Scheduled Events for: January 2021


Title Description Event Type
Governing Board Ribbon-Cutting Event in Martin County



DATE AND TIME: Thursday, January 21, 2021, 10:30 AM

LOCATION: 
Allapattah Ranch Wetland Reserve Project Site
Martin County

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Yvette Bonilla at ybonilla@sfwmd.gov

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: The Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District will celebrate the completion of the Allapattah Ranch Wetland Reserve project with a ribbon cutting event. All members of the public are invited to this meeting. Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended.

This project will improve water quality, decrease runoff and curtail ecologically harmful freshwater flows to the St. Lucie Estuary. The restoration of 6,621 acres of wetlands in Martin County will provide average water storage of 13,300 acre-feet per year. Restoring the vast wetland area also returns valued habitat for threatened and endangered species.

No Governing Board action will be taken at this event. The event will also be recorded and available for viewing at YouTube.com/SFWMDTV after the event concludes.

Social distancing and masks that securely cover the nose and mouth are required at all times. 

RSVP:
To obtain directions and RSVP for the event, please contact Yvette Bonilla at ybonilla@sfwmd.gov. Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. 

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
Water and Climate Resilience Metrics Public Workshop


DATE AND TIME: Friday, January 22, 2021,10:00 AM 

LOCATION: This workshop 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 workshop by using the link below:

Workshop Registration Link

CONTACT INFORMATION: For more information, you may contact: Jenni Hiscock at jenhisco@sfwmd.gov, or 561-682-2767.

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED: This public workshop will provide an overview of considerations for determining the District’s water and climate resilience metrics, observed trends, and implementation efforts. The District is committed to addressing the impacts of sea level rise, climate change, population growth and land development. As part of a series of resilience initiatives, the District is seeking input on the development of water and climate resilience metrics to track and document shifts and trends in District managed water and climate observed data. These efforts support the assessment of current and future climate condition scenarios, operational decisions, and District resiliency priorities. The District’s commitment to these priorities assist with informing stakeholders, the public, and partner agencies in water resilience features while continuing to support local resiliency strategies.

This entire workshop will be conducted via media technology. The link can also be found on the District’s website at www.sfwmd.gov/calendar and will go live at approximately 10:00 AM on January 22, 2021. The Workshop Agenda can be viewed using this link: 

• Water and Climate Resilience Public Workshop Agenda 

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

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop 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).  

Workshop
Quarterly Meeting of the Everglades Technical Oversight Committee



DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 10:00 AM

LOCATION: This meeting will be conducted via Zoom, a media technology free for the public to use. Use the link below to register:
Meeting Registration
 

CONTACT INFORMATION: For more information, you may contact: Julianne LaRock at 561-682-6747, or jlarock@sfwmd.gov
 

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED: 

The Everglades Technical Oversight Committee meeting is a public meeting held quarterly to provide an update on water quality conditions in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and at inflows to Everglades National Park relative to the 1991 Settlement Agreement, entered as a Consent Decree in 1992, and modified in 1995. 

This link can also be found on the District’s website at www.SFWMD.gov/meetings and will go live at approximately 10:00 AM on January 26, 2021.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Julianne LaRock at 561-682-6747, jlarock@sfwmd.gov, or www.SFWMD.gov/toc, 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 workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least seven 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).

 

Public Meeting