Scheduled Events for: September 2020


Title Description Event Type
2020 CFWI Priority Water Body List and Schedule

DATE AND TIME: 

September 1, 2020, 10:00 AM

LOCATION: 

This public meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams. Join at:

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CONTACT INFORMATION: 

For more information regarding this public meeting and to obtain a copy of the meeting agenda, contact Don Medellin at dmedelli@sfwmd.gov or by phone at (561) 682-6340

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED: 

The South Florida Water Management District, Southwest Florida Water Management District, and St. Johns River Water Management District will hold a joint public meeting to solicit stakeholder input on each District’s 2020 annual priority water body list and schedule for the establishment of minimum flows and minimum water levels (MFL) and water reservations. The meeting will focus on prioritized water bodies in the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) Planning Area, which includes Polk, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties and the southern portion of Lake County. Annual priority water body lists and schedules identify surface and groundwater water bodies for which each District plans to establish MFLs and water reservations.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the meeting by contacting: District Clerk, (561) 682-6805. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency for assistance using the Florida Relay Service, 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1 (800) 955-8770 (Voice).  

Public Meeting
Caloosahatchee River Watershed Protection Plan Workshop

DATE AND TIME: 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 2:00 PM

LOCATION: 

This workshop will be conducted via Zoom, a media technology free for the public to use.

The public and stakeholders are invited to participate and will have an opportunity to view and comment during the Workshop by utilizing the following link:

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

For more information, you may contact: Anthony Betts at abetts@sfwmd.gov

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED: 

This is a public workshop to engage the public and stakeholders for input on identifying projects, activities, and programs to improve the quality, quantity, timing, and distribution of water in the Northern Everglades to support Basin Management Action Plans adopted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to achieve Total Maximum Daily Loads for the Caloosahatchee River watershed and estuaries. The goal is to consider local and regional expertise in tailoring actions for the most effective holistic approach, both near- and long-term, as the District develops the latest Watershed Protection Plans. 

All of this workshop will be conducted via media technology.

One or more members of the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District may attend this workshop. No Governing Board action will be taken.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Anthony Betts at abetts@sfwmd.gov, or by visiting the District’s website www.SFWMD.gov/calendar, 7 days prior to the workshop/meeting.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 7 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Rosie Byrd at rbyrd@sfwmd.gov. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice). 

Workshop
Kissimmee Reservations - Public Workshop #5

DATE AND TIME: 

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: 

This workshop will include online public engagement as part of SFWMD's efforts to engage the public and stakeholders while preventing potential spread of COVID-19. The workshop will be conducted through Zoom:

Zoom is a free online meeting tool that can be used from a computer, tablet, or smart phone. Pre-register using the link listed above. You will receive an email immediately after registration with details on how to join the online workshop.

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

For more information, contact Don Medellin, Principal Scientist by phone: (561) 682-6340 or email: dmedelli@sfwmd.gov.

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED: 

The Kissimmee River Restoration Project restores over 40 square miles of river/floodplain ecosystem including 43 miles of meandering river channel and 27,000 acres of wetlands. The project is a joint partnership between the District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). An integral component of the restoration is the protection of water needed for fish and wildlife as required by the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). The water identified for the natural system will be protected through a water reservation as authorized by Florida law. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the revised supporting technical document, which identifies the water needed for the protection of fish and wildlife, the revised draft reservation rule text, and the associated permitting criteria in the “Applicant’s Handbook for Water Use Permit Applications within the South Florida Water Management District”. There will also be a discussion on the public comments received.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Don Medellin, Principal Scientist, P. O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, 1(800)432-2045, ext. 6340 or (561)682-6340, dmedelli@sfwmd.gov. The agenda,  revised supporting technical document, the revised reservation draft rule text, and the associated permitting criteria in the Applicant’s Handbook for Water Use Permit Applications within the South Florida Water Management District” will be available one week prior to the workshop on the Kissimmee tab at www.sfwmd.gov/our-work/water-reservations.]

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: District Clerk @ (800) 432-2045, ext. 6805 or (561) 682-6805. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800) 955-8770 (Voice).

Workshop
Governing Board Workshop (September)

DATE AND TIME: 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 1:00 PM

LOCATION: 

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom, a media technology free for the public to use. The public and stakeholders will have an opportunity to view and comment on the meeting by utilizing the following link: 

This link will be provided on the District’s website at www.SFWMD.gov/meetings.

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

District Clerk Rosie Byrd, 561-682-6805 or rbyrd@sfwmd.gov

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED: 

This workshop will provide the Governing Board, public, and stakeholders with an overview of the multiple projects in the C-139 basin; including, project components, locations, and planning and construction schedules.

