Discover the Backstory of the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW)

Did you know the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) is a 60,000-acre watershed in southwest Florida – the largest intact watershed of its kind in the region? CREW lands are located between Lee and Collier counties and provide natural flood protection, water filtration and critical aquifer recharge. With many distinct natural communities, including marsh, cypress and maple swamp, oak hammock and pine flatwoods, CREW also provides crucial habitat for Florida’s native wildlife such as the swallow-tailed kite, black bear, and Florida panther.

Explore South Florida's National Treasures

The South Florida Water Management District consistently works to "get the water right" by focusing on the movement, distribution and quality of water needed for restoring or enhancing the ecosystem. Our huge, interconnected system includes national parks, which serve a vital role in maintaining ecological biodiversity. National parks offer stunning landscapes and provide a home to extraordinary wildlife and a rich assortment of plant life. Did you know there are four national parks throughout the footprint of the South Florida Water Management District?

A Closer Look at the Role of Birds in Everglades Restoration

As we kick off 2022, it seems fitting that our first “Did You Know” email of the new year should coincide with National Bird Day, observed on January 5, 2022. From snail kites and bald eagles to burrowing owls and scrub-jays, birds play an important role in helping us better understand South Florida’s vast and complex environment, as well as the effects of water management decisions. Did you know the South Florida Water Management District consistently monitors and tracks birds to better understand ecosystems in South Florida? 

Easy Access to SFWMD's Digital Assets

Looking for a video on an Everglades Restoration project, photos from a special event such as a groundbreaking or ribbon cutting, or do you want to watch a public meeting or workshop? As a public agency, we are committed to making digital resources available at no-cost to the public, stakeholders and media. Did you know the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is committed to providing easy access to digital assets? 

There are multiple ways to access our collection of photos or videos.

Hurricane Season is Officially Over, but SFWMD’s Work Continues Year-Round


The Atlantic hurricane season comes to a close today, but the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) continues to play an important role in water management for our communities all year long. Did you know SFWMD meteorologists, water managers, engineers and control room staff monitor weather conditions and water levels 24 hours a day, 365 days a year? 

Using state-of-the-art technology, the SFWMD team determines the optimal operation of hundreds of water control structures located throughout the District’s 16-county region.  

SFWMD Employees Safeguard Native Ecosystems and Water Resources


As we enter the season of Thanksgiving, we are especially grateful for our talented team of employees, past and present, for their service to the citizens of South Florida. Did you know the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has employees working from Orlando to the Florida Keys to safeguard and restore South Florida's water resources and ecosystems, protect our communities from flooding, and meet the region's water needs?

SFWMD Celebrates GIS Day with Spotlight on Drone Program’s Contributions to Resiliency Efforts


Did you know the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) uses cutting-edge Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to monitor and protect water resources? This week, we’re celebrating GIS Day on Nov. 17, 2021 by focusing on the highly specialized GIS equipment we use to gather, analyze and map geographic data. GIS technology is a powerful tool used around the world to make informed decisions that impact the future.