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August 13, 2013

District Restores Feather Sound Wetland

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The District has turned water into a power tool to help restore wetlands and improve water quality as part of the ongoing Feather Sound Tidal Wetland Restoration Project. The project is led by the District’s Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Program. The goal is to restore and enhance about 640 acres of intertidal wetland and upland habitat along the west side of Old Tampa Bay by modifying existing ditches and removing exotic vegetation. Read how they are doing it.

August 9, 2013

District’s Water Shortage Restrictions Expire

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The District’s Governing Board recently voted to let water shortage restrictions expire due to significant improvements in the aquifer and river levels as a result of this summer’s above-average rainfall. Just because residents have the option of watering twice per week doesn’t mean it is necessary. The District urges residents to continue water conservation practices. Here are some facts about the District’s year-round conservation measures.

August 6, 2013

Volunteers Help Remove Invasive Algae

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About 70 volunteers recently spent a morning cleaning invasive algae out of Weeki Wachee Springs in Hernando County. The volunteer event was a coordinated effort by the District and local rotary clubs to remove a blue-green 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 river healthy.

July 30, 2013

District Improves Water Quality With Chassahowitzka Springs Restoration Project

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Workers are removing sediments that have accumulated in the springs as part of the District’s Chassahowitzka Springs Restoration Project. Find out exactly how they are doing it.

July 24, 2013

Governor Appoints Dunbar to Governing Board

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David W. Dunbar recently was appointed to the District’s Governing Board by Gov. Rick Scott. Dunbar, of Palm Harbor, is a commercial banker and chairman of Synovus Bank of Florida. He was appointed to succeed Jennifer Closshey and his term ends March 1, 2017. The Governing Board position represents both Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.

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