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									St. Johns River Restoration Strategy
                May 2003




                Prepared by the
  St. Johns River Restoration Working Group
         St. Johns River Restoration Strategy

                        Prepared by the
          St. Johns River Restoration Working Group

                                        May 2003




               For additional copies of this report, contact one of the following:

Teresa Monson                    Brad Thoburn                       Jodi Conway
St. Johns River Water            Mayor’s Office                     Florida Department of
Management District              City of Jacksonville               Environmental Protection
7775 Baymeadows Way              117 W. Duval, Suite 400            7825 Baymeadows Way
Suite 102                        Jacksonville, FL 32202             Suite B200
Jacksonville, FL 32256           (904) 630-2851                     Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 730-6258                   BThoburn@coj.net                   (904) 807-3300
tmonson@sjrwmd.com                                                  Jodi.Conway@dep.state.fl.us
                    St. Johns River Restoration Working Group

                                      Membe rs

Hon. John A. Delaney, Chairman              Clay Henderson, Esq.
City of Jacksonville                        Holland and Knight Consulting

Neil Armingeon                              Anne Keller
St. Johns Riverkeeper, Inc.                 U.S. EPA, Region 4

Hon. Sue Carlson                            Don Loop
Brevard County                              Stewards of the St. Johns

Roger Chubin                                Hon. Kenneth Macht
IFF Chemical Holdings, Inc.                 Indian River County

Hon. Jim Darby                              Hon. Grant Maloy
Flagler County                              Seminole County

Hon. Christy Fitzgerald                     Hon. Patricia Northey
Clay County                                 Volusia County

Vivian Garfein                              Hon. Karen Stern
Florida Department of Environmental         St. Johns County
Protection, Central District
                                            Hon. Linda Stewart
Kirby Green                                 Orange County
St. Johns River Water Management
District                                    Mario L. Taylor
                                            Florida Department of Environmental
Hon. Catherine Hanson                       Protection, Northeast District
Lake County
                                            Andy Tucker
Hon. Nancy Harris                           G.A. Tucker and Sons
Putnam County
                                            Leroy Wright
                                            S.A.V.E. the St. Johns River


                                Technical Advisers

Russell Brodie                                   Col. James G. May
Florida Fish and Wildlife                        U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Conservation Commission
                                                 Brian Teeple
Sandra Glenn                                     Northeast Florida Regional Planning
East Central Florida Regional                    Council
Planning Council


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                             Working Group Staff

                       Sharon Ashton, City of Jacksonville
            Linda Burnette, St. Johns River Water Management District
                     Tiffany Busby, Independent Consultant
            Alfred Canepa, St. Johns River Water Management District
          Jodi Conway, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
           Casey Fitzgerald, St. Johns River Water Management District
                         Jill Johnson, City of Jacksonville
            Jim Maher, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
            Kraig McLane, St. Johns River Water Management District
        Jeremy RiCharde, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
                        Brad Thoburn, City of Jacksonville

Special pro bono legal assistance provided by Clay Henderson, Holland and Knight.
          Document prepared by Tiffany Busby, Independent Consultant.




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                                                   CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................1

MISSION STATEMENT ...................................................................................................2

BACKGROUND ................................................................................................................2

SCHEDULE ........................................................................................................................3

DESCRIPTION OF THE ST. JOHNS RIVER BASIN....................................................4

ST. JOHNS RIVER ALLIANCE MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE ..............................7
      Committee Structure.............................................................................................7
      Membership and Committee Roles ....................................................................7

RESTORATION GOAL ..................................................................................................10

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION TARGETS AND PROPOSED PROJECT
  SUMMARIES .............................................................................................................10
    Water Quality ......................................................................................................11
    Water Supply .......................................................................................................15
    Restoration Tools and Investigations ...............................................................16

ACCESS/RECREATION/EDUCATION/PUBLIC OUTREACH/CULTURAL
  AND HERITAGE TARGETS AND PROPOSED PROJECT SUMMARIES ......17
    Access and Recreation ........................................................................................18
    Education/Public Outreach/Cultural and Heritage .....................................19

ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF SUPPORT ............................................................20

APPENDIX A. Ecological Restoration Projects Submitted in March and April 2003

APPENDIX B. Education, Outreach, Cultural, and Heritage Projects Submitted in March
  and April 2003

APPENDIX C. American Heritage Rivers Initiative Priority Projects

APPENDIX D. Draft Memorandum of Understanding




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                                    OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

JOHN A. DELANEY                                                                   CITY HALL SUITE 400
MAYOR                                                                            117 W. DUVAL STREET
                                                                               JACKSONVILLE, FL 32202


Dear River Stakeholder:

      The following recommendations of the St. Johns River Restoration Working Group are the
result of several months of hard work by a group of dedicated citizens, county commissioners from
all counties along the river, the St. Johns River Water Management District, the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection and the City of Jacksonville. The Working Group recommendations
provide the foundation for long-term comprehensive restoration of the St. Johns River.

