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South Florida Water Management District Charity Profile
The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 7.5 million residents. It is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management districts. Created in 1949, the agency is responsible for managing and protecting water resources of South Florida by balancing and improving water quality, flood control, natural systems and water supply.
A key initiative is the restoration of America's Everglades – the largest environmental restoration project in the nation's history. The District is also working to improve the Kissimmee River and its floodplain, Lake Okeechobee and South Florida's coastal estuaries.
South Florida Water Management District Volunteer Information
Would you like to take a more active role in protecting water resources and our environment? As a volunteer, you can take a hands-on approach to improving recreational opportunities in your neighborhood or in your favorite areas.Throughout our 16-county region, we have nine Service Centers with staff who work with local communities, businesses and governments. Look for the Service Center closest to you, and contact them to see if they can recommend volunteer opportunities in your area.