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Montelione recognized for service to River Board

After six successful years on the Tampa City Council and River Board, Lisa Montelione is moving on. Fellow River Board and TAC members recognized Councilwoman Montelione for her service at their regular meeting on August 22, 2016. Councilwoman Montelione is the current Chair of the River Board. Her passion for the Hillsborough River and active…

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What’s easier, turning off water indoors or outside?

Apparently, it’s more convenient for Florida residents to save water while brushing their teeth than to cut back on lawn irrigation, according to a new report from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension report. 932 people deemed to be high-water users in Orlando, Tampa/Sarasota, and Miami/Fort Lauderdale were surveyed. Respondents…

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New method detects low-dose impacts of man-made chemicals in water

In a new study published in the Science Advances journal, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, researchers say they have found a better way to assess the potential impacts of low doses of man-made chemicals – like pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) – on water bodies and their ecosystems. PPCPS…

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FDEP approves proposal to change criteria on water pollutants

The Florida Environmental Regulation Commission voted to approve a proposal that would impose new criteria on 39 chemicals not currently regulated and change the regulations on 43 other toxics that include carcinogens. The proposal calls for toxic levels to be increased for known carcinogens and decreased for 13 currently regulated chemicals. The proposal was based…

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New at-risk vessel law helps manage waterways

A new Florida law, approved during the 2016 Session, will enable county and local authorities along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to more effectively manage the state’s waterways. The new law, F.S. 327.4107, allows law enforcement officers to issue non-criminal citations to owners who allow their boats to become “at risk”…

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Hillsborough River Board celebrates 30 years!

Congratulations to our Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board and Technical Advisory Council on 30 years of planning for the environmental health of the Hillsborough River! Created by the Florida Legislature in 1986 to monitor activities and actions in and around the Hillsborough River, the River Board adopted and maintains the River Master Plan and makes…

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Career & Consultant Opportunities

The Planning Commission, Metropolitan Planning Organization and River Board are served by a consolidated planning agency staff.  We are dedicated to providing the highest caliber service to the public and our boards, and we strive to find qualified and motivated job candidates.  We make professional development and career advancement for planners and affiliated professions one of…

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Hillsborough River Related Data & Maps

A contact list, brief fact sheet about the Hillsborough River and a collection of maps related to the Hillsborough River.   River FAQ Contacts Hillsborough River Fact Sheet River History Canoe Trail Map Florida Counties Florida Regional Map Hillsborough County Area Hillsborough River Map

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