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Friends monthly educational meeting, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:00 pm.
October 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Our meeting’ program will host Brad Rimbey, Vice President of the Friends and the Florida Springs Council, who will speak on Nature Coast Springs, SWFWMD Minimum Flows.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District is responsible for providing water to our residents and businesses but also protecting the important water resources of our area. There is widespread concern that the District’s proposed Minimum Flows and Levels for the spring-fed Chassahowitzka and Homosassa river systems will significantly harm these unique coastal waterways in violation of State and Federal water protection laws, by allowing too much water to be withdrawn for human use.
These first-magnitude spring systems have some of the largest flows of any springs in the world. SWFWMD’s Governing Board is expected to decide on future use of the spring and river waters on October 22. Mr. Rimbey’s presentation will explain management concerns for these ecosystems, describe the fish and wildlife that depend on them, their recreational use by swimmers, kayakers, fishermen, and other visitors, and outline what we need to do to protect their waters’ quality and quantity for today and future generations of Floridians.
Friends meetings are at the Chassahowitzka Community Center, 10300 S Riviera Dr, Homosassa FL 34448
The Friends of the Chassahowitzka River is a grassroots group dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Chassahowitzka River, its springs, springshed, and flora and fauna. Our focus is the conservation of the natural beauty and ecological health of the Chassahowitzka River! This includes litter cleanups, native ecosystem restoration, and river restoration projects! Please join us in our grassroots endeavors!
To volunteer or get info
Call or text 352-897-0479
Email us at info@FriendsofChassahowitzka.org
Visit our webpage at www.FriendsofChassahowitzka.org
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