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Workshop to discuss lake levels northwest Hillsborough

Workshop to discuss lake levels northwest Hillsborough

Carrollwood, Florida - The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to comment on proposed minimum guidance levels for Lakes Rogers and Raleigh in Hillsborough County at a public workshop on Wednesday, May 29. 

The workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Walker Middle School Cafeteria, located at 8282 North Mobley Road in Odessa.

Below is more information from The Southwest Florida Water Management District about the meeting:

Avoid human-bear conflicts

Avoid human-bear conflicts

Hernando County, Florida -- Recently, a bear was sighted near Alderwood Street in the Spring Hill area of Hernando County, where a known bear population exists along the coast.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Hernando County Sheriff's Office want residents to know what to do if they see a bear and how to avoid creating problems with one.

Great American Cleanup

Great American Cleanup

Tampa, Florida -- Help make your neighborhood a little nicer by taking part in the Great American Cleanup.

On Saturday, April 27,  Make Tampa Bay Beautiful is hosting two cleanups in The Heights area.

One will be at the 22nd Street Park, which is 7801 N. 22nd Ave., Tampa, FL 33604. The other is at Lowery Park Boat Ramp which is located at 7525 North Blvd, Tampa, FL 33604.

Pre-registration is open and it's a good idea to sign up in advanced because the spaces are limited.

Celebrate Earth Day with Weeki Wachee Springs Exotic Plant Removal

Celebrate Earth Day with Weeki Wachee Springs Exotic Plant Removal

Spring Hill, Florida-- The Florida Park Service is celebrating Earth Day this Saturday, April 20, by hosting various events focused on environmental education and nature-based recreation. 

Park Service reps say Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds and nationalities....surely you don't want to miss out on that!

Hilllsborough to declare April as "Water Conservation Month"

Hilllsborough to declare April as "Water Conservation Month"

Hillsborough County, Florida-- During a regular board meeting set for Wednesday, April 17, county commissioners will declare April as "Water Conservation Month" in Hillsborough County.

According to reps, April- typically the driest month of the year- is an ideal time to pay close attention to leaky faucets, replace malfunctioning plumbing parts, consider lower shower heads and shorter shower-times, keep lawn-watering to a minimum, and more. 

Find more details behind the county's declaration, and tips to keep your conservation efforts at their best, below:

FREE organic milkshake April 22

FREE organic milkshake April 22

Tampa, Florida -- EVOS healthy fast-food restaurants are giving away FREE homemade organic milkshakes to celebrate Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Support Organic Family Farmers and join them at your neighborhood EVOS in celebration of Earth Day and enjoy a FREE homemade Organic Milkshake. No purchase necessary.

*Here's another good deal you need to know about: EVOS also gives away FREE kids' meals with the purchase of an adult meal every Sunday.

Seminole Heights Community Gardens celebrates Earth Day

Seminole Heights Community Gardens celebrates Earth Day

Tampa, Florida -- Earth day is this weekend and the Seminole Heights Community Gardens is celebrating with food, music and fun activities.

This Sunday, April 14, is the garden's second annual Earth Day celebration. It starts at 6:00 p.m.

There will also be displays, demonstrations, garden tours and a raffle.

The Seminole Heights Community Gardens is located at 605 East Frances Ave. That's three blocks of Columbus Dr. and two blocks east of Central Avenue.