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July 22, 2016
Quick turnaround for permit allows for faster relief to the environment in Titusville
An eroded shoreline within the Canaveral National Seashore is set to be restored and stabilized, following an expedited permit approval by the district.
Gopher tortoise relocation underway in Orange County
The district is working to relocate an estimated 140 gopher tortoises from their burrows in an Orange County levee to the Apalachicola National Forest. Finding a new home for the threatened species is necessary because their burrows can cause erosion that compromises the structural integrity of flood control levees.
District takes action to benefit Indian River Lagoon during state of emergency
The district is pitching in to make a difference with algal bloom concerns in south Florida. The district is turning on pumps at Canal 54 (C-54), which is located five miles north of the city of Fellsmere and will redirect more than 6,300 gallons of water each minute.
Controlled burn conducted this week in Clay County
The district conducted a 121-acre prescribed burn July 20 at the Bayard Conservation Area in Clay County to maintain fire-dependent ecosystems and to manage wildland fuel loads.
Summer StreamLines now available
The district’s summer StreamLines magazine is now available online. The latest edition celebrates the completion of the Upper St. Johns River Basin Project, showcases a farming family that participates in the district’s successful agricultural cost-share program, looks at accomplishments in the northern stretch of the St. Johns River as partners mark the 10-year anniversary of the River Accord, and takes a look at the year-round, ongoing emergency training among district staff.
This week in district social media
- Thanks to district staffers Danielle Spears, Ed Garland and Teresa Monson for photos and video of the district’s gopher tortoise relocation work this week.
- Among our smart irrigation tips this week: Time it right: Water in the cool morning or evening hours to minimize evaporation.
- For #TrailTuesday, we featured Rice Creek Conservation Area’s levee trail, which is also a segment of the 1,300-mile long Florida Trail.
- For #WildlifeWednesday, we featured sandhill cranes that make their home at the district’s Sunnyhill Restoration Area.
- Students at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, heard district staffer Hannah Hernandez as she shared information about water resources and the district’s work.
- District regulatory staff were greeted with a congratulatory message this week from Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle, who saw posters depicting staff’s enhanced permitting assistance and customer service while she recently visited the district’s Maitland Service Center. Keep up the great work!
- District staff participated in the Environmental Permitting School this week, and several staffers and Governing Board member Chuck Drake gave presentations and participated in panel discussions.
- The district also participated this week in the Duval County Soil and Water Conservation District board meeting.
Water conservation tip
Using guidelines from the district’s
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