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SWFWMD Votes to Establish Water Cooperative for Polk County (Part 1)
 
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http://floridawaterdaily.com. The Governing Board Approves a plan to create a water supply entity for Polk County and the local municipalities. Video provided by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
SWFWMD Votes to Establish Water Cooperative for Polk County (Part 2)
 
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http://floridawaterdaily.com. The Governing Board Approves a plan to create a water supply entity for Polk County and the local municipalities. Video provided by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
Southwest Florida Water Management District - Jobs
 
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http://tampabay.jobing.com Southwest Florida Water Management District otherwise known as SWFWMD encompasses roughly 10,000 square miles in all or part of 16 counties and serves a population of more than 5 million people. The goal of the District is to meet the water needs of current and future water users while protecting and preserving the water resources within its boundaries. Watch to find out more about what Southwest Florida Water Management District is all about.
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SWFWMD - FDACS IRRIGATION FOLLIES 1
 
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Spray Irrigation on Oct 10, 2012 at M.D. Council & Sons, 2910 Gulf City Rd, Ruskin FL. Facilitating Agricultural Resource Management Systems (FARMS) project H520 is located in the Most Impacted Area (MIA) of the Southern Water Use Caution Area (SWUCA). FARMS project H520 received a $96,445 government subsidy for an upgraded irrigation system due to the implemented water quantity Best Management Practices (BMPs) from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (FDACS). The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) approved Irrigation Water Management Plan states "The irrigation system shall be operated in a manner not to cause runoff or erosion" See video from Oct 18, 2013 at http://youtu.be/br4uciIlaiI
SWFWMD - FDACS IRRIGATION FOLLIES 2
 
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Spray Irrigation on Oct 18, 2013 at M.D. Council & Sons, 2910 Gulf City Rd, Ruskin FL.. Facilitating Agricultural Resource Management Systems (FARMS) project H520 is located in the Most Impacted Area (MIA) of the Southern Water Use Caution Area (SWUCA). FARMS project H520 received a $96,445 government subsidy for an upgraded irrigation system due to the implemented water quantity Best Management Practices (BMPs) from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (FDACS). The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) approved Irrigation Water Management Plan states "The irrigation system shall be operated in a manner not to cause runoff or erosion" See video from Oct 10, 2012 at http://youtu.be/zLl2eCN0JeY
Center cuts the subsidy for Micro Irrigation - జైకిసాన్ - on 16th June 2014
 
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Water Levels
 
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The Southwest Florida Water Management District has been studying water flows and levels in Citrus County and other counties within SWFWMD's area. Doug Leeper, senior SWFWMD environmental scientist, updated Citrus County commissioners about what is being proposed for acceptable flows and levels in the county. For now, recommendations are only proposals, and more public meetings are scheduled before anything goes final. (April 26 2011)
Views: 109 Robby Douglas
SFWMD Board Accepts Blake Guillory's Resignation, Appoints Pete Antonacci as Executive Director
 
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http://floridawaterdaily.com. On 9/10/2015, the SFWMD Governing Board accepted the resignation of Blake Guillory as Executive Director and appointed the governor's former General Counsel, Pete Antonacci to the position. No explanation for the resignation was given and no public comment was heard.
Missing water from water system
 
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Citrus County water managers don't know what happened to millions of gallons of water in the Sugarmill Water System. And the county commission and Southwest Florida Water Management District want answers.
Views: 78 Robby Douglas
Clam Bayou, An Estuary in Peril
 
