared to battle fracking 8/28/2017 City of Tavares focuses on protecting Lake Dora 8/28/2017 One of first manatees spotted in Lake County gives birth to calf 8/25/2017 State bill requests $125 million to help springs, St. Johns River 8/24/2017 Aerial herbicide treatment underway at Lake Apopka North Shore 8/23/2017 Annual Open House Hike at Wolfbranch Sink Preserve, Aug. 27th 8/21/2017 A new baby manatee! Help LCWA pick a name for him/her! 8/18/2017 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 Businesses bucked Gov. Rick Scott's rule to notify public about pollution 8/8/2017 Lake County collects household hazardous waste in Eustis and Lady Lake 8/4/2017 Clermont to host 2017 USA Canoe/Kayak Sprint National Championship 8/4/2017 Clermont’s plan to move boat ramp to preserve draws fire 8/3/2017 State delegation asks Corps of Engineers to stay neutral in water wars 7/28/2017 Lake's biggest water hogs: sand mines 7/19/2017 Critics of DEP water rules now are more hopeful for appeals 7/19/2017 Rains ease drought, but aquifer not healthy yet 7/14/2017 Keep Lake Beautiful volunteer earns Outstanding Youth Champion Award 7/11/2017 Project benefits water quality for Lake Apopka and springs of the Wekiva system 7/11/2017 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 Lake County hosts two events to collect household hazardous waste and unwanted medications 7/10/2017 FWC asking for public’s help in tracking fish kills 7/5/2017 Public meeting on TMDL for Lake George, SJR above Ocklawaha 6/28/2017 Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule 6/28/2017 Register now for Water School, Water Wise Landscapes workshops 6/26/2017 Lake County warns against complacency as mosquito season nears 6/20/2017 PLT Climate Change and Project WET Workshop 6/19/2017 Two Lake 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 Lake Yale focus of June 22nd LCWA site visit, workshop 6/9/2017 Keep Lake Beautiful to host community cleanup in Umatilla 6/8/2017 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 Modified Phase III water shortage restrictions 6/5/2017 Shore erosion, years of litter impacting Clermont’s waterfront 6/5/2017 Central Florida Water Initiative focuses on collaboration with utilities to extend water supply 6/5/2017 Lake County Emergency Management urges residents to prepare for a busy hurricane season 6/2/2017 Lake County rescinds countywide burn ban 6/2/2017 Register now for Lake County Water School 6/2/2017 Pace of sea-level rise has tripled since 1990, new study shows 5/30/2017 Lake County to host two household hazardous waste collection events in Clermont 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 Timing perfect for cleanup of dirty Lake Trout 5/22/2017 SJRWMD encourages HOAs to use water wisely during the current water shortage 5/22/2017 Lake County promotes safe swimming during Water Safety Month 5/22/2017 St. Johns River Water Management District recognizes May 14-20 as Water Reuse Week in Florida 5/15/2017 Keep Lake Beautiful to host community cleanup in Montverde 5/15/2017 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 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 Marsh Park & Boat Ramp improvements scheduled 4/24/2017 Lake County issues countywide burn ban 4/24/2017 Public workshop April 20 on draft MFLs for Alexander Springs, two others 4/14/2017 New irrigation rules in effect March 12th 4/14/2017 Lake County to collect household hazardous waste in Tavares 4/14/2017 Lake County encourages residents to use caution when applying fertilizer 4/11/2017 More than 100 Florida wildfires scorch state, a sign of how dry we are 4/10/2017 Lake looks to preserve waterways with fertilizer regulations 4/7/2017 Supreme Court will not pause Obama WOTUS rule 4/5/2017 Storm drain marking app developed by Lake County Water Authority 4/4/2017 Lake County and Leesburg Police to collect household hazardous waste and unwanted medications 3/30/2017 Water officials urge conservation as groundwater levels drop 3/24/2017 Water shortage leads to warning order for seven counties 3/24/2017 Republicans lead fight to ban fracking in Florida 3/22/2017 Clermont project holds hope for solving water woes 3/21/2017 Fix water quality or Florida tourism will suffer, fishing and boating industries warn 3/17/2017 Clermont’s $9.5M Victory Pointe Wetland Park on the way 3/17/2017 The Villages to use Leesburg’s wastewater treatment plant 3/17/2017 Successful FLW Tour fishing tournament completed on Harris Chain of Lakes 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 SJRWMD lowering Lake Griffin for dam maintenance 3/15/2017 Lake County’s conservation efforts go beyond its own shorelines 3/15/2017 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 Agencies issue low