Thursday, October 8th 2015
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Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Rainbow Springs BMAP Meeting
Runs through Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Time & Place
Starting at 1:30 PM EDT
Dunnellon Public Library; 20351 Robinson Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34431
Final meeting for Rainbow Springs BMAP (prior to Secretarial adoption), to be held at the Dunnellon Library beginning at 1:30 PM on October 8, 2015.
"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 primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss and receive comments on the draft BMAP document.
Opening Remarks, Meeting Goals, Agency Updates
BMAP Adoption Process and Next Steps
NOTE: If you cannot make the meeting and would like to have input on the items on the agenda, please email your comments to Terry Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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