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Gulfport, Florida's Clam Bayou, used for decades as a de facto stormwater pond by neighbor St. Petersburg, remains full of toxic urban stormwater sediment despite a $17 million restoration project by SWFWMD (Southwest Florida Water Management District). Clam Bayou's once thriving commercial fishery, oyster harvest and namesake edible clams are gone. Dolphin and manatees can no longer negotiate the clogged, shallow and murky estuary. Unnatural numbers of mangroves perch on storm water deposits of mud and trash in formerly open water. Impeded water flow accelerates accretion of polluted sediments in a bayou that historically sustained significant bio-diversity. The natural sand bottom and grasses are buried beneath more than six feet of polluted sediments. SWFWMD's plan to remove a SWFWMD sediment "plug" created by their restriction of the natural channel will benefit navigation by a commercial kayak business financially linked to them but will not resolve toxic sediment accumulation in Gulfport. Would you wade or swim in Clam Bayou? Would you eat or serve a fish or bi-valve taken from it? Would you purchase a home adjacent to it? In 2009, the waters of Clam Bayou were scientifically confirmed as acutely toxic with toxins above threshold levels of between 65-85% mortality rates for the offspring of sensitive organisms. A combination of any two toxins in that range equates to 100% mortality. Clam Bayou contains twenty three such toxins. http://www.tbeptech.org/TBEP_TECH_PUBS/2009/TBEP_05_09_Clam_Bayou_Benthic_Report.pdf Local citizens use Clam Bayou as a supplemental food source with no warning of possible health risk. Florida's water management districts enjoy great authority with little accountability. Districts can define their own projects, modify projects as they see fit, purchase land at public expense, modify and improve land, declare land excess to public need and sell land at a profit. Districts have their own real estate acquisition branch and operate with minimal oversight by politically appointed boards upon which strip mining, commercial agriculture and developers are well represented. Imbedded water management bureaucrat scientists enjoy the equivalent of academic tenure and appear immune from responsibility for issues of delay, cost over-run and failure. SWFWMD created an artificial water feature on the St. Petersburg side instead of restoring the estuary in the Gulfport portion of the project. The water feature is adjacent to land recently rezoned for high density, high intensity development. Devon Adie, a graduate of the Academy at Charlemont in Massachusetts and visitor to Gulfport, took this video to document conditions he found on March 25, 2008. The estuary has significantly degraded since that time. Clam Bayou is the result of Florida's lack of compliance with both the letter and spirit of the 1972 federal Clean Water Act, the goal of which is "to restore and maintain the chemical and biological integrity of the Nation's waters" (33 U.S.C & 1251(a)). Clam Bayou is just one of three hundred and nine similarly degraded waters in Florida.
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CHNEP Talk: Lake Hancock Outfall Treatment Wetland
 
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Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) is a partnership working to protect and restore water resources in Florida from Venice to Bonita Springs to Winter Haven. Since 2012, the CHNEP has held an annual Conservation Lands Workshop to help its partners in their efforts to fulfill a plan to protect the environment. This video is one of the presentations given during the September 7, 2016 workshop. The talk "Lake Hancock Outfall Treatment Wetland" was given by Janie Hagberg, PE, SWIM Program, Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD). Lake Hancock is a 4,500-acre, nutrient-enriched lake located at the headwaters of the Peace River in Polk County. Water quality data has shown that the lake’s discharge to the Peace River contributes a greater share of nutrients than any other major tributary to the river. Since 2003, the SWFWMD has been acquiring land and implementing projects around Lake Hancock aimed at improving water quality and increasing flow in the Peace River. Presentation will focus on one of the District’s Lake Hancock projects — the Lake Hancock Outfall Treatment Wetland and will include an overview of the project history and construction. Visit www.CHNEP.org/ConservationLands.html to learn more about these workshops and see presentations not posted on YouTube because of audio problems. Register for future workshops by visiting www.EventBrite.com, search for CHNEP but change the location to Florida. The CHNEP thanks the speakers who are donating their time and expertise and our sponsors, as of Aug 9, including Mosaic, Charlotte County, Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, Janet and Bruce Bunch, GE Foundation, Jelks Family Foundation and the Friends of Charlotte Harbor Estuary, Inc.
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Overview of the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) Solutions Planning Phase
 
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http://floridawaterdaily.com. Mark Hammond from the Southwest Florida Water Management District provides an overview of the CFWI Solutions Plan.
CHNEP Watershed Summit: An Alternative Approach to Water Management
 