water, water shortage alerts 3/1/2017 Register now for free Lakes Academy to be held Mar. 18 2/28/2017 New boat and kayak launch opens at Lake Apopka North Shore 2/28/2017 Residents invited to participate in Keep Lake Beautiful cleanup events in Astatula and Groveland 2/23/2017 Regional Water Initiative at a standstill as Clermont goes it alone 2/20/2017 Florida lawmakers push water agenda 2/17/2017 Household hazardous waste collection event to be held in Eustis 2/17/2017 Kids fishing clinic to be held at Hickory Point Park on Feb. 25th 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 Grants fund project to keep pollutants out of lakes Griffin and Harris 2/9/2017 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 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 Editorial: Stop changing water authority’s mission 1/25/2017 Wild ride awaits for water issues under Trump 1/23/2017 Spring break at Trout Lake Nature Center 1/23/2017 Sabal Bluff Nature Preserve has plenty of variety 1/23/2017 Water-conservation expert to discuss growth challenges 1/19/2017 City of Eustis begins eastern wastewater treatment plant expansion project 1/19/2017 Leesburg High School students to test water quality 1/17/2017 Stormwater management site expected to be catalyst for Clermont economic development 1/17/2017 Hike with history at Bourlay Historic Nature Park 1/17/2017 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 Household Hazardous & Electronic Waste Collection Event Jan. 12 in Minneola 1/9/2017 Reed: Hickory Point is a fine place for a stroll 1/9/2017 5th Annual Lake Apopka Wildlife Festive and Birdapalooza Jan. 21 1/5/2017 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 Registration open for Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza 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 Reed: Hidden Waters Preserve offers unique hiking trails 12/12/2016 WOTUS is ‘doomed’ under Trump, experts say  12/9/2016 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 Lake Apopka emerging from “Dead Lake” stigma 12/8/2016 New park in downtown Tavares will treat stormwater 12/6/2016 State restocking Lake Apopka with 1 million bass 12/5/2016 Volunteers sought to help clean up Lake County waterbodies 11/30/2016 Clermont Stormwater Project Will Add Natural Park to Waterfront Landscape 11/22/2016 Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable to meet Dec. 14-15 at FGCU 11/18/2016 Public invited to Parks & Trails planning meeting Dec. 8th 11/18/2016 2017 Adopt-a-Lake calendar highlights Lake County’s waterbodies 11/15/2016 1000 Friends of Florida hosts free "Water 2070" webinar Nov. 17th 11/10/2016 Project to Assess Deep Aquifer as Water Source Hits Snag 11/3/2016 Watering Restrictions Change Nov. 6 11/2/2016 Residents Invited to Parks & Trails Events in November 11/1/2016 District's new Blue School Grant Program accepting applications through Nov. 30 11/1/2016 Flat Island Loop Hike 10/27/2016 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 Household hazardous waste collection event to be held in Mount Dora 10/19/2016 DEP announces Water-Quality Restoration Grant opportunities 10/14/2016 Judge refuses to block changes to Florida's water quality standards 10/12/2016 LCWA continuing to make progress on Lake Beauclair Dredging Project 10/10/2016 Hurricane Matthew Information from Lake County 10/7/2016 Residents urged to prepare for effects of Hurricane Matthew 10/5/2016 Apopka-Beauclair Canal Restrictions 9/23/2016 USDA describes $328M oil spill restoration plan for Gulf of Mexico 9/21/2016 Water standards fight heads to appeals court 9/20/2016 Picture Perfect: Lake County’s Adopt-a-Lake Program accepting photo submissions for 2017 calendar 9/19/2016 Drop-by-Drop Mini-grant Program application deadline is Mon. Oct. 3rd 9/16/2016 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 Keep Lake Beautiful celebrates 1-year anniversary with community cleanup in Sorrento 8/30/2016 County invests in storm warning system 8/26/2016 Legal Challenges Mount Over New Water Standards 8/26/2016 Brain-eating amoeba common in Florida; researchers race for cure 8/25/2016 Fight over lake levels brews in south Lake County 8/24/2016 Hydrilla help needed from Florida LAKEWATCHers 8/10/2016 Bondi adds Florida to lawsuit against federal wetland protections 8/10/2016 The latest Florida LAKEWATCH Newsletter is available online 8/10/2016 Read about all the news at Florida LAKEWATCH 8/8/2016 DEP Report: Half of Florida lakes’ surface have “elevated” algae levels 8/8/2016 UF researchers: “Little janitor” merits attention in Florida springs' health debate 8/8/2016 Get the latest news from Florida LAKEWATCH! 