May 7, 2014

Volunteers Join District Staff to Clean Weeki Wachee Springs


About 30 volunteers and District staff recently spent an evening cleaning invasive algae out of Weeki Wachee Springs in Hernando County. The volunteer event was a coordinated effort by the District, the state park and local rotary clubs to remove an algae known as Lyngbya. This event was part of a long-term maintenance plan for a District restoration project completed in 2009 designed to help keep the spring and river healthy.

May 2, 2014

‘Rock Star’ Plant Arrives for Restoration Project


District springs experts are hoping special eelgrass will thrive and grow into dense vegetation that will improve water quality and sustain beneficial fish and wildlife habitats in Kings Bay. Read how they are doing it.

April 21, 2014

Staff Member Runs Boston Marathon


Jerry Mallams, the District's resource evaluation manager, is running the Boston Marathon while battling cancer. Find out why he wanted to do it.

April 11, 2014

Take These Steps at Home to Protect Springs During Springs Protection Awareness Month


The District’s Governing Board, along with the Florida Legislature and Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection, declared April Springs Protection Awareness Month. There are many actions you can take at home to help protect springs.

April 1, 2014

Save Water Outdoors for Water Conservation Month


While the District advocates water conservation year-round, an extra effort is being made to promote conservation throughout April. Governments and water management districts throughout the state have declared April Water Conservation Month because April is traditionally one of the driest months of the year. You can reduce your outdoor water consumption by taking a few simple steps.

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