Wednesday, September 2nd 2015
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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva Canal BMAP Meeting
Runs through Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Time & Place
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Eastmonte Park - George C. Perkins Civic Center, 830 Magnolia Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva Canal BMAP will be held on September 2, at Eastmonte Park - George C. Perkins Civic Center, 830 Magnolia Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701.
"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.
A draft of the BMAP document can be found at the web link below.
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. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss and receive comments on the draft BMAP document.
- Welcome and Opening Remarks (Chris Ferraro/Beth Alvi)
- Overview of Revisions since the Previous Draft BMAP (Moira Homann)
- Wekiva-Area Septic System Studies/ Nitrogen Source Inventory and Loading Tool (Rick Hicks)
- Timeline for Wekiva BMAP Adoption (Moira Homann/Beth Alvi)
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