Picayune Watershed Water Quality Feasibility Study Workshop

Beginning at:

October 20, 2020, 03:00 PM

DATE AND TIME: 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 3:00 PM

LOCATION: 

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

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

For more information, you may contact Joanna Weaver by email: joweaver@sfwmd.gov

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED: 

The South Florida Water Management District will be hosting a public workshop with an independent Technical Group Review Panel for the District’s efforts related to the Picayune Strand Watershed Water Quality Feasibility Study.

Downstream water quality samples indicate that regional water quality in the Picayune Strand Watershed should be improved. The watershed is home to important public natural resource areas including Collier-Seminole State Park, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve, and Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. It also includes the Picayune Strand Restoration Project, one of the most important Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects for Southwest Florida.

The District is engaging the public to evaluate opportunities to improve water quality for the communities and natural resources that depend on the Picayune Strand Watershed. This workshop will include summaries of previous water quality studies, literature and ideas from local stakeholders and the public. The public and stakeholders will also have an opportunity to provide additional input about how to improve regional water quality.

The District will review conventional and innovative biological, physical, and chemical treatment technologies to improve water quality. The next steps include development and evaluation of four to six water quality improvement alternatives that will be presented to the public in December 2020.

This link can also be found on the District’s website at www.SFWMD.gov/meetings and will go live at approximately 3:00 PM on October 20, 2020.

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: Joanna Weaver at joweaver@sfwmd.gov, or by visiting the District’s website www.SFWMD.gov/calendar, 7 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 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).