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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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  • Wekiwa Springs meeting over septic tank controversy is rescheduled

    Wekiwa Springs meeting over septic tank controversy is rescheduled
    State environmental authorities and Orange County Utilities officials will hold a rescheduled meeting Wednesday to present details on a proposal to convert homes near Wekiwa Springs from septic tanks to sewer service.
  • Trader Joes, GOP, and Citizens United: Letters

    Solve parking -- move Trader Joe's has been open for business for five weeks, but it should move. Parking at Lakeside shopping center in Winter Park is a nightmare. It makes sense for the ultra-popular grocery store to move up the street to the vacant...

    Florida gains with green policies taking root: Editorial

    Florida gains with green policies taking root: Editorial
    Environmental protection in Florida went into a deep freeze after the Great Recession pummeled the state's economy and voters then elected Gov. Rick "let's get to work" Scott. Funding for conservation programs took a nose dive, and environmental...

    The season is here: Get the scoop on scallops

    The season is here: Get the scoop on scallops
    With their goofy grin and spray of 40 to 50 flame-blue eyeballs, scallops are some of the cutest critters in the sea. That is not their appeal, however, to creatures ranging from tiny snails to tattooed humans. "It's kind of bad to be so tasty,"...

    Wekiwa Springs cleanup would use state money to put homes on sewer service

    Wekiwa Springs cleanup would use state money to put homes on sewer service
    A plan to extend sewer lines near Wekiwa Springs to homes that have septic systems would be paid for mostly with tax money but has agitated residents who fear the project would cost them thousands of dollars, tear up streets and yards — but do...