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AguaCulture project ‘sucking up the muck’ off the bottom of Lake Kissimmee 6/20/2024 EPA is asked to set blue-green algae toxin standards for Florida 6/17/2024 Florida agriculture fuels algae blooms — how much remains unclear. 6/17/2024 DOH-Polk issues Blue-Green Algae Health Alert for Lake Van 6/14/2024 DOH-Polk cautions about Blue-Green Algae at multiple lakes 6/14/2024 DOH-Polk cautions about Blue-Green Algae at multiple locations 6/11/2024 DOH-Polk issues Blue-Green Algae Health Alert for Lake Conine - at Lucerne Park Road Boat Ramp 6/11/2024 Blue-Green Algae Task Force reviews agriculture BMPs 6/6/2024 DOH-Polk lifts Blue-Green Algae Alerts for Lake Hancock-South Central and Scott Lake-West 6/6/2024 Florida homebuyers are getting more transparency about flood history 6/5/2024 Some fertilizers can be toxic for waterways and animals: What to do instead 6/5/2024 Environmental groups ask the feds to set Florida water quality standards for algae bloom toxins 5/31/2024 DOH-Polk issues Health Alert for Blue-Green Algae at multiple lakes in Polk County 5/28/2024 Mote and partners receive $3.2 million from DEP to combat harmful algal blooms 5/28/2024 Polk County officials issue Burn Ban 5/28/2024 Polk County is experiencing a water supply challenge as irrigation demands double 5/21/2024 Decades-old maps don’t fully capture Central Florida’s flooding risk 5/21/2024 Experiencing low water pressure? Check out these tips from Polk County’s utilities division 5/21/2024 US Circuit Court of Appeals nixes Florida’s request for a stay in a wetlands permitting fight 5/21/2024 DOH-Polk issues Blue-Green Algae Health Alerts for multiple lakes In Polk County 5/20/2024 Florida's outdated urban drainage systems cause more flooding, but there is a natural solution 5/14/2024 A critical stretch of the Florida Wildlife Corridor is preserved in Polk County 5/14/2024 Governor announces investments in Wildlife Corridor, red tide mitigation 4/29/2024 Polk County Dept. of Health issues Health Alerts for multiple lakes 4/29/2024 Polk County Health Dept. LIFTS Health Alert for Lake Hancock-South Central 4/29/2024 First-of-its-kind study shows Florida Wildlife Corridor eases worst impacts of climate change 4/19/2024 Switch to green wastewater infrastructure could reduce emissions and provide huge savings, new resea 4/16/2024 UF/IFAS launches landscape water use survey 4/16/2024 U.S. District judge nails down decision in wetlands case 4/15/2024 Health officials issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Conine 4/11/2024 CHNEP annual photo contest is underway! Deadline for submissions is July 1st 4/11/2024 Florida Legislature lets local governments make their own fertilizer rules, bans again 4/4/2024 Cost of watering lawns in Florida? Not so bad compared to other states 4/3/2024 Judge: PACE home resilience loans must be included on tax rolls statewide 4/3/2024 U.S. losing valuable wetlands at alarming rate 4/1/2024 Tear reported at the Mosaic phosphate mine in Polk County 3/21/2024 FDEP invites public input on new water quality credit program 3/21/2024 Conservation group celebrates establishment of Everglades to Gulf Conservation Area 3/13/2024 State seeks to speed up decision in wetlands permitting case 3/13/2024 Environmental groups oppose a stay in the fight over wetlands permitting in Florida 3/11/2024 Biological survey for Lake Bonnet drainage project starts March 11th 3/11/2024 SWFWMD launches “Water 101” campaign 3/8/2024 2024 Water Conservation Art Contest open for entries 3/1/2024 The Atlantic is hotter, earlier. That’s a bad sign for hurricane season, Florida corals 3/1/2024 NOAA rolls out new tool to predict river levels 2/29/2024 Florida DEP seeks stay on judicial ruling that removes its authority over wetland permits 2/29/2024 Climate change is throwing the water cycle into chaos across the U.S. 2/29/2024 UF Study: About half of Floridians not aware of local water restrictions 2/29/2024 Photographer: Inland development is destroying Florida’s coastal freshwater wetlands 2/23/2024 USF’s ‘Flood Hub’ is helping the state look into resiliency needs 2/21/2024 Judge rejects handing over wetland permitting duties to the State of Florida 2/19/2024 Crucial system of ocean currents is heading for a collapse due to climate change 2/12/2024 Se7en Wetlands to get 15.5 more miles of recreational trails 2/12/2024 New NASA mission could help Lake Okeechobee, red tide in Florida 2/7/2024 USACE plans to raise the water level schedule for the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes 2/5/2024 Lake Bonnet Drainage Basin Flood Hazard and Debris Mitigation Project kickoff meeting Feb. 15th 2/2/2024 Study: White House rule dramatically deregulates wetlands, streams and drinking water 1/26/2024 Flooding, groundwater rise can have impact on septic systems 1/25/2024 UF/IFAS: Timing of fertilizer ordinances impacts water quality 1/24/2024 A controversial report says there is not enough evidence proving fertilizer bans help water quality 1/24/2024 Thousands of Florida homes flood repeatedly. You’re not allowed to know which ones. 1/16/2024 New UF report says it’s unclear if fertilizer bans stop pollution. Not everyone agrees. 1/12/2024 SFWMD to hold open house meetings on Kissimmee River headwaters revitalization 1/11/2024 Construction to begin on Lake Bonny nutrient reduction infrastructure 1/9/2024 Despite recent showers, Tampa Bay region remains in rainfall deficit 1/5/2024 Polk County receives $7.5M Water Quality Improvement Grant for Wilson Ranch project 1/3/2024 Fertilizer legislation likely to be included in 2024 Florida Legislative session 1/2/2024 A quest to get an amendment guaranteeing a right to clean water pushed back 1/2/2024 New study identifies Florida’s potential invasive species threats 12/19/2023 Drought vs deluge: Rainfall totals either too little or too much on each of Florida’s coasts 12/11/2023 EPA proposes revising certain water quality standards for Florida’s waters 12/5/2023 Lakeland awards Lake Bonnet drainage basin mitigation project 12/5/2023 2024 CHNEP Nature Calendars are now available 12/4/2023 Timetable to replace lead water pipes could be accelerated 12/1/2023 Gulf Stream weakening now 99% certain, and ramifications will be global 12/1/2023 From scrub to wetlands: 5 properties recommended for Polk conservation lands program 12/1/2023 USF survey finds that many homeowners don't realize they're unprotected from flooding risks 11/30/2023 Many Floridians with private wells don’t know how to take care of them 11/27/2023 SWFWMD declares Modified Phase I Water Shortage, limits some counties to once a week irrigation 11/14/2023 Lakeland pilot project aims to meet growing demand for clean drinking water 11/8/2023 The troubled Mosaic phosphate mine reports a possible gypstack liner tear 10/27/2023 SWFWMD to hold virtual workshop on MFLs for Horse Creek and Charlie Creek 10/24/2023 State multi-year plan sought for water-related projects 10/24/2023 Fish and Wildlife Service proposes a sprawling conservation area in the Everglades watershed 10/24/2023 Polk County Health Dept. lifts multiple blue-green algae alerts 10/13/2023 Author of Florida environmental book to speak Thursday in Lakeland 10/2/2023 SJRWMD, SWFWMD propose new groundwater model, solicit public comment 9/28/2023 Native Florida plants could be part of the solution to state's flooding, water quality problems 9/26/2023 Florida looks to increase number of wetland mitigation banks, credits available to developers 9/20/2023 Lakeland sinkhole off Scott Lake Road ‘active but stable,’ difficult to predict future 9/18/2023 Polk County, other entities come together to form Lake Marion Scrub 9/18/2023 UCF students receive $25,000 EPA grant to develop toxin biosensor for drinking water 9/18/2023 Biden administration restores the power of states and tribes to review projects to protect waterways 9/15/2023 Polk County’s Tiger Creek Preserve is now part of the Great Florida Birding Trail 9/12/2023 Hurricane Idalia caused widespread pollution in Florida’s waterways 9/11/2023 The EPA removes federal protections for most of the country’s wetlands 8/31/2023 What’s the connection between climate change and hurricanes? 8/31/2023 UF study promotes reducing outdoor water usage 8/22/2023 Scientist: An ‘alarming level’ of PFAS compounds found in some Florida drinking water 8/21/2023 WMDs to hold joint public workshop on CFWI minimum flows, levels, reservations 8/21/2023 Gulf of Mexico hit highest sea surface temperature in recorded history 8/16/2023 SWFWMD to hold virtual public workshop on ranking Minimum Flows and Levels for water bodies 8/16/2023 Could a slowing Gulf Stream bring Florida more flooding? UMiami study will find out 8/14/2023 Climate change giving extra fuel to storms during hurricane season 8/7/2023 As water reuse expands, proponents battle the ‘yuck’ factor 8/7/2023 Northwest Florida WMD officials are testing new technology that turns algae into fertilizer 8/3/2023 FWC invites public input on burrowing owl conservation and permitting guidelines 8/3/2023 Toxic algae suspected cause of panther disease 8/2/2023 Florida schools can register now for FWC’s School Fishing Club program 8/2/2023 Study: Ocean currents vital for distributing heat could collapse by midcentury 7/31/2023 Polk County accepting Environmental Lands nominations 7/31/2023 Polk Regional Water Cooperative to receive $305 million loan for water supply sustainability 7/28/2023 Mosaic wants to test ‘radioactive road’ with 337 tons of phosphogypsum, records show 7/26/2023 How scientists are saving Florida’s endangered coral reefs from extreme heat 7/25/2023 NOAA launches new hurricane forecast model as Atlantic season starts strong 7/20/2023 EPA recommends water filters to purge most forever chemicals from Florida’s drinking water 7/20/2023 Extreme heat may show effects in Florida’s oceans, lakes, coral reefs 7/17/2023 Malaria concerns have Polk County mosquito control working extra hours 7/14/2023 SWFWMD to hold peer review of recommended minimum flows for Horse Creek and Charlie Creek 7/13/2023 DEP Launches Water Quality Protection Grant Portal for Fiscal Year 2023-24 7/6/2023 USGS estimates potential spread of invasive species carried by hurricane-induced flooding 7/3/2023 Florida DEP Launches the Resilient Florida Grant Application Portal 7/3/2023 Polk County Health Department lifts Health Alert for Lake Hollingsworth-Lakeland Water Ski Club 6/28/2023 Florida Department of Health issues statewide Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Advisory 6/27/2023 DeSantis to pause bans on fertilizer. Advocates worry it’ll worsen water woes 6/20/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health issues Health Alerts for five lakes 6/14/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health LIFTS Health Alert for Peace River at Ft. Meade Rec. Area 6/14/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health LIFTS Health Alert for Peace River at State Road 60 6/14/2023 Polk County say there’s no easy fis for Imperial Lakes flooding, but long-term fix is planned 6/14/2023 Massive sinkhole opens up in Lakeland neighborhood 6/14/2023 WUSF ”The Price of Plenty“ series focuses on phosphates in Florida 6/6/2023 SCOTUS wetlands decision could spell more construction, major impact on Florida 6/5/2023 Florida awards nearly $1 million to Fort Meade for downtown stormwater improvements 6/5/2023 Polk County’s burn ban is lifted 6/5/2023 Haines City ordered by FDEP to complete wastewater improvement projects to prevent future spills 5/31/2023 How the Supreme Court’s wetlands ruling could impact pollution, flooding 5/31/2023 Lakeland to harvest invasive aquatic plants from Lake Hollingsworth 5/30/2023 SCOTUS sinks Clean Water Act protection for 51% of U.S. waters 5/26/2023 Water management districts want visitors to enjoy Florida’s springs and rivers responsibly 5/26/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health issues Health Alert for Lake Smart-at Hibiscus Drive 5/22/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health issues Health Alert for Lake Rochelle, at Dock 5/22/2023 City of Lakeland announces Lake Hollingsworth Stormwater Treatment Retrofit Project 5/22/2023 Polk County drills two new super wells to prevent water supply shortage as population booms 5/19/2023 Florida environment groups, businesses urge DeSantis to veto ‘attack’ on fertilizer bans 5/17/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health issues Health Alert for Lake Hollingsworth at Water Ski Club 5/15/2023 Polk County Health Dept. issues Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for for Tiger Lake - Center 5/11/2023 Polk County Health Dept. issues Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Peace River - Bartow @ SR60 5/11/2023 Polk County Health Dept. issues Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Hancock-South Central 5/11/2023 Polk County Health Dept. issues Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Haines-Boat Ramp 5/11/2023 Polk County Health Dept. issues Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Scott Lake-Fitzgerald Rd. Boat Ramp 5/11/2023 Polk County Health Dept. issues Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for for Peace River-Ft. Meade Rec Area 5/11/2023 State mandates cleanup of 9 Lakeland lakes with major water quality issues 5/3/2023 Florida lawmakers propose statewide preemption of local fertilizer use restrictions 5/2/2023 Polk County urges its residents to take flooding seriously 4/25/2023 Winter Haven resiliency efforts to be featured at May 3rd Resilient Florida Forum 4/24/2023 U.S. House fails to override Biden’s veto of resolution to overturn EPA water rule 4/20/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health issues Health Alert for Lake Hancock-South Central 4/12/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health issues Health Alert for Lake Rochelle-Dock 4/12/2023 Peterson Park boardwalk and fishing pier closed until further notice 4/12/2023 Lakeland challenges approval of Duke project amid water supply concerns 4/10/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health LIFTS Health Alert for Lake Hollingsworth 4/10/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health LIFTS Health Alert for Scott Lake 4/10/2023 Wildfire threat grows as Florida drought gets steadily worse 4/7/2023 Polk County officials issue burn ban 4/7/2023 Florida has the most lead pipes in the U.S. and is getting $376 million for drinking water upgrades 4/6/2023 Florida cities wary of bill that would cap transfers from municipal utilities to general revenue 4/3/2023 Senate votes to roll back Biden administration clean water rule 4/3/2023 UPDATE: Water protections removed from fertilizer bill 3/31/2023 FDEP fines Haines City $157K for wastewater spills 3/29/2023 Many new homes in Polk County are saving water for the future 3/29/2023 Polk County DOH issues Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Tiger Lake – Center 3/27/2023 City of Lakeland expanding stormwater treatment pond system 3/23/2023 Health alert still in effect for Scott Lake as water sample finds trace level of toxins 3/20/2023 EPA to limit toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water 3/15/2023 Florida’s love-hate relationship with phosphorus 3/10/2023 Researchers looking into toxins that Blue-Green Algae release into the air 2/28/2023 No debate anymore: Climate change makes extreme weather worse, federal scientists say 2/17/2023 Hurricanes Ian and Nicole left devastating flooding in Central Florida. Will it happen again? 