When the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir was built in the early 2000s, the environmental impact consisted of approximately 190 acres of wetlands. To offset this impact, Tampa Bay Water undertook an extensive mitigation project that covered nearly a thousand acres of the 5,500-acre Chito Branch Reserve on which the reservoir is located. Mitigation was performed on three separate areas of the reserve, including:
The 5th Post in a 5-Part Series on the Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards
For the final post in a 5-part series on Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards, we are going to get down to the root of the issue – literally!
The roots we will be discussing are those attached to trees on your property and native plants that make up a Florida-friendly yard.
The 4th Post in a 5-Part Series on the Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards
The old rhyme “April showers bring May flowers,” doesn’t work so well here in central Florida. For us, the rhyme should be, “April and May flowers bring lots of summer showers.”
The 3rd Post in a 5-Part Series on the Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards
As you’ve probably heard by now, the Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards is a program offered by Tampa Bay Water recognizing those homeowners and businesses committed to conserving water and protecting the environment by using the most water-efficient landscaping practices. 2015 is the 16th year of this competition, and Tampa Bay Water wants to give you a chance to make your landscaping “Water-Wise.”