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July 2014

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CHAIRMAN’S
MESSAGE
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Daniel O'Keefe
Governing Board Chairman

Welcome to The Ripple Effect, the South Florida Water Management District's monthly electronic newsletter that covers the latest water news — straight from the source.

July District Governing Board

Underscoring the District's commitment to build projects, the Governing Board took action this month to expedite construction of the C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Areas in Martin County. To achieve this, the Board approved an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allowing the District to build the STAs, pump station and part of the discharge canal while the Corps continues its work on the reservoir... more


SFWMD Advances Water-Cleaning Wetland Project for St. Lucie River

With a goal of improving water quality in the St. Lucie River and Estuary, the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board took steps in July that are necessary to begin construction of key stormwater treatment wetlands in Martin County... more


DEP Invites Residents, Visitors to 'Discover Florida Wild'

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently launched "Discover Florida Wild," a web portal allowing residents and visitors to explore a variety of outdoor activities offered by the state all in one place... more


Water Drops

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Up-to-the-Minute Weather Conditions... more

What you can do to Save Water... more


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This Month in Photos

View restoration and water management images from around the District...more


Calendar

July 29
Everglades Technical Oversight Committee Quarterly Meeting
10 a.m., SFWMD B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

July 30
Rule Development Workshop for Kissimmee Basin Water Reservations
10 a.m., Osceola County Board of County Commissioners Chambers, 1 Courthouse Square – 4th Floor, Kissimmee

August 7
Water Resources Advisory Commission Meeting
9 a.m., SFWMD B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

August 8
Caloosahatchee Community Forum
1 p.m., Riverside Community Center, 3061 E. Riverside Drive, Fort Myers

August 13
Governing Board Workshop
1 p.m., SFWMD B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

August 14
Governing Board Meeting
9 a.m., SFWMD B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

August 15
Lake Belt Mitigation Committee Meeting
10 a.m., SFWMD B-1 Storch Conference Room, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

August 20
Public Meeting to Discuss Regulatory Matters
10 a.m., SFWMD B-1 Storch Conference Room, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

August 26
Big Cypress Basin Board Meeting
9 a.m., Collier County Board of County Commissioners Chambers, 3299 Tamiami Trail East – 3rd Floor, Naples

August 27
Long-Term Plan Quarterly Communications Meeting
9 a.m., SFWMD B-1 Storch Conference Room, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

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