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Pet owner, riverkeeper warn about deadly algae also found in St. Johns River 8/20/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Conway (Barby canal), 8/20 8/19/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Olivia, 8/16 8/19/2019 Almost half of Florida water bodies have algal blooms, and climate change is worsening the problem 8/16/2019 USF's poop-powered generator could have worldwide impact 8/16/2019 Sign up for to get notifications for this lake 8/12/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Marilyn, 8/13 8/12/2019 Nokomis Area Civic Association water symposium well attended 8/12/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Jessamine (2 canals in SW cove), 8/9 8/9/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Sawyer, 8/8 8/7/2019 A new old way to combat toxic algae: float it up, then skim it off 8/6/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Pearl West, 8/7 8/6/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Crystal, 8/2 8/1/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Burden, 8/2 8/1/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden, 7/31 7/30/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 7/26 7/26/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden, 7/24 7/23/2019 Sandy soil and rising seas spell septic tank disaster in Florida 7/21/2019 West Orange homes given access to reclaimed water 7/21/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Tilden, 7/19 7/18/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Black, 7/18 7/17/2019 SFWMD governing board continues efforts to preserve the everglades headwaters of Shingle Creek 7/16/2019 Orange County environmental protection division works with local businesses to go green 7/16/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Conway (middle and south lobes), 7/16 7/15/2019 Treating nutrients with algae blooms 7/14/2019 District recognizes July 2019 as Lakes Appreciation Month 7/14/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 7/12 7/11/2019 Florida may adopt limits on amount of toxins from blue-green algae blooms allowed in waterways 7/10/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway Canals, 7/9 7/8/2019 Florida governor Ron DeSantis signs bill to change environmental enforcement 7/3/2019 Projects bring reclaimed water to 349 homes in Ocoee and Winter Garden 7/3/2019 Ban biosolids use along upper St. Johns River, Indian River County administrator tells DEP 6/30/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 6/28 6/27/2019 Report: Rising seas could cost Florida $75 billion over 20 years 6/27/2019 NASA helps warn of harmful algal blooms in lakes, reservoirs 6/25/2019 June 23-29 is Mosquito Awareness Week 6/21/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Rose, 6/21 6/20/2019 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 Florida's ongoing struggle with non-native water hyacinth 6/17/2019 Florida's ongoing struggle with non-native water hyacinth 6/17/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Irma, 6/18 6/17/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Marilyn, 6/12 6/11/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake McCoy, 6/10 6/10/2019 Herbicide Application in the Pocket-Fish connector, 6/7 6/7/2019 State funding to flow for Florida springs 6/6/2019 Herbicide Application on Crescent Lake, 6/6 6/5/2019 Herbicide Application on Crescent Lake, 6/4 6/4/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Sand Lake, 6/5 6/4/2019 With biosolids bills failing in Florida Legislature, DEP to develop own rules 6/3/2019 District’s Blue School Grant Program accepting applications now through Sept. 6 6/3/2019 Lake Apopka water quality project will use a 2,000-foot-wide, lake-bottom sump 6/3/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 5/30 5/31/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Irma, 5/30 5/29/2019 Full Lake Herbicide Application on Lake Mary Jess, 5/29 5/28/2019 Florida's dirty water tops list of woes for new chief science officer 5/23/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Ola, 5/22 5/21/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Burden, 5/21 5/20/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 5/17 5/16/2019 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 Herbicide Application on Lake Tibet, 5/16 5/15/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Irma, 5/14 5/13/2019 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 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 5/3 5/2/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden, 5/2 5/1/2019 Ron DeSantis announces newly-formed Blue-Green Algae Task Force 4/30/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden, 4/30 4/29/2019 Algae bloom spreads across St. Johns River 4/25/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Bumby, 4/25 4/24/2019 Herbicide Application on Big Sand Lake, 4/24 4/23/2019 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 Herbicide Application on Lake Odell, 4/23 4/22/2019 Orange County celebrates Earth Day with debut of new water quality improvement project 4/22/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway, 4/19 4/18/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Gatlin, 4/19 4/18/2019 Limited navigational access at the Apopka-Beauclair Canal April 11–23 4/17/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Pocket, 4/18 4/17/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Sheen, 4/18 4/17/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Tibet, 4/17 4/16/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Blanche, 4/17 4/16/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Isleworth, 4/17 4/16/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Butler, 4/16 4/15/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Wauseon Bay, 4/16 4/15/2019 Giant storms, aging infrastructure pushing Florida’s sewer systems to breaking point 4/15/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Down (NE of Conroy-Windermere Boat Ramp), 4/9 4/8/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE Finger Canals, 4/5 4/4/2019 FWC to conduct hydrilla treatment on Lake Lawne April 4th 4/3/2019 Update: Levee improvement project underway at Lake Apopka North Shore 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 Herbicide Application on Lake Conway, 4/3 4/2/2019 New for Florida: Gov. Ron DeSantis names chief science officer 4/2/2019 Herbicide Application in Lake Conway Canals, 4/3 4/2/2019 Environmental Advisory: Controlled burn 3/29/2019 at Long Branch 3/29/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE finger canals, 3/29 3/28/2019 Controlled burn being conducted 3-7-19 in East Orange County 3/26/2019 Novel virus investigated in St.Johns turtle die-off 3/26/2019 Flooding washes out road, partially swallows SUV in downtown Orlando 3/26/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Pearl West-District 1, 3/26 3/25/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE Finger Canals, 3/22 3/22/2019 After years of inaction, septic tanks once again focus in Florida 3/21/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Down, 3/21 3/20/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Down (Bayshore Drive Canal), 3/21 3/20/2019 Herbicide Application on Boot Lake, 3/20 3/19/2019 FWC, partners continue investigation of freshwater turtle die-off 3/19/2019 Miklos steps down as St. Johns WMD chair 3/18/2019 Controlled burn at Savage/Christmas Creek Preserve, 3/14 and 3/15 3/14/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE finger canals, 3/15 3/14/2019 Controlled burn, Isle of Pine Preserve, 3/9 3/11/2019 FWC treating Lake Lawne for hydrilla on March 7th 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 Controlled Burn in East Orange County, 3/7 3/7/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE Finger Canals, 3/8 3/7/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Odell, 3/7 3/6/2019 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 Massive new park coming to west Orange County? 