The public and stakeholders will have an opportunity to view and comment on the workshop by utilizing the link available at www.SFWMD.gov/meetings, which will go live at approximately 1:00 PM on September 9, 2020. 

All of this workshop will be conducted via media technology.

The Governing Board may take official action at the workshop on any item appearing on the agenda and on any item that is added to the agenda as a result of a change to the agenda approved by the presiding officer of the workshop pursuant to Section 120.525, Florida Statutes. 

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: The agenda containing information on this workshop will be posted to the District’s website www.SFWMD.gov/meetings, seven days prior to the workshop. Or, you can email Rosie Byrd at rbyrd@sfwmd.gov

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least seven days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Rosie Byrd, District Clerk, at rbyrd@sfwmd.gov. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice). 

For more information, you may contact Rosie Byrd at rbyrd@sfwmd.gov.

Workshop
Governing Board Meeting (September)

DATE AND TIME:

 Thursday, September 10, 2020, 9:00 AM

LOCATION: 

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom, a media technology free for the public to use. The public and stakeholders will have an opportunity to view and comment on the meeting by utilizing the following link: 

This link can also be found on the District’s website at www.SFWMD.gov/meetings, and will go live shortly before 9:00 AM on August 13, 2020. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

District Clerk Rosie Byrd, 561-682-6805 or rbyrd@sfwmd.gov

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED: 

The Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District will hold a Public Hearing to discuss proposed boundary modifications to the District’s Five Year (Florida Forever) Work Plan (Section 373.199, Florida Statutes and Section 373.139(3), Florida Statutes). The proposed modifications move lands from the Allapattah Complex Natural Storage Component to the C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area Component, all located within the Indian River Lagoon-South, Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project, in Martin County. The boundary modifications also add non-project lands to the C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area Component. 

The public and stakeholders will have an opportunity to view and comment on the hearing by utilizing the link found on the District’s website at www.SFWMD.gov/meetings, which will go live at approximately 9:00 AM on September 10, 2020. 

All of this Public Hearing will be conducted via media technology.

The Governing Board may take official action at the meeting on any item appearing on the agenda and on any item that is added to the agenda as a result of a change to the agenda approved by the presiding officer of the meeting pursuant to Section 120.525, Florida Statutes. 

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: The meeting agenda containing information on this public hearing will be posted to the District’s website www.SFWMD.gov/meetings, seven days prior to the meeting. Or, you can email Rosie Byrd at rbyrd@sfwmd.gov seven days prior to the meeting. 

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least seven days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Rosie Byrd, District Clerk, at rbyrd@sfwmd.gov. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).  

If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. 

For more information, you may contact Rosie Byrd at rbyrd@sfwmd.gov.

Governing Board
Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Tentative Ad Valorem Millage Rates, Non Ad Valorem Tax Rolls, and Tentative Budget

DATE AND TIME: 

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 5:15 PM

LOCATION: 

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom, a media technology free for the public to use.

A link will also be provided on the District’s website at www.SFWMD.gov/meetings as well as technical assistance information.

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

For more information, you may contact: Rosie Byrd at rbyrd@sfwmd.gov.

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED: 

The South Florida Water Management District announces a public hearing regarding its annual tentative ad valorem millage rates, non ad valorem tax rolls and tentative budget.

The public and stakeholders will have an opportunity to view and comment on the public hearing by utilizing the link found on the District’s website at www.SFWMD.gov/meetings, which will go live at approximately 5:15 PM on September 10, 2020. District staff will be available to provide technical assistance.

The Governing Board will receive and consider public comment and vote separately on the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 tentative ad valorem millage rates, non ad valorem tax rolls, and tentative budget. The Governing Board may discuss and consider District business, including regulatory and non-regulatory matters.

The Governing Board may take official action on any item appearing on the agenda for the public hearing and on any item that is added to the agenda for the public hearing as a result of a change to the agenda approved by the presiding officer of the public hearing pursuant to Section 120.525, Florida Statutes.

All of this public hearing will be conducted via media technology.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: The agenda containing information on this public hearing will be posted to the District’s website www.SFWMD.gov/meetings, 7 days prior to the meeting. Or, you can email Rosie Byrd at rbyrd@sfwmd.gov

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least seven days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Rosie Byrd, rbyrd@sfwmd.gov. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

Experiencing technical difficulties attending the District’s Budget Hearing? Please call 561-686-8800 and press 6. District staff will be available during the Budget Hearing to assist you.

SFWMD Recreational Forum (Sept 2020)

DATE AND TIME: 

Monday, September 14, 2020, 5:00 PM 

LOCATION: 

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom, a media technology free for the public to use: 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Yvette Bonilla, 561-682-6286 or ybonilla@sfwmd.gov.

