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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Volusia Blue Spring BMAP Meeting

Runs through Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 

Time & Place

9:30 AM EDT
Deltona City Hall, Commission Chambers, 2345 Providence Blvd., Deltona, FL 32725

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Announcing a Technical Meeting for the Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) for Volusia Blue Spring. Topic of discussions will be the development of the OSTDS Remediation Plan for Volusia Blue Spring, and potential approaches for other sources of nitrogen to groundwater to the basin. The BMAP is the means for implementation of the adopted Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs).

"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:

- Welcome and Opening Remarks

- Development of an Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal System (OSTDS) Remediation Plan

- Potential Approaches for Other Sources of Nitrogen to Groundwater

- Adjourn

This meeting is open to the public.

More Information

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

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Volusia Blue Spring, Manatees

 

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Crystal River / Kings Bay BMAP Meeting

Runs through Thursday, September 29th, 2016 

Time & Place

9:00 AM EDT
Crystal River City Hall, 123 NW Highway 19; Crystal River, FL 34428

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Announcing a meeting for the Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) for Crystal River / Kings Bay.

"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.

AGENDA

- Priority Focus Area – Draft

- Nitrogen Source Inventory Loading Tool (NSILT) – Updated

  1. Septic systems

  2. Urban turfgrass fertilizer

  3. Sports turfgrass fertilizer

- Septic System Testing Data

- Fertilizer Ordinance Updates

For more information, contact Terry Hansen, P.G. at 850-245-8561 or Terry.Hansen@dep.state.fl.us.

Prior meeting materials are available on the DEP website at the following location: http://publicfiles.dep.state.fl.us/DEAR/BMAP/Springs Coast/BMAPs/CR_KB_BMAP/

THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

More Information

Terry Hansen | 850-245-8561 | Email | Web | Map

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Manatees

 

Weeki Wachee and Aripeka Springs BMAP Meeting

Runs through Thursday, September 29th, 2016 

Time & Place

2:00 PM EDT
Southwest Florida Water Management District Office, Board Room; 2379 Broad Street; Brooksville, FL 34604

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Announcing a meeting for the Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) for Weeki Wachee Spring and River and Aripeka 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.

AGENDA

- Priority Focus Area – Draft

- Nitrogen Source Inventory Loading Tool (NSILT) – Updated

  1. Septic systems

  2. Urban turfgrass fertilizer

  3. Sports turfgrass fertilizer

- Septic System Testing Data

- Fertilizer Ordinance Updates

For more information, contact Terry Hansen, P.G. at 850-245-8561 or Terry.Hansen@dep.state.fl.us.

Prior meeting materials are available on the DEP website at the following location: http://publicfiles.dep.state.fl.us/DEAR/BMAP/Springs Coast/BMAPs/WW_BMAP/

More Information

Terry Hansen | 850-245-8561 | Email | Web | Map

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Weeki Wachee Springs

 

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Florida Springs Restoration Summit

Runs through Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 

Time & Place

9:30 AM Friday, September 30 - 2:00 PM Sunday, October 2
Harvey R. Klein Conference Center, College of Central Florida; 3001 SW College Road; Ocala, FL 34474

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The Florida Springs Council, in cooperation with the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida, the Florida Springs Institute, Save the Manatee Club, Sea to Shore Alliance, and Normandeau Associates are hosting a three-day summit open to the public to report on the status of springs health in Florida and to develop a roadmap for springs restoration and protection.

The desired outcome for the 2016 summit is a highly-informed audience of decision makers, scientists, advocates, and laypersons who can work together to recognize the threats to Florida’s springs and follow through on implementing meaningful springs restoration and protection actions.

Additional information about this Summit is available on the event website (below).

More Information

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