3/5/2019 Climate change is shifting productivity of fisheries worldwide 3/5/2019 State buys 83 acres in north Lake County for conservation 3/5/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE finger canals, 3/1 3/1/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake McCoy, 2/28 2/27/2019 FWC Commissioners direct staff to move forward with improvements to Aquatic Plant Management Program 2/26/2019 Controlled burn on Savage/Christmas Creek Preserve, 2/23 2/25/2019 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 Herbicide Application on Lake Down Canals, 2/20 2/20/2019 FWC announces St. Johns River aquatic plant management public meeting on Feb. 25 2/20/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Mary Jess, 2/21 2/20/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Jessamine, 2/21 2/20/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE finger canals, 2/15 2/14/2019 First segment of Orange County’s portion of Shingle Creek Trail opens 2/13/2019 Ocoee to work with FDEP to clean Lake Prima Vista 2/12/2019 DeSantis puts $50 million toward springs, but existing funding sits unspent 2/12/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE Finger Canals, 2/8 2/7/2019 Herbicide Application on Lakes Black and Tilden, 2/5 2/5/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Whippoorwill, 2/6 2/5/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE finger canals, 2/1 2/1/2019 Gov. DeSantis unveils environmental budget proposal, SFWMD appointments 1/30/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake McCoy, 1/31 1/30/2019 Herbicide Application on Crescent Lake, 1/30 1/29/2019 Nearly a third of state's waters are polluted, experts say 1/28/2019 FWC to pause aquatic plant herbicide treatment while collecting public comment 1/25/2019 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE Finger Canals, 1/25 1/24/2019 One option for disposal of biosolids: recycling them to make sustainable bricks 1/22/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden (DOT canal only), 1/16 1/17/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden (North West shoreline plot), 1/16 1/17/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Sawyer (East canals only), 1/18 1/17/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Lovely, 1/15 1/14/2019 Gov. DeSantis announces sweeping fixes meant to clean up Florida's water woes 1/11/2019 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 Herbicide Application on Lake Floy, 1/11 1/10/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden, 1/9 1/8/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden, 1/8 1/7/2019 Green PLACE Eagle Scout project benefits Lake Lucie Preserve 1/3/2019 Herbicide Application on Lake McCoy, 1/3 1/3/2019 Trade industry group bringing ‘2019 Algae Biomass Summit’ to Orlando 12/17/2018 Tons of south Florida sewage finds its way into St. Johns River to ‘devastating effect’’ 12/14/2018 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 Orange County Parks and Recreation performing prescribed burn at Moss Park 12/11 12/11/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Rose (NW Cove), 12/12 12/11/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Bessie (NW Cove), 12/12 12/11/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake McCoy, 12/10 12/10/2018 Orange County hires expert to study buying Pluris Wedgefield 12/10/2018 Herbicide Application on Lakes Black and Tilden, 12/6 12/6/2018 Environmental Advisory: Controlled burn at Kelly Park on Dec. 6th 12/6/2018 Deadline extended to submit Central Florida Water Initiative supply project options 12/6/2018 New national report says climate change threatens U.S. water security 12/6/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Conway, 12/5 12/4/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake McCoy, 12/4 12/3/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Pearl East (District 5), 11/30 11/29/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Rose (Full Perimeter), 11/27 11/27/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 11/16 (cancelled) 11/19/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Conway, 11/20 11/19/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Conway (Venetian Canal South), 11/20 11/19/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Roberts, 11/13 11/13/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Blanche, 11/14-11/15 11/13/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Conway, 11/8 11/7/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Rose, 11/7 11/6/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 11/2 11/5/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Irma, 10/31 10/31/2018 Once-a-week watering restrictions begin Nov. 4th 10/31/2018 Watershed groups have a positive impact on local water quality, study finds 10/30/2018 Florida springs summit to pursue restoration and protection 10/30/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Ola, 10/29 10/29/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Down, 10/30 10/29/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Blanche, 10/30 10/29/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden, 10/15 10/18/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 10/19 10/18/2018 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 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden, 10/12 10/11/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden 10/12 (NE Cove) 10/11/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Gatlin (Windsong Canal), 10/5 10/11/2018 Florida DEP announces “Septic Upgrade Incentive” program 10/5/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 10/5 10/4/2018 Orange County launches site to explain new septic rules in Wekiva Basin 9/28/2018 Orange County Advises Residents to Practice Lake Safety During High Water Levels 9/27/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Ola (West cove only), 9/27 9/27/2018 Measures that would help address Florida's harmful algal blooms remain stalled In Congress 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 City Of Altamonte Springs Ranks Top In The World For Innovative Water Project 9/24/2018 Report on Florida's St. Johns River is mixed bag 9/24/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 9/21 9/20/2018 Herbicide Application on Crystal Lake, 9/20 9/19/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Tibet (Bay Hill Cove only), 9/19 9/18/2018 Herbicide Application on Bass Lake, 9/18 9/17/2018 Orlando's green Community Action Plan calls for air quality monitors, bans on Styrofoam and straws 9/12/2018 SJRWMD cost-share project applications due Oct. 18th 9/7/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 9/7 9/6/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 8/24 9/6/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Pearl West (District 1), 7/19 9/6/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Lovely, 2/28 9/6/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Floy, 9/5 9/5/2018 Now you can take your boater safety exam online 8/29/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 7/27 8/29/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Bumby, 8/23. 8/22/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Pearl West, 8/21 8/20/2018 Report outlines Florida’s major environmental concerns 8/16/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Wauseon Bay, 8/15 8/14/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Butler (Sandy Shores Canal), 8/15 8/14/2018 Orange County advises residents to practice lake safety during hurricane season 8/14/2018 Algae monitor sponsored by NASA installed in Lake Okeechobee 8/13/2018 Public workshop Aug. 16 will address Wekiva Basin MFLs in the CFWI area 8/13/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden, 8/14 8/13/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 8/10 8/9/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (Back Acre Canal), 8/10 8/9/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Rose (NW Cove), 8/2 8/1/2018 Palmer: Keep an eye on local water issues 7/30/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Conway Canals (Barby and Willoughby), 7/26 7/25/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Marilyn, 7/19 7/19/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Down Canals, 7/20 7/19/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway, 7/18 7/17/2018 Herbicide Application on Lakes Black and Tilden, 7/16 7/16/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 7/13 7/12/2018 CFWI calls for projects to help meet Florida’s water demands 7/11/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Cypress Estes, 7/12 7/11/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Irma, 7/11 7/10/2018 Herbicide Application on Big Sand Lake, 7/2 7/2/2018 New Wekiva Basin plan going into effect in July 7/2/2018 Environmental dilemma may cost Orange County homeowners 7/2/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Mary Jess, 7/3 7/2/2018 Advocates say springs need more help as State adopts clean-up plans 6/28/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 6/29 6/28/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden, 6/26-6/27 6/27/2018 Herbicide Application on Butler Chain of Lakes, 6/25 6/25/2018 The fate of Florida's wetlands could be decided behind closed doors, groups say 6/22/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Mary Jess, 6/20 6/19/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Fairview, 6/20 6/19/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Rose, 6/19 6/18/2018 Herbicide application on Lake Rose (District 1) , 8/24 6/18/2018 Trump's move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands banks 6/15/2018 Herbicide Application on Butler Chain of Lakes, 6/13 6/14/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Roberts, 6/14 6/14/2018 Study: Anatartica's ice is rapidly melting, threatening coastal communities worldwide 6/14/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Butler, 6/12 6/12/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Conway - Venetian Canals, 6/8 6/8/2018 Die-off