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Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Alachua County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) Water Issues Workshop

 

Time & Place

1:30 p.m.
Grace Knight Conference at 12 SE 1st Street Gainesville, FL 32601

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The St. Johns and Suwannee River Water Management Districts have been invited to discuss consumptive use permitting. The Alachua County Health Department will discuss HB1263, which requires local governments where a first magnitude spring is located to decide whether or not to require a septic system evaluation program or not by January 2013. In our region Alachua, Columbia, and Marion counties along with High Springs have not yet decided on this item.

More Information

(352) 264-6900

 

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Our Water, Our Future

 

Time & Place

7:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Alfonso Levy Performing Arts Center at Florida Gateway College, Lake City, FL

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Join us for an evening of inspiration and learning about north Florida's water. Celebrated Spring’s photographer JOHN MORAN will share his images. Florida Springs Institute Director Dr. Robert Knight will help us understand the science of this precious resource. And a host of community leaders will share their vision for a water ethic that we can all take to heart. Sponsored by the Florida Gateway College and the Lake City/Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Community Steward Workshop

 

Time & Place

9:00 - 4:30
Residence Inn Marriott, 600 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida

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Community learders, planners, and elected officials will explore:

• effective citizen advocacy • city and county sustainability programs • transportation and land use initiatives • natural resource protection efforts (including the Red Hills, Wakulla Springs, and St. Marks) • what’s ahead for Florida in planning, housing and environmental resource protection, and much more!

$20 per person includes lunch.

More Information

Vivian Young | 850-222-6277 x. 109 | Email | Web

 

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Blue Spring Water Festival

 

Time & Place

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2100 W. French Avenue, Orange City, Florida 32763

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Come join us in celebration of National Public Lands Day & Literacy Month at the Blue Spring Water Festival. The event will have activities for kids, educational displays and programs about the Springshed and Manatees, guided walks. Bring your family and enjoy the day, there will be something for everyone. Sponsored by Blue Spring Alliance, Friends of Blue Spring State Park Inc., and the Walter and Betty Boardman Foundation.

More Information

Laura Kruger | (386) 775-3663 | Email | Web | Map

 

Following the Water to Wakulla Springs

 

Time & Place

8:00 a.m. - noon
Wakulla Springs Basin

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Join noted biologist Jim Stevenson on this fascinating tour and exploration of the spring basin that examines the quantity and quality of water flowing from the Florida capital to world famous Wakulla Springs. Learn how the astonishing connection of underground caves conducts groundwater throught the remarkable Floridan Aquifer. See the watery windows of this underground wonder. Experience the scenic basin area of Wakulla Springs set against the attractive backdrop of native flora and wildlife. Jim will share his remarkable knowledge acquired as chief naturalist of Florida's state parks for 20 years, so don't miss this opportunity!

$18 per person includes admission to Wakulla Springs State park and over 60% of your fee is donated to two local non-profits working to protect Wakulla Springs.

Car caravan tour departs from Tallahassee with nine stops of interest including lakes, sinkholes, and wastewater treatment plant on our travel to Wakulla Springs. For complete details and tour registration, visit our website at the link below.

More Information

(850) 926-3376 | Web

 

Monday, September 24th, 2012

North Florida Water Supply Partnership Stakeholder Advisory Committee

 

Time & Place

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Florida Gateway College, Wilson S. Rivers Library and Media Center, 149 S.E. College Place, Building 200, room 102, Lake City, FL 32025

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Focus on protection of natural resources and cost-effective, sustainable water supplies in the St. Johns River and Suwannee River water management districts through collaborative planning, scientific-tool development and other partnership efforts.

More Information

Teresa Monson | (904) 730-6258 | Email | Web

 

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

O'Leno State Park River clean-up

 

Time & Place

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

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O’Leno State Park will be hosting a River Clean-Up in honor of National Public Lands Day and in conjunction with the Great Suwannee River Clean-Up and its tributary the Santa Fe River. Bring your canoe or kayak, or show up in old shoes and work from the river bank. This river clean-up will take place between Bible Camp Road boat ramp and the River Sink within O'Leno State Park. Must register to participate! Please dress appropriately for your comfort and bring gloves, water, sunscreen and insect spray. Lunch will be provided following the clean up by the Friends of O'Leno, Inc.

Participants meet in the parking lot next to the picnic area in O’Leno State Park.

More Information

386-454-0723.

 
 

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