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Tuesday, June 14th 2016

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Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Wildlife Ranger Camp (10, 11, and 12 year olds)

Runs through Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 

Time & Place

9:00 AM June 11 - 2:00 PM EDT June 15
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park ; 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19); Homosassa, FL 34446

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$75.00 registration fee includes regular park admission, a t-shirt and supplies.

The Wildlife Ranger Camp program is held at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Camp topics include learning about Florida's wildlife, preserving natural resources, and wildlife habitats. Indoor and outdoor activities are included. The program is limited to 20 campers. The June Wildlife Ranger Camp is for children ages 10, 11, and 12 year olds. The camp hours are from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm each day.

Additional Information:

The Wildlife Ranger Camp takes place in the Wildlife Park. The June camp is for 8 and 9 year olds.

In order to participate in this program, one:

* Must have the ability to follow verbal and/or visual instruction independently or with the assistance of a companion

* Must have the ability to board and disembark from the tram independently or with the assistance of a companion

* Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors (including Florida's climate extremes) for a period of at least 2 hours per day

* Must have the ability to withstand periods of full exposure to the sun

* Must have the ability to withstand exposure to very high humidity for extended periods of time

* Must have the ability to move quickly to a place of shelter if necessary either independently or with the assistance of a companion

* Must be able to traverse uneven grassy terrain either independently or with the assistance of a companion

More Information

Rene Poppe, Park Services Specialist | (352) 628-5343, ext. 1004 | Email | Web | Map

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Homosassa Springs

 

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Wildlife Ranger Camp (8 and 9 year olds)

Runs through Friday, June 17th, 2016 

Time & Place

9:00 AM June 13 - 2:00 PM EDT June 17
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park ; 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19); Homosassa, FL 34446

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$75.00 registration fee includes regular park admission, a t-shirt and supplies.

The Wildlife Ranger Camp program is held at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Camp topics include learning about Florida's wildlife, preserving natural resources, and wildlife habitats. Indoor and outdoor activities are included. The program is limited to 20 campers. The June Wildlife Ranger Camp is for children ages 8 and 9 years old. The camp hours are from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm each day.

Additional Information:

The Wildlife Ranger Camp takes place in the Wildlife Park. The June camp is for 8 and 9 year olds.

Participation Requirements

More Information

Rene Poppe, Park Services Specialist | (352) 628-5343, ext. 1004 | Email | Web | Map

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Homosassa Springs

 

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Weeki Wachee Springs BMAP Meeting

Runs through Tuesday, June 14th, 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. Topics will include a review of the BMAP process and a presentation on the nutrient source inventory for the basin. The BMAP is the means for implementation of the adopted Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). 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. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Terry Hansen at (850) 245-8561. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

Once this notice is published you will be able to view it by clicking the WEB link below.

"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.

More Information

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

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Weeki Wachee Springs

 
 

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