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An Alternative Approach to Water Management An Alternative Approach to Water Management: An Example from the City of Winter Haven David Tomasko, Ph.D.(1), david.tomasko@atkinsglobal.com Mike Britt, P.E.(2), mbritt@mywinterhaven.com M.J. Carnevale(2), mcarnevale@mywinterhaven.com (1)Atkins North America, 5300 W. Cypress Street, Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33607 (2)City of Winter Haven, P.O. Box 2277, Winter Haven, FL 33883 The State of Florida has contributed more than 30 percent of all the water quality data in STORET, the nation's water quality data warehouse. Those 24 million data entries result in Florida having a greater density of water quality data than anywhere else in the US. Despite this data richness, numerous water management programs in Florida are quick to use complex water quality models that often incorporate rate coefficients that aren't locally derived, and are often based on a limited number of laboratory experiments. This has often resulted in water quality models being calibrated through the modification of rate coefficients that have never been locally measured, while empirically-derived water quality targets have been ignored. These complex mechanistic water quality models are often the basis for the development of TMDLs and the design of resource management plans. The reliance on overly complex water quality models and/or inappropriate water quality target setting techniques appears to have given rise to a number of problematic TMDLs for a variety of Florida lakes. This issue appears to be related to the tight timelines laid out in the TMDL program's authorization, which doesn't always allow for sufficient time to develop the body of knowledge necessary for more realistic and appropriate water quality targets in some locations. Within the Peace River watershed, lakes in Polk County in particular have been the focus of a number of TMDLs. In the City of Winter Haven, Lakes Shipp, May and Lulu have fully implemented their respective TMDLs, with no evidence yet of improved water quality. This project focuses on the potential reasons for this disappointing track record, and it highlights an alternative approach to lake management that focuses less on complex water quality models and more on empirically-derived water quality targets and alternative lake management strategies.
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CHNEP Watershed Summit: Facilitating Ag Resource Management Systems (FARMS)
 
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The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) is a partnership working to protect the natural environment in Florida from Venice to Bonita Springs to Winter Haven. The CHNEP hosts the Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit every three years to learn about current research and restoration efforts, critical environmental issues affecting the Charlotte Harbor watershed and to review progress since the preceding summit. Summits are important in the CHNEP process of bringing public and private stakeholders together. This video is of one of the 43 presentations given during the March 25-27, 2014 summit. Visit www.CHNEP.org/Summit2014.html to learn more and see PDF files of posters. This summit was made possible by all the speakers who donated their time and to sponsors. • $2,000: Mote Marine Laboratory | CF Industries • More than $1,000: Charlotte County | Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center | Mosaic • $500: Atkins | EarthBalance | Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission | Jones Edmunds and Associates, Inc. | Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority | Stantec • $250: Science and Environmental Council of Southwest Florida • $100: Benchmark EA | Friends of the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves | Friends of Charlotte Harbor Estuary, Inc. (CHNEP Friends) | Jaime Boswell, Freelance Natural Resources Consultant | Captain Joe Kliment | Lemon Bay Conservancy | Sierra Club - Greater Charlotte Harbor Group | Sierra Club - Calusa Chapter | Southwest Florida Watershed Council | Corrine and Tom Winter | Sierra Club Calusa Chapter | "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society/John McCabe | Robert Hilgendorf | anonymous donors • less than $100: Estero Bay Buddies | anonymous donors Status of the Facilitating Agricultural Resource Management Systems (FARMS) Program and Shell and Prairie Creek Reasonable Assurance Plan Jennifer L. Brunty, Ph.D.(1), jennifer.brunty@swfwmd.state.fl.us Edward Craig, edward.craig@swfwmd.state.fl.us (1)Southwest Florida Water Management District, 6750 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL 34240-9711 To address the impairment in water quality related to elevated Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) concentrations in the City of Punta Gorda's in-stream potable water supply, a stakeholders group was formed in 2001 to develop a "Reasonable Assurance Plan" to document management actions that will restore/protect water quality within Shell, Prairie, and Joshua Creeks (SPJC). The goal of the Reasonable Assurance Plan is to implement agricultural best management practices (BMPs), primarily utilizing the District's Facilitating Agricultural Resource Management Systems (FARMS) Program, that improve water quality within SPJC to Class I standards for TDS and Chlorides by 2014, with progress reports to be published every two years and a final report in 2015. Through January 2014, 158 FARMS BMP projects have been initiated with 49 of those in the SPJC. Typical FARMS BMP's implemented are tailwater recovery ponds, precision irrigation systems, and surface water control. While BMPs are targeted to improve mineralized water concerns within the SPJC watershed, the water quality improvements also benefit nutrients and yield downstream to the lower Peace River and Charlotte Harbor. The 2010-2012 progress report shows that gains have been made toward achieving Class I water quality standards since the 2004 implementation of the Reasonable Assurance Plan; however, additional time will likely be needed to fully meet standards.
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Free Camping Starkey Serenova Tract || Explore Florida
 
