HAVANA – The Northwest Florida Water Management District will host six public outreach workshops on the Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) plan updates. These plans are being developed by the District to build on past and ongoing efforts to protect and restore watershed resources. The workshops will provide an overview of watershed conditions and proposed implementation strategies and projects. The public is invited to attend these workshops to review information and to provide input as well as identify actions to address any identified challenges.
The workshop will each address one watershed in that particular area, and will be held on these dates:
Choctawhatchee River and Bay SWIM Plan
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 5:30 PM (CT)
Freeport Community Center, 16040 Business 331, Freeport, FL 32439
Perdido River and Bay SWIM Plan
Tuesday, January 10, 2017; 5:30 PM (CT)
Escambia County Commission Chambers, 221 S. Palafox Pl., Pensacola, FL 32502
Pensacola Bay System SWIM Plan
Wednesday, January 11, 2017; 5:30 PM (CT)
ECUA Board Room, 9255 Sturdevant Street, Ellyson Industrial Park, Pensacola, FL 32514
St. Marks River and Apalachee Bay Watershed SWIM Plan
Thursday, January 26, 2017; 5:30 PM (ET)
Wakulla County Community Center – 318 Shadeville Rd, Crawfordville, FL 32327
St. Andrew Bay SWIM Plan Public Workshop
Wednesday, February 8, 2017; 5:30 PM (CT)
Bay County Government Center Room 1030, 840 W. 11th Street, Panama City, FL 32401
Ochlockonee River and Bay SWIM Plan Public Workshop
Wednesday, February 15, 2017; 5:30 PM (ET)
Northwest Florida Water Management District – 81 Water Management Dr., Havana, FL 32333
More information and supporting documentation can be found on the District website at: http://www.nwfwater.com/Water-Resources/SWIM/SWIM-Plan-Updates.
About the Northwest Florida Water Management District
The Northwest Florida Water Management District is charged with managing and protecting the water resources of the Florida panhandle in a manner that best ensures the continued welfare of the people and natural resources of its 16-county region, including Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, Washington, and western Jefferson counties.