8/8/2016 ERC signs off on controversial water standards 7/27/2016 Be smart and respect toxic algae in lakes 7/25/2016 Household hazardous waste collection event to be held in Clermont 7/22/2016 Civil Engineers: State Infrastructure Is Mediocre, But Improving 7/15/2016 This summer, take precautions against mosquitoes 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 Mount Dora’s new water utilities dig in 7/12/2016 Ruby Street stormwater project to bring new look 7/8/2016 Household hazardous waste and unwanted medications to be collected in Minneola 7/8/2016 Community plants 1,000 trees at Lake Apopka North Shore 6/27/2016 Wetlands hike July 9th: Bring the family! 6/27/2016 Adopt-a-Lake Program to host ‘Love Our Lakes Cleanup’ in Clermont 6/27/2016 Volunteers sought to join Keep Lake Beautiful in planting 1,000 Bald Cypress trees at Lake Apopka 6/13/2016 Wolf Branch Road to be closed during drainage improvement project work 6/6/2016 Solving disinfection byproducts led to unintended consequences 6/1/2016 SJRWMD offers tips for homeowners to prepare for hurricane season 5/27/2016 Emergency Management officials ready for hurricane season, urge residents to prepare 5/26/2016 Keep Lake Beautiful event to be held in Umatilla 5/16/2016 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 Water levels improve in Harris Chain, but algae blooms in south Lake worry officials 5/13/2016 Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act now adopted 5/13/2016 Lake County Solid Waste announces household hazardous waste events in May 5/9/2016 Lake County Mosquito & Aquatic Plant Management installs new sprayers to combat mosquitoes 4/26/2016 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 New trail in Lake County celebrated with ribbon cutting 4/14/2016 Operation Cleansweep now allowing agricultural businesses and government agencies to dispose of pest 4/14/2016 St. Johns River Management District demonstrates irrigation audit to promote water conservation 4/14/2016 FDEP awards $1.6-million low-interest loan to Tavares for stormwater improvements 4/12/2016 Lake Beauclair Fish Consumption Advisories (2016) 4/8/2016 jxyzzy 4/8/2016 test 4/8/2016 How Many Straws? 4/7/2016 USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands 4/7/2016 Lake County launches new fishing website 4/5/2016 Catch nonnative freshwater fish, get the chance to win prizes 4/5/2016 Some Lake County residents concerned about plans to lower water levels 4/4/2016 Reminder: Contact your local insurance provider about National Flood Insurance Program rate changes 4/4/2016 Tavares leads way with new, innovative stormwater project 3/29/2016 Keep Lake Beautiful volunteers plant 300 trees and shrubs at Groveland Elementary School 3/29/2016 Lake County urges residents to keep storm drains clean 3/29/2016 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 Residents invited to dispose of household hazardous waste at Umatilla collection event 3/23/2016 In first-of-a-kind summit, White House rallies corporate investment in water supplies 3/23/2016 Lake County passes watering, landscaping restrictions for new developments 3/17/2016 Ruby Street Stormwater and Beautification Plan Meeting March 28th 3/11/2016 Landscape ordinance raises concerns among commissioners 3/10/2016 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 Mount Dora looking at 21% water rate hike 3/1/2016 What to do During Spring Break 2/25/2016 Help rid Lake County of invasive plants Feb. 27th 2/19/2016 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 Keep Lake Beautiful announces community cleanup event in Leesburg 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 February LIFE Luncheon speakers will be LCWA, FLMS 2/8/2016 Free Kids' Fishing Clinic Feb. 27th 2/8/2016 Marsh Park Boat Ramp closed during repaving 2/3/2016 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 Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza Feb. 5-6 2/1/2016 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 Household hazardous waste and unwanted medications to be collected in Minneola 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 Lake County creates litter-reporting app as part of “Keep Lake Beautiful” initiative 12/11/2015 While environmentalists criticize water policy plans, they draw defender in Putnam 12/10/2015 Household hazardous waste collection event to be held in Mount Dora 12/9/2015 Florida Groups Thankful for Clean Water Protections 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 DEP welcomes new director of water policy 11/24/2015 Pilot project aims to clean up polluted Lake Apopka 11/24/2015 LCWA is moving into new quarters! 