      In January, thousands of people from all parts of the river convened in Jacksonville for the
2003 River Summit. Following the River Summit, the Working Group was convened to use the
Summit Proceedings as a roadmap for restoration. The Working Group developed goals,
preliminary project lists and a management structure for the long-term oversight of the restoration
strategy.

      You will notice that the concept of river restoration as defined by the Working Group includes
cultural, historical, recreational and educational components. While these may not be traditional
―restoration‖ elements, the Working Group agreed that they are essential to building a long-term
constituency to support a healthy river.

      The recommendations will be forwarded to the American Heritage River Steering Committee
for review and approval. Further, County Commissions along the river will be asked to review the
proposed management structure and agree to sign the Memorandum of Understanding to join as a
partner in the St. Johns River Alliance.

      Thank you for your interest in the St. Johns River. The river is the heart and soul of our region
and its health is vital to the future of our area. I hope you will continue to join me and countless
others to further the goals and objectives set forth in these recommendations.

                                              Sincerely,




                                              John A. Delaney
                                               I.

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I.     Introduction
Restoration activities needed in the St. Johns River watershed include ecosystem
restoration, cultural and heritage projects, enviro nmental education, access, and
recreation. In light of the many ongoing local efforts, the American Heritage Rivers
endeavors, and overwhelming public support at the 2003 River Summit to restore the St.
Johns River, the St. Johns River Restoration Working Group was formed to develop a
comprehensive restoration strategy, building on these previous efforts and committees.

The St. Johns River Restoration Working Group was given three primary directives: (1)
to develop restoration goal(s) for the St. Johns River, (2) to create a list of projects that
are needed to restore the river to the maximum level, and (3) to define a management
structure for restoration efforts that will effectively oversee and implement restoration
projects and planning for the long term. These efforts were conducted over a 60-day time
period, ending in May 2003. This report summarizes the Working Group’s efforts and
constitutes the restoration strategy.

The mission of the St. Johns River Restoration Working Group and the soon-to-be-
formed nonprofit organization titled the St. Johns River Alliance is ―to promote, preserve,
protect, restore, and celebrate the St. Johns River as an American Heritage River in
recognition of its ecological, historic, economic, recreational, and cultural significance,
so that the public may gain a greater appreciation and understanding for its importance to
the quality of life of current and future generations.‖

Over a six- week period, the entire river community, including the general public,
universities, agencies, and schools, was asked to submit ideas for restoration projects and
education programs for the St. Johns River. More than 290 projects costing $2.4 billion
were identified. Additional efforts, including upper basin land acquisition, stormwater
management upgrades, additional sediment treatment and remediation, and nonpoint
source land acquisition, have also been identified. The total identified costs for St. Johns
River restoration are estimated at $4.6 billion. This cost estimate does not include the
many recommended projects the costs of which were still undefined or unknown.
Projects were organized into the following categories: water quality; water supply;
restoration tools and investigations; access and recreation; and education, outreach,
cultural, and heritage efforts.

A management structure has been proposed for the long-term oversight of planning and
implementation efforts. The structure is composed of a technical committee and a citizens
advisory committee for each of the three basins, as well as a planning and management
committee and a board of directors. This structure is based upon examples of successful
projects in other watersheds, as well as from input from the 2003 River Summit and the
existing committees within the St. Johns River Basin.

This management strategy provides the basic framework to kick-start restoration efforts
and a permanent management framework for restoration activities such as setting annual



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funding priorities, developing a comprehensive management plan, organizing legislative
initiatives, and seeking public input on important environmental issues.

II.    Mission Statement
The St. Johns River Alliance will be a private, nonprofit organization which seeks to
promote, preserve, protect, restore, and celebrate the St. Johns River as an American
Heritage River in recognition of its ecological, historic, economic, recreational, and
cultural significance, so that the public may gain a greater appreciation a nd understanding
of its importance to the quality of life of current and future generations.

III.   Background
With the designation of the St. Johns River as an American Heritage River in 1998,
communities and groups along its entire length became formally enga ged in river-related
projects. The American Heritage Rivers Initiative (AHRI) Steering Committee was
composed of elected officials, environmentalists, agency representatives, and community
and business leaders from the entire watershed. A river navigator, a U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency-sponsored staff person, supported the Steering Committee’s efforts.
The AHRI mission was to ―recognize and celebrate the importance of the St. Johns River
and to unite local, federal, state, and community partners in the entire St. Johns River
Basin to implement vital historic, cultural, environmental, recreational, and economic
initiatives.‖ The three focus areas of the AHRI effort are environmental protection,
cultural/heritage preservation, and economic development

Citizen advisory committees were established in each major river basin — upper, middle,
and lower — establishing a truly grassroots effort. A large list of projects was developed
via a series of basin meetings, with the expectation that the projects would be completed
by the combined efforts of cities, counties, the St. Johns River Water Management
District (District), and state and federal agencies. Additional committees supported the
Eco-Heritage Corridor, Riverfest, and trails efforts that grew out of community interests.
The AHRI, along with the 2003 River Summit, set the stage for development of the St.
Johns River Alliance, which integrates preceding efforts into a river restoration program
that will enhance the river’s environmental quality and impro ve the quality of life
throughout the river’s more than 8,000-square- mile watershed.

