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LCWA to sponsor free "Lakes Academy" March 13th-22nd

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The Lake County Water Authority (LCWA) is sponsoring a Citizen’s Lakes Academy in Clermont. Modeled after other citizen academies, the focus of this multi-day workshop is to provide local residents with a better understanding of our local water resources and the affect these wetlands, lakes and rivers have on the quality of life in Lake County.

Experts from the Lake County Water Authority, the St. Johns River Water Management District and others will be on hand to provide the latest information about the Clermont Chain of Lakes hydrology and answer questions.

“This inaugural LCWA Lakes Academy was the idea of LCWA Board Member Peggy Cox, who felt that County residents needed the very best information on the water resource issues of the day,” said Michael Perry, LCWA Executive Director, “we encourage all citizens to participate in this educational opportunity.”

LCWA Citizen’s Lakes Academy Schedule:

Thursday, March 13th, 6:30 - 9:00 pm.


Lake County Water Authority Purpose and Responsibilities
Clermont Chain and Green Swamp Hydrology
Clermont Chain Rainfall and Lake Levels
Lake County Water Atlas
Clermont Chain Historic Flow Restoration Projects
Summary Discussions

Thursday, March 20th, 6:30 - 9:00 pm.


St. Johns River Water Management District -Purpose and Responsibilities
Central Florida Water Initiative
Consumptive Use Permits
Preserves/Recreation Uses
Habitats and Wildlife
Opportunities for Public Involvement
Environmental Jeopardy
Summary Discussions

Saturday, March 22nd, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Preserves Overview/Seining
LCWA led Field Excursions by Pontoon Boats and Canoes/Kayaks
Open only to those who have participated in both Thursday Sessions.

There is no cost to attend the Academy however you must register to attend.
To register, call 352-343-3777, ext. 0