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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.

July 18, 2013

District Launches New Springs Website

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The District has launched a new website, which is a one-stop-shop of information on the area’s five major springs systems in Citrus, Hernando and Marion counties and what the District is doing to monitor and restore them. These five systems include: the Chassahowitzka, Homosassa, Rainbow and Weeki Wachee rivers, plus the Crystal River/Kings Bay area.

June 14, 2013

Watch the Weather, Wait to Water

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The District encourages residents who irrigate their lawns to take advantage of the summer rains and “watch the weather, wait to water.” During the summer months of June, July, August and September, yards need no more than 3/4 inch of water every 2 to 3 days. If your lawn has received enough water from rainfall, then you can turn off your irrigation system and turn it back on when needed. The simplest way to determine if your yard needs water is to look for visual clues. Click the link to learn more.

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