11/19/2015 Florida signs off on St. Johns River withdrawals 11/19/2015 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 Lake County Emergency Management cautions residents about El Niño conditions 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 Adopt-a-Lake photo calendar available starting Nov. 7 11/9/2015 House subcommittee chair cautions against sea level rise “speculation” 11/6/2015 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 Lake County reminds residents of seasonal irrigation restrictions 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 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 Adopt-a-Lake Program invites volunteers to the Love Our Lakes cleanup event 10/27/2015 Updated CFWI planning documents now available online 10/27/2015 Outdoor excursions and field trips offered during Wings & Wildflowers Festival 10/27/2015 Volunteers simultaneously clean 3 neighborhoods during inaugural Keep Lake Beautiful event 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 Household hazardous waste and unwanted medication to be collected in Leesburg 10/14/2015 Putnam wants water policy passed 10/13/2015 Lake levels in the county are up 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 SJRWMD building new recreational facilities at Lake Apopka 10/5/2015 Ag commissioner: Florida needs water fix now before it faces crisis 10/1/2015 Lakes Education/Action Drive Turns 30 9/29/2015 Florida needs $16.5 billion for drinking water infrastructure 9/28/2015 Rep. McBurney asks Duval lawmakers to denounce water supply plan, St. Johns River withdrawals 9/28/2015 South Lake Regional Water Initiative to discuss water conservation strategies during public meeting 9/23/2015 Burrell Lock and Dam closure extended 9/21/2015 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 River Trail Work Day 9/16/2015 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 ‘Keep Lake Beautiful’ welcomes volunteers to community cleanups in 3 neighborhoods 9/1/2015 Lake County to dedicate new ‘Water Wise Garden’ 9/1/2015 Lake County Emergency Management officials are monitoring TS Erika, urge residents to prepare 8/28/2015 Prepare now for tropical storms and hurricanes 8/27/2015 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 Marsh Park Boat Ramp to Lake Yale closed temporarily 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 Household hazardous waste collection event scheduled for Aug. 27 in Clermont 8/24/2015 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 Umatilla kicks off long-awaited Orange Avenue stormwater project 8/17/2015 SJRWMD approves $25 million for cooperative funding projects 8/17/2015 USFWS announces $37.2 million in species conservation grants 8/17/2015 New insights on hurricane intensity, pollution transport 8/7/2015 Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program requests photo submissions for 2016 calendar 7/31/2015 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 UF/IFAS hosts continuing education class on combatting invasive species 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 Lake County Public Works to move to the downtown Tavares government campus 6/15/2015 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 Lake County partners to promote safe swimming during 4th Annual Water Safety Day, May 16th 5/11/2015 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 Sponsors sought for 4th annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival, Oct. 2–4 4/7/2015 Little Lake Harris to receive hydrilla treatment 3/26/2015 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 Volunteer paddlers invited to help clean up Lake Eustis on March 28 3/26/2015 ‘Low risk’ contamination sites to get fresh scrutiny under DEP plan 3/26/2015 Lake County Water Authority app provides snapshot of yesteryear 3/19/2015 Lake County targets water quality in Lake Yale and Dora basins 3/17/2015 Register now for free Lakes Academy featuring the Harris Chain of Lakes 3/6/2015 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 Bring your sweetheart for a hike to Wolfbranch Sink Preserve 2/5/2015 Lake County Water Authority: Dam not cause of rising lake levels 2/5/2015 State grant helps with Crooked River Preserve refurbishment project 1/28/2015 Water control structures to be opened on Harris Chain 1/6/2015 Alliance to Protect Water Resources activist group disbands 12/11/2014 Water control structures to be opened on Harris Chain 12/5/2014 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 Water awareness mini-grants awarded to 23 teachers 12/3/2014 Coast Guard flies 193 rare sea turtles from freezing Cape Cod to Florida 12/1/2014 Plan to clean up water pollution called too costly 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 Water diversion from Polk County an urban myth 10/13/2014 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 Clermont Chain, South Lake Historic Flow Project topic of Oct. 2nd meeting 9/26/2014 