2/16/2023 FWC to conduct restoration project at Lake Kissimmee 2/16/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health issues Health Alert for Lake Hollingsworth at Lakeland Water Ski Club 2/15/2023 Health department issues warning about algae blooms in Lakeland’s Scott Lake 2/14/2023 SWFWMD seeking peer review panelists for Horse Creek and Charlie Creek 2/13/2023 Polk County Utilities to share plans for new Crooked Lake Park wastewater treatment facility 1/27/2023 The next meeting of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force will be on Feb 1st 1/26/2023 Alternative water supply projects within the CFWI receive state funding 1/20/2023 Polk County Dept. of Health issues blue-green algae bloom caution for Tiger Lake 1/19/2023 No debate anymore: Climate change makes extreme weather worse, federal scientists say 1/13/2023 Lake Wales joins Florida Water Star program 1/13/2023 Florida’s emergency chief seeks changes in disaster response 1/11/2023 Central Florida to fight future flooding with $60 million federal investment 1/10/2023 Key Florida lawmaker focuses on shifting from septic tanks to sewer systems 1/9/2023 After Ian and Nicole, experts warn of health risks from blue-green algae 12/14/2022 Flesh-eating bacteria cases at a 15-year high in Florida 12/8/2022 EPA: Florida must change water quality standards to protect citizens’ health 12/6/2022 Polk health officials issue Blue-green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Whistler-Dock 12/6/2022 FWC now accepting applications for newly created Vessel Turn-In Program 11/29/2022 Expedition retraces a legendary explorer’s travels through the once-pristine Everglades 11/28/2022 How floating wetlands are helping to clean up urban waters 11/23/2022 Polk County Health Dept. issues Health Alert for Lake Whistler-NE 11/15/2022 FWC reminds owners unable to salvage their storm-damaged vessels that waivers are still available 11/14/2022 SWFWMD recognizes 35th anniversary of SWIM program 10/31/2022 FWC assessing thousands of ‘displaced’ vessels in the wake of Ian 10/31/2022 SWFWMD: Check your irrigation timer when you ‘fall back’ to standard time 10/31/2022 How Hurricane Ian swamped Florida rivers: Before-and-after photos show record floods 10/27/2022 Apply now for Florida Lake Management Society’s ‘Love Your Lake’ grants 10/26/2022 SWFWMD awards Splash! Grants to Polk County schools/teachers 10/24/2022 Progress being made on Cypress Lake Lower Floridan Aquifer AWS project 10/20/2022 Polk County DOH extends Health Alert for Lake Henry 10/19/2022 FWC creates hotline to address thousands of vessels displaced by Hurricane Ian 10/17/2022 SWFWMD sharply curtails funding for stormwater projects 10/17/2022 Portions of central Florida received more than 20 inches of rainfall in September 10/13/2022 SFWMD working with local partners to lower levels in Kissimmee Chain of Lakes 10/12/2022 Central Florida counties survey road damage as floodwater from Hurricane Ian recedes 10/12/2022 Your questions answered about SWFWMD water control structures 10/11/2022 What we know (and don’t) about how climate change impacts hurricanes like Ian 10/10/2022 Lack of flood insurance in hard-hit Central Florida leaves families struggling after Hurricane Ian 10/10/2022 FWC reminds boaters: Use caution after Hurricane Ian 10/10/2022 In wake of Hurricane Ian, minimizing water use is important 10/10/2022 Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, headwaters of Everglades, at near record levels — and rising 10/7/2022 Pollution from Florida’s phosphate mining industry a concern with Hurricane Ian 10/5/2022 ‘Currently part of the lake’: Circle B Bar Reserve could be closed for extended period 10/5/2022 Florida DOH to private well owners in flood areas: Use caution, get wells tested immediately 10/5/2022 Flood waters pose health risks 10/5/2022 Sandbag Sites to Open Sunday in Polk 9/26/2022 Health officials issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Henry-NW 9/21/2022 42nd Annual Swan Roundup to take place on October 18th 9/20/2022 Eighth annual 7 Rivers Water Festival Saturday 9/16/2022 Florida scientists will study how homeowners affect the water quality of stormwater ponds 9/13/2022 Study shows fertilizer ordinances improve water quality (but timing matters) 9/8/2022 Haines City must fix pipes responsible for wastewater leak or pay fine 8/31/2022 Water Management Districts schedule joint virtual meeting to get public input on MFLs 8/24/2022 FIT Researchers: Biochar may help fight against harmful algal blooms 8/22/2022 SWFWMD seeks public input on annual MFL prioritization 8/15/2022 NOAA and Saildrone launch seven hurricane-tracking surface drones 8/9/2022 Florida’s Blue-Green Algae Task Force meets after half-year hiatus 8/8/2022 Florida’s algae bloom response called too limited, too slow 8/5/2022 Study: Most rainwater on Earth contains PFAS exceeding safe levels 8/4/2022 Shoreline restoration project begins on Lake Morton 7/28/2022 New law requires the state to hit certain cleanup levels of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ 7/27/2022 Florida restaurants now facing stronger regulations for grease disposal 7/19/2022 Health officials issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Caution for Lake Hancock (Center) 7/18/2022 Health officials issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Health Caution for Lake Reedy (Ramp) 7/18/2022 Health officials issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Health Caution for Lake Pierce (NW) 7/18/2022 Health alert issued for blue-green algae found in Tiger Lake 7/18/2022 FWC approves derelict Vessel Turn-In Program 7/15/2022 UF research: Norms, not knowledge, drive irrigation habits 7/14/2022 Splash! School Grants now open! 7/11/2022 Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee to meet on July 26th 7/11/2022 Lake Arbuckle Campground closed for maintenance through Aug. 14th 7/8/2022 “Protecting Florida Together” water quality grants portal is now open 7/6/2022 Polk County Dept. of Health issues Health Alert for Lake Crago (by Boat Ramp) 6/28/2022 SWFWMD to conduct prescribed burns in Polk County through September 6/28/2022 Polk County Health officials lift health alert for Lake Hamilton 6/27/2022 New law directs DEP to set up PFAS cleanup rules, as feds issue advisory 6/23/2022 Governor signs bill putting all soil and water board seats on the ballot days before qualifying 6/21/2022 Polk County Dept. of Health issues blue-green algae Health Caution for Lake Reedy 6/14/2022 Polk County Dept. of Health issues blue-green algae Health Caution for Lake Mariam 6/14/2022 Polk County Dept. of Health issues blue-green algae Health Caution for Lake Buffum 6/14/2022 Polk County DOH issues blue-green algae bloom caution for Lake Hancock, Lake Crago & Lake Mattie 6/6/2022 Fish license-free two weekends in June 6/2/2022 Online ‘Florida Friendly Angler’ course is now available 5/31/2022 Polk County Dept. of Health issues blue-green algae bloom caution for Lake Hancock 5/27/2022 Florida DEP detects blue-green algae bloom in Lake Hamilton 5/27/2022 Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex designated Outstanding Partner by FYCCN 5/23/2022 SWFWMD to hold peer review of wetland-based criteria for minimum wetland and lake levels 5/17/2022 United Nations offers free online freshwater water quality courses 5/16/2022 FWC transplants aquatic plants to help restore Lake Walk-in-Water 5/13/2022 Landowner Assistance Expo 2022 to take place June 7th 5/9/2022 FDEP invites stakeholders to participate in public meeting on TMDL prioritization 5/6/2022 CFWI kicks off 2025 Regional Water Supply Planning effort 5/2/2022 Bonnet Springs Park wins FDEP Environmental Achievement Award 4/26/2022 Climate change fueled extreme rainfall during the record 2020 hurricane reason 4/20/2022 Sarasota researcher predicts 22 named storms, 5 major hurricanes in 2022 4/20/2022 Polk cities adopt Florida Water Star ordinances to maximize conservation 4/18/2022 Green infrastructure helps cities with climate change. So why isn’t there more of it? 4/18/2022 Scientists, engineers gather for 2022 SWFL Climate Summit in Fort Myers 4/11/2022 Photo submissions now being accepted for 2023 CHNEP Calendar contest 3/30/2022 Annual water conservation art contest opens 3/28/2022 Florida tops list for most polluted lakes in the U.S., study finds 3/24/2022 Study: Florida’s stormwater ponds are net sources of atmospheric carbon 3/15/2022 Bill limiting membership on Soil and Water Conservation District boards en route to Governor 3/11/2022 Se7en Wetlands receives Community Water Champion Award from WaterUse Association 3/11/2022 Lakeland Commission OKs $93M in Alternative Water Projects 3/10/2022 Public invited to help identify flood-prone areas in the Davenport watershed in Polk County 3/10/2022 FWC invites the public to attend 27th Annual Tenoroc Youth Fishing Derby 3/8/2022 Climate scientist: Florida ‘not acting fast enough’ Report: Time to act is closing 3/7/2022 Areas of drought are expanding across Florida 3/4/2022 Florida House approves creating climate change resiliency office 3/4/2022 Health alert issued for blue-green algae found in Lake Crago 2/23/2022 Fort Meade to receive $6.1 million to improve wastewater system 2/9/2022 Lakeland receives $280K from Florida DEP for Lake Bonny stormwater project 2/8/2022 Swan story: 65th anniversary of Royal Swans arriving on Lake Morton 2/4/2022 USGS researchers urgently seeking volunteers for irrigation study 2/4/2022 SCOTUS agrees to review WOTUS 1/31/2022 Next Blue-Green Algae Task Force meeting will be Feb. 10th in Gainesville 1/31/2022 Environmental activists: Red tide report from algae task force doesn’t go far enough 1/31/2022 Florida resiliency plan scrutinized for failure to address prevention, aid smaller communities 1/19/2022 Environmental groups wary of Florida Senate’s ‘Heartland’ plan 1/19/2022 Polk County Utilities reports two wastewater spills. The first was a 376,000-gallon spill. 1/19/2022 This legislative session, lawmakers to take up water quality, land conservation and seagrass 1/12/2022 Central Florida ‘Resiliency Summit’ planned for Jan. 31st. 1/10/2022 Cherry Hill Water Facility construction nearing completion 1/5/2022 Do you use a well to irrigate your lawn? Researchers would like to talk to you 12/16/2021 DEP launches new Green Stormwater Infrastructure website 12/15/2021 The governor’s wish-list for resilience spending is big on flooding, not climate change 12/13/2021 DeSantis wants $270M for Florida waterways; environmentalists say more is needed 12/10/2021 Florida algae task force wants to tap experts from U.S., China, other nations 12/9/2021 Bill in legislature would require FDEP to adopt tech to curb algal blooms 12/1/2021 Red tide among DeSantis' environmental budget priorities 11/17/2021 What Florida can expect from the infrastructure spending bill 11/16/2021 Are scientists contaminating their own samples with microfibers? 11/16/2021 Polk County population growth causing more grease-related sewer blockages, officials say 11/8/2021 Polk County teachers receive SWFWMD Splash! Grants 11/8/2021 Florida congressional lawmakers hold meeting on state’s water quality woes 11/5/2021 Florida Congressional Delegation to convene on water quality challenges 11/1/2021 Check your irrigation timer when you ‘fall back’ to standard time 11/1/2021 USGS seeks volunteers to provide data on lawn irrigation water usage 10/21/2021 FWC asks lawmakers for $7M to save Florida’s beloved manatees 10/18/2021 Polk County Health officials issue blue-green algae bloom alert for Lake Haines-Four Lakes dock 9/27/2021 Concentration of microparticles in lakes reflect nearby human activity and land use 9/21/2021 How a Partnership with Ducks Unlimited is Helping to Restore 11,000-acres of Floodplain in the Kissi 9/14/2021 Court vacates NWPR, is still weighing WOTUS restoration 9/1/2021 Blue-Green Algae Task Force talks stormwater at virtual meeting 8/25/2021 Water quality concerns stir up citrus BMP and phosphorus questions 8/25/2021 Polk County to focus on infrastructure with $140 million COVID-19 relief money 8/19/2021 SWFWMD to hold public workshop on ranking water bodies for MFL 8/16/2021 Blue-Green Algae Task Force to meet on August 23rd 8/16/2021 Polk Roads & Drainage opening sandbag fill sites 8/12/2021 Nikki Fried, Michele Rayner-Goolsby roll out clean water initiative 8/4/2021 What is the proposed Florida Wetlands Protection ballot amendment? 7/29/2021 Conservation a key strategy for reducing water demand in Polk County 7/19/2021 Florida DEP launches ‘One Water Florida’ campaign promoting recycled water 7/19/2021 FWC and DEP host Red Tide roundtable 7/15/2021 Lakeland’s ‘dirty problem’ becomes focus of $22.7M American Rescue Plan funds 7/14/2021 Documentary: Florida’s freshwater springs are in jeopardy 7/6/2021 EPA revokes use of phosphate waste products in road beds 7/6/2021 Video of June 23rd Blue-Green Algae Task Force meeting available 7/2/2021 DEP launches online grant portal for FY2021-22; Deadline July 15th 7/1/2021 Dyes and isotopes track groundwater from sink to spring 6/30/2021 Blue-Green Algae Task Force meets for first time since November 6/24/2021 Want to be on Flip My Florida Yard? 6/23/2021 Researchers working on new test to detect cyanobacteria in humans 6/21/2021 Pilot project aims to address future water shortage 6/14/2021 Proposed Florida constitutional amendment aims to give waterways legal rights 6/11/2021 Biden administration initiates legal action to repeal WOTUS 6/10/2021 Poll: Floridians want federal infrastructure plan to deal with climate change 6/9/2021 Highway route through wilderness area sparks Hillsborough environmental concerns 6/7/2021 Restoring urban streams benefits habitat, water quality 6/3/2021 State tightens rules for sewage sludge used as fertilizer but leaves a loophole in place 6/3/2021 Polk Fire Rescue issues burn ban 6/1/2021 Hurricane season begins June 1st. Be flood-ready. 