Ribbon-cutting at district cost-share project in Palm Coast
April is Water Conservation Month
Beautiful and water-efficient
Waterwise landscaping can be beautiful and saves water. Find tips and the right plants for your yard.
Thanks to our many Water Conservation Month partners. See a map of participating partners.
Projects fulfill core missions
District implements a variety of projects to protect water resources to protect water supplies, water quality and natural systems, and provide flood protection.
Checklist for visiting district lands
Be prepared when visiting these remote, scenic and wild lands. Make sure you have insect repellent, drinking water, sunscreen and wear proper clothing.
Watch Governing Board meetings online
District Governing Board meetings are now broadcast on the Internet. See the live streaming broadcast. View in Internet Explorer 11, Chrome and Firefox web browsers.
Know your watering days
During Eastern Standard Time, watering is allowed one day per week on designated days. Learn about districtwide watering restrictions.
District STEM careers
Many talented and dedicated district professionals work each day to preserve and protect Florida’s water resources in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) field. Read their stories.
Permitting News You Can Use
Springs Protection Month
The Sunshine State has more than 700 springs, with 148 known springs in the St. Johns District. Learn about these fabled waters.
Pages focus on Indian River Lagoon’s health
Stay informed on the work under way to investigate and address challenges facing the Indian River Lagoon.
# Trending topics
- Burn ban on all district land
- Proposed MFLs for Alexander, Gemini and Silver Glen springs
- Sleepy Creek — Get the facts
- Cattle leases
Applicants sought for district Inspector General
Contact the District Ombudsman
The Ombudsman responds to inquiries and complaints about district operations, programs, policies, and procedures. The Ombudsman also assists the public with understanding district activities and actions.
Ombudsman Jimmy Peluso
April 26, 2017
The district is enacting a burn ban for all district-owned properties effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice. The burn ban is necessary due to prolonged dry conditions that are favorable to wildfire.
April 26, 2017
Portions of the district's Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area are closed to public recreation due to several restoration projects. The closure is necessary to ensure public safety.
April 25, 2017
Just two years after the district opened the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, more than 130,000 visitors have experienced the one-way, 11-mile drive that traverses a network of wetlands, levees and canals, providing a variety of wildlife viewing opportunities.
April 24, 2017
An online resource is saving homeowners looking for landscaping ideas time, money and water. The district's waterwise plant database can help landscapers and do-it-yourselfers research the right plants for their yards' specific growing conditions.
April 17, 2017
Multiple water supply projects funded through the district's competitive cost-share program are resulting in millions of gallons of water saved across the district's 18-county service area.
April 11, 2017
The district's Governing Board on Tuesday approved completing the rulemaking process to set minimum flows and levels for Silver Springs in Marion County, defining a protective limit on the amount of available water beyond which further groundwater withdrawals would be significantly harmful to Silver Springs.
April 11, 2017
Water conservation measures have led to a 5 percent decrease in groundwater allocation in the city of Oakland. The city’s consumptive use permit renewal was approved April 11 by the district's Governing Board.