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Starkey Wilderness Preserve "Serenova Tract" is a great park nested just outside of the convenience of the city. You have lots of nature that are close to great restaurants, and a Publix grocery store. If you are planning to do more than just hiking or riding, be sure to call for a reservation to get the gate code. This is an easy to get to Wilderness Preserve with lots to do and free. There are no hookups for an RV, but it is great for boondock camping. Whether you like hiking, horse trail riding, fishing, or just ting a hammock and napping between trees, this is a great choice for you. For reservation go to: https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/serenova-tract You can also follow us on our blog: https://www.chrisdoeswhat.com/ Or go directly to cooking: https://www.dininginwithdanielle.com If you have a request, please see our blog and go to contact. Sponsor Links: Shop Amazon at no cost to you, and helps our channel: https://amzn.to/2SMfsjS Healthier living at: Plexus - https://plexusworldwide.com/daniellemarie/home Easy low-cost Financial Investing: Acorns Investment - https://www.acorns.com/invite?code=ach8rs Save money and time with Filter Easy Air Conditioning Filters: https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=562747&u=1829145&m=51532 Best Blog Hosting: https://www.bluehost.com/?utm_source=www.chrisdoeswhat.com&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=affiliate-link_chrisdoeswhat_notype Starkey Wilderness Preserve The Starkey Wilderness Preserve is one of the largest undeveloped tracts in Pasco County and protects sensitive environmental areas in the fast-growing western portion of Pasco County. The preserve consists of three tracts: Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Serenova Tract Anclote River Ranch Tract The preserve is the culmination of foresight and cooperative spirit of individuals and governmental agencies working to carry forth “one man’s dream.” The park is named after Jay B. Starkey, Sr., who purchased the land in 1937 and then developed a cattle ranch and timber operation. In 1975, Mr. Starkey donated several hundred acres to the District, initiating the concept of permanently protecting the land and its resources for future generations. The Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park is a regional park managed by Pasco County that features a paved trail that connects to the 42-mile Suncoast Trail; picnic shelters; hiking, biking and equestrian trails; a primitive campground; and camping cabins. The Anclote River Ranch Tract can be accessed from the hiking trails in Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park and provides visitors the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the preserve with little sign of human presence. No trails are marked on the Anclote River Ranch Tract, but visitors can hike on the existing unmarked trails and roads. The Serenova Tract is managed by the District for passive nature-based outdoor recreation activities. This tract has limited amenities and provides visitors a more rustic outdoor experience. The tract is a favorite for horseback riding with trails that wind through all major natural communities on the preserve. Equestrian and primitive camping is also available at Serenova. The prominent natural communities within the preserve are pine woods, cypress domes, freshwater marshes, stream and lake swamps, sandhill and scrub. The 2,300 acres of wetland communities in Serenova combine with the wetlands in the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park to form a connected 6,000-acre wetland ecosystem spread throughout approximately 18,000 acres of conservation lands. Public acquisition of these lands has maintained this large wetland system as a functioning intact ecosystem. This vast network of scattered wetlands become interconnected during periods of high water levels and serves as a vital life cycle linkage for many wetland-dependent species. Like many District properties, the preserve serves as a natural buffer for one of the region’s main freshwater resources, the Pithlachascotee River. The lands protect water quality by acting as a natural filter of surface water as it flows across the landscape into the Pithlachascotee River and its main tributary, the Anclote River. The Preserve also serves as a recharge area for a regional well field operated by Tampa Bay Water that is an essential component of the multi-county water supply system that supplies drinking water to the greater Tampa Bay area. Another less visible benefit of these lands is the vital link they play in assuring that the Gulf of Mexico receives the clean fresh water that is needed to maintain the long-term health of the coastal estuaries. Without a source of clean fresh water, the estuaries could not serve as the vital link in the life cycle of numerous species of birds; aquatic plants, such as seagrass; and popular fish species, such as redfish, sea trout, and mullet.
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Outdoor Fun Weekiwachee Preserve || Explore Florida
 