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 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 EPA kicks off third annual Campus RainWorks Challenge 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 Gulf Stream gold: Mining green energy from Atlantic currents 7/21/2014 Underground fuel leaks to cost Lake County taxpayers 7/10/2014 Learn how to protect drinking water from HABS at July 16th webinar 7/10/2014 Congress approves funding for research on toxic algae 6/25/2014 Obama Signs $12.3 Billion Water Projects Bill 6/12/2014 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 Public workshop on Lake Norris MFL June 25th in Palatka 6/10/2014 USGS study: Deficit in nation’s aquifers accelerating 6/10/2014 FDEP's Deepwater Horizon restoration projects website updated 6/2/2014 Paddlers clean up debris from Leesburg's Venetian Gardens 5/27/2014 Blackwater Creek Cleanup next Friday, May 30th 5/23/2014 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 Do Lake County's shrinking lakes portend Florida's future? 4/29/2014 Blackwater Creek Cleanup this Saturday, May 3rd 4/29/2014 Partners to hold groundbreaking ceremony on Lake County’s sand volleyball complex 4/29/2014 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 Environmentalists fight proposed bill that reduces local control of water resources 4/3/2014 Free aquatic plants being given to county residents 4/3/2014 Federal judge rules Okeechobee pumping illegal 3/31/2014 Register now for Fun Family Camping Day on April 26th 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 Lake County launches water quality pilot project 3/21/2014 Lake County Parks & Trails hosts World Water Day hike 3/14/2014 Bacteria no match for deep Floridan Aquifer 3/13/2014 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 LCWA to sponsor free "Lakes Academy" March 13th-22nd 3/6/2014 Lake Dalhousie Boat Ramp is closed for repairs 3/3/2014 Kissimmee River Project Delayed By Dispute 3/3/2014 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 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 FDEP solicits new requests for water quality restoration grants 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 FDEP partners with local governments to fund water projects 2/6/2014 Register now for Feb. 13th "Stormwater Utilities in Florida" webinar 1/31/2014 Regional Water Supply Plan Comment Period Extended 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 Kids can learn to fish at Lake County Water Authority free clinic 1/16/2014 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 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 Process under way to set minimum flows and levels for Lower Ocklawaha River, 6 central Florida lakes 12/16/2013 City of Tavares receives stormwater management improvement grant 12/13/2013 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 South Lake Chamber, County and City to host water summit 11/12/2013 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 Fall 2013 Florida Lake Management Society newsletter available online 10/24/2013 Regional Water Supply Plan Technical Methods Workshop November 7 10/22/2013 South Lake Chamber to host Water Summit 10/21/2013 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 Lack of flow from Lake Apopka idles NURF 10/11/2013 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 Regional Water Supply Plan Public Workshop September 26 9/12/2013 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 USGS: Real-time Monitoring Tracks Nitrate Pulse in Mississippi River 8/22/2013 Visit the Wolf Branch Sink waterfall this Sunday, 8/24 8/20/2013 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 SWFWMD allows water shortage orders to expire 7/31/2013 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 SWFWMD ends funding for Florida Friendly program 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 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 Scientists: 2013 Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone" potentially largest ever 7/8/2013 Bill signed that targets artifact looters on water authority lands 7/1/2013 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 EPA: $384B needed for drinking water infrastructure by 2030 6/4/2013 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 Bill would protect water-authority lands from artifact looters 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 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 '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 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 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 Red tide manatee death rate on track to break records 3/4/2013 LCWA seeking volunteers to "Love Our Lakes" 2/26/2013 House committee