Wekiva River and Wekiva Parkway Protection Acts (Florida)

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Place Florida

Applies to States or Provinces Florida
Name Wekiva River and Wekiva Parkway Protection Acts (Florida)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator East Central Florida Regional Planning Council
Primary Website http://www.ecfrpc.org/Programs-and-Projects/Environmental/Wekiva-Commission.aspx
Applicable Jurisdiction Wekiva River Protection Area in the Orange, Lake, and Seminole Counties

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Wekiva River Protection Act directs the Orange, Lake, and Seminole Counties to emphasize the Wekiva River Protection Area in their planning efforts and regulations. Each county’s local comprehensive plan must contain goals, policies, and objectives that result in the protection of the: (1) Water quantity, water quality, and hydrology of the Wekiva River System; (2) Wetlands associated with the Wekiva River System; (3) Aquatic and wetland-dependent wildlife species associated with the Wekiva River System; and (4) Habitat within the Wekiva River Protection Area of species designated pursuant to rules. The Act contains further information on the types of development that may be restricted from the Wekiva River watershed. The Wekiva Parkway Protection Act calls for prudent planning and zoning practices, development strategies, and stormwater management plans to restore damaged natural springs and groundwater resources. It implements the planning recommendations made by the Wekiva River Basin Coordinating Committee in 2004. These can be found here: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/central/Home/Admin/WekivaReportDecember2004.pdf

Policy Contact

Department Wekiva River Basin Commission

Address 309 Cranes Roost Blvd. Suite 2000

Place Altamonte Springs, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32701
Phone 407.262.7772

Fax 407.262.7788

Website http://www.ecfrpc.org/Contact-Us.aspx

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Fla. Stat. 369.301 et seq.

Authority 2: Fla. Stat. 369.314 et seq.