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Really loved hiking Weekiwachee Preserve's well-marked trails and beautiful sights. We think this is a great place for those that love to fish, hike, bike, paddleboard, kayak. Fun tip, when you and your spouse go, be sure to explain the plan before getting there, Danielle was not ready for a 5-mile hike. Link for Park: https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/weekiwachee-preserve You can also follow us on our blog: https://www.chrisdoeswhat.com/ Or go directly to cooking: https://www.dininginwithdanielle.com If you have a request, please see our blog and go to contact. Affiliate Links: Shop Amazon at no cost to you, and helps our channel: https://amzn.to/2SMfsjS Shop Target at no cost to you, and helps our channel: https://goto.target.com/xkbJ1 Healthier living at: Plexus - https://plexusworldwide.com/daniellemarie/home Easy low-cost Financial Investing: Acorns Investment - https://www.acorns.com/invite?code=ach8rs Save money and time with Filter Easy Air Conditioning Filters: https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=562747&u=1829145&m=51532 Best Blog Hosting: https://www.bluehost.com/?utm_source=www.chrisdoeswhat.com&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=affiliate-link_chrisdoeswhat_notype Music: Intro/Outro: Elliot Berger - The Nameless Video Music: Ahxello - Sky High Weekiwachee Preserve The Weekiwachee Preserve is part of a regional system of conservation lands that extend up to Crystal River Buffer Preserve, preserving the southernmost coastal hardwood hammock in western Florida. The preserve provides a rich mosaic of habitats including several miles of Weeki Wachee River frontage, portions of the Mud River, dense hardwood swamps, freshwater and saltwater marshes, and pine-covered sandhills. The preserve is best known for its Florida black bear population. The bears are shy, elusive and pose no threat to people, spending most of their time deep in the forest. Public ownership protects the wetlands' natural functions of conveying spring water to the gulf, cleansing surface water and providing flood protection, as well as buffering nearby residential communities from tropical storms. Park Details Street Address 2345 Osowaw Boulevard Spring Hill, FL 34607 Size 11206 Acres Hours of Operation Daily from sunrise to sunset. On second and fourth Saturday of each month, visitors may drive into preserve through the Osowaw Boulevard entrance and park at end of paved road. Site Features Birding Hiking Bicycling Boating Canoeing-Paddling Fishing Hunting ADA-Accessible Picnic Facilities Restrooms Recreation Opportunities Recreation Term Bicycling Recreation Description Approximately 5.5 miles of bicycling on paved and unpaved trails. Bicyclists are required to stay on designated or marked trails. Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets. Recreation Term Birding Recreation Description (Bird Watching) Site located on west section of Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for more information. Recreation Term Boating Recreation Description Lakes open to hand-launched boats, canoes and kayaks. Electric trolling motors allowed. Gas-powered outboards not allowed. Use caution launching boats — banks can be unstable. Do not back vehicles or trailers onto bank. Boats must be carried to the lake — there is no boat ramp. Recreation Term Fishing Recreation Description Numerous lakes inhabited by both freshwater and saltwater species. Caution: banks can be unstable. Contact FWC for license requirements. Recreation Term Hiking Recreation Description Approximately 5.5-miles of paved and unpaved trails. 4.3 miles of marked, scenic woods roads. Recreation Term Hunting Recreation Description Contact FWC for information regarding license requirements and permits. FWC rules and regulations must be observed throughout the year. Recreation Term Picnic Facilities Recreation Description Limited picnic facilities in park. Additional Information Access and Parking Access from Osowaw Boulevard. Limited Access Areas Hernando County coast, west of Weeki Wachee For more Information Land Resources, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1-800-423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470
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Case Study: Nutrient Management and Water Reuse in Tampa Bay
 
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This is a short video describing some of the unique ways in which the Tampa Bay Area manages its nutrients and practices water reuse. Special thanks goes to: Lindsay Cross from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program Jennette Seachrist, P.E. from SWFWMD Jon Dengler leader of the Lake House Intentional Community George Dick who provided some of the images.
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Land Transformation: Improving Habitat and Water Quality
 