bill addresses federal concerns about 2012 permit-streamlining bill 2/20/2013 Florida Wildlife Corridor film to premier March 3rd in Tampa 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 Lake Apopka targeted for $4.8 million in restoration projects 2/5/2013 Research Helps Determine Harvest Limit for Black Crappie in Lake Griffin 2/4/2013 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 '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 Lake Apopka cleanup to keep wildlife, people more in mind 1/14/2013 Preserve taking water lessons to schools with mobile lab 1/11/2013 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 Lake County Commission Rejects Lake Apopka North Shore Expansion 11/28/2012 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 SJRWMD weighs selling Lake's Pine Meadows Conservation Area 11/9/2012 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 New web application from EPA lets users check health of waterways 10/29/2012 Visit Lake County's Biggest Waterfall! 10/15/2012 Free Webcast on National Water Quality Portal, Oct 23 10/15/2012 LCWA to launch study to dive into lake-level worries 10/11/2012 "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 Double run paddling adventure Sept. 22nd 9/17/2012 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 US Accuses BP of ‘Gross Negligence’ in Deadly 2010 Oil Spill 9/10/2012 Lake Apopka dredging plan stirs hopes of better boating, fishing 8/31/2012 Seafood Lovers (and Haters) Wanted 8/30/2012 USGS: North American Fish Extinctions May Double by 2050 8/13/2012 SWFWMD Lifts Phase III One-Day-Per-Week Water Restrictions 8/1/2012 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 Thousands being spent to clear fallen trees from Dora Canal 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 FWC, Defenders of Wildlife Collaborate on Climate Change Planning 6/26/2012 Lake, cities to pitch in $15,000 for Dora Canal cleanup 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 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 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 Dredging Project Clears Out Muck from Lake Beauclair 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 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 Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program Unveils "Beemat" Project at Lake Joanna 4/9/2012 EPA Now Accepting Comments on National Water/Climate Change Strategy 4/5/2012 Fire Officials Urge Wildfire Vigilance; Lack of Rain Increases State’s Wildfire Risk 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 Two Lake County boat ramps to close for repairs 3/2/2012 SJR Water Supply Impact Study Subject of Mar. 30th Public Meeting 2/29/2012 Federal Court Issues Mixed Ruling On Criteria for Florida Nutrient Standards 2/24/2012 Environmentalists Oppose Airport Land Deal Near Lake Apopka 2/24/2012 Unlawful Excavation Bill Clears Hurdle in Florida House 2/21/2012 Environmentalists Oppose Airport Land Deal Near Lake Apopka 2/21/2012 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 Harris Chain of Lakes Restoration Council in Need of Volunteers 2/17/2012 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 Lake Soil & Water Conservation District to Host Annual Tree Giveaway on Jan. 19 1/3/2012 Battle Looms Over Lake Apopka Restoration 12/16/2011 Five Bills Introduced to Repeal Septic Tank Inspection Requirement 12/14/2011 SJRWMD Approves Temporary Change in Discharges on Harris Chain 11/10/2011 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 Southwest Florida Water Management District Extends Water Restrictions 11/1/2011 Southwest Florida Water Management District to Shed up to 150 Employees 10/28/2011 EPA Stormwater Outreach Webinar Oct. 27th 10/18/2011 SJRWMD, Lake County to Offer Water Star Workshop Oct. 27-28 10/14/2011 SJRWMD Board Hires New Executive Director 10/14/2011 Report Calls for Modernizing Water Quality Monitoring, Modeling Systems 10/13/2011 Recent Rain Good for Ducks, Lawns But Not Enough for Lakes 10/12/2011 Record Year for Green Sea Turtle Nests on Florida Beaches 10/12/2011 Professor Receives Outstanding Educator Award 10/3/2011 Free DVD details Harris Chain of Lakes cleanup 9/30/2011 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 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 SWFWMD Selects Blake Guillory as New Executive Director 8/30/2011 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 Polluted Lake Apopka Seems Poised for Rebirth 8/26/2011 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 LSWCD Newsletter Online 8/4/2011 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 Minimum Discharges Resume on Harris Chain of Lakes 5/6/2011 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 "KeepItLocalFlorida.org" 