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Wednesday, November 30th 2016

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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

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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.

AGENDA

  • 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

  • Adjourn

More Information

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

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