6/1/2021 Drainage construction to close Bridgers Avenue in Auburndale for 60 days 5/24/2021 Water quality activists push state for toxin-measuring standards 5/18/2021 EPA website restores climate change data 5/17/2021 Governor signs sea-level rise bill into law 5/13/2021 Polk County Utilities issues Boil Water Notice for 3900 customers 5/13/2021 FWC launches new statewide Fishing Pier Finder 5/6/2021 Governor announces $148M in local resilience funding 5/6/2021 Senate passes bipartisan $35B water infrastructure bill 5/3/2021 $43M in State resiliency money going to Lakeland park project 4/19/2021 City of Lakeland water utility adopts new technology to notify customers 4/9/2021 Lake Juliana boat ramp closed April 20-23 4/7/2021 Boating safety in Polk 4/7/2021 Worried about Piney Point? Polk County is ground zero for phosphogypsum stacks 4/7/2021 10 tips to save water for “Water Conservation Month” 4/1/2021 UF scientists to probe downstream ecological impacts of stormwater ponds 3/19/2021 FWC and partners work on restoring the Peace River 3/19/2021 Submit photos now for 2022 CHNEP Nature Calendar Photography Contest 3/19/2021 Lawsuit: Sewage spills in Crooked Lake led to infections 3/11/2021 Apply now for CHNEP research and restoration funding 3/9/2021 Volunteers work with SFWMD to enhance Lake Hatchineha 3/8/2021 It’s swan nesting season at Lake Morton 3/2/2021 Lakeland’s Circle B hiking trail still shows Hurricane Irma impact 2/24/2021 FBI issues cybersecurity outline for water treatment plants 2/22/2021 Lakeland awarded SWFWMD grant for Crystal Lake water quality improvement study 2/18/2021 Governor: More than $5.7M coming to Tampa Bay area for storm, disaster preparedness 2/4/2021 Governor proposes $1 billion for local resilience programs 1/29/2021 Lake Walk-In-Water conservation project complete 1/28/2021 2020 CFWI Regional Water Supply Plan approved 1/26/2021 Public meeting scheduled to discuss Lake Hancock Trail System 1/19/2021 Red Tide respiratory forecast is expanding with federal grants 1/15/2021 Environmental groups ask judge to throw out EPA decision to let Florida oversee wetlands permitting 1/15/2021 Public invited to help identify flood-prone areas in the Haines City watershed 1/15/2021 Commercial fishing permits available for Saddle Creek Park 1/11/2021 Fried asks new EPA head to reconsider wetlands move 1/4/2021 EPA gives Florida wider authority over wetland development 12/18/2020 EPA considering “extremely hazardous” pesticide for Florida citrus 12/11/2020 Grant and Management Plan approved for Environmental Lands sites 12/7/2020 SWFWMD to hold virtual public workshop to update land use and management rules and processes 11/30/2020 DEP to host online Blue-Green Algae Task Force meeting 11/12/2020 Experts brainstorm ways to meet growth demands while protecting water supplies 11/10/2020 Polk County receives conservation easement grant 11/10/2020 SWFWMD awards Splash! grants to Polk County 11/10/2020 Check your irrigation timer as we ‘fall back’ to standard time 11/2/2020 Walking Club: Exploring Lakeland’s Se7en Wetlands 11/2/2020 USGS unveils National Water Dashboard (NWD) 11/2/2020 Florida wants to control wetlands permitting. Critics say it isn’t equipped to do the job 10/21/2020 Exploring the widespread impacts of ongoing nitrogen pollution 9/28/2020 Polk County partners with FWC on restoration project at Lake Walk-in-Water 9/28/2020 Lake Hatchineha canals to receive spray treatment 9/28/2020 Third CFWI rulemaking workshop scheduled 9/21/2020 Governor announces $50M in springs funding 9/21/2020 EPA allocates $1M to help USF study harmful algal blooms 9/18/2020 UCF Researchers Developing Models to Predict Storm Surges 9/9/2020 Sept. 10th SJRWMD webinar focuses on agriculture 9/3/2020 FDACS launches “Florida Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Program” 9/3/2020 City of Lakeland looking for help in naming new aquatic plant harvester 8/31/2020 Polk water treatment facility receives award 8/31/2020 City of Lakeland seeks input for Lake Bonnet drainage basin/flood hazard grant application 8/27/2020 SWFWMD funding two wellfields in Polk County 8/26/2020 CFWI rulemaking schedule extended 8/26/2020 SWFWMD to hold virtual public workshop on ranking water bodies 8/18/2020 Scientists decry new WOTUS rule 8/14/2020 EPA agreement brings Florida a step closer to issuing certain Clean Water Act permits 8/10/2020 Polk County Roads and Drainage to provide sandbag fill sites 7/31/2020 Blue-Green Algae Task Force: Alert public when algal toxins detected 7/30/2020 Lake Mirror circulation study to use solar technology 7/27/2020 Two Polk projects receive CFWI cost-share funding 7/21/2020 EPA limits states’ power to review projects that affect water quality 7/15/2020 Environmental groups say latest water bill bad for Florida 7/14/2020 FWC seeks assistance in developing lake management plans 7/10/2020 Florida’s new environmental laws: A breakdown 7/7/2020 New technology delivers fast, easy results on water quality 7/7/2020 CFWI rulemaking workshop scheduled for July 9th 7/6/2020 Strong public interest shown in draft CFWI 2020 Regional Water Supply plan 7/6/2020 Lake Rochelle hydrilla being treated 7/2/2020 Polk County Utilities’ Southwest Regional WWTF honored 7/2/2020 SWFWMD schedules prescribed fires in Polk, Lake and Pasco Counties 7/2/2020 New law gives Florida DEP gets new duties, including septic systems oversight 7/2/2020 Study: Florida has thousands more high-risk properties than FEMA says 6/29/2020 Lake Winterset Hydrilla Treatment, 6/18 6/19/2020 SWFWMD draft 2020 Regional Water Supply Plan available 6/18/2020 Deadline approaching for 2021 CHNEP calendar photo contest 6/17/2020 2020 CHNEP Watershed Summit videos available 6/15/2020 SWFWMD “Splash! Grants” bring water education to students 5/29/2020 Polk County to open some Parks and Venues on May 1st 5/1/2020 Lakeland to open parks, trails, boat ramps beginning May 1st 5/1/2020 Bipartisan senators announce $19.5B water infrastructure proposal 4/27/2020 Pandemic could nix new environmental funding 4/21/2020 Abnormally warm Gulf of Mexico could intensify tornado, hurricane seasons 4/7/2020 Water associations reassure public on tap water safety 4/7/2020 El Niño may skip hurricane season: what it means for Florida 3/20/2020 Don’t flush disinfectant wipes! 3/18/2020 Legislature approves bill creating new Aquatic Preserve 3/13/2020 Heading to an event? Verify its status first! 3/13/2020 Bill aimed at battling algae blooms heads to governor 3/12/2020 Florida moving ahead to take over federal wetlands permitting 2/20/2020 Florida's chief science officer says we need to reduce carbon emissions 2/7/2020 Fixing Lake Hancock, Peace River is project for the ages 1/14/2020 Senate budget head seeks $2.5 billion water quality package 1/14/2020 New CFWI modelling results to be used for water supply planning 1/13/2020 Governor likely to get environmental money in upcoming session 1/10/2020 Diseases and algae blooms: Florida researchers to make connections 12/20/2019 An urbanized Florida means more stormwater ponds, invasive plants 12/20/2019 FWC seeking innovative ideas for aquatic plant management 12/17/2019 Public invited to Dec. 18th screening of “Troubled Waters” 12/10/2019 2020 CHNEP Nature Calendars are here! 12/9/2019 Non-native fish are found throughout Florida’s freshwaters 12/3/2019 Toilet-to-tap proposal sent back to Florida House for reconsideration 11/25/2019 PRWC may charge miners, farmers for water 11/25/2019 Appeals court ruling okays Mosaic mining expansion in Central Florida 11/7/2019 SWFWMD awards grants to schools in Polk County for water resources education projects 11/7/2019 New nature parks coming to Winter Haven 10/15/2019 Report: Florida’s water supplies under extreme pressure 9/30/2019 Septic tanks eyed in efforts to combat algae 9/27/2019 Water Management District board vacancies concern some conservationists 9/27/2019 Public meeting scheduled on Mosaic renewal permit for pollutant discharge 9/24/2019 Winter Haven staff introduce One Water Master Plan 9/19/2019 Polk County approves funds to acquire land adjacent to water treatment plant 9/5/2019 Board addresses flooding concerns in southeast Polk 9/5/2019 Polk County sandbag sites open throughout weekend 8/30/2019 Polk County Environmental Lands sites to close 8/30/2019 Winter Haven lakes report shows progress being made 8/16/2019 A new old way to combat toxic algae: float it up, then skim it off 8/6/2019 Registration is open for 2019 CHNEP Nature Festival 8/2/2019 Drainage repairs to close Old Berkley Road in Auburndale for a week 7/29/2019 Lake Beulah shoreline improvement: erosion restoration and stabilization project 7/25/2019 SWFWMD to perform prescribed burns in Green Swamp 7/23/2019 Sandy soil and rising seas spell septic tank disaster in Florida 7/21/2019 Treating nutrients with algae blooms 7/14/2019 Black & Veatch/Brown and Caldwell team up to map out Winter Haven’s water future 7/14/2019 Florida may adopt limits on amount of toxins from blue-green algae blooms allowed in waterways 7/10/2019 Florida governor Ron DeSantis signs bill to change environmental enforcement 7/3/2019 Lakeland receives $500K for Se7en Wetlands center 7/3/2019 Report: Rising seas could cost Florida $75 billion over 20 years 6/27/2019 Polk County publishes water quality report 6/27/2019 Residents raise concerns over herbicide spraying in local lakes, rivers 6/27/2019 Lake Hunter Stormwater Treatment Project to Begin July 8th 6/26/2019 NASA helps warn of harmful algal blooms in lakes, reservoirs 6/25/2019 June 23-29 is Mosquito Awareness Week 6/21/2019 Big mission awaits Florida's new Blue Green Algae Task Force 6/17/2019 This year's Gulf of Mexico dead zone could be one of the biggest ever, NOAA says 6/17/2019 Lake Hunter stormwater treatment project: stormwater treatment ponds & litter control devices 6/17/2019 Thousands of plants to make their home in Lake Arbuckle 6/7/2019 With biosolids bills failing in Florida Legislature, DEP to develop own rules 6/3/2019 FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Parker 6/3/2019 Florida's dirty water tops list of woes for new chief science officer 5/23/2019 Could global warming lead to quieter hurricane seasons? Experts say yes, with a caveat 5/15/2019 Trump to ease drilling rules sparked by 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill 5/15/2019 Lawmakers introduce bill forcing EPA to set legal limit for all PFAS in drinking water 5/15/2019 New EPA document tells communities to brace for climate change impacts 5/15/2019 ‘You can call him our water czar’: Nikki Fried names Florida’s new water policy director 5/15/2019 Florida's new chief science officer started off as a surfer dude 5/5/2019 New EPA document tells communities to brace for climate change impacts 5/5/2019 Ron DeSantis announces newly-formed Blue-Green Algae Task Force 4/30/2019 7 Rivers Water Festival - Central Park, Winter Haven 4/26/2019 Florida disasters command huge share of state spending 4/22/2019 Court orders EPA to reevaluate Obama-era power plant wastewater rule 4/22/2019 As oceans rapidly warm, an urgent need to improve hurricane forecasts 4/22/2019 Winter Haven, SWFWMD finalize water study agreement 4/19/2019 Giant storms, aging infrastructure pushing Florida’s sewer systems to breaking point 4/15/2019 Haines City sewer project to close Johnson Avenue for one month 4/3/2019 Senate outlines $1.7 billion environmental spending plan 4/2/2019 Eutrophication of lakes will significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions 4/2/2019 New for Florida: Gov. Ron DeSantis names chief science officer 4/2/2019 After years of inaction, septic tanks once again focus in Florida 3/21/2019 Check Your Irrigation Timer When You ‘Spring Forward’ for Daylight Savings Time 3/11/2019 Lake Parker aquatic vegetation harvesting project will remove invasive plants 3/11/2019 Experts testify on algae solutions at Florida Congressional delegation meeting 3/8/2019 Opinion: 5 things Florida must do to protect our waterways 3/8/2019 America uses 322 billion gallons of water each day. Here’s where it goes. 3/5/2019 Wildlife officials want more mechanical harvesting, fewer chemicals applied to lakes, rivers 3/5/2019 Florida’s legislators expected to focus heavily on water this session 3/5/2019 Can we address climate change without sacrificing water quality? 3/5/2019 Florida delegation focuses on water quality issues 3/5/2019 Bay area legislative delegation meets at mote emphasizes red tide responses 3/5/2019 Climate change is shifting productivity of fisheries worldwide 3/5/2019 District to hold workshop on North Winter Haven chain of lakes operational guidelines 2/26/2019 FWC Commissioners direct staff to move forward with improvements to Aquatic Plant Management Program 2/26/2019 Hurricanes are strengthening faster in the Atlantic, and climate change is a big reason why 2/21/2019 UF researchers say people are moving away from lakes and rivers 2/21/2019 Kids sue state of Florida for action on climate change. DeSantis wants suit dismissed 2/21/2019 Help plan the future of Crooked Lake Wildlife and Environmental Area 2/20/2019 SWFWMD to hold workshop on North Winter Haven Chain of Lakes operational guidelines 2/20/2019 CHNEP gets $75K grant from Florida DEP 2/15/2019 Nearly a third of state's waters are polluted, experts say 1/28/2019 Tom Palmer: The rest of the Itchepackesassa Creek story 1/28/2019 FWC to pause aquatic plant herbicide treatment while collecting public comment 1/25/2019 One option for disposal of biosolids: recycling them to make sustainable bricks 1/22/2019 Gov. DeSantis announces sweeping fixes meant to clean up Florida's water woes 1/11/2019 End of 2018 unusually wet in Central Florida 1/10/2019 Hurricane preparedness casualty of federal government shutdown 1/10/2019 Federal government spending $100 million to study desalination 1/10/2019 Senate panel briefed on septic tanks’ contribution to algae outbreak 1/10/2019 Trade industry group bringing ‘2019 Algae Biomass Summit’ to Orlando 12/17/2018 Proposed legislation looks to restore septic inspections 12/14/2018 Trump wetlands rule rollback makes about 6 million acres in Florida unprotected 12/14/2018 Fort Myers sludge from Dunbar site is headed to Polk County 12/10/2018 New national report says climate change threatens U.S. water security 12/6/2018 Deadline extended to submit Central Florida Water Initiative supply project options 12/6/2018 Peace River Water Authority may avert litigation 11/16/2018 Road project helps water quality 11/13/2018 SWFWMD aims to reduce risk of wildfires by performing prescribed fires 11/9/2018 Palmer: Several issues in Polk-Swiftmud legal showdown 11/5/2018 Watershed groups have a positive impact on local water quality, study finds 10/30/2018 In a step forward for Everglades restoration, U.S. Senate approves reservoir plan 10/11/2018 The hurricanes and climate-change questions keep coming. Yes, they’re linked. 