River Planning and Related Resources

Explore the Hillsborough River. Learn about its rich history and visit the many historical sites located along its banks. View some of the wildlife that abounds in and along the river corridor. You can come to appreciate how important the river is to the communities that depend on it to contribute to the area’s quality of life. The river is part of a regional water supply, a significant recreational asset for numerous water-dependent activities, and an aesthetic natural backdrop that changes with every turn and season.
  • featured agenda icon Hillsborough River Board & Technical Advisory Council Agendas - Agendas are normally posted one week before meetings. Select a date below to view the meeting agenda materials in PDF format:  
  • Temple-Terrace-FL-Hillsborough-River-350x250 Special Act – Laws of Florida Chapter 86-335 - An Act relating to Hillsborough County; creating the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board; prescribing membership and terms; providing for quorum and meetings; providing objectives and dutuies of the Board; requiring development of a coordinated Master Plan for the Hillsborough River Corridor; providing for incorporation of elements of the  coordinated Master Plan into local Comprehesive Plans, authorizing local...
  • Featured Rivers1 How Does River Management and Planning Work? - Considering the present and future of the resources of the Hillsborough River is the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board, an organization consisting of three elected officials representing the geographic location of the river. It is supported by the Hillsborough River Technical Advisory Council, comprised of eight agency representatives and three citizen members. Mandated by state...
  • May 21, 2013 Joint River Board & TAC Meeting - May 21, 2013 Joint River Board & TAC Meeting
  • Meet the Staff - Our staff supports three distinct boards – the Planning Commission, Metropolitan Planning Organization and River Board. The agency is composed of professional planners and technicians in the areas of land use, community and neighborhood planning, transportation, research and analysis, urban design, capital improvements, utilities, environmental planning and management. Find out more about our staff teams...
  • Featured Hillsborough River logo Who are the Hillsborough River Board & Technical Advisory Council? - We are a special Board and Council established by the Florida Legislature* to monitor activities and actions in the Hillsborough River Corridor. The river begins in west central Florida, and enters Tampa Bay in the center of the City of Tampa. River Board recommendations for river management are forwarded to the local political bodies, regulatory...
  • Featured Map1 Hillsborough River Related Data & Maps - A Brief Fact Sheet about the Hillsborough River and a collection of maps related to the Hillsborough River.   Hillsborough River Fact Sheet River History Canoe Trail Map Florida Counties Florida Regional Map Hillsborough County Area Hillsborough River Map
  • March 19, 2013 River Board TAC Agenda Packet - March 19, 2013 River Board TAC Agenda Packet
  • February 25, 2013 River Board Agenda - River Board 2 25 13 agenda
  • June 18, 2013 River Board TAC Meeting Packet - June 18, 2013 River Board TAC Agenda Packet
  • slider-planners Career 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...
  • Agriculture, farming, fields, crops, kid UF/IFAS 4Rs program helps growers use best management practices for fertilizer use - University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have introduced the Four RIGHT (4Rs) program to help Florida growers maximize the use of nutrients and fertilizers while minimizing the impact on the environment. The program helps growers use the right fertilizer in the right place, at the right time, using the right method....
  • Featured Hillsborough River logo 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...
  • featured_florida_fish_and_wildlife 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”...
  • glass of water 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...
  • featured_chemical_flask 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...
  • lawn irriation system 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...
  • Featured Hillsborough River logo 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...
  • April 16, 2013 River Board TAC Agenda Packet - 4 16 13 TAC Agenda Packet
  • February 19, 2013 River Board TAC Agenda Packet - 2 19 13 TAC Agenda Packet
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