The Big Cypress Basin is one of two major watershed basins within the South Florida Water Management District's 16-county region. The Basin includes Collier County and part of Monroe County.
The Big Cypress Basin Board sets the Basin regional policy, budget and millage rate. Members of the Basin Board, like members of the SFWMD Governing Board, are unpaid citizen volunteers appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate. They generally serve three-year terms. A Governing Board member residing in the Big Cypress Basin (or appointed by the Governing Board Chair) serves as the Basin Board's Chair.
The Basin Board meets approximately every two months. Meetings are open to the public.