10/11/2018 Lake Improvement Project Will Include the Removal of the Invasive Aquatic Plant Hydrilla 9/27/2018 Measures that would help address Florida's harmful algal blooms remain stalled In Congress 9/27/2018 Deal proposed in Peace River water feud 9/27/2018 How your lawn's fertilizers can contribute to the red tide; counties combat their use 9/25/2018 Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain 9/24/2018 SWFWMD, City of Mulberry to implement new water conservation rules 9/7/2018 Now you can take your boater safety exam online 8/29/2018 SWFWMD to hold public workshop on ranking water bodies for minimum level/flow rules 8/21/2018 Massive raw sewage dump strikes Lake Parker 8/17/2018 Report outlines Florida’s major environmental concerns 8/16/2018 Polk case to move forward: Judge denies motion to dismiss Peace River water fight hearing 8/16/2018 Algae monitor sponsored by NASA installed in Lake Okeechobee 8/13/2018 Rain barrels help environment, conserve water 8/13/2018 Public workshop Aug. 16 will address Wekiva Basin MFLs in the CFWI area 8/13/2018 Walker Road woes: Residents say park worsened flooding 8/13/2018 SWFWMD performing prescribed burns in August and September in Polk County 8/9/2018 Florida LAKEWATCH volunteers needed! 8/8/2018 Water conservation rebates and incentives available 8/8/2018 Florida Cabinet to vote on BS Ranch 8/7/2018 Palmer: Keep an eye on local water issues 7/30/2018 Regional water authority hopes to get litigation dismissed 7/26/2018 Haines City re-implements fire, stormwater fees 7/20/2018 Save the date for the 2018 Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 7/17/2018 CFWI calls for projects to help meet Florida’s water demands 7/11/2018 Administrative judge to hear Polk and Manasota regional water dispute 7/9/2018 To protect water quality, abandon lush lawns 7/9/2018 The fate of Florida's wetlands could be decided behind closed doors, groups say 6/22/2018 Trump's move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands banks 6/15/2018 Study: Anatartica's ice is rapidly melting, threatening coastal communities worldwide 6/14/2018 Mulberry sinkhole filled, trust issues linger for Mosaic 6/8/2018 Padgett Estates customers soon switching to Polk County water supply 5/29/2018 Public hearing on TMDLs for Peace River Basin to be held June 22nd in Tallahassee 5/29/2018 Polk County interests want potential impacts of Peace River utility project studied 5/23/2018 Majorities see government efforts to protect the environment as insufficient 5/21/2018 EPA releases 5-year review of Recreational Water Quality Criteria 5/14/2018 Irma report: Devastation – and a huge warning sign 4/30/2018 Funds set aside toward constructing 3 Polk Regional Water Cooperative projects 4/25/2018 Applicants sought for Tohopekaliga Water Authority Board 4/23/2018 HUD sending additional $791 million to Florida for hurricane recovery 4/16/2018 Project EAGLE annual lakes cleanup is April 28th 4/11/2018 FSU Research: Urban growth leads to shorter, more intense wet seasons in Florida peninsula 4/11/2018 2018 hurricane season expected to be an active one 4/9/2018 Opinion: It’s time to reconsider cisterns 4/9/2018 Polluters are dumping into Florida waterways 4/6/2018 Lakeland Water Utilities Offering toilet rebate 4/6/2018 “Data is king”: Analysis confirms projections of sea level rise models 4/2/2018 Salmon farming in Florida? It's a possibility. 3/28/2018 State sues to force repairs to two water systems in Polk County 3/28/2018 County drainage project to close Fussell Road in Polk City 3/26/2018 Funds for 2nd phase of Se7en Wetlands project stripped from state budget 3/26/2018 Florida receives $26.5M in funding for conservation and sportsmen access 3/23/2018 Se7en Wetlands Park Grand Opening is April 14th 3/21/2018 Wetland protection poised to shift from Corps of Engineers to Florida DEP 3/20/2018 Legislature passes bill to boost aquifers with treated sewage: Environmental groups cringe 3/16/2018 Lake Wire shoreline enhancement project to begin soon 3/15/2018 More manatees died from cold stress this winter 3/12/2018 High-res mapping of U.S. flood risk triples the population in harm's way 3/9/2018 Court rulings may result in groundwater discharges requiring NPDES permits 3/9/2018 Polk County to apply for $37 million in FEMA funds 3/7/2018 UF Study: To prevent harmful algal blooms, limit nitrogen and phosphorus 3/7/2018 America's flood insurance chief has a message for all Floridians: You're at risk 3/6/2018 Lake Hollingsworth restoration project recognized by APWA 3/5/2018 Trump directs EPA to begin dismantling clean water rule 3/5/2018 Daylight Savings Time starts Mar. 11th - Check your sprinkler timer 3/5/2018 Military on front line of battle with sea level rise 3/2/2018 Mystery disease killing Florida's only coral reef 2/28/2018 U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to EPA water regulation 2/28/2018 Federal wetlands protections threatened by bill advancing in Florida legislature 2/27/2018 Proposed charter amendment to go before Polk City voters 2/20/2018 Lakeland Water Utilities will repair wastewater main: Lakeland Highlands Road will be impacted 2/16/2018 DEP to drop controversial water pollution regulations and start over 2/14/2018 Floods are getting worse, and 2,500 chemical sites lie in the water’s path 2/12/2018 35 manatee deaths in January blamed on cold weather 2/8/2018 Senate committee approves statewide fracking ban 2/7/2018 SWFWMD workshop Feb. 8th on North Winter Haven Chain of Lakes operational guidelines 2/5/2018 DEP tells BS Ranch to restore wetlands and reduce odors 2/5/2018 Public meeting Mar. 6th on Peace River TMDLS 2/2/2018 Miami state senator introduces bill requiring sea level studies on coastal development projects 1/30/2018 DEP wants to take over issuing federal wetland permits 1/30/2018 Supreme Court rules that challenges to WOTUS should be filed in district courts 1/29/2018 Research finds discrepancies between satellite, global model estimates of land water storage 1/29/2018 Florida, Georgia water war reaches SCOTUS 1/19/2018 Research: Oxygen levels continue dropping In world's waters 1/19/2018 'Soft' opening soon for massive Seven Wetlands Park in Lakeland 1/16/2018 Lake Hollingsworth Trail - temporary trail bypass 1/16/2018 Florida Forever bill heads to state Senate floor with amendment banning overhead costs 1/16/2018 District asks homeowners to "Skip A Week" of irrigation this winter 1/10/2018 Rick Scott and Trump administration strike deal: No drilling off Florida coast 1/10/2018 High-risk underground fuel tanks in Florida await cleanup as state spends millions on easy fixes 1/8/2018 Learn about Florida history, environment at Highlands Hammock SP 1/5/2018 Springs Institute director: 2017 was a mixed year for spring health 12/22/2017 Red tide, boat strikes cause of most manatee deaths in 2017 12/22/2017 Giant ‘socks’ used to repair Lake Morton shore 12/15/2017 Moody’s: Unaddressed climate change will hurt Florida bond ratings 12/13/2017 Edwards, Brandes file bills to prevent wastewater discharges 12/11/2017 The 2017 hurricane season is finally over. Why was it so bad? 12/11/2017 Learn about crowdsourcing water level data at Dec. 19th webinar 12/7/2017 DEP secretary rejects judge's recommendation, denies Everglades oil drilling permit 12/4/2017 EPA, Army propose to delay WOTUS implementation 11/27/2017 Florida Chamber calls for science-based solutions to water issues 11/13/2017 USF, Florida welcome new research vessel R/V W. T. Hogarth 11/13/2017 Register now for Nov. 14th Southwest Florida Stormwater Ponds workshop 11/8/2017 Check your irrigation timer when you 'fall back' to Standard Time 11/7/2017 Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine visits Europe to study water issues 11/1/2017 Irma dumped 19 billion gallons of water into Peace River basin 11/1/2017 Florida bill could require sea-level-rise studies for publicly funded buildings 10/30/2017 Miami can now challenge a state rule that allows more toxins in the water 10/25/2017 District aims to reduce risk of wildfires by scheduling prescribed fires for Polk County 10/25/2017 Take look at before, after effects of sea floor following Hurricane Irma near Florida 10/23/2017 Dispose of hazardous waste at Bartow collection event Oct. 21st 10/19/2017 Failing drains worry Tanglewood residents 10/16/2017 Halloween Swantacular: 37th Annual Lake Morton Swan Roundup 10/16/2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Bartow - Saturday, October 21 10/16/2017 What will Florida (and its water supply) look like in 2070? 10/11/2017 Polk Regional Water Cooperative receives $11.5 million loan 10/11/2017 Lake O hits highest level since 2005, raising concerns its dike could fail 10/6/2017 Is development draining Florida’s aquifer system beyond repair? 10/5/2017 Year-round water restrictions now in effect 10/2/2017 Lift station failure causes 20,000-gallon sewage spill into Lakeland’s Winston Creek 9/29/2017 All the ways hurricanes can harm — and help — the ecosystems they hit 9/28/2017 Hurricane Irma Debris Removal Update 9/28/2017 Aerial mosquito spraying following Hurricane Irma 9/27/2017 Florida needs to improve sewage systems, enviro group says 9/25/2017 Fight over 'flushable' wipes D.C. says are clogging sewer systems heads to federal court 9/25/2017 Sewage spills add to misery In hurricane-battered Florida 9/21/2017 Comment period extended for the definition of "Waters of the United States" 9/21/2017 Utility crews work to avoid sewer spills, ask for water conservation 9/18/2017 Polk Environmental Lands Opens Limited Sites 9/18/2017 Irma's gone, rivers still rising 9/14/2017 Pinellas County: What to do after a hurricane 9/14/2017 First point of distribution (POD) site set up in Fort Meade 9/14/2017 SWFWMD to Hold Public Workshop on Ranking Water Bodies 8/25/2017 State bill requests $125 million to help springs, St. Johns River 8/24/2017 The sea level did, in fact, rise faster in Florida and the southeast U.S. 8/14/2017 Be mindful of summertime algal blooms, report them to FDEP 8/10/2017 Businesses bucked Gov. Rick Scott's rule to notify public about pollution 8/8/2017 Controversial Haines City composting facility to stay closed 8/8/2017 Need for water prompts investigation deep underground 8/4/2017 Tropical Storm Emily flooded Lakeland sewer system 8/3/2017 Sewage issues concern Polk County residents 8/3/2017 For one Lakeland community, flooding is common problem 8/1/2017 Tindel Camp Road Closing for Drainage Repairs on Monday 8/1/2017 Special CHNEP Citizens Advisory Committee meeting Aug. 2nd 7/31/2017 State delegation asks Corps of Engineers to stay neutral in water wars 7/28/2017 Dundee to revisit sewer agreement with Lake Hamilton 7/25/2017 Water clean-up 7/25/2017 Critics of DEP water rules now are more hopeful for appeals 7/19/2017 CFWI Projects Taking Shape Throughout Region 7/14/2017 Bartow street drops about a foot after new sewer line installed 7/14/2017 District to hold workshop on minimum and guidance levels for Lake Easy in Polk County 7/11/2017 Tom Palmer: Problem of water use is not a new issue 7/11/2017 Water Atlas program, faculty, Atlas sponsors receive FLMS Awards 7/11/2017 Polk Regional Water Cooperative Board of Directors Meeting Cancelled 7/10/2017 FWC asking for public’s help in tracking fish kills 7/5/2017 Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule 6/28/2017 Governor and cabinet approve 6,000-acre Florida Forever Acquisition 6/20/2017 Local governments, more or less, tackling effects of climate change 6/13/2017 Water efficiency in rural areas getting worse, despite improvements in urban centers 6/8/2017 USGS study Finds 28 types of cyanobacteria in Florida algal bloom 6/6/2017 Scott vetoes spending for citrus canker claims, water projects 6/6/2017 District to hold workshop on minimum and guidance levels for Lake Aurora in Polk County 6/6/2017 New research vessel to impact marine research across Florida 6/5/2017 Modified Phase III water shortage restrictions 6/5/2017 Central Florida Water Initiative focuses on collaboration with utilities to extend water supply 6/5/2017 Pace of sea-level rise has tripled since 1990, new study shows 5/30/2017 Controversial Haines City compost plant hopes to resume operations 5/30/2017 Noah Valenstein is new Florida DEP chief 5/25/2017 District Tightens Water Restrictions throughout 16-County Region 5/25/2017 Governor Appoints Schleicher and Smith to the SWFWMD’s Governing Board 5/22/2017 Haines City commission to deal with restoration of lakes, budget 5/22/2017 Nature is Smith’s passion, lakes are her beat 5/22/2017 Frostproof plans to shave 11 years off sewer debt 5/16/2017 Polk County officials: Drought may lead to water restrictions 5/16/2017 Red Tide linked to pelican deaths, but St. Petersburg still denies any link to sewage dumps 5/16/2017 Polk County, cities work to ensure enough water to meet future demands 5/15/2017 Department of Environmental Protection warning letter: BS Ranch may have committed 27 violations 5/15/2017 Lake Wales residents to get better water, sewer service 5/10/2017 Pollution notice bill inspired by sinkhole passes Legislature 5/4/2017 Florida drinking water ranks among nation’s worst, study finds 5/3/2017 Environmental budget negotiations falter in Legislature 5/1/2017 SWFWMD declares Phase I Water Shortage throughout 16-county region 4/28/2017 New primer to “living shorelines” published 4/25/2017 Florida Senate unanimously supports pollution notification rules change 4/24/2017 Warning from SWFWMD: Additional water restrictions are possible 4/24/2017 Boat ramp closures at Loyce E. Harpe, Saddle Creek parks 4/24/2017 Bill to create Polk Regional Water Cooperative gets committee approval 4/24/2017 New irrigation