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Feb. 17, 2017
District, partners celebrate a cleaner Eau Gallie River
The district, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, state and local elected officials, and Indian River Lagoon protection advocates celebrated the commencement of muck dredging from the Eau Gallie River Feb. 16 at Ballard Park in Melbourne.
Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive open on Presidents’ Day
The district’s popular wildlife drive at Lake Apopka is open on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 20.
Event celebrates new recreation facilities at Lake Apopka North Shore
The district is hosting a Feb. 23 ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of new recreational facilities at the Lake Apopka North Shore. The district partnered with Lake County to build the area, featuring an accessible kayak launch and boat ramp as well as new parking, restroom and picnic facilities.
Little rain means water conservation and prescribed fire remain crucial
Over the past 12 months, rainfall has remained below average across the district, resulting in a districtwide rainfall deficit of almost 8 inches. A full report outlining rainfall totals was presented at the district’s Feb. 14 Governing Board meeting.
District works to educate, inform stakeholders about water use in region
District staff presented an overview of the district’s Consumptive Use Permitting Program and methodologies used to estimate the total water use within the district at the Feb. 14 board meeting, the first of a series of informational presentations to correct recent published inaccuracies.
This week in district social media
- Thanks to district staffers Graham Williams, Ed Garland, Tiffany Cowie and Danielle Spears for submitting photos this week.
- District staff recently found and repaired an unmarked artesian well flowing at the district’s Bayard Conservation Area, Clay County. The casing had begun to crumble on the well, believed to have been installed in the 1940s prior to district ownership. Shout out to district staffer John Lombardi and crew who quickly made repairs!
- District staff assist with irrigation efficiency training in Alachua County today. #waterconservation #floridawaterstar
- For #TrailTuesday, we featured the Clark Bay Conservation Area’s white blaze trail, a 5-mile round trip hike. For directions and a trail map, visit https://goo.gl/sltLb3
- For #WildlifeWednesday, we featured an osprey (Pandion haliaetus) eating a fish while perched in a tree. Ospreys are large birds of prey that can be found near bodies of water across the district.
Water conservation tip
Some older dishwashers use more than 11 gallons of water per load. If it's time to update your dishwasher, buy a newer model that uses less than 4 gallons.