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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Upper Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs BMAP Meeting

Runs through Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 

Time & Place

2:00 PM EDT
Woodville Community Center; 8000 Old Woodville Road; Tallahassee, FL 32305

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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.

The FTP site for documents pertaining to the Wakulla Springs BMAP: http://publicfiles.dep.state.fl.us/DEAR/BMAP/Upper%20Wakulla/.

Final agendas and any additional information will be sent one week prior to the meetings. 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.

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

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Wakulla Spring, Wakulla River

 

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Crystal River / Kings Bay BMAP Meeting

Runs through Tuesday, August 23rd, 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 Technical Meeting for the Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) for Kings Bay and Crystal River Springs. Topic of discussion will be development of OSTDS remediation plan for 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.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Terry Hansen, Watershed Planning and Coordination Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3565, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, or by e-mail terry.hansen@dep.state.fl.us.

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

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Manatees

 

Weeki Wachee Springs BMAP Meeting

Runs through Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 

Time & Place

2:00 PM EDT
Southwest Florida Water Management District Office, Room 112; 2379 Broad Street; Brooksville, FL 34604

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Announcing a Technical Meeting for the Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) for Weeki Wachee Spring and River. Topic of discussion will be the development of the OSTDS remediation Plan for Weeki Wachee Spring. 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.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Terry Hansen, Watershed Planning and Coordination Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3565, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, or by e-mail terry.hansen@dep.state.fl.us.

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

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Weeki Wachee Springs

 
 

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