rules in effect March 12th 4/14/2017 Wildfire emergency shuts down all SWFWMD campgrounds 4/14/2017 Volunteers needed to serve on Polk County stormwater advisory committee 4/13/2017 Polk County issues burn ban 4/11/2017 Waste at BS Ranch & Farm came from far and wide 4/11/2017 More than 100 Florida wildfires scorch state, a sign of how dry we are 4/10/2017 Supreme Court will not pause Obama WOTUS rule 4/5/2017 Republicans lead fight to ban fracking in Florida 3/22/2017 Polk County cites soil manufacturer for foul odor 3/22/2017 Haines City receives grant to clean Lake Eva 3/22/2017 Fix water quality or Florida tourism will suffer, fishing and boating industries warn 3/17/2017 Lawmakers grill DEP over water pollution limits 3/17/2017 DEP secretary Jon Steverson resigns after stormy 2-year tenure 3/17/2017 President Trump transition leader's goal is two-thirds cut in EPA employees 3/17/2017 Plan that includes keeping toxic algae from waterways is now bigger and more expensive 3/16/2017 Florida scientists fear hurricane forecasts, climate research will suffer under Trump 3/16/2017 Bill to strengthen pollution notification rules advances in Florida Senate 3/16/2017 Bill that would ban fracking in Florida passes Senate committee 3/16/2017 $3.72 million water system reconstruction underway in Wahneta 3/16/2017 Register now for Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit, Mar. 28-30 3/14/2017 Commercial fishing permits at Saddle Creek Park 3/6/2017 Trump takes aim at WOTUS rule 3/1/2017 Trump begins dismantling Obama’s EPA rules today. First up: the Clean Water Rule 3/1/2017 Davenport, Fort Meade join regional water plan 3/1/2017 Winter Haven sets transfer policy, joins cooperative 3/1/2017 Household hazardous waste collection event in Haines City 2/28/2017 Rising water demands create pressure in Davenport 2/28/2017 Florida lawmakers push water agenda 2/17/2017 Haines city commissioners vote to suspend composting operation at controversial plant 2/17/2017 Long slog likely if Trump EPA attempts WOTUS do-over 2/16/2017 Florida has seen bad effects from Trump-like climate gag orders 2/16/2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection event in Lakeland Feb. 28th 2/10/2017 Composting company tries to reassure Haines City residents that plant will be fixed 2/9/2017 Legislature needs educating about flood risk 2/7/2017 Polk County Commission won't fund Soil and Water Conservation District 2/7/2017 What would happen to Florida if the EPA really did go away? 2/7/2017 Obliterating EPA would create chaos, experts say 2/3/2017 In Florida, debate over pollution limits rages 2/3/2017 State may require licensing for kayaks, canoes, paddle boards 2/1/2017 Court reinstates EPA rule to allow pumping dirty water unchecked 1/27/2017 Environmental groups want EPA to nix Florida’s new water standards 1/27/2017 Winter Haven commissioners debate water utility's annual rate increase 1/24/2017 Water, wings and wild things kids festival to be held at Circle Bar Reserve 1/24/2017 Wild ride awaits for water issues under Trump 1/23/2017 Water-conservation expert to discuss growth challenges 1/19/2017 How catching 'junk' fish cleans up Central Florida lakes 1/17/2017 Bill Belleville to be featured guest speaker at Highlands Hammock State Park 1/17/2017 Clean Water Network asks federal judge to force EPA’s hand 1/12/2017 Florida judge tosses pollution notification rule 1/3/2017 Swim warning issued for Itechapackasassa Creek 12/22/2016 Environmentalists will sue if Corps permits Florida phosphate mining 12/22/2016 Registration now open for biodiversity conference 12/22/2016 Tighter requirements sought for Environmental Regulation Commission 12/21/2016 FWC “Fishbrain” app to help FWC track nonnative freshwater fish 12/21/2016 EPA releases final report on impacts from hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water 12/14/2016 New report to EPA highlights importance of citizen scientists 12/14/2016 Dec. 2016 issue of the Florida LAKEWATCH newsletter is available 12/14/2016 Winter Haven commission may stop automatic water rate increases 12/12/2016 WOTUS is ‘doomed’ under Trump, experts say  12/9/2016 Mosaic hopes to plug massive Polk sinkhole by spring 12/9/2016 Residents unhappy when Polk County Commission goes ahead with water treatment plant 12/9/2016 Pollution notification plan continues to draw objections 12/9/2016 Florida's water demand for development could double by 2070 12/9/2016 Rising seas could swallow Florida's tax base 12/9/2016 Drinking water safe but DEP faces criticism over sinkhole response 12/9/2016 Polk County to host next local area FLMS workshop 12/9/2016 FDEP executes Mosaic New Wales sinkhole consent order 12/9/2016 Mosaic, county officials quizzed on water safety 12/8/2016 NOAA’s Hurricane Hunters moving to Lakeland 11/30/2016 Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable to meet Dec. 14-15 at FGCU 11/18/2016 Sponsors and exhibitors still needed for Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 11/10/2016 1000 Friends of Florida hosts free "Water 2070" webinar Nov. 17th 11/10/2016 Mosaic Hopes to Plug Massive Polk Sinkhole by Spring 11/1/2016 Mosaic Hopes to Plug Massive Polk Sinkhole by Spring 11/1/2016 Winter Haven gets $750,000 state grant to improve water quality of Lake Conine 10/28/2016 Aylesworth Foundation lures the best and brightest marine science students 10/27/2016 FEMA gives Floridians more time to file Hermine flood insurance claims 10/27/2016 Water at Lake Hunter Being Tested After Wastewater Incident 10/25/2016 SWFWMD Schedules Prescribed Fires for Polk County 10/21/2016 36th Lakeland swan roundup pits man, machine against birds 10/19/2016 DEP announces Water-Quality Restoration Grant opportunities 10/14/2016 Judge refuses to block changes to Florida's water quality standards 10/12/2016 Inventor’s UV treatment eliminates E. coli, fecal matter from Banana Lake sample 10/12/2016 8,000 gallons of sewage spill after ditch collapses in Polk 10/11/2016 Results of Sept. 30th conference call with Polk County, DEP, Mosaic 10/5/2016 DEP continues to monitor Mosaic sinkhole 9/23/2016 USDA describes $328M oil spill restoration plan for Gulf of Mexico 9/21/2016 After sinkhole, Mosaic postpones hearing on mine expansion 9/20/2016 Water standards fight heads to appeals court 9/20/2016 Polk County DOH shuts down lab before sinkhole opens on Mosaic property 9/20/2016 Mosaic plant sinkhole dumps 215 million gallons of reprocessed water into Floridan Aquifer 9/19/2016 New method detects low-dose impacts of human-made chemicals in water 9/15/2016 Senate advances water bill with $1.9B for Everglades, Florida algae bloom projects 9/14/2016 Florida’s losses from a big hurricane could reach a mind-blowing $200 billion 9/9/2016 Sen. Bill Nelson, South Florida leaders question Florida changing water pollution rules 9/9/2016 Register by Sept. 27th for “Nonformal Environmental Education” workshop 9/6/2016 SWFWMD public meeting on MFL priority list Sept. 1st 8/29/2016 Lake Hollingsworth seawall construction to start Sept. 12th 8/29/2016 Legal Challenges Mount Over New Water Standards 8/26/2016 Brain-eating amoeba common in Florida; researchers race for cure 8/25/2016 Polk County offers Open Houses to view proposed flood hazard maps 8/24/2016 SWFWMD schedules prescribed fires for Polk County 8/22/2016 SWFWMD to hold Aug. 23rd MFL workshop for Lake Eva in Haines City 8/22/2016 Mulberry's Lake Jonathan reappears as vegetation killed off 8/22/2016 New Polk County flood maps out; meetings planned 8/19/2016 County water planning will require work, board told 8/16/2016 Lakeland Water offers free landscape, irrigation audits 8/10/2016 Hydrilla help needed from Florida LAKEWATCHers 8/10/2016 Bondi adds Florida to lawsuit against federal wetland protections 8/10/2016 The latest Florida LAKEWATCH Newsletter is available online 8/10/2016 DEP Report: Half of Florida lakes’ surface have “elevated” algae levels 8/8/2016 UF researchers: “Little janitor” merits attention in Florida springs' health debate 8/8/2016 Get the latest news from Florida LAKEWATCH! 8/8/2016 Public Invited to Series of Workshops on Surplus Lands 8/8/2016 Read about all the news at Florida LAKEWATCH 8/8/2016 ERC signs off on controversial water standards 7/27/2016 Polk stormwater projects ranked 7/19/2016 Civil Engineers: State Infrastructure Is Mediocre, But Improving 7/15/2016 Environmental groups visiting DC to press for purchase of Lake O ag lands 7/14/2016 Projects could help save the future of water in Polk County 7/13/2016 Lakeland names Laurie Smith as new manager of Lakes & Stormwater 7/12/2016 CHNEP receives FWF Conservation Organization of the Year award 7/8/2016 Winter Haven to take out loan to give parks facelift 6/29/2016 Septic waste disposal rule changing; effects on Polk unknown 6/27/2016 Biosolids closes in Fort Meade after 3-year battle with city 6/24/2016 Polk Regional Water Cooperative proposes new water supply projects 6/17/2016 Lake Morton shoreline stabilization project includes aquatic and upland plants 6/17/2016 Nature and time refill Lakeland's Scott Lake 6/8/2016 Solving disinfection byproducts led to unintended consequences 6/1/2016 Winter Haven Commission approves money to treat Lake Conine, approves development on Lake Eloise 6/1/2016 Experts: Water rates 'significant' in lowering usage 5/31/2016 Florida Water Star℠ rebates available beginning October 1st 5/23/2016 Haines City’s stormwater fee may change 5/23/2016 Polk commissioners OK aging Poinciana sewer plant’s expansion 5/23/2016 Public blasts DEP over new water toxics limits 5/16/2016 Study: Efficient fixtures have cut U.S. indoor water use 22% since 1999 5/13/2016 Lake Wales hopes waterline replacements will clear up taps 5/13/2016 Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act now adopted 5/13/2016 Paradise lost, found in Southwest Florida seagrass 5/12/2016 County to spend $600,000 to repair culverts 5/3/2016 Sixth Circuit Will Not Rehear Venue Question in Clean Water Act Rule Dispute 4/26/2016 Winter Haven water rate study supports annual increase 4/26/2016 Lake Alfred City Commission approves capital improvements program 4/26/2016 Haines City votes 3-0 for 20-acre land purchase 4/26/2016 Vegetables irrigated with treated wastewater expose consumers to drugs 4/19/2016 Lakeland hires new public works director 4/14/2016 How Many Straws? 4/7/2016 USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands 4/7/2016 Catch nonnative freshwater fish, get the chance to win prizes 4/5/2016 Third Annual 7 Rivers Water Festival May 7th 4/4/2016 38 Florida locations among sites military will check for water contamination 3/29/2016 UF/IFAS study: Water conservation important to many; only some take action 3/23/2016 Lakeland joins Polk Regional Water Cooperative 3/23/2016 Applications sought in Florida for Regional Conservation Partnership Program 3/23/2016 In first-of-a-kind summit, White House rallies corporate investment in water supplies 3/23/2016 Lake Alfred mayor named to Polk County Regional Water Cooperative board 3/23/2016 Want to create a healthier waterfront? Attend the FREE "Living at the Lakes" workshop Mar. 30th 3/10/2016 House, Senate reach budget deal that includes additional $21M for water projects 3/9/2016 Lake Hancock boat ramp project review delayed 3/8/2016 Things to know about flooding information available from BoCC 2/26/2016 Polk officials OK countywide water pact 2/25/2016 Water Cooperative Formation Team final meeting on Wednesday 2/23/2016 NASA: Decade of rising seas slowed by land soaking up extra water 2/19/2016 Lake Hancock boat ramp plan advances 2/19/2016 USGS: Algal toxins detected in one-third of streams assessed in 5 southeastern states 2/18/2016 Obama proposing clean-water cuts amid Flint outcry 2/17/2016 Kissimmee Headwaters Restoration Project Underway 2/12/2016 Road, water funding top discussion at county commissioners’ retreat 2/12/2016 DEP announces water-quality restoration grant opportunities 2/12/2016 Florida Lake Management Society announces spring workshop 2/9/2016 Bill Nelson blasts proposal to allow offshore drilling near Florida coast 2/8/2016 Project proposed to store more water in Polk 2/3/2016 Save the Date: 2016 NALMS monitoring conference 2/3/2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces over $20 Million in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands 2/3/2016 Register now for coastal climate adaptation workshop Feb. 23-25 2/1/2016 Save the date for 2016 Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 1/29/2016 New water law will affect everyone who uses water in Florida 1/28/2016 Florida mayors to Rubio: We’re going under, take climate change seriously 1/28/2016 CHNEP's Mosaic Phosphate Reclamation Tour: Register now 1/28/2016 Clean Water State Revolving Fund provides more than $375M in loans to Florida communities 1/25/2016 Obama vetoes GOP attempt to block water rule 1/21/2016 Florida DEP to hold public meetings on water quality assessments 1/20/2016 Districts extend deadline to submit applications for $4 million in cost-share funding 1/20/2016 Environmental groups want Scott to veto water bill 1/20/2016 Changes planned for downtown Clermont 1/20/2016 Haines City could become 1st in Polk to exempt churches from stormwater runoff fee 1/12/2016 Sign Up For Arbor Day Planting At Circle B 1/11/2016 Formation of Polk water authority still underway 1/8/2016 New water policy expected to flow in session 1/4/2016 Auburndale City Commission wants to make changes in reclaimed water system 12/22/2015 Congress backs bill banning microbeads in soap, body wash 12/22/2015 Districts ready to fund $4 million in water conservation projects 12/22/2015 Join Polk County Commissioner George Linsey for New Year's "health hike" at Circle B Bar Reserve 12/21/2015 Happy Holidays from CHNEP! 