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER:

Public Forum is an important public discussion regarding the public recreational issues and opportunities within the South Florida Water Management District.

This link can also be found on the District’s website at SFWMD.gov/meetings, and will go live at approximately 5:00 PM on September 14, 2020. 

All of this meeting will be conducted via media technology.

One or more members of the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District may attend and participate in this meeting. No Governing Board action will be taken.

A copy of the agenda and additional information may be obtained by contacting: Yvette Bonilla at ybonilla@sfwmd.gov seven 7 days prior to the meeting.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 7 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Rosie Byrd, District Clerk, at rbyrd@sfwmd.gov. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).  

For more information, you may contact: Yvette Bonilla at ybonilla@sfwmd.gov  

Public Forum
Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Final Ad Valorem Millage Rates and Final Budget

DATE AND TIME: 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 5:15 PM

LOCATION: 

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom, a media technology free for the public to use. To register for the public hearing, click on the link below: 

A link will be provided on the District’s website at www.SFWMD.gov/meetings as well as technical assistance information.

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

For more information, you may contact: Rosie Byrd at rbyrd@sfwmd.gov.

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED: 

The South Florida Water Management District announces a public hearing regarding its annual final ad valorem millage rates and final budget.

The public and stakeholders will have an opportunity to view and comment on the public hearing by utilizing the link found on the District’s website at www.SFWMD.gov/meetings, which will go live at approximately 5:15 PM on September 22, 2020. District staff will be available to provide technical assistance.

The Governing Board will receive and consider public comment and vote separately on the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 final ad valorem millage rates and final budget. The Governing Board may discuss and consider District business, including regulatory and non-regulatory matters.

The Governing Board may take official action on any item appearing on the agenda for the public hearing and on any item that is added to the agenda for the public hearing as a result of a change to the agenda approved by the presiding officer of the public hearing pursuant to Section 120.525, Florida Statutes.

All of this public hearing will be conducted via media technology.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: The agenda containing information on this public hearing will be posted to the District’s website www.SFWMD.gov/meetings, 7 days prior to the meeting. Or, you can email Rosie Byrd at rbyrd@sfwmd.gov

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least seven days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Rosie Byrd, rbyrd@sfwmd.gov. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

Loxahatchee River Management Coordinating Council Meeting

DATE AND TIME: 

Monday, September 28, 2020, 2:00 PM

LOCATION: 

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom, a media technology free for the public to use. To view the meeting, register by using the link below: 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Kathy LaMartina, 772-236-4213, 421 SW Camden Ave., Stuart, FL 34994, klamart@sfwmd.gov

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED: 

This is a public meeting of the Loxahatchee River Management Coordinating Council to discuss the goals and objectives regarding the management of the Wild and Scenic portion of the Loxahatchee River.

The public and stakeholders are invited to participate and will have an opportunity to view and comment during the meeting by utilizing the following link:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_swasYND5Sxua1_88Sp7M7Q

All of this meeting will be conducted via media technology.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Kathy LaMartina, 772-236-4213, klamart@sfwmd.gov.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 7 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Rosie Byrd, District Clerk, at rbyrd@sfwmd.gov. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

Public Meeting
Lake Belt Mitigation Committee Meeting

DATE AND TIME: 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 9:30 AM

LOCATION: 

 This meeting will be held via teleconference. 

All members of the public and stakeholders are invited to participate and provide public comment to the Lake Belt Mitigation Committee. 

Teleconference information:

6800 (Internal Number) 

(561) 682-6800 (WPB Local Number)

(855) 682-6800 (Toll Free Nationwide)

Access Code: 999 918 659

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

For more information, you may contact: Lourdes Elias, 561-682-2706, lelias@sfwmd.gov

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED: 

This is a public meeting of the Lake Belt Mitigation Committee, created pursuant to Section 373.41492, Florida Statutes. The interagency Lake Belt Mitigation Committee is comprised of federal, state and local government entities, and is responsible for evaluating mitigation proposals and overseeing the expenditure of mitigation fees from the Lake Belt Mitigation Trust Fund. Topics of discussion may include information regarding operations and maintenance costs for the Dade-Broward Levee water control structures, Pensucco Wetlands land acquisition and an update on Abiaki Prairie restoration.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Lourdes Elias, 561-682-2706, lelias@sfwmd.gov, or online at SFWMD.gov/our-work/lake-belt-committee 7 days prior to the meeting.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 7 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Rosie Byrd, District Clerk, at rbyrd@sfwmd.gov. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).