The 50 lakes inside and adjacent to Winter Haven, Florida are a source of great pride to its residents, and an economic engine that has long attracted people to the area. The City's economy, its quality of life, and its current and future viability depend on preserving and sustaining the health of water resources, the most valuable of which are its lakes. Protecting these resources - getting the water right - is the goal of the Sustainable Winter Haven initiative. Read more.
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Methodology and guidance for enhancing the permitting, design, analysis, and use of "green" low impact development practices in Winter Haven, Florida to help protect the quantity and quality of water in Winter Haven and restore the community’s lakes.
A template project folder with standard GIS features and ICPR v4 model is provided to help streamline project setup, design, and reporting.
A community development guide for increasing the beneficial use of stormwater to restore lake water quality, enhance public water supply, reduce flooding, and protect natural resources.
Guidance and recommendations for implementing the City's land development requirements for water resource sustainability.
A plan for restoring and protecting the water resources of the Peace Creek watershed. The backbone of the plan is an
interconnected, hydrologic network of
lakes, canals, wetlands, aquifers, open
spaces, and parks, designed to meet
the long-term water resource needs
of the community.
Regional stormwater infrastructure and hydrologic restoration project description prepared for the Central Florida Water Initiative.
Financial, planning, and institutional mechanisms and guidance for implementing the Sustainability Plan.
Restoration Targets for Sustainable Water Resources
A GIS-based tool for mapping ecosystem services in the Peace Creek watershed.
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Winter Haven hosts training workshops in use of new enhanced stormwater permit methodology.
Winter Haven receives education grant from FDEP to develop education materials for enhancing the permitting, design, analysis, and use of low impact development practices.
Winter Haven hosts low impact development workshops on 2/20 and 21 and 3/6 and 7 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM at downtown library.
29 August 2017
Winter Haven receives education grant from FDEP to develop education materials for transitioning to vegetation-based stormwater management systems
9 July 2015
1 December 2014
23 October 2014
14 August 2014
Winter Haven receives technical assistance grant for community planning from the FDEO.
27 June 2014
24 June 2014
11 February 2014
21 January 2014
5 December 2013
11 July 2013
4 December 2013
Sustainable Winter Haven website goes live.
13 December 2010
Mike Britt -Assistant Director, Public Utility Department, City of Winter Haven
Update presentation and training for Greater Winter Haven Chamber Development Industry Roundtable members.
A public education and training summary of the Winter Haven Gray to Green development guide.
Summary presentation to Central Florida Water Initiative on 27 August 2014.
Presentation to the Central Florida Water Initiative on 27 June 2014.
Guide for selecting and evaluating LID options for development projects in Winter Haven.
Guide to plant selection and landscape design.
Tips for recycling gray water in your home.