12/18/2015 Report: Stormwater and graywater valid water sources, but guidelines for use are needed 12/18/2015 City of Lakeland to dedicate park to recognize Buddy Fletcher's service 12/18/2015 GAO: EPA broke law when it used social media to promote WOTUS 12/15/2015 UWM scientist develops new way to find age of drinking water 12/15/2015 Winter Haven Commission to vote again on water rate study 12/14/2015 While environmentalists criticize water policy plans, they draw defender in Putnam 12/10/2015 Florida Groups Thankful for Clean Water Protections 12/7/2015 FDEP issues final, Senate-mandated report on water reuse 12/4/2015 Florida League of Cities, Stormwater Association Challenge EPA Waters of the US Rule 12/3/2015 District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels For Lake Clinch - See more at: http://www.s 12/3/2015 Scott administration helped keep scathing EPA pipeline report out of legal challenge 12/3/2015 Gov. Scott wants more staffing cuts in health, environment 11/25/2015 DEP welcomes new director of water policy 11/24/2015 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces Projects 11/17/2015 Red Tide Report 11-13-15 11/17/2015 Shocking new way to get the salt out 11/17/2015 District Board approves regional water supply plan strategies for central Florida 11/12/2015 Winter Haven Commission OKs water study 11/12/2015 Microplastics: A macro threat 11/9/2015 Global warming's fingerprints are all over recent extreme weather, research shows 11/9/2015 House subcommittee chair cautions against sea level rise “speculation” 11/6/2015 Lakeland Public Works Director Rick Lilyquist leaving for Osceola County 11/5/2015 Senate measure to stop water rule advances 11/5/2015 USF Biologist Discovers Secret to Highly Efficient Swimming in Certain Animals, Such as Jellyfish 11/5/2015 USF researchers develop off grid NEWgenerator to treat waste around globe 11/3/2015 Red tide confirmed in Florida: What you need to know 11/2/2015 Longtime Polk environmental engineer to retire 10/29/2015 Curious Kids Nominated for an Emmy! 10/28/2015 EPA objects to portions of Sabal Trail pipeline, calls for re-routing 10/27/2015 Florida Agriculture Commissioner Pushes For Water Policy 10/27/2015 UF/IFAS-developed app saves significant water and money 10/27/2015 Participate in the 'HalloWeed' invasive plant count 10/27/2015 Birdsong: City faces issue of water sustainability 10/27/2015 Florida Lake Management Society Fall 2015 Workshop 10/26/2015 Withdrawing water from St. Johns River report based on outdated data, Riverkeeper says 10/16/2015 NOAA Predicts Wetter, Cooler Winter driven by El Nino 10/16/2015 Critics say budget cuts, hand-picked leaders have hurt water management districts 10/16/2015 Haines City awarded $6.2M for drinking water improvements 10/16/2015 Putnam wants water policy passed 10/13/2015 Ralph Montgomery, 1947-2015 10/9/2015 Governor Scott Announces Distribution of Over $82 Million for Springs Restoration Projects Across FL 10/6/2015 Waste & Recycling Division to host Community Input Forums 10/6/2015 SWFWMD public workshop planned for Eagle Lake and Lake McLeod MFLs 10/5/2015 SWFWMD to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels For Lake Hancock in Polk County 10/5/2015 Ag commissioner: Florida needs water fix now before it faces crisis 10/1/2015 Environmental Education Workshop 9/30/2015 Florida needs $16.5 billion for drinking water infrastructure 9/28/2015 Polk's water supplies OK now, but future will require planning, funds 9/28/2015 Authority for water issues eyed for growth 9/28/2015 Lake Gwyn Park brings watershed benefits to Wahneta 9/24/2015 Executive director of St. Johns Riverkeeper criticizes Central Florida Water Supply Plan 9/21/2015 EPA is designating Sept. 21-25 as “SepticSmart Week” 9/21/2015 New Sunshine State Maps Add U.S. Forest Service Data 9/21/2015 Florida Sea Grant awarded grant to raise awareness about microplastics in Florida waters 9/18/2015 Polk County Water Cooperative Formation Meeting On Friday, September 18 9/17/2015 Odor in Mulberry water to be resolved soon 9/16/2015 Some lakes in Polk are improving, Polk commissioners told 9/9/2015 Increase in wastewater rates gets preliminary OK 9/9/2015 10th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Sept. 26th 9/8/2015 EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling 9/1/2015 Camp Arbuckle Campground closed due to flooding 9/1/2015 Polk County Preparing for Tropical Storm Erika 8/28/2015 Is too much fresh water used to irrigate Florida lawns? 8/27/2015 Carlos Beruff resigns from SWFWMD board 8/27/2015 Peninsular Florida in “cone of uncertainty” for Tropical Storm Ericka 8/27/2015 Prepare now for tropical storms and hurricanes 8/27/2015 Webinar on August 27 to provide more details on the Clean Water Rule 8/25/2015 Public meetings scheduled to discuss DEP water quality prioritization and assessment efforts 8/25/2015 Apply now for CHNEP Public Outreach grants and Micro-Grants 8/20/2015 DEP accepting comments on water reclamation/reuse study; meeting and webinar Aug. 20th 8/18/2015 Register now for CHNEP Retreat on Friday, Sept. 11th 8/18/2015 Flooding plagues construction on Peace River Trail 8/17/2015 Polk water summit 1st step in forming countywide municipal cooperative 8/17/2015 SJRWMD approves $25 million for cooperative funding projects 8/17/2015 New insights on hurricane intensity, pollution transport 8/7/2015 SWFWMD approves plan to protect Peace River flow 7/31/2015 Circle B Bar Reserve nature center to close Aug. 6-12 for maintenance 7/31/2015 Comment period on CFWI planning documents extended to Aug. 17 7/29/2015 District Approves Proposed Millage Rate 7/29/2015 Florida leads nation in property at risk from climate change 7/29/2015 Gardens With a Purpose: Winter Haven's Rain Gardens Help Lake Water Quality 7/28/2015 New Fishing Exhibit Opening at the History Center 7/28/2015 Polk County Utilities Annual Water Quality Reports Available 7/28/2015 Polk County Commission Hires Consultant for County Water Pact 7/28/2015 Water Supply Co-op OK'd on Busy Day for Lakeland Commission 7/27/2015 Swiftmud backs down from move of headquarters to Tampa from Brooksville 7/27/2015 Entries sought for CHNEP song contest 7/14/2015 CHNEP Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting: August 12, 2015 7/13/2015 Lakeland offers free landscape and irrigation audits 7/10/2015 Register now for CHNEP Behavior Change workshop 7/6/2015 Scott vetoes money for controversial water-farming projects 7/6/2015 LE/AD sponsors cleanups for Lakes Appreciation Month 7/6/2015 It’s all about keeping it clean: Progress made in effort to improve Lakeland lakes 7/6/2015 Study: One-third of big groundwater basins in distress 7/6/2015 Polk commissioners okay two SWFWMD agreements 6/30/2015 Free workshop helps Polk County residents to love their lakes 6/30/2015 App will show level of algae in water 6/8/2015 Experts tie hurricane changes to climate change 6/4/2015 Long-term prognosis for Florida manatees improves 5/21/2015 Water conservation called inadequate at CFWI stakeholder meeting 5/20/2015 CFWI planning documents available for review/comment; public meetings scheduled 5/8/2015 Updated Floodplain Maps available at Open Houses throughout Polk County 5/5/2015 “Managing Florida’s aquifers” will be topic of fall professional conference 5/1/2015 USGS issues revised framework for hydrogeology of Floridan Aquifer 4/30/2015 House Speaker says water bills closer, advisory council could be sticking point 4/30/2015 “A Rising Tide Affects Us All”: 2015 Southwest Florida Sea Level Rise Summit 4/28/2015 2015 AWRA scholarship and educational grant applications now being accepted 4/28/2015 This Saturday! 7 Rivers Water Festival at Simmers-Young Park 4/28/2015 Polk Environmental Lands Program Names Photo Winners 4/24/2015 Volunteer for Project EAGLE Lakes Cleanup this Saturday, Apr. 25 4/21/2015 Lake Cleanup Saturday, April 11, at the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes 4/9/2015 Multiple satellite eyes to track algal threat to U.S. freshwater 4/7/2015 Save the date: National Monitoring Conference, May 2-6, 2016 3/26/2015 From coastlines to the Everglades, researchers tackle sea level rise 3/26/2015 ‘Low risk’ contamination sites to get fresh scrutiny under DEP plan 3/26/2015 CHNEP Subcommittee to Review Water Atlas Water Quality & Water Clarity Tools 3/23/2015 Public input sought on FWC permit request for lake restoration 3/20/2015 DEP Grants Permit for Rolling Meadows Restoration Project 3/18/2015 Submit your artwork for the CHNEP 2016 calendar 3/16/2015 City of Lakeland prepping Southern Landings site for stormwater upgrades 3/6/2015 Drainage Repairs to close N. Lake Reedy Blvd. 3/6/2015 Results of 2014 harmful algal bloom state survey released 3/4/2015 FGCU professor wins international award for career in wetland research and education 3/2/2015 UF survey: Floridians want to conserve water, but only if it doesn’t cost too much 2/26/2015 DEP adopts restoration goals for four lakes in the Peace River Basin 2/6/2015 CHNEP Micro-Grants are now available 1/30/2015 Want to learn more about Polk County lakes? 1/22/2015 Apply Now for commercial fishing permits at Saddle Creek Park 1/13/2015 Save the date: electronic/hazardous waste collection 4/4/2015 1/9/2015 6th Annual Air Potato Mega-Raid on January 24th! 1/7/2015 Alliance to Protect Water Resources activist group disbands 12/11/2014 Amendment 1’s passage opens floodgate of questions on water 12/3/2014 Math mistake could mean central Fla. running out of water faster than expected 12/3/2014 Coast Guard flies 193 rare sea turtles from freezing Cape Cod to Florida 12/1/2014 DEP’s Florida Coastal Office debuts interactive map of Aquatic Preserves 11/10/2014 Public invited to 15th annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival 11/4/2014 As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions of Gallons of Water Lost 11/3/2014 Two WPA-era bridges get new life in Polk County 10/27/2014 New Study Finds Steep Increase in East Coast High-Tide Floods 10/10/2014 Register now for free "Living at the Lakes" classes 10/8/2014 EPA extends comment period on contentious waterways rule 10/7/2014 Sunshine State Survey: Water is environmental issue of greatest concern to voters 10/3/2014 District to hold public workshop on priority list 9/26/2014 UN Summit On Climate Change In New York City 9/25/2014 FWC to meet Sept. 10-11 in Kissimmee 9/8/2014 DEP solicits project submissions for water quality restoration grants 9/8/2014 State of Florida considering water-quality credit trading program 8/28/2014 Register by Sept. 2nd for Conservation Lands Workshop 8/28/2014 Plastic a serious threat to our oceans, seas, and waterways 8/27/2014 Webcast on Green Infrastructure and Smart Growth 8/27/2014 Restoring Florida Bay: Sponges the foundation for thriving ecosystem 8/25/2014 Sea Level Rise and Climate Change Survey 8/25/2014 11th Annual Lakeland Cardboard Boat Challenge and Lakes Festival on Lake Hollingsworth 8/18/2014 DEP approves three first-magnitude spring systems to SWIM priority list 8/18/2014 Registration open for “Water Words that Work” training 8/18/2014 Public workshops scheduled for estuary NNC and water quality credit trading 8/8/2014 Webinar will address spread of aquatic invasive species by recreational boaters 8/1/2014 USF & UF approved for grants to support climate resilience and “green infrastructure” 8/1/2014 Cleanup at Lake Wire this Friday, July 25th 8/1/2014 USGS study: Nesting Gulf sea turtles feed in waters filled with threats 7/31/2014 EPA encourages homeowners to care for their septic systems 7/30/2014 FWC to host public meeting on hydrilla treatment 7/30/2014 Recycling rates In Florida continue to climb 7/30/2014 Average “dead zone” predicted for Gulf of Mexico 7/30/2014 To better combat lionfish invasion, FWC has new rules 7/29/2014 Report: Less nitrogen ending up in Polk lakes 7/25/2014 Poll: 7 out of 10 Florida voters concerned about climate change, back EPA action plan 7/25/2014 "Don’t Feed The Monster!" video uses humor to educate about proper fertilizer use 7/23/2014 Public workshop on "water reservations" in Kissimmee River Basin July 30th 7/22/2014 Gulf Stream gold: Mining green energy from Atlantic currents 7/21/2014 Lakeland’s lake managers stress vitality of clean waters 7/17/2014 Learn how to protect drinking water from HABS at July 16th webinar 7/10/2014 Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences- WaterWorks Newsletter June 2014 6/30/2014 Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences- WaterWorks Newsletter June 2014 6/30/2014 Groundbreaking held for $12.5M water quality project for Little Wekiva River 6/26/2014 Congress approves funding for research on toxic algae 6/25/2014 SJRWMD website offers hurricane season preparation tips, storm contacts, flood information 6/12/2014 Obama Signs $12.3 Billion Water Projects Bill 6/12/2014 Take advantage of tax holiday to purchase hurricane supplies 6/12/2014 FDEP's Deepwater Horizon restoration projects website updated 6/2/2014 USGS: Study Aids Water Managers Battling Saltwater Intrusion 5/23/2014 Do you know what to do if you hook a pelican? 5/19/2014 Oil company drilling in sanctuary fined $25K for violation that could be fracking 4/29/2014 New springs bill revised to remove language objectionable to ag groups, home builders 4/22/2014 Strategic plan update sets 5-year path for SJRWMD 4/22/2014 FIU Professors Win Grant For Sea-Level Rise Project 4/22/2014 Free Webinar on Water Quality 4/21/2014 Register now for "Ag Module 2014: Innovation in the Water Space" 4/18/2014 Senate committee approves estuary reauthorization bill 4/7/2014 Environmentalists fight proposed bill that reduces local control of water resources 4/3/2014 Federal judge rules Okeechobee pumping illegal 3/31/2014 House, Senate differ sharply over agricultural water spending in their budget proposals 3/26/2014 Modeling study adds evidence that oil compounds traveled to West Florida Shelf 3/24/2014 FDEP develops restoration plan for Manatee and Alafia River basins 3/14/2014 March 14th is deadline to register for Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit 3/13/2014 Bacteria no match for deep Floridan Aquifer 3/13/2014 President's budget request again slashes federal water infrastructure funding 3/10/2014 Environmental groups to challenge federal ruling allowing state water quality rules 3/7/2014 Kissimmee River Project Delayed By Dispute 3/3/2014 Florida's water woes are seen as urgent – except in the House 3/3/2014 Ex-governor, scientist, attorney look at springs’ future 2/27/2014 Teacher, Student grants available for Florida Lake Management Society conference 2/24/2014 DEP to hold public meetings for input on water restoration work plans 2/24/2014 FDEP solicits new requests for water quality restoration grants 2/24/2014 Development bill clears another committee stop despite counties' opposition 2/20/2014 Former Sen. Bob Graham details opposition to latest Patronis permitting bill 2/19/2014 Water rally draws 200 while speakers promote issue as bipartisan 2/19/2014 SFWMD Expo and Vendor Fair Offers How-tos for Water Conservation 2/19/2014 Artists wanted for next Charlotte Harbor Estuary calendar 2/18/2014 "Reclaimed" water study bill causes heartburn for Audubon Florida 2/18/2014 Legislation must provide schedules, funding for springs, scientist says 2/12/2014 House Speaker Weatherford: No big water policy this year 2/10/2014 Associated Industries of Florida forming coalition on water issues while Simmons seeks consensus 2/7/2014 Stormwater Chairman advises Polk Commissioners that pollution fixes will be complex 2/6/2014 Three First-Magnitude Spring Systems Added to SWFWMD Priority List 2/6/2014 24 groups sign letter objecting to draft springs legislation 2/6/2014 EPA updates National Stormwater Calculator tool, factoring in climate change 2/6/2014 Firm to study Polk lakes classified as polluted 2/5/2014 Register now for Feb. 13th "Stormwater Utilities in Florida" webinar 1/31/2014 Regional Water Supply Plan Comment Period Extended 1/31/2014 Sign Up For Environmental Spring Cleaning In Polk 1/31/2014 Sign Up For Environmental Spring Cleaning In Polk 1/29/2014 Book explains science, politics of Florida sinkholes 1/28/2014 NASA premiers unique film about water for spherical screens 1/28/2014 FIU professors make documentary about sea level rise 1/22/2014 Giant spending bill seeks changes in Army Corps' mitigation requirements 1/21/2014 Rising Flood Insurance Rates Sinking Property Owners: What Can Cities Do to Minimize the Impact? 