DEP to Discuss Lake Jesup Restoration Goals
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will host an annual update meeting on September 9 to discuss the status of the restoration plan for Lake Jesup, part of the St. Johns River system.
Meeting topics will include a review of the annual report, ongoing implementation efforts for the upcoming year and a presentation on revisions to the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), or restoration goal, model.
“The success we have experienced so far in this basin is a testament to the remarkable efforts of our stakeholders, and our collective commitment to preserving Florida’s valuable natural resources,” said Tom Frick, director of the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration. “We will continue to restore the water quality in this basin and return Lake Jesup to health.”
The Lake Jesup restoration plan addresses five water bodies including Gee Creek, Howell Creek, Lake Jesup, Little Lake Howell and Soldiers Creek.