The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a virtual public workshop at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, to discuss updates to the District’s land use and management rules and processes.
The purpose of this workshop is to update outdated rules and processes governing the use of District lands to create efficiencies. One of the major changes includes an annual limit on the number of nights campers can reserve per year, which will provide more fair opportunities for all users.
Updating these rules and processes will also create greater consistency with other water management districts.
The Meadowcrest government building, 1540 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River parking area will be repaved in sections beginning Monday, December 7 (prep work Saturday, December 5) with the project scheduled for completion on Monday, December 14, weather permitting.
The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Feb. 28, 2021, reopening to harvest March 1, 2021.
Anglers may continue to catch and release snook during the closed season.