Please enable javascript for the best browsing experience.

< December 2016 >

Check back for updates on springs-related meetings and events. Also sign up for the Springs email list for special announcements.

Use the calendar in the right column to change the date.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Upper Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs BMAP Meeting

Runs through Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 

Time & Place

2:00 PM EST
Wakulla County Public Library; 4330 Crawfordville Highway; Crawfordville, FL 32327

event thumbnail

The next Upper Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) On-site Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS) Remediation Strategy public meeting is scheduled for December 6. Everyone is welcome to attend.

This is a meeting of the OSTDS Advisory Committee associated with the Wakulla Springs Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP). Septic systems were identified as contributors to water quality impairment of the Wakulla Springs system. Meeting items will include technical discussions on possible approaches for addressing onsite sewage treatment disposal system loadings to Wakulla Springs.

"DEP wants to ensure that the local public and stakeholders are part of our restoration process,” said Tom Frick, director of the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration. “These meetings are an opportunity for involved citizens to be part of the conversation.”

Nutrient pollution, or an excess of nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous, is one of the primary challenges to water quality restoration across the state. Nutrients are naturally present in water and necessary for the healthy growth of plant and animal life; however, an excess of nutrients can lead to water quality problems like rapid growth of algal mats, habitat smothering and oxygen depletion in the water.

To combat water pollution, DEP first develops a restoration goal known as a TMDL. The TMDL, or total maximum daily load, identifies the maximum amount of a specific pollutant that may be present in a given water body for the water body to remain healthy and functional. The TMDL then functions as the target for a restoration plan, called a BMAP or basin management action plan. The BMAP is a five-year plan with set milestones that identifies projects and strategies to reduce pollution or eliminate pollutant sources.

DRAFT AGENDA:

  1. Welcome and Opening Remarks

  2. Recap Items

  3. New Items/Discussion

    a. Public education discussion

    b. Summary of science on nitrogen sources

    c. Annual progress report process/schedule

  4. Public Comments

  5. Summary and Action Items

  6. Next Meeting Date? Tuesday, February 7, 2017

  7. Adjourn

More Information

Moira Homann | 850-245-8460 | Email | Web | Map

Find Related Info:

Wakulla Spring, Wakulla River

 

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva Canal BMAP Meeting

Runs through Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 

Time & Place

9:30 AM EST
Public Works West Altamonte Operations Facility (Lake Lotus Training Room); 950 Calabria Drive; Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

event thumbnail

Please mark your calendars for the next Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva Canal Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) On-site Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS) Remediation Plan Meeting. This is a meeting of the OSTDS advisory committee associated with the Wekiva BMAP. Meeting items will include technical discussions on possible approaches for addressing onsite sewage treatment disposal system loadings to the Wekiva basin.

"DEP wants to ensure that the local public and stakeholders are part of our restoration process,” said Tom Frick, director of the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration. “These meetings are an opportunity for involved citizens to be part of the conversation.”

Nutrient pollution, or an excess of nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous, is one of the primary challenges to water quality restoration across the state. Nutrients are naturally present in water and necessary for the healthy growth of plant and animal life; however, an excess of nutrients can lead to water quality problems like rapid growth of algal mats, habitat smothering and oxygen depletion in the water.

To combat water pollution, DEP first develops a restoration goal known as a TMDL. The TMDL, or total maximum daily load, identifies the maximum amount of a specific pollutant that may be present in a given water body for the water body to remain healthy and functional. The TMDL then functions as the target for a restoration plan, called a BMAP or basin management action plan. The BMAP is a five-year plan with set milestones that identifies projects and strategies to reduce pollution or eliminate pollutant sources.

A final meeting agenda and any additional information will be sent one week prior to the meeting. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions at 850-245-8460 or by e-mail at Moira.Homann@dep.state.fl.us.

As always, thank you for your interest and participation.

More Information

Moira Homann | 850-245-8460 | Email | Web | Map

Find Related Info:

Wekiwa Springs, Rock Springs Run

 
 

Springs Events & Meetings 

< < Dec 2016 > >
SMTWThFS
12
3
4578910
111213151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

 
 
 
My FloridaFlorida Department of Environmental Protection