of freshwater turtles prompts FWC to investigate 6/7/2018 Herbicide Application on Butler Chain of Lakes, 6/5 6/4/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway, 5/31 5/31/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 6/1 5/31/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (Mandalay Canal), 6/1 5/31/2018 $20,000 available to teachers looking for innovative ways to educate students 5/29/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE finger canals, 5/18 5/21/2018 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 Herbicide Application on Crystal Lake, 4/30 4/30/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Bumby, 5/1 4/30/2018 Irma report: Devastation – and a huge warning sign 4/30/2018 Aging water meters, leaks cost Apopka $1.2 million, audit shows 4/26/2018 Herbicide Application on Butler Chain of Lakes, 4/26 4/25/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden, 4/25 4/24/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden, 4/24 4/23/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE finger canals, 4/20 4/20/2018 Wedgefield community may have to pay more for 'undrinkable' water 4/20/2018 Herbicide Application on Boot Lake, 4/19 4/19/2018 Herbicide application on Lake Tilden, 4/18 4/17/2018 HUD sending additional $791 million to Florida for hurricane recovery 4/16/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE Finger Canals, 4/13 4/12/2018 Herbicide application on Little Lake Conway - NE Finger Canals, 4/13 4/12/2018 SJRWMD fines Park, Bark and Fly $200K for wetland destruction 4/11/2018 FSU Research: Urban growth leads to shorter, more intense wet seasons in Florida peninsula 4/11/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Sawyer (East canals only), 4/12 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 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE finger canals, 4/6 4/5/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake McCoy, 4/5 4/5/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Conway Canals (Back-Acres and Venetian South), 4/4 4/3/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Whippoorwill (East canal only), 4/4 4/3/2018 “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 Florida receives $26.5M in funding for conservation and sportsmen access 3/23/2018 Wetland protection poised to shift from Corps of Engineers to Florida DEP 3/20/2018 Town of Windermere to begin stormwater drainage improvements 3/19/2018 Legislature passes bill to boost aquifers with treated sewage: Environmental groups cringe 3/16/2018 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 UF Study: To prevent harmful algal blooms, limit nitrogen and phosphorus 3/7/2018 Herbicide Application on Conway Chain of Lakes, 3/6 3/6/2018 America's flood insurance chief has a message for all Floridians: You're at risk 3/6/2018 Trump directs EPA to begin dismantling clean water rule 3/5/2018 Herbicide Application on Lakes Black and Tilden, 3/5 3/5/2018 Military on front line of battle with sea level rise 3/2/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE Finger Canals, 3/2 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 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE finger canals, 2/23 2/22/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE Cove (excluding canals), 2/21 2/21/2018 Study calls for expansive help for Florida's springs 2/20/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Floy, 2/16 2/15/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Blanche, 2/13 2/15/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Down, 2/15 2/15/2018 DEP to drop controversial water pollution regulations and start over 2/14/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE Finger Canals, 2/14 2/13/2018 Governing board continues efforts to preserve Shingle Creek 2/13/2018 Floods are getting worse, and 2,500 chemical sites lie in the water’s path 2/12/2018 Parking provider near Orlando airport accused of illegal wetlands destruction 2/9/2018 35 manatee deaths in January blamed on cold weather 2/8/2018 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway - NE finger canals, 2/9 2/8/2018 Senate committee approves statewide fracking ban 2/7/2018 Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive reopens after completion of hurricane repairs 2/5/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake Blanche (NE corner and connector to Chase), 1/31 1/30/2018 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 Herbicide Application on Lake Rose, 1/25 1/25/2018 Herbicide Application on Crescent Lake, 1/24 1/24/2018 Florida, Georgia water war reaches SCOTUS 1/19/2018 Research: Oxygen levels continue dropping In world's waters 1/19/2018 Herbicide Application on Crystal Lake, 1/19 1/19/2018 Florida Forever bill heads to state Senate floor with amendment banning overhead costs 1/16/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake William Davis (NE cove only), 1/12 1/12/2018 Impacts of hurricane season rainfall are balanced by drier conditions 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 UF/IFAS researchers hope plant project would help restore Lake Apopka 1/8/2018 Cost-share funding available for water resource protection projects 1/8/2018 District and UF complete collaborative three-year investigation into Florida springs' health 1/8/2018 Mount Dora scraps service-line warranty partnership after complaints it was a scam 1/4/2018 Get your FREE 2018 Orange County Nature Photo Calendar 1/4/2018 Herbicide Application on Lake McCoy, 1/4/18 1/3/2018 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 Herbicide Application on Lake Gatlin (Windsong Canal and Lisa Waterway), 12/19 12/20/2017 Herbicide Application on Big Sand Lake, 12/20 12/20/2017 Moody’s: Unaddressed climate change will hurt Florida bond ratings 12/13/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Mary Jess, 12/13 12/12/2017 Orange County moves toward buying water system that irks Wedgefield residents 12/12/2017 Gizzard shad harvest nets 100,000 pounds of fish in one week 12/12/2017 Help save a billion gallons of water: Skip a week of lawn irrigation 12/12/2017 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 2018 Orange County Nature Photo Calendar 12/4/2017 DEP secretary rejects judge's recommendation, denies Everglades oil drilling permit 12/4/2017 Update: Damage assessments continue as water levels decrease on Lake Apopka North Shore 12/4/2017 New funding promotes septic tank replacement for homes 12/1/2017 DEP invests more than $90M in water quality improvement projects 11/27/2017 EPA, Army propose to delay WOTUS implementation 11/27/2017 USF, Florida welcome new research vessel R/V W. T. Hogarth 11/13/2017 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 11/10 11/13/2017 Herbicide application on Lake Rose, 11/13 11/13/2017 Florida Chamber calls for science-based solutions to water issues 11/13/2017 Herbicide application on Lake Tyner, 11/14 11/13/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden, 11/8 11/7/2017 Reset your irrigation timer when you “fall back” this Sunday 11/7/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Down (Oakdale Canal), 11/2 11/2/2017 Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine visits Europe to study water issues 11/1/2017 Florida bill could require sea-level-rise studies for publicly funded buildings 10/30/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Butler (Sandy Shores Canal) 10/30/2017 10/30/2017 As Lake Apopka North Shore repairs continue, pumping initiated to lower floodwaters 10/30/2017 Lake Pickett Advisory: Navigation Hazard (updated) 10/25/2017 Update: Continued rainfall and saturated roads slows repair work 10/25/2017 Orange County Celebrates Pine Hills Trail Ribbon Cutting in District 6 10/25/2017 Miami can now challenge a state rule that allows more toxins in the water 10/25/2017 Nine toxic Superfund sites in Central Florida waiting for EPA help 10/23/2017 Lake Apopka North Shore repairs continue; 920 tons of material placed on lake’s levee breach 10/23/2017 Take look at before, after effects of sea floor following Hurricane Irma near Florida 10/23/2017 Irma devastates Florida oranges, other crops 10/23/2017 Get a grand tour of the NuRF on Oct. 29th 10/19/2017 Update: Water levels remain above average at Lake Apopka North Shore 10/16/2017 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (Malaya Waterway) 10/13/2017 SJRWMD awards Blue School grants to schools for water resource education 10/12/2017 Orlando Wetlands Park: A model for wastewater treatment 10/11/2017 What will Florida (and its water supply) look like in 2070? 