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St. Johns River Water Management District

St. Johns River Water Management District
The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five regional agencies in Florida that have authority to tax, issue water permits and regulate wetlands. The nine members of the St. Johns board meet monthly at headquarters in Palatka, Fla. They are appointed by the governor, a system sometimes criticized as giving too much power to non-elected officials. The district, run by about 700 employees, includes the St. Johns River basin in 18 counties from Georgia to Okeechobee County.
The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five regional agencies in Florida that have authority to tax, issue water permits and regulate wetlands. The nine members of the St. Johns board meet monthly at headquarters in Palatka, Fla. They are appointed by the governor, a system sometimes criticized as giving too much power to non-elected officials. The district, run by about 700 employees, includes the St. Johns River basin in 18 counties from Georgia to Okeechobee County. « Show less

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  • Allow peat harvest to restore wetlands: My Word

    We live in an area that has a lot of wetlands that have been impacted in negative ways. Some wetlands have dried up over time, due mostly to development resulting in lowering the surface-water table. This shortage of water has caused a major decline in desirable wetland species, allowing for nuisance plants to take over. A decline in wetland quality and native animal habitat has been the result.
  • Rivers a 'tragedy of the commons'?: My Word

    About 130 people stood in line at the entrance table inside the administration building of the St. Johns River Water Management District headquarters in Palataka on Aug. 28.They waited patiently to sign up to speak on behalf of their beloved rivers...

    Slush Puppie creator leaves wilderness to state

    Slush Puppie creator leaves wilderness to state
    Will Radcliff, who made his fortune selling Slush Puppie drinks, cherished a spread of Florida wilderness so much he sold it a decade ago for preservation but at a discount so he could hang out there until his death. In 2004, when asked what it was like...

    Five things for Thursday, Sept. 25

    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: slush puppies and open land; parents demanding recess; mobile fashion stores; and more. 1. Slush puppies and open land will be the legacy left by Will Radcliff. Last week, the slush-drink mogul...

    Deseret Ranches' future metropolis would dam creeks for water

    Deseret Ranches' future metropolis would dam creeks for water
    A tough choice over Central Florida's water future is unfolding now as the giant Deseret Ranches proposes to dam a pair of creeks, an idea rejected long ago by state officials as environmentally unacceptable. Osceola County and Deseret Ranches are...