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The Fellsmere Water Management Area, part of the Upper St. Johns River Basin Project, in Florida is being converted from former farmland to a manmade wetland to improve water quality. A collaboration between the St. Johns River Water Management District and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will also enhance wildlife habitat in the project area.
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CHNEP Watershed Summit: Habitat Restoration in Charlotte Harbor
 
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The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) is a partnership working to protect the natural environment in Florida from Venice to Bonita Springs to Winter Haven. The CHNEP hosts the Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit every three years to learn about current research and restoration efforts, critical environmental issues affecting the Charlotte Harbor watershed and to review progress since the preceding summit. Summits are important in the CHNEP process of bringing public and private stakeholders together. This video is of one of the 43 presentations given during the March 25-27, 2014 summit. Visit www.CHNEP.org/Summit2014.html to learn more and see PDF files of posters. This summit was made possible by all the speakers who donated their time and to sponsors. • $2,000: Mote Marine Laboratory | CF Industries • More than $1,000: Charlotte County | Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center | Mosaic • $500: Atkins | EarthBalance | Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission | Jones Edmunds and Associates, Inc. | Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority | Stantec • $250: Science and Environmental Council of Southwest Florida • $100: Benchmark EA | Friends of the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves | Friends of Charlotte Harbor Estuary, Inc. (CHNEP Friends) | Jaime Boswell, Freelance Natural Resources Consultant | Captain Joe Kliment | Lemon Bay Conservancy | Sierra Club - Greater Charlotte Harbor Group | Sierra Club - Calusa Chapter | Southwest Florida Watershed Council | Corrine and Tom Winter | Sierra Club Calusa Chapter | "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society/John McCabe | Robert Hilgendorf | anonymous donors • less than $100: Estero Bay Buddies | anonymous donors Habitat Restoration in Charlotte Harbor Stephanie T. Powers, stephanie.powers@swfwmd.state.fl.us SWFWMD, Surface Water Improvement and Management Program, 7601 US Highway 301 North, Tampa, FL 33637, (813)985-7481, extension 2213 The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Program has partnered with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Parks Service over the past decade to complete several habitat restoration projects on FDEP and District owned lands within the Charlotte Harbor watershed. Two large-scale projects, the Alligator Creek Habitat Restoration Project and the Coral Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project, are currently underway. These multi-year, phased projects encompass over 4,000 acres of land in Charlotte County, providing significant benefits to wildlife and fisheries. The Alligator Creek Habitat Restoration Project is located on a 1,600 acre site that is owned by FDEP and is located south of Punta Gorda abutting Charlotte Harbor. The project is now in Phase III of design. Previous phases included a total of seven projects, encompassing nearly 740 restored acres. Five additional projects are included in Phase III. Project goals for this phase consist of restoring the historic hydroperiod to approximately 90 acres of wetland and salttern area, which has been severely impacted by anthropogenic activities. Construction is expected to commence in the fall of 2013. Monitoring of Project 16, within Phase II, is expected to be completed in the fall of 2013. The Coral Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project is located on 2,600 acres of FDEP and District co-owned land. The land is managed by the FDEP. This multi-faceted project consists of hydrologic and habitat restoration of degraded and impacted wetlands on the Cape Haze peninsula. The project is also expected to provide water quality polishing for stormwater flows currently entering the project area from the Rotonda subdivision. A feasibility report for the entire site has been completed, which identifies seven phased project areas. Construction of this phase will be completed in the fall of 2013. Design of Phase II is expected to begin in September 2013. Future project phases for Alligator Creek are not planned at this time. However, six additional phases of the Coral Creek project are conceptually designed. Including the two above mentioned projects, the SWIM Program has partially or fully funded over 40 research and restoration projects in the Charlotte Harbor watershed, leading to nearly 1,100 restored acres.
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Camping trip to Lower Hillsborough- Washburn Loop
 