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 Lake County Water Authority Gives $350K in Stormwater Grants to Cities 3/25/2011 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 Water managers reduce flow out of Lake Griffin 1/21/2011 House Panel May Reconsider "Local Sources First" Policy, WMDs 1/14/2011 Closing dam on Lake Apopka opens floodgates of criticism downstream 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 New website launches with focus on County Blueways 12/17/2010 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 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 2010 Sustainable Florida Conference Oct. 13-14 9/27/2010 Lake Soil and Water Conservation District Announces Annual Poster & Speech Contest 9/24/2010 Backlash Brewing Against Florida Septic Tanks Requirement 9/23/2010 National Ag Groups Ask EPA to Reconsider Water Strategy 9/21/2010 LCWA Wants Clear Role in Dora Canal Railroad Bridge Project 9/10/2010 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 Exhibitor Applications, Sponsorships Being Accepted for Third Annual Green Fair 8/12/2010 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 Public invited to celebrate new Horticultural Learning Center at Lake County Extension 7/7/2010 New Trailer Assists Lake County With Pump-outs of Residential Home-Heating Oil Tanks 7/1/2010 Leesburg Ready to Use Recycled Wastewater for Irrigation 6/29/2010 Lake County Searches for Suitable Park Space in South Lake 6/28/2010 FDEP Releases Draft 2010 Water Quality Report 6/17/2010 Lake County Stormwater completes Dead River pond 6/11/2010 Q & A on Lessons Learned from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Disaster 6/7/2010 Leesburg ready to use recycled wastewater for irrigation 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 Lake County Stormwater completes Dead River pond 5/28/2010 Abstracts Invited for Impaired Waters Symposium 5/26/2010 EPA Office of Water Launches Updated Website 5/17/2010 Cities Must Decide Commitment to Desalination Plant 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 Burrell Lock and Dam to be closed for inspection May 10-28 5/3/2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Headed Toward Coastal LA, AL, MS & FL Panhandle 4/29/2010 Officials call Lake County's unique water-cleaning facility a success 4/23/2010 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 Lake County GIS Releases 2009 Aerial Photography 4/16/2010 Spring Issue of "The Volunteer Monitor" Online 4/14/2010 Boy Scouts assist Stormwater Section, Marking Drains with 'Only Rain Down the Storm Drain' 4/12/2010 Landscape Best Management Practices Seminar April 14 4/12/2010 Scrub Jay Workshop to Assist in Countywide Survey 4/2/2010 EPA Holds Additional Public Hearings on Proposed Water Quality Standards 3/30/2010 Lake County to present informational meeting on new landscape ordinance 3/29/2010 Lake County Commission proclaims April as Water Conservation Month 3/29/2010 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 Proposed Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters 1/20/2010 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 Lake County Adds More Free Maps to Its Map Gallery 1/8/2010 EPA Schedules Public Meetings on Florida Water Quality Standards 1/4/2010 Environmental Utilities Expands Used Oil Recycling Program 1/4/2010 Conservation District to host tree giveaway on Jan. 14 1/4/2010 Adopt-a-Lake Water Quality Monitoring Training Session 1/4/2010 Lake Commission Approves Landscaping Ordinance 12/18/2009 Ferndale Preserve Now Open to Public 12/18/2009 Announcing the Launch of the Water Quality Contour Mapping Tool 12/18/2009 2010 Adopt-a-Lake Calendars Now Available 12/16/2009 Suggestions sought from Public for Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area 11/16/2009 Rate A Component Now Available 11/3/2009 Time change serves as a reminder to check your irrigation timer and system 10/29/2009 Water Levels in the Clermont Chain of Lakes 10/5/2009 2010 Adopt-a-Lake Calendar Photo Contest 9/28/2009 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 Lake County Water Atlas unveils comprehensive list of springs! 4/10/2009 Living Shorelines Workshop 3/26/2009 Wildlife commission staff proposes ban on wild turtle harvest 3/18/2009 Water Management District introduces new color-coded map to identify water shortage levels 2/9/2009 Reward for Tagged Black Crappie Caught in Lake Griffin 2/6/2009 UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences New Summary of TMDL Progress 1/28/2009 Lake County preserve is 'slice of paradise' for man, wildlife 1/28/2009 New Web Site Clears the Water for Students 10/22/2008 A place to park your boat, fill your tummy on Little Lake Harris 9/29/2008