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November 1, 2013

Check Your Irrigation Timer When You Fall Back to Standard Time

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When you reset those clocks this weekend for the end of Daylight Saving Time, don’t forget to check the timers on your irrigation system controllers. Sunday is when we reset the clocks back one hour. The time change is also a good time to make sure irrigation system timers are set correctly to ensure that the systems operate consistently with current water restrictions.

October 15, 2013

Schools Awarded Grants for Water Resources Education Projects

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Sixty-six school teachers across the District’s 16-county region will teach issues surrounding our freshwater resources with the help of Splash! school grants from the District. The goal of the Splash! school grant program is to provide teachers with funding to enhance student knowledge of topics that meet the District’s core mission and teach students about their local watersheds, water conservation, quality and supply. Splash! school grants provide up to $3,000 per school on a reimbursement basis and are available to public school teachers.

October 1, 2013

District to Hold Series of Hog Hunts, Permits Will Be Available Online

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The District is introducing a new system for its annual hog hunts that will recognize top performers and help reduce the damage caused to District properties. District land managers plan to hold a series of hog hunts on District lands this fall and winter to help reduce the wild hog population.

September 26, 2013

District Employees Rescue Missing Couple

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District employees Don Kaskie and Violet Woodard thought it would be another typical work day. The vegetation specialists spent a day last month in airboats treating water hyacinth and water lettuce on Upper Myakka Lake. But by the end of the day, they were rescuing a couple after their canoe overturned. Read how the day unfolded here.

September 20, 2013

Regional Water Supply Plan Public Workshop

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The public is invited to learn more about the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) at a public workshop Thursday. The Southwest Florida, South Florida and St. Johns River water management districts are hosting a regional water supply plan public workshop. These districts are working together along with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and regional utilities to address short- and long-term water supply needs in the central Florida region.

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