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The Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve (LHWP) contains one of the largest premier contiguous recreation areas in Hillsborough County. Within the LHWP are park sites managed by the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department: Dead River Park, Flatwoods Park, John B. Sargeant Park, Morris Bridge Park, Trout Creek Park and Wilderness Park Off Road Loop Trail System. The District manages the following recreation sites in the LHWP that have minimal recreational facilities: Jefferson Equestrian Area and Oak Ridge Equestrian Area. As important as this site has become to the Tampa Bay area in providing recreation, its primary purpose is water storage and water supply. Following severe floods from Hurricane Donna in 1960, the Four River Basins, Florida Project was initiated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prevent flooding in Tampa and Temple Terrace. The LHWP was designed for temporary impoundment of floodwaters by constructing a levee on its western boundary, a dam on the Hillsborough River and the Tampa Bypass Canal to reroute floodwaters. A structural reservoir was part of the original plan but was later abandoned as the value of natural wetlands for flood storage came to be understood. In the 1970s, the Morris Bridge well field was developed as a source of drinking water for the city of Tampa. Tampa Bay Water manages 20 wells that pump water from the Floridan aquifer system. A water treatment plant is located west of the well field and the levee. https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/areas/lowerhillsborough.html
Views: 330 Luis Outside
Introducing BoarBuster: A Better Hog Trapping System | Feral Hog Trap
 
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The BoarBuster™ is a revolutionary trap system that is fully suspended and can be observed and dropped remotely from anywhere with Internet service. This video explains the research that led to the development of the BoarBuster™ system. BoarBuster™ will be available commercially in summer 2015 from WW Livestock Systems. The BoarBuster system costs $5,995 for the trap and camera/motion sensor unit. A monthly fee for required cellular service is about $69/mo. Contact WW Livestock Systems by email at boarbuster@pldi.net or by phone at 1-800-999-1214. For more information on the trap, visit http://www.boarbuster.com. The automated trap sends text or email messages upon motion activation and streams live video through a designated Web server. This trap technology allows the user to observe and activate the traps via smartphone or computer. The suspended feature of the trap allows animals to enter or leave from all directions, eliminating trap-wary behavior associated with conventional trap gates. The user-activated trigger eliminates non-target animals from being captured. The corral design allows for captured hogs to be loaded out through an integrated door when convenient. Preliminary data suggests that the BoarBuster trap has the potential to capture 88 percent of the hogs from established populations while reducing the labor time per hog to one-third of that needed by drop-nets and corral traps. The BoarBuster™ trap technology was designed at the Noble Foundation to help mitigate the economic and ecologic damage caused by growing populations of feral hogs in the U.S. and other countries. The Noble Foundation worked with Tactical Electronics and WW Livestock Systems to bring this technology to the marketplace. http://www.boarbuster.com http://www.wwmanufacturing.com http://www.tacticalelectronics.com http://www.noble.org/feral-hogs/
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105 Video of Mitsubishi 9700 Series UPS
 
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Mitsubishi Series 9700 UPS System
Which is the Best Fertilizer for Lawn Care Services in Tampa Florida?
 
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https://goo.gl/TFp4DW Which is the Best Fertilizer for Lawn Care Services in Tampa Florida? Fertilizer is food for your lawn; without it, your lawn simply can’t stay lush and healthy. Unfortunately, most Tampa residents don’t have a fertilization plan for their lawn. The real tragedy, however, is that many who do fertilize fail to think of the environment while doing do. These five tips, based on guidelines from the Southwest Florida Water Management district will help you achieve a lush green lawn while protecting the environment. https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ https://goo.gl/tM2Ps8 https://goo.gl/maps/7rQ7LMJ5zEm Tampa Place ID ChIJ4dG5s4K3wogRY7SWr4kTX6c Tampa, FL, USA
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Joe Gilberti - Mosaic, Judges and Arcadia Rodeo board attack US Resource to kill kids with Cancer
 
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Gilberti did plans for Judge Hall, Judge Parker, Arcadia Rodeo board PRO BONO just to meet Cecil Daughtrey they grew up with to save his land in a Lawsuit that owed Gilberti money! These cowboys with Sarasota, manatee, Mosaic and Tampa gang of FOOLS played it and stole the plans, built the Rodeo on an illegal contract with conflicts with Desoto County, Mosaic engineers, Arcadia board members and Judges!!
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OEPA's public hearing on the Husky Lima Refinery air permit
 
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Held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the Lima Municipal Building, this public hearing was convened by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency concerning the draft permit which the agency had prepared for intended upgrades at Husky Energy's Lima Refinery.
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Proper lawn maintenance
 
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Florida-Friendly Fertilizing -- Proper lawn maintenance.
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