November 9, 2017

Soaring to New Heights


Since 2015, Senior Environmental Scientist Jeff Whealton has been part of the Zephyrhills-based veterans’ organization that conducts static line airborne operations. They organize reunion jumps for Airborne- qualified veterans from all branches of the armed forces, including foreign militaries. The group also performs at air shows and other special events around the state.

November 2, 2017

Citrus County Home Earns Florida Water Star Certification


Meet Wayne Rubow. His home was named the second Florida Water Star℠ Home in Citrus County. To earn a Florida Water Star℠ distinction, homes must meet specific water-efficient requirements.

October 23, 2017

Rock Ponds Project Honored by Planning Commission


The Rock Ponds Ecosystem Restoration Project was recognized last week by the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission for excellence in planning, design and execution

October 20, 2017

South Venice Celebrates Restored Waterway


Homeowners in South Venice have long touted water quality as a top neighborhood issue and they recently celebrated a project that will create additional habitat and help improve water quality in their local waterways. Residents and other community leaders celebrated the South Venice Beach Waterway Restoration Project, a culmination of the work to restore about 7,500 linear feet of the Siesta and Briarwood waterway banks in South Venice Beach. By creating a healthier drainage system, the project will improve the quality of the water entering Alligator Creek and Lemon Bay.

October 19, 2017

District Scientists Complete Second Year of Wetland Monitoring Program Setup


District scientists have completed a second year of setting up wetland monitoring sites as part of a regional monitoring program. The project is part of the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI), a water planning effort among government agencies, water utilities, environmental groups, business organizations, agricultural communities and other stakeholders in a five-county area.

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