10/11/2017 Robert Knight: Springs spending spree doesn’t fix problem 10/11/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Floy, 10/10 10/10/2017 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 High waters persist in Lake Holden 10/4/2017 Flood-ravaged Orlo Vista residents weigh selling out after Irma 10/3/2017 Post-hurricane repairs underway at Lake Apopka North Shore 9/28/2017 District helps fund $750,000 for Winter Garden reclaimed and stormwater project 9/28/2017 Herbicide application on Lake Roberts, 8/22 9/28/2017 Lake Advisories lifted for Orange County 9/28/2017 All the ways hurricanes can harm — and help — the ecosystems they hit 9/28/2017 Hurricane Irma: Winter Park, Maitland reopen lakes 9/27/2017 Hurricane Irma leaves behind foul stink across Central Florida 9/26/2017 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 Hurricane Irma's fury has forced closure of many Central Florida parks and trails 9/19/2017 Irma's gone, rivers still rising 9/14/2017 Central Florida cities work to keep raw sewage off the streets after Hurricane Irma 9/14/2017 Orange County office of emergency management Sept. 13 press briefing 9/14/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Ola, 9/5 9/5/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden, 8/30 8/30/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden (Raymar Canal and North tip of lake), 8/28 8/28/2017 Herbicide application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 8/25 8/25/2017 Herbicide application on Little Lake Fairview, 8/16 8/25/2017 Herbicide application on Lake Holden, 8/17 8/25/2017 Herbicide application on Lake Down, Main St. Canal, 8/18 8/25/2017 State bill requests $125 million to help springs, St. Johns River 8/24/2017 Aerial herbicide treatment underway at Lake Apopka North Shore 8/23/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Conway, 8/10 8/16/2017 The sea level did, in fact, rise faster in Florida and the southeast U.S. 8/14/2017 Herbicide application on Lake Bumby and Lake Tyner, 8/15 8/14/2017 Come to the Family Fishing Clinic at Bill Frederick Park on Sept. 30th 8/14/2017 Be mindful of summertime algal blooms, report them to FDEP 8/10/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Black, 8/9 8/9/2017 Herbicide Application on Lakes Black and Tilden, 8/7 8/8/2017 Public comment period on Waters of the United States (WOTUS) ends Aug. 28th 8/8/2017 DEP project to benefit Wekiwa Springs 8/8/2017 Businesses bucked Gov. Rick Scott's rule to notify public about pollution 8/8/2017 Herbicide Application on Big Sand Lake, 8/4 8/4/2017 Herbicide Application on Big Sand Lake, 8/3 8/3/2017 Activists predict water manager will rise to the occasion 8/3/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Irma, 8/1 7/31/2017 State delegation asks Corps of Engineers to stay neutral in water wars 7/28/2017 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 7/28 7/28/2017 Prescribed burn at Isle of Pine Preserve, 7/28 7/28/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Bella Nona 7/27/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Rose, 7/26 7/26/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden (Raymar Canal), 7/26 7/26/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Floy, 7/25 7/25/2017 Natural dilemma: Cattails may choke clean Lake Druid 7/19/2017 Critics of DEP water rules now are more hopeful for appeals 7/19/2017 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 7/14/2017 7/14/2017 CFWI Projects Taking Shape Throughout Region 7/14/2017 Herbicide Application on Lakes Black and Tilden, 7/12 7/12/2017 Project benefits water quality for Lake Apopka and springs of the Wekiva system 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 Herbicide Application on Lakes Black and Tilden 7/10/2017 Herbicide Application on Lakes Chase and Isleworth, 7/5 7/5/2017 FWC to meet July 10-11 in Orlando 7/5/2017 FWC asking for public’s help in tracking fish kills 7/5/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Tyner, 7/6 7/5/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Conway, 6/29 6/29/2017 Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule 6/28/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Lovely, 6/27 6/26/2017 Fertilizer ordinance passes in Orange County, limits nitrogen 6/22/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Rose (District 1), 6/22 6/22/2017 Orange County keeps landscapers out of nitrogen fertilizer ban 6/22/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Rose, 6/21 6/21/2017 Herbicide Application on Lakes Chase and Isleworth, 6/21 6/21/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden, 6/19 6/19/2017 PLT Climate Change and Project WET Workshop 6/19/2017 SJRWMD cost-share program funds Orange County projects 6/19/2017 Register now for Wekiva Basin Field Ecology Course 6/16/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden, 6/16 6/16/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Jessamine, 6/13 6/13/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Mary Jess, 6/13 6/13/2017 Local governments, more or less, tackling effects of climate change 6/13/2017 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway NE Finger Canals, 6/12 6/12/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Conway, 6/8 6/8/2017 Water efficiency in rural areas getting worse, despite improvements in urban centers 6/8/2017 Scott vetoes spending for citrus canker claims, water projects 6/6/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Down, 6/7 6/6/2017 USGS study Finds 28 types of cyanobacteria in Florida algal bloom 6/6/2017 New research vessel to impact marine research across Florida 6/5/2017 Herbicide application on Lakes Chase and Isleworth, 6/6 6/5/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Butler, 6/5 6/5/2017 Central Florida Water Initiative focuses on collaboration with utilities to extend water supply 6/5/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden, 6/2 6/2/2017 $1.5 million available to farmers to support water-saving technologies 6/1/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Down, 5/30/2017 5/30/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Butler, 5/31/2017 5/30/2017 Pace of sea-level rise has tripled since 1990, new study shows 5/30/2017 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals), 5/26/17 5/25/2017 Noah Valenstein is new Florida DEP chief 5/25/2017 Florida's ailing springs subject of clash over how much water to divert for development 5/25/2017 Herbicide Application at Lake Cypress Estes, 5/25/2017 5/24/2017 Florida Water Star awards six participants for water conservation efforts 5/23/2017 Herbicide treatment on Lake Price, 5/19/2017 5/22/2017 Herbicide application on Lake Marilyn 5/18/2017 5/22/2017 SJRWMD encourages HOAs to use water wisely during the current water shortage 5/22/2017 Herbicide application on Lake Blanche 5/16/2017 St. Johns River Water Management District recognizes May 14-20 as Water Reuse Week in Florida 5/15/2017 Herbicide Application on Lakes Chase and Isleworth 5/16/2017 5/15/2017 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway- NE Finger Canals 5/12/2017 Herbicide Application on Lakes Black and Tilden 5/8/2017 Register now for May 9-11 stormwater, erosion, and sedimentation course 5/5/2017 Please do not disturb Orange County’s test equipment on Lake Conway! 5/4/2017 Water shortage warning for all of SJRWMD expected next week 5/4/2017 Pollution notice bill inspired by sinkhole passes Legislature 5/4/2017 Florida drinking water ranks among nation’s worst, study finds 5/3/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Tibet May 4th 5/3/2017 Herbicide Application on the Butler Chain of Lakes 5/2/2017 Fertilizer-maker tests reconnection to Apopka wastewater plant 5/1/2017 Environmental budget negotiations falter in Legislature 5/1/2017 Herbicide Application on the Butler Chain of Lakes 4/28/2017 New primer to “living shorelines” published 4/25/2017 Florida Senate unanimously supports pollution notification rules change 4/24/2017 SFWMD issues water shortage warning to 8.1 million Florida residents 4/24/2017 New irrigation rules in effect March 12th 4/14/2017 Orange County enacts local state of emergency, burn ban 4/13/2017 Lake herbicide applications this week 4/12/2017 Orange County has least rainfall in March 2017, water management district says 4/12/2017 More than 100 Florida wildfires scorch state, a sign of how dry we are 4/10/2017 Volunteers needed for Earth Day cleanup at Lake Butler 4/7/2017 Fertilizer fuels ordinance debate in Orange County 4/6/2017 Supreme Court will not pause Obama WOTUS rule 4/5/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden 3/31/2017 Republicans lead fight to ban fracking in Florida 3/22/2017 Orlando halts delivery of truckloads of waste to East Lakeland industrial facility 3/22/2017 Public hearing on proposed State Park changes March 29th 3/22/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Tibet March 22nd 3/21/2017 Fix water quality or Florida tourism will suffer, fishing and boating industries warn 3/17/2017 DEP secretary Jon Steverson resigns after stormy 2-year tenure 3/17/2017 Wedgefield water takeover could take lots of time, money 3/17/2017 Fertilizer discharge behind Apopka wastewater treatment plant issues 3/17/2017 President Trump transition leader's goal is two-thirds cut in EPA employees 3/17/2017 Lawmakers grill DEP over water pollution limits 3/17/2017 New Pluris water pilot study worries Wedgefield neighbors 3/17/2017 City, state officials will address likely violations at Apopka’s