Scheduled Events for: October 2021


Title Description Event Type
Draft 2022 South Florida Environmental Report (SFER) – Volume I Web Board Public and Peer Review

Date and Time:

The web board will be available for public comment on the draft 2022 SFER – Volume I from October 4, 2021, through November 1, 2021. The SFER web board will also be available for public viewing from October 4, 2021, through March 15, 2022.

Place:

A copy of the Draft 2022 SFER -Volume I can be accessed at the following link during the above listed dates: 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

For information regarding this review, please write to the South Florida Water Management District, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, or contact: Kim Chuirazzi 561-682-2425; kchuiraz@sfwmd.gov.

General Subject Matter to be Considered:

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) announces the upcoming web posting of the draft 2022 South Florida Environmental Report (SFER) – Volume I to which all persons are invited to view and encouraged to comment. The public and peer review will be conducted on a dedicated web board, which will be accessible from SFWMD’s website at https://www.sfwmd.gov/science-data/scientific-publications-sfer. This notice is an update to the previously posted notice. The posting of the draft Volume I chapters and appendices will be split into two posting dates and the review period extended. The two posting dates are October 4 and October 14, 2021.

Beginning on October 4, 2021, through March 15, 2022, interested parties may access the SFER web board and view communications among the peer review panelists, agency responses to comments, electronically stored communications, and other public records associated with the draft 2022 SFER – Volume I that are web posted. Peer review panelists comments and recommendations will be posted on the web board, and the public can access this information via the website. The public may comment directly on the web board at any time between October 4, 2021, through November 1, 2021, on any aspect of the draft 2022 SFER – Volume I, particularly on relevant scientific or technical data and findings. Communications and documents from all parties can be accessed at any time once they are posted during the review period.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this event is asked to advise the agency at least seven days before the event by contacting: District Clerk, 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).

Economic Council of Okeechobee Reception

DATE AND TIME: 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION: 

Historic Bank of Okeechobee
110 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

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

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED: 

The Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District will attend a reception hosted by the Economic Council of Okeechobee.  No Governing Board action will be taken at this reception.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: The agenda will be posted to the District’s website www.SFWMD.gov/meetings, seven days prior to the reception. 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 five 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). 

Governing Board
Governing Board Monthly Meeting

DATE AND TIME:

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION:

Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse
Board of County Commission Chambers
304 NW 2nd Street Okeechobee, FL 34972

CONTACT INFORMATION:

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

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED:

The Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District will discuss and consider District business, including regulatory and non-regulatory matters.

The public and stakeholders may comment on the meeting by attending in person or using an online public comment form ahead of the meeting. The online public comment form will open at 12:00 PM on October 8th and remain open until 12:00 PM on October 12th to ensure the Board has time to review the written public comments. Note: This location does not have the capacity for virtual public comment.

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 agenda containing information on this meeting will be posted to the District’s website www.SFWMD.gov/meetings, 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.

Governing Board
Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative Meeting

DATE AND TIME: 

Monday, October 18, 2021, 12:00 PM

LOCATION: 

Jupiter Emergency Operations Center

3133 Washington Street, Jupiter FL  33458

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

For more information, you may contact: Nestor Garrido, 561-682-6908, ngarrido@sfwmd.gov.

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED: 

This is a public meeting to discuss and consider Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative business, including current and future projects and activities.

Since its inception in 2000, the Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative (LRPI) has guided regional watershed restoration projects within northeastern Palm Beach County and southern Martin County. The LRPI is a multi-agency partnership between the South Florida Water Management District, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Florida Park Service), Friends of the Loxahatchee River, Jupiter Inlet District, Loxahatchee River Environmental Control District, Martin County, Palm Beach County, South Indian River Water Control District, Town of Jupiter, and Village of Tequesta.

Members of the public are invited to attend and provide public comment.

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

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Nestor Garrido, 561-682-6908, ngarrido@sfwmd.gov, or by visiting www.LRPI.us seven 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 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).

Lunch & Learn

DATE AND TIME: 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 11:30 AM

LOCATION: 

The public and stakeholders will have the opportunity to view and provide public comment on the Lunch and Learn via Zoom, a media technology free for the public to use. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

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

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED: 

An online public workshop providing the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District and the public with an overview of the District’s Sea Level Rise and Flood Resiliency Plan. 

The public and stakeholders will have an opportunity to view and comment on the workshop by utilizing the link found on the District’s website at www.SFWMD.gov/meetings, which will go live at approximately 11:30 AM on October 20, 2021.
https://sfwmd-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0UHXHS1NQtSSGosEAM4t6w

This online workshop will be conducted via media technology.

No Governing Board action will be taken at this online workshop.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Yvette Bonilla at ybonilla@sfwmd.gov, or at www.sfwmd.gov/news-events/meetings, seven days prior to the workshop.

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, 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).

Big Cypress Basin Board Meeting

DATE AND TIME: 

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: 

Collier County Board of County Commissioners Chambers
3299 Tamiami Trail East, 3rd Floor
Naples, FL 34112

The public and stakeholders will have an opportunity to view and comment on the meeting in-person and via Zoom by utilizing the following link: 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

For more information, you may contact: Lisa Koehler at lkoehler@sfwmd.gov

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED: 

Lisa Koehler at lkoehler@sfwmd.gov, or at www.sfwmd.gov/news-events/meetings, 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 or hearing, 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.

Big Cypress Basin Board