1/21/2014 Hydrilla Treatment Scheduled for Lake May 1/15/2014 Hydraulic fracturing bills pass first committee stop despite Democrats' opposition 1/15/2014 Florida Senate bill takes on water utilities 1/15/2014 Bill encouraging water storage projects on farm lands is moving in Senate 1/14/2014 Public Invited to Help Develop Floodplain Information for Portions of Polk County 1/10/2014 Judge sides with feds against environmentalists on pollution limits 1/8/2014 Register now for Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit 1/7/2014 'The Cost Of Water Is Going To Go Up': Central Fla. Finding Alternatives To Groundwate 1/6/2014 USGS Study: Caribbean Earthquake/Tsunami Hazard Higher Than Previously Thought 1/2/2014 Troubled Water: Agencies Work to Clean Storm Water Before It Gets to Waterways 1/2/2014 Water district taking aim at wild hogs 1/2/2014 FDEP announces online water permitting portal 1/2/2014 German researchers propose using plankton to control malaria 1/2/2014 Focus on Ocean’s Health as Dolphin Deaths Soar 1/2/2014 Study: U.S. can’t keep up with loss of ecologically-sensitive wetlands 12/18/2013 Public comments sought on Gulf Restoration plan 12/17/2013 State looks to private market as Congress adjourns without flood fix 12/16/2013 Polk County receives grant for stormwater improvements 12/13/2013 USDA, EPA Partnership Supports Water Quality Trading To Benefit Environment, Economy 12/10/2013 FWC, U.S. Power Squadrons boost boating safety efforts 12/10/2013 Want to be a SCUBAnaut? Find out more at open house Dec. 9th 12/5/2013 NFWF Announces $15.7 Million for Gulf Restoration Projects in Florida 12/2/2013 Support urged for dry cleaning contamination sites program that saw sharp budget cuts 12/2/2013 Pew/Audubon report: Florida’s coastal birds could face threat to food supply 12/2/2013 Report: 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands are being lost annually 11/27/2013 Water Policy Committee Accomplished Much 11/25/2013 SFWMD to host 4th annual "16-County Ecosystem Summit" Dec. 6th 11/18/2013 EPA Webcast on Volunteer Monitoring Nov. 19th 11/14/2013 Geoscientist says groundwater contamination via fracturing "not physically plausible" 11/8/2013 Florida DEP issues Everglades permit for stormwater storage and flow 11/8/2013 Polk County to give land on creek to SWFWMD 10/28/2013 Draft springs legislation would reserve spring flows, require septic tank hook-ups 10/28/2013 Fall 2013 Florida Lake Management Society newsletter available online 10/24/2013 Regional Water Supply Plan Technical Methods Workshop November 7 10/22/2013 Ag Commish Putnam wants $26M for water quality, re-use programs 10/17/2013 St. Johns River group says laws OK credits for improvements already being done 10/15/2013 FDEP completes statewide overhaul of surface water and wetland permit rules 10/11/2013 Amid Shutdown, Bipartisan Congressional Panel Talks Florida Water Problems 10/7/2013 Niagara Bottling requests renewal, modification of water use permit 9/13/2013 Fight the bloat! Florida Sea Grant offers FREE Barotrauma webinar Sept. 11th 9/9/2013 Advocates say Gov. Rick Scott's $37 million pledge to fix springs not enough 9/6/2013 Analysis: Floridan Aquifer can only handle 6% more pumping before serious environmental harm 8/30/2013 USGS: Real-time Monitoring Tracks Nitrate Pulse in Mississippi River 8/22/2013 Legal experts: Long battle likely if Florida takes water fight to Supreme Court 8/20/2013 Registration open for annual "Water Module" symposium 8/20/2013 Central Florida Water Initiative webinar Aug. 29th 8/14/2013 Florida Wildlife Federation sues over "Outstanding Florida Waters" designation 8/13/2013 Florida Geological Survey to perform statewide sinkhole vulnerability assessment 8/9/2013 USGS Study gives new insights on vulnerability of public-supply wells to contamination 8/9/2013 State of Florida finalizing list of conservation lands it might sell 8/9/2013 SWFWMD allows water shortage orders to expire 7/31/2013 Study: Sea-level rise threatens 1,400 U.S. cities 7/31/2013 EPA proposes rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting 7/31/2013 SWFWMD ends funding for Florida Friendly program 7/31/2013 Webcast on harmful algal blooms (HABs) July 25th 7/19/2013 Future power generation could further endanger water supplies 7/19/2013 USGS: Effective wetlands are connected wetlands 7/18/2013 Register for CHNEP Environmental Education Conference by Aug. 15th 7/15/2013 New projections: Region's aquifer can't handle 40% rise in water use by 2035 7/12/2013 Scientists: 2013 Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone" potentially largest ever 7/8/2013 Florida Keys prepare for sea level rise 7/8/2013 Citizens win in legal ruling over public access to Fisheating Creek 7/8/2013 EPA wants Supreme Court to take case dealing with timing of suits challenging regulations 7/8/2013 Private property advocates win in Supreme Court 6/27/2013 Farming carbon: Study reveals potent carbon-storage potential of manmade wetlands 6/26/2013 Environmentalists missing from state's water-management boards 6/7/2013 EPA: $384B needed for drinking water infrastructure by 2030 6/4/2013 Florida DEP Announces TMDLs for Caloosahatchee River Basin 5/22/2013 SJRWMD: Get ready for hurricane season 5/22/2013 Governor approves $32 million in water projects; vetoes total of $27.3 million 5/21/2013 Water projects left off Florida TaxWatch's "turkey" list this year 5/20/2013 Reservoirs language stripped from federal bill while Florida groups support alternative approach 5/20/2013 USGS Study: Deficit in nation's aquifers accelerating 5/20/2013 Study: phosphate mine expansion will cause 'significant' wetlands damage 5/10/2013 Florida Geological Survey receives national grant to map in NE Florida 5/10/2013 Decades-old nitrate found to affect stream water quality 5/7/2013 Up to 375 USGS flood gauges to turn off because of fund cuts 4/29/2013 Legislators prepare for potential ‘fracking’ in Florida 4/26/2013 EPA awards $198K to Central Florida Regional Planning Council for brownfields sites 4/25/2013 Register for May 1st webcast on "Using Social Indicators in Watershed Management Projects" 4/23/2013 EPA approves State's restoration target for Silver Springs 4/17/2013 Proposed amendment would ban new local fertilizer ordinances for three years 4/16/2013 Hearing officer backs DEP employee who challenged mitigation permit 4/12/2013 Three years after BP oil spill, USF research finds massive die-off 4/10/2013 How to avoid a water crisis 4/9/2013 'Water parade' in House follows vetoes of water projects in past 2 years 4/8/2013 Interior Releases Progress Report on National Water Census 4/4/2013 Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 18-22 4/1/2013 Read the latest issue of the LAKEWATCH newsletter 3/21/2013 EPA and Florida DEP sign agreement to stem degradation of state waterways 3/18/2013 Scientists puzzled by mysterious ailment killing manatees on East Coast 3/18/2013 FAU researchers to study carbon dynamics of Everglades ecosystem 3/18/2013 EPA Marks March 18-24 as 5th annual "Fix a Leak Week" 3/18/2013 Florida Gulf Coast NEPs Approve Regional Plan Projects 3/12/2013 Deadly sinkhole is a sign of more to come in Florida 3/11/2013 Utilities unite to try to stop climate change from shrinking water supply 3/11/2013 USEPA webcast on WQX water quality data entry tool rescheduled 3/11/2013 SFWMD to hold two public workshops on Land Assessment 3/6/2013 Group wants more spending on future water supplies; others call for conservation 3/5/2013 SFWMD offers free DBHYDRO training 3/5/2013 Red tide manatee death rate on track to break records 3/4/2013 House committee bill addresses federal concerns about 2012 permit-streamlining bill 2/20/2013 Senate bill would expand role of agriculture in water supply planning 2/19/2013 Company offers Florida a free state park, but state DEP says no 2/19/2013 DEP moving on adopting water quality rules implementation document 2/11/2013 UF Survey: US water supply not as threatened as believed 2/1/2013 Report: Climate change poses serious threat to US coastal communities 2/1/2013 Bill returns that would extend permitting lengths for alternative water supply projects 1/30/2013 'All-or-nothing' provision in state water rules causing heartburn for feds 1/28/2013 Florida's aquifer models full of holes, allowing more water permits and pollution 1/28/2013 Environmental groups still opposed to DEP water-use rules 1/23/2013 Senate Committee hears about Kings Bay cleanup while environmentalists protest in Tampa 1/18/2013 U.S. Supreme Court to hear landowner's 'weird' challenge of wetlands mitigation 1/14/2013 EPA solicits public comment on proposed rules to limit nutrient pollution 1/14/2013 Preserve taking water lessons to schools with mobile lab 1/11/2013 Report on state business climate cites need for energy and environmental planning 1/3/2013 Mining Waste Byproduct Capable of Helping Clean Water 1/2/2013 Group Works to Keep Pollutants From Degrading Estuary 1/2/2013 Volunteers needed to survey of Lee, Charlotte County Shorelines 1/2/2013 US Forest Service report links urbanization to declining ecosystem services 12/21/2012 Given the option, all 19 counties vote not to inspect septic tanks 12/21/2012 EPA Updates Rule for Pathogens in Drinking Water, Sets Limit for E. Coli 12/20/2012 EPA releases National Water Program 2012: Strategy Response to Climate Change 12/12/2012 Florida Cabinet approves 2012-2013 conservation land purchase work plan 12/12/2012 SJRWMD governing board votes to retain most District lands 12/12/2012 Report: water pollution costs Florida up to $10.5-billion annually 12/6/2012 EPA Approves Florida’s Rules to Protect Waterways from Nutrient Pollution 12/5/2012 Public Invited to Open House to Help Develop Polk County Flood Insurance Maps 12/5/2012 Free Webinar "How’s My Waterway? and Other Water Quality Apps" Nov. 28 11/29/2012 EPA recommends new recreational water quality criteria 11/27/2012 Florida's vanishing springs 11/26/2012 USGS study: Streams degraded at earliest stages of urban development 11/15/2012 GAO says federal government needs to better manage energy/water tradeoffs 11/5/2012 DEP lays off 15 in Tallahassee as part of ongoing evaluation of positions 11/5/2012 New web application from EPA lets users check health of waterways 10/29/2012 Free Webcast on National Water Quality Portal, Oct 23 10/15/2012 "Smart Pot" Finalists Named 10/10/2012 SJRWMD schedules public meetings on "Surplus Lands" 10/10/2012 Read the Fall 2012 issue of Florida LAKEWATCH newsletter online 10/10/2012 SWFWMD to undergo "restructuring" 10/1/2012 Gravity probe shows groundwater reserves slipping away 9/27/2012 SWFWMD invites public input on water resource priority list 9/21/2012 20 former WMD board members urge governor to restore funding 9/19/2012 Veterans will soon find it easier to get commercial fishing licenses 9/17/2012 Despite revenue caps being lifted, WMDs hold line against tax increases 9/14/2012 US Accuses BP of ‘Gross Negligence’ in Deadly 2010 Oil Spill 9/10/2012 Seafood Lovers (and Haters) Wanted 8/30/2012 USGS: North American Fish Extinctions May Double by 2050 8/13/2012 Mercury pollution must drop by 86%, DEP says 7/27/2012 Aquifer Recharge Conference to convene in Orlando on Sept. 10-11 7/25/2012 Study: Winds Kept BP Oil Away from South Florida 7/10/2012 Historic Sinking of the USCGC Mohawk Creates Veterans Memorial Reef 7/5/2012 Lawsuit could come from Florida Water Standards 7/5/2012 Check Out the Redesigned Sarasota Water Atlas Home Page! 7/2/2012 June 2012 Florida LAKEWATCH Newsletter Available 6/28/2012 Supreme Court Refuses to Hear FL-GA-AL Water War Appeal 6/27/2012 FWC, Defenders of Wildlife Collaborate on Climate Change Planning 6/26/2012 As springs, rivers decline, 40-year-old law to protect them mostly goes unheeded 6/26/2012 New Interactive Viewer Maps Land Use Changes in Watersheds 6/18/2012 Think You See a Mink? Tell FWC! 6/14/2012 New iPhone Fishing Regulations App Includes Florida 6/13/2012 Rain May Not Always Be a Welcome Thing to Waterbirds 6/13/2012 Draft USGS Water Strategy Collides With Tough Budget Situation 6/12/2012 More water concerns aired at water policy meeting 6/12/2012 Wetlands expert cleared by investigation, returns to DEP 6/8/2012 FDEP Establishes Public Web Forum on Environmental Resource Permitting 6/4/2012 Judge extends deadline for federal agency to issue new pollution limits 6/1/2012 Florida Conservation Coalition Announces Event June 23rd 5/29/2012 Wetlands Expert Suspended by DEP After She Refuses to Approve Permit 5/29/2012 Trimmed Budgets: A Forecast of Poorer Weather Predictions 5/29/2012 NASA/USGS Contest Chronicles Changes in Local Landscapes 5/29/2012 Environmentalists Battle DEP, Industries on Two Fronts 5/25/2012 Legoland Water Park Grand Opening Sat. May 26th in Winter Haven 5/25/2012 Fort Lauderdale Company Makes Water Out of Air 5/23/2012 Critical Wildlife Corridor Protected 5/22/2012 Bioassessment Workshop in Gainesville on June 18th 5/21/2012 Volunteers Helping Re-establish Native Plants at Circle B Bar Reserve 5/15/2012 Impact-Based Stormwater Fee Structure Encourages Low-Impact Solutions, Funds Infrastructure 5/2/2012 UF Journalism Students Explore the "State of Water" 5/1/2012 New “Spatial Library” Puts Documents (and More) on the Map! 4/30/2012 Alliance for Water Efficiency Gives Florida a C+ Grade 4/30/2012 USGS Makes Historical Maps Available Online 4/23/2012 Concern About Florida Water Pollution Not a New Phenomenon 4/16/2012 2009 Land Use/Land Cover Data Now Available! 