wastewater treatment plant 3/17/2017 Apopka residents' concerns about water quality go unanswered by leaders 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 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals and Cove) 3/14/2017 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (Finger Canals North East Lobe) 3/13/2017 Aquatic plant herbicide treatment at Wauseon Bay Mar. 8th 3/7/2017 Technical meeting to discuss springs science progress set for March 10 3/7/2017 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 New boat and kayak launch opens at Lake Apopka North Shore 2/28/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Tibet 2/28/2017 2/27/2017 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway Feb. 23rd (Finger Canals North East Lobe) 2/23/2017 South Florida Water Management District hosts Annual Water Conservation Expo and vendor fair 2/23/2017 Herbicide application on Little Lake Conway Feb. 24th (NE Finger Canals and Cove) 2/23/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Rose 2/20/2017 Florida lawmakers push water agenda 2/17/2017 Rainfall deficit prompts Water District advisory 2/17/2017 Herbicide application on Lake Sawyer (Lagoon St. Canals) 2/16/2017 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 Herbicide Application on Lake Blanche on February 15th 2/14/2017 Herbicide Application on Lake Bumby Feb. 13th 2/13/2017 Herbicide Application Feb. 10th on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals and Cove) 2/9/2017 Herbicide application Feb. 8th on Lakes Pickett, Pearl East 2/8/2017 Public meeting Feb. 22nd to review Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, Little Wekiva Canal BMAP 2/8/2017 Herbicide application Feb. 9th on Little Lake Conway (Finger Canals North East Lobe) 2/8/2017 Legislature needs educating about flood risk 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 2017 Invasive Species Blitz a great success thanks to volunteers 2/1/2017 New storm drain labels are here 2/1/2017 Environmental Advisary: Lake Ola 1/31/2017 Environmental Advisory: Lake Marilyn 1/30/2017 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 Wild ride awaits for water issues under Trump 1/23/2017 Environmental Advisory: Lake Down 1/23/2017 Young Pine Community Park Grand Opening 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 Herbicide to be applied to Butler Chain of Lakes 1/18/2017 1/17/2017 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (Finger Canals North East Lobe) 1/12/2017 Clean Water Network asks federal judge to force EPA’s hand 1/12/2017 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (NE Finger Canals and Cove) 1/12/2017 Herbicide application on Lake Holden Jan. 9th 1/9/2017 5th Annual Lake Apopka Wildlife Festive and Birdapalooza Jan. 21 1/5/2017 Household Hazardous & Electronic Waste Collection Event Jan. 21 1/5/2017 Herbicide application on Lake Lovely, 1/5/2017 1/4/2017 Florida judge tosses pollution notification rule 1/3/2017 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 Registration open for Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza 12/21/2016 Orange County government praised again for environmental stewardship 12/16/2016 Lake Apopka trailhead to be closed Dec. 19th-22nd 12/16/2016 EPA releases final report on impacts from hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water 12/14/2016 Herbicide application on Black Lake, Dec. 14th 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 WOTUS is ‘doomed’ under Trump, experts say  12/9/2016 Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Lawne on Dec. 13th 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 Lake Apopka emerging from “Dead Lake” stigma 12/8/2016 Herbicide to be applied on Little Lake Conway Dec. 9th 12/8/2016 Herbicide to be applied on Little Lake Conway Dec. 8th 12/7/2016 Herbicide Application on Lake Conway-Gatlin Canals and Venetian Canals 12/6/2016 Get your 2017 Orange County Nature Photo Calendar! 12/6/2016 State restocking Lake Apopka with 1 million bass 12/5/2016 Troubles persist for Apopka’s wastewater treatment plant 12/1/2016 Herbicide Application on Lake Holden (Raymar Canal) 11/22/2016 Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable to meet Dec. 14-15 at FGCU 11/18/2016 Herbicide to be applied on Lake Tyner 16-Nov-2016 11/15/2016 Herbicide application on Lake Pearl (West) Nov. 14th 11/14/2016 Feedback sought on Orange County Florida-Friendly Landscaping classes 11/14/2016 1000 Friends of Florida hosts free "Water 2070" webinar Nov. 17th 11/10/2016 Herbicide Application on Little Lake Conway (Finger Canals) 11/10/2016 Environmental Advisory: Herbicide application on Lake Rose 11/8/2016 Herbicide application on Lake Down, 11/2/16 11/2/2016 Watering Restrictions Change Nov. 6 11/2/2016 One-Day-a-Week Watering Begins November 6 for Orange County 11/2/2016 District's new Blue School Grant Program accepting applications through Nov. 30 11/1/2016 Water Main Break Causes Large Hole to Open in Winter Park Road 11/1/2016 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 New trails open on the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive 10/21/2016 Call for Entries: Orange County’s Sustainable Development Awards Program 10/21/2016 DEP announces Water-Quality Restoration Grant opportunities 10/14/2016 Judge refuses to block changes to Florida's water quality standards 10/12/2016 Hurricane Matthew information 10/7/2016 10/7/2016 Hurricane Matthew information 10/5/2016 10/6/2016 Hurricane Matthew Information 10/6/2016 10/6/2016 Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Sat. Jan. 23rd 10/4/2016 Orange County Utilities Hosts Community Collection of Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste 10/4/2016 One-day-a-week watering begins November 1 for Orange County 10/4/2016 Orange County Reports on Sustainability Plan Progress 10/4/2016 It's summer, time to explore the benefits of rain barrels 10/4/2016 Apopka-Beauclair Canal Restrictions 9/23/2016 USDA describes $328M oil spill restoration plan for Gulf of Mexico 9/21/2016 Water standards fight heads to appeals court 9/20/2016 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 Legal Challenges Mount Over New Water Standards 8/26/2016 Brain-eating amoeba common in Florida; researchers race for cure 8/25/2016 SJRWMD: Rain sensors signal water savings in Orange County 8/24/2016 New treatment system will clean Butler Chain 8/22/2016 New smart meter technology promotes water savings in Ocoee 8/15/2016 Environmental Advisory: Controlled Burn today (8/12) in East Orange County 8/12/2016 Lake Baldwin is “stinky” but clean 8/12/2016 The latest Florida LAKEWATCH Newsletter is available online 8/10/2016 Hydrilla help needed from Florida LAKEWATCHers 8/10/2016 Bondi adds Florida to lawsuit against federal wetland protections 8/10/2016 Read about all the news at Florida LAKEWATCH 8/8/2016 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 SJRWMD funds water savings program in Apopka 8/5/2016 ERC signs off on controversial water standards 7/27/2016 UCF to establish permanent sea turtle research field station on Archie Carr NWR 7/27/2016 Controlled burn in east Orange County July 26th 7/26/2016 Be smart and respect toxic algae in lakes 7/25/2016 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 Springs restoration projects identified for funding 7/13/2016 Sprawl foes lose battle over Econ River growth 7/13/2016 Pluris fined $1,200 for Wedgefield water chemical levels 6/30/2016 OUC explains business of safe drinking water 6/27/2016 Community plants 1,000 trees at Lake Apopka North Shore 6/27/2016 Volunteers sought to join Keep Lake Beautiful in planting 1,000 Bald Cypress trees at Lake Apopka 6/13/2016 Orange County Utilities celebrates “Smart Irrigation Month” with irrigation workshops 6/3/2016 Solving disinfection byproducts led to unintended consequences 6/1/2016 SJRWMD offers tips for homeowners to prepare for hurricane season 5/27/2016 Osceola County reveals new access to Shingle Creek 5/23/2016 Public blasts DEP over new water toxics limits 5/16/2016 Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act now adopted 5/13/2016 Study: Efficient fixtures have cut U.S. indoor water use 22% since 1999 5/13/2016 Cleanup of downtown Orlando pollution gears up 4/29/2016 OCEPD assists Wedgefield neighborhood by testing Pluris water quality 4/28/2016 Save the Date: Orange County Hurricane Expo June 4th 4/27/2016 Sixth Circuit Will Not Rehear Venue Question in Clean Water Act Rule Dispute 4/26/2016 Vegetables irrigated with treated wastewater expose consumers to drugs 4/19/2016 Orange County Utilities celebrates Water Conservation Month with free showerhead exchanges 4/19/2016 Wedgefield residents raise concerns about water quality 4/15/2016 St. Johns River Management District demonstrates irrigation audit to promote water conservation 4/14/2016 New trail in Lake County celebrated with ribbon cutting 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 OCALERT: Sanitary overflow near Lake Buchanan 3/30/2016 38 Florida locations among sites military will check for water contamination 