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Wekiva River and Wekiva Parkway Protection Acts (Florida)

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Agricultural
Commercial
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Institutional
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Low-Income Residential
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Program Info
State 
Florida
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Siting and Permitting
Provider 
Wekiva River Basin Commission

The Wekiva River Protection Act directs the Orange, Lake, and Seminole Counties to emphasize the Wekiva River Protection Area in their planning efforts and regulations. Each county’s local comprehensive plan must contain goals, policies, and objectives that result in the protection of the: (1) Water quantity, water quality, and hydrology of the Wekiva River System; (2) Wetlands associated with the Wekiva River System; (3) Aquatic and wetland-dependent wildlife species associated with the Wekiva River System; and (4) Habitat within the Wekiva River Protection Area of species designated pursuant to rules. The Act contains further information on the types of development that may be restricted from the Wekiva River watershed. The Wekiva Parkway Protection Act calls for prudent planning and zoning practices, development strategies, and stormwater management plans to restore damaged natural springs and groundwater resources. It implements the planning recommendations made by the Wekiva River Basin Coordinating Committee in 2004. These can be found here: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/planning/sis/designation/wekiva/requestappc.pdf