Category Archives: News

News Briefs, Spring 2014

Payback on Water Star Homes Less than Three Years New research compiled by the Florida Water Star program shows that new homes with efficient indoor fixtures and irrigation systems with increased mulched areas pay for themselves i...

News Briefs, Winter 2014

Tampa Bay Water Announces 2013 Water-Wise Winners Six homeowners from across the region were recognized with 2013 Community Water-Wise Awards for best landscaping designs using Florida-Friendly principles. Applicants completed a b...

News Briefs, Fall 2013

Pocket Ranger App Now Covers Beaches The Florida Park Service has updated its Pocket Ranger app for smartphones to include every public beach access point in Florida, in addition to information about its 171 state parks and trails...

News Briefs, Spring 2013

BP Trial Continues: Local Groups Look at Restoration Efforts A federal judge has refused to grant a motion releasing BP from charges of gross negligence meaning the oil company could be liable for fines of nearly $20 billion follo...

News Briefs, Winter 2012

District Sets New Deadlines for Community Education Grants Applications will be available April 1 for the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Community Education Grant program, which offers reimbursement up to $7,5...