3/29/2016 Important Notice: Lake Rose exceeds state standards for bacteria 3/28/2016 UF/IFAS study: Water conservation important to many; only some take action 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 New 24,000-Acre development announced for mormon lands in Orange, Osceola counties 3/23/2016 $25 million in SJRWMD cost-share dollars up for grabs 3/14/2016 House, Senate reach budget deal that includes additional $21M for water projects 3/9/2016 SJRWMD proclaims April as Springs Protection Awareness Month 3/8/2016 Lake Apopka shows signs of improvement 2/23/2016 NASA: Decade of rising seas slowed by land soaking up extra water 2/19/2016 Public invited to 16th Annual Orlando Wetlands Park Festival 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 UCF among student teams to receive EPA funding for innovative sustainable projects 2/16/2016 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 Orange County Urges Proactive Measures to Combat Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus 2/5/2016 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 Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza Feb. 5-6 2/1/2016 Maitland considers development option to save wetlands 1/29/2016 Florida mayors to Rubio: We’re going under, take climate change seriously 1/28/2016 New water law will affect everyone who uses water in Florida 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 Tornado drill Wednesday, January 6th! 1/5/2016 New water policy expected to flow in session 1/4/2016 Water management districts make $4 million available for local government projects 1/4/2016 St. Johns River regional blue crab trap closure: Jan. 16-25 1/4/2016 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 Report: Stormwater and graywater valid water sources, but guidelines for use are needed 12/18/2015 Golf course, City of Apopka reach agreement over $170K water bill 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 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 Commissioner Nelson: Postpone sewer conversion for homeowners near Wekiwa Springs 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 Pilot project aims to clean up polluted Lake Apopka 11/24/2015 SJRWMD to install new homes for rare woodpeckers 11/20/2015 Florida signs off on St. Johns River withdrawals 11/19/2015 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 Experts: 'Smart' technology will end water waste 11/17/2015 Bithlo community racing to replace problem well 11/17/2015 District Board approves regional water supply plan strategies for central Florida 11/12/2015 As final choice nears, plan to ensure Central Florida water still sparking disagreement 11/10/2015 Orange County Utilities Hosts Orange County Recycles Day 2015 in Celebration of America Recycles Day 11/10/2015 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 Florida DEP and SJRWMD fund 8 projects in Seminole, Orange, Marion and Volusia Counties 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 Cost-share project applications accepted Nov. 3-Dec. 15 10/29/2015 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 Updated CFWI planning documents now available online 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 Putnam wants water policy passed 10/13/2015 Governor Scott Announces Distribution of Over $82 Million for Springs Restoration Projects Across FL 10/6/2015 Minimum flows and levels meetings Oct. 14 and 16 10/5/2015 SJRWMD building new recreational facilities at Lake Apopka 10/5/2015 Ag commissioner: Florida needs water fix now before it faces crisis 10/1/2015 New Hydration Stations Promote Reusable Water Bottles 9/29/2015 Florida needs $16.5 billion for drinking water infrastructure 9/28/2015 Rep. McBurney asks Duval lawmakers to denounce water supply plan, St. Johns River withdrawals 9/28/2015 South Florida water managers approve $750 million budget 9/23/2015 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 Mayor Teresa Jacobs Proclaims Pollution Prevention Week in Orange County 9/17/2015 District and UF scientists discuss progress made on springs science investigation 9/9/2015 Universal Studios sues Orange County, hotel over storm water system 9/9/2015 Wet Conditions in Central Florida Increase Likelihood of Sinkholes 9/9/2015 South Florida water district chief of staff resigns 9/8/2015 Make a difference on National Public Lands Day! 9/2/2015 EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling 9/1/2015 Orange County Office of Emergency Management advises residents to prepare for possible storm impact 8/28/2015 Peninsular Florida in “cone of uncertainty” for Tropical Storm Ericka 8/27/2015 Prepare now for tropical storms and hurricanes 8/27/2015 Is too much fresh water used to irrigate Florida lawns? 8/27/2015 Controlled burn at Long Branch in Orange County Aug. 26th 8/26/2015 Lockheed Martin plans wetland mitigation bank 8/26/2015 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 DEP accepting comments on water reclamation/reuse study; meeting and webinar Aug. 20th 8/18/2015 Jax mayor opposes CFWI plan to withdraw water from St. Johns 8/18/2015 Orlando’s Lake Lawne to receive treatment for hydrilla on August 26th 8/18/2015 Registration deadline fast approaching for Wekiwa Field School 8/18/2015 SJRWMD approves $25 million for cooperative funding projects 8/17/2015 Controlled Burn August 10th in East Orange County 8/10/2015 New insights on hurricane intensity, pollution transport 8/7/2015 Algae toxin advisory lifted for Lakes Fairview, Sarah and Daniel 8/5/2015 South Florida water managers flipflop on tax cut 8/3/2015 Orange County approves policies for denser development east of the Econ River 7/30/2015 Comment period on CFWI planning documents extended to Aug. 17 7/29/2015 Florida leads nation in property at risk from climate change 7/29/2015 Scott vetoes money for controversial water-farming projects 7/6/2015 25 projects under way to improve spring health, protect flows 7/6/2015 Study: One-third of big groundwater basins in distress 7/6/2015 Controlled Burn July 1st at Crosby Island Marsh Preserve 7/1/2015 Orange County Utilities Celebrates Smart Irrigation Month with Free Irrigation Workshops 6/29/2015 Upcoming Herbicide Applications 6/23/2015 App will show level of algae in water 6/8/2015 Commissioner's Corner: Battling invasive species 6/5/2015 Sign up for “Lake Alerts” to learn about Orlando water quality hazards 6/5/2015 Experts tie hurricane changes to climate change 6/4/2015 Orange County EPD to treat area lakes with herbicide in May/June 6/3/2015 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 Orlando’s Leu Gardens a top finisher in EPA Energy Star building competition 5/5/2015 Orange County Hurricane Expo provides hurricane preparedness information 5/5/2015 Public invited to enjoy Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive 5/5/2015 “Managing Florida’s aquifers” will be topic of fall professional conference 5/1/2015 House Speaker says water bills closer, advisory council could be sticking point 4/30/2015 Environmental Advisories — Herbicide advisory for six Orange County lakes 4/30/2015 USGS issues revised framework for hydrogeology of Floridan Aquifer 4/30/2015 Drown-proof your kids by sending them to summer swim classes 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 Multiple satellite eyes to track algal threat to U.S. freshwater 4/7/2015 Junior naturalists can learn about pollinators April 18th, 11 a.m-noon 4/7/2015 Mayor’s Neighborhood Challenge Launches 4/1/2015 Environmental Advisory: Savage/Christmas Creek Preserve , Commission Dist. 5 3/31/2015 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 DEP Awards $58 Million in Loans to Orange County for Expansion of Water Reclamation Facility 3/24/2015 Sewage overflow closes South Lake; bacteria sampling underway (updated) 3/20/2015 Celebrate April Water Conservation Month with Orange County Utilities 3/18/2015 Environmental Advisory – Sewage overflow near South Lake 3/4/2015 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 Environmental Advisory – Herbicide Application on Big Sand Lake in Commission District 1 2/27/2015 Environmental Advisory – Herbicide Application on the Butler Chain of Lakes in Commission District 1 2/26/2015 UF survey: Floridians want to conserve water, but only if it doesn’t cost too much 2/26/2015 Environmental Advisory – Herbicide Application on Lake Price in Commission District 5 2/25/2015 15th annual Orlando Wetlands Festival is Feb. 21st 2/11/2015 Environmental Advisory: Herbicide Application on Orange County Lakes in January/February 1/22/2015 Orange County Utilities Hosts Community Collection of Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste 1/20/2015 Water control structures to be opened on Harris Chain 1/6/2015 Environmental advisory: Controlled Burn at Pine Lily Preserve today (12/16/2014) 12/16/2014 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 Herbicide applications at Orange County lakes in November 11/10/2014 As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions of Gallons of Water Lost 11/3/2014 Wekiva River aquatic preserve