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Controlled burn today at Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area in Alachua County

PALATKA, Fla., Jan. 20, 2017 -- The St. Johns River Water Management District is conducting a 44-acre prescribed burn Friday at the Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area near the intersection of County Road 325 and County Road 346 in Alachua County. The purpose of the burn is to reduce fuel loading and maintain a fire-dependent ecosystem.

Controlled burn today at Seminole Ranch Conservation Area in Brevard County

PALM BAY, Fla., Jan. 20, 2016 — The St. Johns River Water Management District is conducting a 304-acre prescribed fire today at the Seminole Ranch Conservation Area in Brevard County. The purpose of the controlled burn is to maintain a healthy ecosystem and to reduce fuels that can cause wildfires.

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  • St. Johns, Suwannee River governing boards approve first-ever water supply plan for north Florida
    • PALATKA, Fla., Jan. 17, 2017 -- The governing boards of the St. Johns River and Suwannee River water management districts on Jan. 17 jointly approved a 20-year plan to protect the sustainability of water supplies and identify potential future water supply sources.
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  • Media Advisory - Birdapalooza draws crowds to Lake Apopka North Shore
    • MAITLAND, Fla., Jan. 17, 2017 -- Visitors to the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Lake Apopka North Shore should expect additional traffic on select dates, as the area will host several walking and biking tours related to the fifth annual Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival and Birdapalooza.
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  • Media Advisory - Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area land deal negotiations discontinued
    • PALATKA, Fla., Jan. 12, 2017 -- Negotiations on a proposed land exchange on the Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area have been called off. The St. Johns River Water Management District and the landowner were unable to reach a suitable agreement.
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  • Holiday hours, events bring extra traffic to Lake Apopka North Shore
    • MAITLAND, Fla., Jan. 12, 2017 — Visitors to the St. Johns River Water Management District's Lake Apopka North Shore should expect additional traffic this coming weekend. The property has grown in popularity for nature-based recreation.
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  • More than 1,800 jobs coming to Melbourne
    • PALM BAY, Fla., Jan. 10, 2017 -- High-paying jobs are coming to Orlando-Melbourne International Airport, thanks in part to the St. Johns River Water Management District’s issuance of an Environmental Resource Permit.
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  • December rainfall totals below average
    • PALATKA, Fla., Jan. 10, 2017 -- Data compiled by the St. Johns River Water Management District shows rainfall over most of the district remained below average during the past 12 months. A full report outlining rainfall totals was presented at the district’s January Governing Board meeting.
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  • St. Johns, Suwannee River governing boards to consider North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan Jan. 17 in joint meeting
    • PALATKA, Fla., Jan. 10, 2017 -- The governing boards of the St. Johns River and Suwannee River water management districts are meeting Jan. 17 to jointly consider the North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan.
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  • Sleepy Creek permit application withdrawn from Board agenda
    • PALATKA, Fla., Jan. 9, 2017 -- Due to a legal challenge, the St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will not consider Consumptive Use Permit 91926-4 for applicant Sleepy Creek Land, LLC at the January 10 Governing Board meeting.
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  • Public invited to attend informational meeting on proposed Bull Creek Wildlife Management area land exchange
    • PALATKA, Fla., Jan. 6, 2017 — The St. Johns River Water Management District is holding a meeting to share updated information with the public about a proposed land exchange involving the Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area. The public will have an opportunity to listen to a detailed presentation about the proposal followed by public comment.
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  • Temporary water drawdown in upper St. Johns River to aid in updating hydro models
    • PALM BAY, Fla., Jan. 4, 2016 — St. Johns River Water Management District plans to temporarily lower water levels slightly in two areas of the headwaters of the St. Johns River to facilitate land elevation data collection. These new data will update hydrologic models and ensure environmental goals for both project areas are met.
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  • Birding brings thousands to Lake Apopka North Shore
    • MAITLAND, Fla., Jan. 3, 2017 — The St. Johns River Water Management District’s Lake Apopka North Shore has become one of the premier locations to observe birds in the southeastern United States. From Jan. 20–22 it will set the stage for the fifth annual Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival and Birdapalooza.
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