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Thursday, June 4th 2015

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Friday, May 8th, 2015

Florida Springs - Jean Blackburn & Margaret Ross Tolbert

Runs through Saturday, June 6th, 2015 

Time & Place

Visual Arts Center of Northwest FL; 19 E.4th Street, Panama City, FL

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May 8 - June 6, 2015

Opening Reception May 8, 6-8pm CDT

Contemporary Florida artists Jean Blackburn and Margaret Ross Tolbert create art about the beauty and wonder of Florida's natural springs. This exhibit pairs Jean Blackburn's paintings with Margaret Ross Tolbert's Sirena series.

TUE / THURS: 10am - 8pm CDT
WED / FRI / SAT: 10am - 6pm CDT

SUN / MON: Closed

More Information

(850) 769-4451 | Web | Map


Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Evenings in Spring

Runs through Thursday, June 4th, 2015 

Time & Place

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Devil's Den Springs; 5390 N.E. 180th Ave; Williston, FL 32696

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Bring your friends and family to enjoy an evening of entertainment at the Devil's Den Pool House. There will be live music, aerial dance, equestrian vaulting, trick riding, and food vendors.

More Information

352-528-3344 | Email


Weeki Wachee Springs Restoration Plan (BMAP) Meeting

Runs through Thursday, June 4th, 2015 

Time & Place

1:30 PM EDT
Southwest Florida Water Management District Office, Room 112, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604

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On June 4, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will be hosting a meeting to further the development of a long-term restoration plan for the Weeki Wachee springs system. Stakeholders and interested members of the public are invited to attend. DEP staff will outline the restoration plan development process, discuss pollutant sources in the basin and identify potential water quality improvement projects.

“Weeki Wachee is a historic landmark and a valuable natural resource for our state,” said Tom Frick, director of the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration. “We are working alongside stakeholders and the public to develop the most effective and informed restoration plan possible.”

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 the 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 primary 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. This meeting will further the development of the BMAP for the Weeki Wachee springs system.

Weeki Wachee is a historic and world-renowned tourist attraction which has delighted visitors with an iconic underwater mermaid show since 1947. Weeki Wachee State Park is built around the spring and acts as an environmental and recreational resource for the state. Weeki Wachee Springs and several smaller springs form the headwaters of the Weeki Wachee River, a clear, swift water run that flows westward into the Gulf of Mexico.

More Information

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

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