management plan approved by Acquisition and Restoration Council 10/27/2014 Controlled burn in eastern Orange County on Oct. 23rd 10/23/2014 New Study Finds Steep Increase in East Coast High-Tide Floods 10/10/2014 Prescribed burn today at Savage/Christmas Creek Preserve 10/9/2014 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 Environmental Advisory: Herbicide to Be Applied on Orange County Lakes in October 9/29/2014 SFWMD to protect and restore the Everglades and coastal estuaries 9/26/2014 UN Summit On Climate Change In New York City 9/25/2014 Sanitary Sewer Overflow in Winter Park 24-Sept--2014 9/24/2014 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 Plastic a serious threat to our oceans, seas, and waterways 8/27/2014 Prescribed burn today at Savage/Christmas Creek Preserve 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 DEP approves three first-magnitude spring systems to SWIM priority list 8/18/2014 Herbicide application planned for selected Orange County lakes in August 8/13/2014 Public workshops scheduled for estuary NNC and water quality credit trading 8/8/2014 Plan would use state money to put Wekiwa Springs homes on sewer service 8/7/2014 Florida Waterfowl Summit will focus on water issues 8/7/2014 Orange County advises proactive measures to combat mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus 8/5/2014 USF & UF approved for grants to support climate resilience and “green infrastructure” 8/1/2014 Webinar will address spread of aquatic invasive species by recreational boaters 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 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 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 Hazardous Waste Collection in Hunter’s Creek this Saturday 7/17/2014 Environmental Advisory – Herbicide Application for Orange County Lakes 7/10/2014 SJRWMD Board votes to reduce tax rate 7/10/2014 Learn how to protect drinking water from HABS at July 16th webinar 7/10/2014 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 Obama Signs $12.3 Billion Water Projects Bill 6/12/2014 SJRWMD website offers hurricane season preparation tips, storm contacts, flood information 6/12/2014 Take advantage of tax holiday to purchase hurricane supplies 6/12/2014 Alert: Prescribed burn today 6/11/2014 6/11/2014 Alert: Herbicide Application at Lake Whippoorwill during June 6/11/2014 Lake Underhill to receive hydrilla treatment 6/10/2014 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 Join the birthday celebration at Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge June 7th! 5/12/2014 Orange County Hurricane Expo Provides Hurricane Preparedness Information 5/6/2014 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 Orange County launches environmental advisories for smart phones 4/9/2014 Sign up now Sustainable Orange County community workshops 4/9/2014 Volunteers needed for Great American Cleanup this Saturday! 4/8/2014 Environmentalists fight proposed bill that reduces local control of water resources 4/3/2014 Federal judge rules Okeechobee pumping illegal 3/31/2014 Orange County Announces Water Conservation Month Challenge 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 Sustainable Orange County Community Workshop April 7th 3/20/2014 Two-day-a-week watering begins again for Orange County properties 3/14/2014 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 Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Lawne 3/6/2014 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 "Reclaimed" water study bill causes heartburn for Audubon Florida 2/18/2014 Public input invited for lake minimum flow rules 2/14/2014 Deadline March 31 for SJRWMD for cost-share project applications 2/14/2014 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 EPA updates National Stormwater Calculator tool, factoring in climate change 2/6/2014 Three First-Magnitude Spring Systems Added to SWFWMD Priority List 2/6/2014 Latest WaterWorks newsletter available for Butler Chain of Lakes 2/6/2014 24 groups sign letter objecting to draft springs legislation 2/6/2014 Regional Water Supply Plan Comment Period Extended 1/31/2014 Register now for Feb. 13th "Stormwater Utilities in Florida" webinar 1/31/2014 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 Hydraulic fracturing bills pass first committee stop despite Democrats' opposition 1/15/2014 Florida Senate bill takes on water utilities 1/15/2014 Public meetings scheduled for SJRWMD regional water supply plan 1/14/2014 Bill encouraging water storage projects on farm lands is moving in Senate 1/14/2014 Orange County Utilities Hosts Community Collection of Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste 1/10/2014 Nine sites for 2014 Air Potato Mega Raid! Register Today! 1/9/2014 St. Johns River blue crab trap closure starts Jan. 16 1/8/2014 Judge sides with feds against environmentalists on pollution limits 1/8/2014 '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 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 Consortium says no to moratorium on additional aquifer pumping 12/16/2013 State looks to private market as Congress adjourns without flood fix 12/16/2013 Process under way to set minimum flows and levels for Lower Ocklawaha River, 6 central Florida lakes 12/16/2013 Members needed for Big Sand Lake Advisory Board 12/12/2013 Bill would exempt state review of larger developments in 6 more counties 12/11/2013 Register now for Central Florida Air Potato Mega-Raid January 25th 12/10/2013 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 Draft Regional Water Supply Plan available for public review 12/4/2013 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 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 One-Day-a-Week Watering Returns to Orange County 11/1/2013 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 Household Hazardous/Electronic Waste Community Collection Event this Saturday 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 Help plan the future of Tosohatchee WMA 9/25/2013 9/10/2013 Fight the bloat! Florida Sea Grant offers FREE Barotrauma webinar Sept. 11th 9/9/2013 OCALERT and OCFLALERT can keep you informed about water issues, too 9/6/2013 Advocates say Gov. Rick Scott's $37 million pledge to fix springs not enough 9/6/2013 South Florida water district gets a new boss 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 New specialty license plate supports St. Johns River Alliance 8/12/2013 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 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 Orange County Mayor Jacobs unveils unique water improvement project 7/25/2013 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 New projections: Region's aquifer can't handle 40% rise in water use by 2035 7/12/2013 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 Scientists: 2013 Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone" potentially largest ever 7/8/2013 Wanted: Orange County Historical Lake Photos! 7/2/2013 Orange County Utilities Celebrates Smart Irrigation Month with Free Irrigation Workshops 7/2/2013 OC Utilities offers free residential irrigation audits 7/1/2013 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 State budget includes $10 million for St. Johns River restoration, study 6/7/2013 EPA: $384B needed for drinking water infrastructure by 2030 6/4/2013 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 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 Wedgefield seeks exemption from county wetlands rules, threatening Econ River 4/23/2013 EPA approves State's restoration target for Silver Springs 4/17/2013 Hazardous/Electronic Waste Collection This Saturday Apr. 20th 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 "A Litter Free Orange County" campaign begins 4/8/2013 '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 Orange County Utilities celebrates Water Conservation Month with freebies 4/1/2013 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 USEPA webcast on WQX water quality data entry tool rescheduled 3/11/2013 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 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 Two-day-a-week watering begins again for Orange County properties 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 Florida Wildlife Corridor film to premier March 3rd in Tampa 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 Lake Apopka targeted for $4.8 million in restoration projects 2/5/2013 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 Lake Apopka cleanup to keep wildlife, people more in mind 1/14/2013 Preserve taking water lessons to schools with mobile lab 1/11/2013 Help Central Florida CISMA at Jan. 19th Air Potato Mega-Raid 1/4/2013 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 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 Orange County Wants to Save Lake Apopka Lands from Surplus Decision 12/19/2012 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 Envision Sustainability Art Exhibit Dec. 6th 11/30/2012 Orange County moves to clean up Bithlo dump site 11/30/2012 Winter Park debates who