Tag Archives: Polk County

Goal Post: Lake Gwyn Wetland Re-Hydration Project Completed & Open to the Public!

Find out more about FWC’s Wildlife Legacy Initiative at: http://myfwc.com/conservation/special-initiatives/fwli/ Southwest Region Kevin Kemp, Wildlife Legacy Biologist Freshwater Goal (Peninsula) (863) 648-3824 3900 Drane Field Road Lakeland, FL 33811-1207 This past September, a major restoration effort in the headwaters of the … Continue reading

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Polk Regional Water Cooperative Formation Team Meeting #2

Once again, Polk County and her 17 municipalities Polk County City of Fort Meade Town of Lake Hamilton City of Auburndale City of Frostproof City of Lake Wales City of Bartow Haines City City of Lakeland City of Davenport Town … Continue reading

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Future Water Supply in Polk County, Florida

As many of you are aware, my primary job/mission is to build bridges between science and politics in water supply, water quality, flood protection and natural resources. Over the last few years I have been working on the communications team … Continue reading

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598th Range Squadron Activation Ceremony

Several years ago I participated in a planning exercise with the Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Avon Park Air Force Range, Polk County, Osceola County, Highlands County and several local municipalities. The exercise was paid for by the Department of … Continue reading

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2015 Polk County Water Summit

Below is the speech I gave during the 2015 Polk County Water Summit designed to be the kick-off for the creation of a regional water supply entity. Members of the audience included local elected leaders, city/county staff and members of … Continue reading

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Polk Place: Central Florida Water Initiative

Originally Published on Mar 31, 2015 Florida’s water management districts are committed to finding new ways of meeting the demand for freshwater. The boundaries of two water management districts — the South Florida Water Management District and Southwest Florida Water … Continue reading

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Upper Peace River Tour

On April 30th the City of Winter Haven’s Natural Resources Department along with a representative from the Department of Environmental Protection hosted a tour for myself and a City of Bartow Commissioner on the Upper Peace River. During the winter … Continue reading

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Polk County Environmental Lands Photo Contest

Do you live/work/visit Polk County Florida? Then you must visit one or all of their great natural lands. See the attached Photo Contest Flyer and start submitting photos from one these great environmental lands: Circle B Bar Reserve Crooked Lake Prairie … Continue reading

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Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources Visit to Circle B Bar Reserve

Every two years or so, I have the honor and pleasure in hosting University of Florida’s Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources during their Polk County Seminar. As a member of Class II I have fond memories of this … Continue reading

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Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk Promotion

From the Dick Pope/Polk County Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. Today, race director Marybeth Soderstrom and sponsorship chair Danny Kushmer had the privilege of being guests on an up-coming episode of Polk Place by Polk County Government Television … Continue reading

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