Wednesday, November 30th 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.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Volusia Blue Spring BMAP Meeting
Runs through Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Time & Place
9:30 AM EST
County Council Chambers, Rm 204; Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center; 123 West Indiana Ave; DeLand, FL 32720
The next Volusia Blue Spring Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 30. Topics of discussion will focus on the development of source reductions for the basin. Everyone is welcome to attend.
"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.
Welcome and Opening Remarks –Tiffany Busby
Priority Focus Area (PFA) for Volusia Blue Springs — Moira Homann
Development of an (OSTDS) Remediation Plan — Moira Homann/Tiffany Busby
Public Education — Review Approaches
Science Needs — Discussion
Addressing Other Nitrogen Sources – Moira Homann
Urban Turfgrass Fertilizer
Sports Turfgrass Fertilizer
Agricultural Sources (Livestock Waste and Fertilizer)
Next Meeting Date and Action Item Review — Tiffany Busby
Find Related Info: