Alachua County Water Forum
Alachua County Environmental Protection Department partnered with the League of Women Voters of Alachua County/Gainesville to host The Status and Future of our Water Supply on October 12, 2011.
Below are links to You Tube videos from the event followed by links to the presentation slides, if available.
North Florida Aquifer 101 by Dr. Mike Annable, University of Florida
Groundwater Use in Alachua County by Stacie Greco, Alachua County Environmental Protection Department (slides)
St. Johns River Water Management District Water Supply by Tom Bartol, SJRWMD (slides)
Suwannee River Water Management District Water Supply by Dale Jenkins, SRWMD (slides)
Panel Discussion with Chris Bird, Richard Hamann, Rick Hutton, Bob Knight, Mike Annable, and Dale Jenkins (slides)
Longleaf Pine Restoration Workshop
A Longleaf Pine restoration workshop was held on February 28, 2014 at O’leno State Park. The workshop included presentations about springs protection, Longleaf Pine management, groundcover restoration, pine straw harvesting, wildlife management, and conservation easements. The workshop concluded with a walking field tour of Longleaf Pine stands at O’leno State Park. Longleaf Pine site was planted in the western portion of Poe Springs Park as a demonstration restoration. Click the links below to see the presentations. Funding was provided by a Protect Florida Springs Tag Grant and administered by the Wildlife Foundation of Florida.
Springs Saver Landscaping Workshop
A Springs Saver Landscaping Workshop was held on February 16, 2013 at Poe Springs Park. The workshop included planting a springs friendly landscape at the park and presentations about springs, rain gardens, low impact design and development, water conservation and springs, and landscape planting for dry areas and water conservation. Click the links below to see the presentations. Funding was provided by a Protect Florida Springs Tag Grant administered by the Wildlife Foundation of Florida.