4/10/2012 FEMA says Florida Risks Losing Flood Insurance Because of Legislation 4/10/2012 EPA Now Accepting Comments on National Water/Climate Change Strategy 4/5/2012 Fire Officials Urge Wildfire Vigilance; Lack of Rain Increases State’s Wildfire Risk 3/16/2012 EPA Unveils New Website on Nutrient Pollution 3/14/2012 Judge Delays Implementation of NNC Rules for Lakes Until July 6th 3/8/2012 NRC Study Says EPA Underestimated Water Rules Cost in Florida 3/7/2012 Free Watershed Speaking Presentation for Organizations and Groups by The Hillsborough River Watershe 3/6/2012 Federal Court Issues Mixed Ruling On Criteria for Florida Nutrient Standards 2/24/2012 Editorial: St Johns River Study Helpful, Leaves Questions 2/21/2012 St. Johns River Water Supply Impact Study Released 2/20/2012 Satellite Tracking Reveals Sea Turtle Feeding Hotspots 2/6/2012 Bill Condemned by Environmentalists as Public-land Giveaway is Likely Dead, Sponsor Says 2/3/2012 Florida Environmental Law & Policy Webinar Lectures 1/26/2012 Water Atlas Portal Site Redesigned! 1/26/2012 House takes step toward resolving water pollution feud 1/25/2012 House Panel Agrees on Bill to Extend Water Permits Despite Environmental Concerns 1/23/2012 DOI Announces New Everglades Headwaters NWR & Conservation Area 1/18/2012 Annual Manatee Death Count Shows Cold Weather an Unusually Big Factor Again 1/5/2012 Environmental Coalition Calls for End to Subsidies for High-Risk Coastal Development 1/5/2012 Projects Aim to Improve Peace River 1/4/2012 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: 1,000 Miles in 100 Days 1/4/2012 Lakeland Selling Swans to Reduce Lake Morton Population 12/15/2011 Five Bills Introduced to Repeal Septic Tank Inspection Requirement 12/14/2011 Polk County Water Atlas to lose web presence due to lack of funds 11/29/2011 Water Atlas Program Seeking New Faculty Member 11/10/2011 2010 Census Data Now Available on the Atlas 11/7/2011 Understanding Numeric Nutrient Criteria 11/3/2011 FWS Extends Comment Period for Everglades Headwaters NWR 11/1/2011 Southwest Florida Water Management District Extends Water Restrictions 11/1/2011 Southwest Florida Water Management District to Shed up to 150 Employees 10/28/2011 EPA Stormwater Outreach Webinar Oct. 27th 10/18/2011 SJRWMD Board Hires New Executive Director 10/14/2011 Report Calls for Modernizing Water Quality Monitoring, Modeling Systems 10/13/2011 Record Year for Green Sea Turtle Nests on Florida Beaches 10/12/2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Find 374 Aquatic-dependent Species May Warrant Endangered Species Act 9/30/2011 Sierra Sues UF Institute Over Lawn-fertilizer Study 9/30/2011 Blue is the New Green: Water Plays a Role in Green Construction 9/27/2011 SWFWMD Invites Public Input on Ranking Water Bodies 9/20/2011 SWFWMD Invites Public Input on Polk County Flood Insurance Maps 9/20/2011 EPA Approves New Waterway Classification for Florida Despite Environmental Opposition 9/14/2011 USGS Unveils New Online Nutrient Decision Support Tool 9/9/2011 For Florida, Water Quality an Increasing Challenge 9/8/2011 FDEP Announces TMDL Tracker Web App is Available for Public Access 9/8/2011 Dept. of Interior Unveils Plan for Everglades Headwaters Conservation Area 9/7/2011 Update on the Status of Florida Numeric Nutrient Rules 9/2/2011 SWFWMD Selects Blake Guillory as New Executive Director 8/30/2011 USGS: 20% of Nation's Wells Have Trace Elements 8/30/2011 USGS Samples Irene's Surge for Nutrients, Sediment, E. coli, and Pesticides 8/29/2011 Water Festival Features Cleanup, Shoreline Plantings, Music 8/22/2011 SJRWMD Altamonte Springs Service Center To Relocate 8/22/2011 DEP Secretary Appoints New Water Policy, Ecosystem Restoration Chiefs 8/18/2011 Caribbean Coral Catch Disease From Sewage 8/18/2011 Why Cleaned Wastewater Stays Dirty In Our Minds 8/18/2011 FREE Project WET Teachers' Workshop Sept 2nd 8/12/2011 Florida Congressman Seeks Limits on Clean Water Regs 8/12/2011 New Data Summary Feature Provides Quick Access to WQ & Hydrology Data 8/12/2011 Webinars Focus on Green Energy Initiatives 8/9/2011 Stormwater Management Workshop Sept. 9th in Orlando 8/9/2011 Appeals Court Turns Down Attempt to Block New Water Pollution Rules 8/8/2011 House Passes Bill That Could Undo Gains in Water Quality 7/18/2011 FWC Wildlife Chief to Lead Landscape Conservation Cooperative 7/18/2011 EPA Rolls Out New & Improved Nutrient Pollution Website 7/18/2011 FDEP Alternative Numeric Nutrient Criteria Workshop July 22nd 6/30/2011 Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox Upgrade Released 6/28/2011 Scalloping Webinars: Regulations & Recipes! 6/23/2011 EPA Responds to Numeric Nutrient Petition by FDEP 6/20/2011 Ag Commissioner Sees Hope for Water Truce with EPA 6/10/2011 On orders from Gov. Scott, SWFWMD Basin Boards Eliminated 5/26/2011 Proposal Eases Limits on Pollution in Florida Waterways 5/4/2011 Governor Reappoints SWFWMD Board Members 4/29/2011 Obama Administration Affirms Comprehensive Commitment to Clean Water 4/27/2011 Proposals Sought for BP-Funded Gulf of Mexico Research 4/26/2011 Florida DEP Asks Feds to Back Off on Numeric Nutrient Criteria 4/25/2011 Satellite Tracking of Sea Turtles Reveals Potential Threat Posed by Manmade Chemicals 4/22/2011 "One Year After the Gulf Oil Spill" Webcast on April 19th 4/15/2011 EPA Seeks Comments on Watershed Management Document 4/12/2011 Florida Lake Management Society Annual Conference June 13-16 4/12/2011 EPA Agrees to Study New Water Standards in Florida 4/11/2011 Researchers Target Killer Amoeba Naegleria fowleri 4/8/2011 USF Researcher Aims to Change How We Look at Invasive Species 4/8/2011 Local Leaders Launch "KeepItLocalFlorida.org" Initiative 4/1/2011 Murky Waters: Pollution and snails figure into death of Florida springs 4/1/2011 EPA Urges Municipal Utilities to Test for Chemical in Tap Water 3/28/2011 Collins Center Releases Proposal for New "Water Ethic" 3/25/2011 Florida Springs, Rivers Featured in Festival 3/21/2011 Webinar Focuses on Role of Microbes in Gulf Oil Spill 3/18/2011 Senators Say Septic Tank Inspections Still Needed 3/14/2011 SJRWMD Elevation Data Inconsistency Corrected 3/10/2011 Sen. Marco Rubio wants to use budget resolution to stop EPA 3/7/2011 Fla. House Committee Passes Three Controversial Bills Affecting Water Quality 2/25/2011 U.S. House Budget Vote Threatens Florida Clean-water Rule 2/25/2011 Sustainable Water Management Lecture Focuses on Peace Creek Watershed 2/16/2011 SWFWMD Launches "Florida Friendly" Fertilizer Campaign to Combat Nutrient Pollution 2/16/2011 House Water Panel Hears Differing Views on Environmental Protection 1/31/2011 House Panel May Reconsider "Local Sources First" Policy, WMDs 1/14/2011 Florida groups file suit against EPA 1/14/2011 Statewide Planning and Conservation Groups Call for Refinements to Florida's Land Planning Process 1/14/2011 Watershed Academy Webcast on Nitrogen, Phosphorus, HABs 1/11/2011 Winter Haven Hopes to Prevent, Reverse Damage to Water 1/10/2011 Commercial Water Customers Sought for Pilot Program 1/10/2011 Septic Tank Delay Bill Goes to Gov. Rick Scott 1/7/2011 USGS Undertakes Additional Studies of Reef Damage in Gulf of Mexico to Assess Cause 1/4/2011 USGS Announces Map Users Conference/Geospatial Info Science Workshop 1/3/2011 Two Polk County lakes receive fish attractors for the holidays 12/22/2010 EPA Completes Research on Revised Recreational Water Quality Criteria 12/21/2010 Deadline Feb. 14th for EPA Five Star Restoration/Education Grants 12/13/2010 Cold weather in early 2010 took toll on manatees 12/13/2010 Florida Sues EPA to Block Water Pollution Rules 12/9/2010 Florida House Creates Select Committee on Water Policy 12/9/2010 Bottled Water Tax Back on Florida Senate Menu 12/9/2010 Florida Water Disputes Won't Be Focus of New Panel, Chairman Says 12/9/2010 Coal Tar Sealant Largest Source of PAHs in Lakes 12/3/2010 EPA Offers Webcast on Low-Impact Development Dec. 9th 1-3 pm 12/3/2010 Cleaner Water, Dirtier Dishes? 11/29/2010 Register Now for Dec. 2nd EPA Climate Change Webcast 11/23/2010 EPA Website, Webinars Provide Guidance on Florida Numeric Nutrient Standards 11/23/2010 Geography Week Keys on Water 11/19/2010 SWFWMD Declares Phase I Water Shortage Beginning Dec. 1st 11/19/2010 US EPA Finalizes Numeric Nutrient Criteria for Florida 11/17/2010 Lake Otis now a public lake thanks to addition of ramp 11/10/2010 Rain Garden Manual Hot Off The Press 11/8/2010 USGS: Most River Flows Altered, Degraded by Land & Water Management 11/3/2010 EPA Plays Catchup on Costly Florida Water Pollution 10/20/2010 GREENR Helps Atlas Team to Identify Water-related News & Research 10/15/2010 US Army Corps of Engineers Convenes Workshop on Phosphate's Future 10/13/2010 Florida DEP Launches New Online Business Portal 10/13/2010 Register Now for Oct. 13 Healthy Watersheds Initiative Webcast 10/6/2010 EPA Launches New Lake Shoreland Protection Web Clearinghouse 9/29/2010 EPA Announces Short Extension for Florida Nutrients Inland Water Rule 9/29/2010 2010 Sustainable Florida Conference Oct. 13-14 9/27/2010 Backlash Brewing Against Florida Septic Tanks Requirement 9/23/2010 Sept.-Oct. WaterMatters Magazine Now Available Online 9/23/2010 SWFWMD Invites Public Input on Ranking Water Bodies 9/21/2010 National Ag Groups Ask EPA to Reconsider Water Strategy 9/21/2010 EPA Watershed Academy Webcast Features "A Watershed Dialogue" 9/9/2010 New FLMNH Exhibit Focuses on Beauty of (and Threats to) Florida's Springs 9/3/2010 Florida DEP Moving Forward on Waterways Nutrient Limits 8/26/2010 EPA Releases Draft Strategy for Clean Water 8/20/2010 Opponents Tout Survey Opposition to Federal Water Quality Standards 8/19/2010 USF Geologists Find Beaches Teeming With Tiny Tar Balls 8/6/2010 EPA to Hold "Listening Sessions" on Water Quality Standards 7/30/2010 USF Researchers Confirm Subsurface Oil Clouds Are From BP Well 7/26/2010 Filmmaker, Springs Advocate Wes Skiles Perishes in Diving Accident 7/23/2010 EPA Seeks Small Business Input on Proposed Stormwater Rule 7/21/2010 State Recognizes July as Florida Rivers Month 7/19/2010 SWFWMD Lifts One-day-per-week Water Restrictions 6/29/2010 SWFWMD to Limit Farmers' Water Use 6/25/2010 FDEP Releases Draft 2010 Water Quality Report 6/17/2010 Q & A on Lessons Learned from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Disaster 6/7/2010 Freeze Damaged Homes/Businesses Eligible for SBA Loans 6/4/2010 You Can Fish Without a Saltwater License This Weekend 6/2/2010 New Update of BASINS Software Now Available from EPA 6/2/2010 Abstracts Invited for Impaired Waters Symposium 5/26/2010 EPA Office of Water Launches Updated Website 5/17/2010 Public Input Sought on Climate Change Recommendations 5/5/2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Headed Toward Coastal LA, AL, MS & FL Panhandle 4/29/2010 Florida DEP Jumps on Social Media Bandwagon 4/21/2010 Environmentalists win victory on fertilizer bans 4/20/2010 EPA Delays Florida Coastal Water Protection, Proceeds on Inland Water Rule 4/16/2010 Spring Issue of "The Volunteer Monitor" Online 4/14/2010 April is Water Conservation Month 4/6/2010 EPA Holds Additional Public Hearings on Proposed Water Quality Standards 3/30/2010 EPA Launches Web Forum on How to Best Protect America`s Waters 3/23/2010 EPA Extends Comment Period for Florida Water Quality Standards 3/5/2010 EPA Study Reveals Widespread Contamination of Fish in U.S. 3/5/2010 YSI Foundation Offers $25K Water Quality Improvement Grant 2/26/2010 SJRWMD Adopting New Definition of Sea Level 2/26/2010 SWFWMD Board Extends Water Restrictions through June 30th 2/23/2010 "The Volunteer Monitor" Celebrates Community Service & Innovation 2/18/2010 Florida Springs Rally Planned for Feb. 16th in Tallahassee 2/17/2010 "Florida Matters" Radio Program Addresses Water Quality Regulation 2/15/2010 First public workshop on freeze set for Feb. 17 2/11/2010 Media invited to ceremony certifying water-conserving home 2/9/2010 Stream Assessment Report for Hillsborough River Available 2/8/2010 USF Hosts Climate Change Conference 2/5/2010 Florida Congressmen Request Delay of EPA Water Rule Implementation 2/5/2010 Dry Wells, Sinkholes Put Swiftmud on Defensive 1/21/2010 Historical Narratives Celebrate Our Water Heritage 1/14/2010 Sarasota County, New College & Sarasota Water Atlas to Debut Four New Oral History Interviews! 1/14/2010 January 2010 Issue of FWC 4-1-1 Now Online 1/13/2010 Orlando Water Resources Conference Focuses on GIS 1/13/2010 EPA Schedules Public Meetings on Florida Water Quality Standards 1/4/2010 Announcing the Launch of the Water Quality Contour Mapping Tool 12/18/2009 Water District Asks Homeowners to "Skip a Week" of Irrigation this Winter 12/17/2009 Rate A Component Now Available 11/3/2009 The United Nations Environment Programme Releases Climate Change Science Compendium 2009 9/28/2009 October Lake & Stream Sampling Schedule 9/28/2009 2009 Partner's Meeting A Success 9/15/2009 Programming Team Adds New Water Quality and Water Levels Levels Tool! 8/24/2009 Mercury found in all fish caught in U.S.-tested streams 8/24/2009 Participate in World Water Monitoring Day! 8/17/2009 Lakes and Stream Sampling List for August 2009 8/6/2009 New Law Allows Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Despite HOAs 7/20/2009 10th ANNUAL LAKES APPRECIATION MONTH POSTER CONTEST 7/6/2009 Water District Chiefs Are Getting Unwanted Power 7/6/2009 Lakes and Streams to be Sampled in July 6/29/2009 Pesticides Found in Central Florida Lakes 6/22/2009 Lakes and Streams to be Sampled in June 5/29/2009 Lakes and Streams to be Sampled in May 4/29/2009 Lakes and Streams to be Sampled in April 3/31/2009 Boat Ramp Closures 2/26/2009 Lakes and Streams to be Sampled in March 2/26/2009 February Sampling Schedule Released! 2/9/2009 More Lakes' Access Sought 2/9/2009 Crooked Lake Site Gets Protection 1/28/2009 Peace River Reflects Water Problems 1/23/2009 Polk Faces Drainage District Asset Issue 1/23/2009 Water Quality Monitoring Program - Sample Sites for December 11/25/2008 Water Quality Monitoring Program - Sample Sites for November 10/31/2008 Governing Board Extends Water Restrictions through November 11/1/2007 Polk County Projects Receive Community Education Grants 2/28/2007 Project Will Reduce Flooding Near Saddlebag Lake 1/5/2007 Polk County Water Atlas Upgraded - Find Out What's New!! 11/16/2004