should pay more for water 11/30/2012 Free Webinar "How’s My Waterway? and Other Water Quality Apps" Nov. 28 11/29/2012 Lake County Commission Rejects Lake Apopka North Shore Expansion 11/28/2012 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 Some Orange leaders want citrus growers to get free water forever 11/9/2012 Windermere drainage problem opens legal floodgates 11/9/2012 Household hazardous waste collection event Oct. 20th 11/7/2012 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 Once-a-week watering restrictions begin Nov. 4th 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 Kelly Park Hosts 6th Annual Cardboard Canoe Regatta 10/1/2012 Orlando pollution sites targeted for high-voltage cleanup 9/28/2012 Gravity probe shows groundwater reserves slipping away 9/27/2012 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 Environmental Excellence Day: Low-Cost Training for Enviro/Business Professionals 8/31/2012 Lake Apopka dredging plan stirs hopes of better boating, fishing 8/31/2012 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 Orange County Utilities Offers Free Micro-Irrigation Workshops 6/28/2012 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 Rain May Not Always Be a Welcome Thing to Waterbirds 6/13/2012 New iPhone Fishing Regulations App Includes Florida 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 SJRWMD "Surplus Lands" Public Meetings Scheduled 6/7/2012 Orlando, Casselberry Receive Total of $600K from EPA for Brownfields Cleanup 6/6/2012 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 Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Management Plan Unveiled 6/1/2012 2012 Orange County Hurricane Expo Provides Vital Preparedness Information 5/30/2012 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 Dredging Project Clears Out Muck from Lake Beauclair 5/29/2012 NASA/USGS Contest Chronicles Changes in Local Landscapes 5/29/2012 Environmentalists Battle DEP, Industries on Two Fronts 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 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 Alliance for Water Efficiency Gives Florida a C+ Grade 4/30/2012 New “Spatial Library” Puts Documents (and More) on the Map! 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 Invasive Species Removal April 21st Near Lake Lotus Park 3/23/2012 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 SJR Water Supply Impact Study Subject of Mar. 30th Public Meeting 2/29/2012 Federal Court Issues Mixed Ruling On Criteria for Florida Nutrient Standards 2/24/2012 As Water Wars Rage, State May Step In 2/24/2012 Environmentalists Oppose Airport Land Deal Near Lake Apopka 2/24/2012 Environmentalists Oppose Airport Land Deal Near Lake Apopka 2/21/2012 Editorial: St Johns River Study Helpful, Leaves Questions 2/21/2012 St. Johns River Water Supply Impact Study Released 2/20/2012 Kissimmee Chain of Lakes invasive plant management meeting Feb. 23 2/20/2012 Hydrilla treatments planned for lakes Starke, Lawne, Mann 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 Hydrilla Proposed as Controversial Cure for Ailing Lake Apopka 1/24/2012 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 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: 1,000 Miles in 100 Days 1/4/2012 Battle Looms Over Lake Apopka Restoration 12/16/2011 Five Bills Introduced to Repeal Septic Tank Inspection Requirement 12/14/2011 Deadline Extended in "Art 4 Clean Air" Pollution Prevention Contest 11/21/2011 SJRWMD Approves Temporary Change in Discharges on Harris Chain 11/10/2011 One-day-a-week Landscape Irrigation Resumes Nov. 6th 11/10/2011 Water Atlas Program Seeking New Faculty Member 11/10/2011 2010 Census Data Now Available on the Atlas 11/7/2011 Orange County OKs Keeping Disputed Canal Open 11/4/2011 UCF is the winner of EPA’s 2011 Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings 11/3/2011 Understanding Numeric Nutrient Criteria 11/3/2011 FWS Extends Comment Period for Everglades Headwaters NWR 11/1/2011 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 University of Central Florida Receives Grant Award from the i6 Challenge 10/12/2011 Professor Receives Outstanding Educator Award 10/3/2011 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 Orange County Receives Brownfields 2011 Assessment Grants 9/20/2011 EPA Approves New Waterway Classification for Florida Despite Environmental Opposition 9/14/2011 Water Quality Projects Approved by Orange County BOC 9/14/2011 Minimum Flows & Levels Meeting Sept. 28th 9/9/2011 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 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 Polluted Lake Apopka Seems Poised for Rebirth 8/26/2011 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 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 Protecting water flows and levels focus of Sanford meeting 7/22/2011 Central Florida governments, Deseret Ranch fight over reservoir's water 7/22/2011 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 Minimum Discharges Resume on Harris Chain of Lakes 5/6/2011 Proposal Eases Limits on Pollution in Florida Waterways 5/4/2011 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 "" 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 SJRWMD Elevation Data Inconsistency Corrected 3/10/2011 Updated Aerial Imagery Added to Atlas 3/8/2011 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 House Water Panel Hears Differing Views on Environmental Protection 1/31/2011 Water managers reduce flow out of Lake Griffin 1/21/2011 House Panel May Reconsider "Local Sources First" Policy, WMDs 1/14/2011 Closing dam on Lake Apopka opens floodgates of criticism downstream 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 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 EPA Completes Research on Revised Recreational Water Quality Criteria 12/21/2010 SJRWMD approves temporary change in Apopka discharges 12/20/2010 Deadline Feb. 14th for EPA Five Star Restoration/Education Grants 12/13/2010 Green PLACE Program Announces Opening of Three Green PLACE Properties for Public Use 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 Isle of Pine Preserve Now Open 11/22/2010 Geography Week Keys on Water 11/19/2010 US EPA Finalizes Numeric Nutrient Criteria for Florida 11/17/2010 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 Winter Springs Company Receives 2010 EPA Irrigation Partner of the Year Award 10/14/2010 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 National Ag Groups Ask EPA to Reconsider Water Strategy 9/21/2010 SJRWMD Okays Design Study to Siphon from St. Johns River 9/15/2010 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 Savage/Christmas Creek Preserve to Open July 16th 7/1/2010 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 DEP Releases Lake Jesup Management Plan 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 Monofilament Collection Container Giveaway April 17th 5/14/2010 Public Input Sought on Climate Change Recommendations 5/5/2010 Central Region Recreational Public Meeting to be held May 5 5/3/2010 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 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 Orange County Parks Open Later Starting March 1st 3/1/2010 Randolph Street Boat Ramped Closed through May 30th 3/1/2010 YSI Foundation Offers $25K Water Quality Improvement Grant 2/26/2010 SJRWMD Adopting New Definition of Sea Level 2/26/2010 "The Volunteer Monitor" Celebrates Community Service & Innovation 2/18/2010 Florida Springs Rally Planned for Feb. 16th in Tallahassee 2/17/2010 Florida Congressmen Request Delay of EPA Water Rule Implementation 2/5/2010 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 Rate A Component Now Available 11/3/2009 The United Nations Environment Programme Releases Climate Change Science Compendium 2009 9/28/2009 The St. Johns River: Yours, Mine and Ours Panel Discussion 9/22/2009 2008 Adopt-A-Lake Report Now Available 9/22/2009 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 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 No-wake order on Ocoee lakes is lifted 6/19/2009 Orange County won't let Windermere build boat dock 6/19/2009 June is National Rivers Month 5/21/2009 Celebrate National Pollinators Week June 22-29 5/21/2009 The Great American Backyard Campout 4/17/2009 National Environmental Education Week 4/17/2009 National Wildlife Week (March 16-22) 3/25/2009 Website offline from 6:00 PM Friday, Jan 9th until 6:00 AM Saturday, Jan 10th 1/8/2009 EPA Announces Decision on Florida's Impaired Waters Rule 6/12/2008 Lake Fairview Closed For Recreation 1/22/2008 Lakes Awareness Month and Outreach Materials 7/24/2007 Ecological Impacts from the Interactions of Climate Change, Land Use Change and Invasive Species 5/29/2007 EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment: Science Report (SAB Review Draft) 5/14/2007 Central Florida Coordination Area Action Plan 1/25/2007 USGS News Release: First Annual Streamflow Summary Available 1/16/2007 Survey of Nation's Lakes Conducted by the EPA 12/11/2006 EPA Issues Final Rule on Aquatic Pesticide Applications 11/28/2006