Water quality and hydrology restoration activities have long histories in the upper,
middle, and lower basins that preceded the American Heritage River designation. Many
efforts were funded and performed by local governments, which have a variety of boards,
committees, and advisory councils that guide their efforts. Additionally, there have been
a number of basinwide committees and efforts, some of which are long-standing, while
others were formed for a specific project or purpose and dissolved once their objective
was complete.

In the upper basin, there existed a broad-based appointed advisory committee to the
District to redesign the ―Upper Basin Project.‖ This project c hanged the hydrology and


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management of the upper basin to substantially improve the environmental quality of the
upper basin while maintaining flood control. Although there is no current formal
management structure in the upper basin, there is a Southern Region Recreation Advisory
Council that advises the District on issues related to public access and recreation
opportunities on District-owned lands in this region.

In the middle basin, there is a series of working groups that advise the District on basin-
specific issues. Working groups are active for the following subbasins within the middle
basin: the Little Wekiva, Wekiva, and Econlockhatchee rivers. There is also a long-
standing group called Friends of Lake Jesup that provides input on water quality and
habitat restoration efforts for Lake Jesup. An ad hoc group of local governments and
agencies was formed to provide input into the Middle Basin Surface Water Improvement
and Management (SWIM) Plan. The middle basin is part of the area included in the
Central Region Recreation Advisory Council that advises the District about recreation
and access issues on District-owned property.

The lower basin has the most formal existing management structure in the St. Johns River
watershed. There have been four primary standing committees associated with water
quality issues on the lower St. Johns River. These committees include (1) a Technical
Advisory Committee, (2) a Planning Committee, (3) a Communications Committee, and
(4) an Executive Committee. There is also a standing Biological Monitoring
Subcommittee, which reports to the Technical Advisory Committee. Some of these
committees have been in place since the SWIM Program was initiated in the 1980s, but
their roles, membership, and activity levels have varied over time. Additionally, there is a
total maximum daily load (TMDL) stakeholders group as well as a TMDL Executive
Committee, both established in 2002, that meet to discuss select issues and events
pertaining directly to the TMDL process. The TMDL groups, beca use of their regulatory
nature, will continue to have their own autonomous management structure. The Northern
Region Recreation Advisory Council advises the District on recreational and access
issues on District-owned lands in the region, including the lower basin.

IV. Schedule
The St. Johns River Alliance will be formed immediately following the final Working
Group meeting, and paperwork will be filed to create a 501(c)(3) organization. Annually,
a project priority list will be developed to assist funding efforts and a legislative strategy
will be developed. The priority list should include the full extent of restoration activities,
including ecosystem restoration, cultural and heritage projects, environmental education,
and access and recreation projects. This priority list, or an appropriate subset, will be
submitted to the local, regional, state, federal, and private funding organizations.
Additionally, annual reports such as a ―River Report Card‖ will be available to the
general public about the status of restoration projects and advancement towards the
restoration targets. Further, a detailed restoration plan will be developed by July 2004 by
the St. Johns River Alliance. The restoration plan will outline specific, quantifiable
targets or objectives for river restoration as well as further refining the projects, costs, and
responsibilities for achieving the mission. Both the St. Johns River strategy and the


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detailed restoration plan will be reviewed and updated every five years to ensure that
implementation efforts are both aggressive and appropriate to achieve river restoration
and protection.

V.      Description of the St. Johns River Basin
The St. Johns River is 310 miles long and flows north, entering the Atlantic Ocean at
Mayport, east of Jacksonville, Florida. A map of the St. Johns River Basin is provided at
the end of this section. The St. Johns River is a slow- moving river with tidal effects that
extend inland as far as Lake George, about 106 miles upstream. The river is commonly
described as having three major basins: the upper, middle, and lower.

The upper basin extends nearly 80 miles from the headwaters of the St. Johns River in
Indian River and Okeechobee counties to the southern end of Lake Harney in Volusia
County. There are two potable water sources in this basin, Lake Washington and Taylor
Creek. Most of the basin is rural, with the population concentrated near the Indian River
Lagoon Basin on the Atlantic coast. The area is best known for its agricultural
production, especially cattle and citrus.

The middle basin of the St. Johns River extends from the Econlockhatchee (Econ) River
in Osceola, Orange, and Seminole counties, northward into Lake and Volusia counties.
The basin is approximately 1,200 square miles in size. It contains the second largest
tributary to the St. Johns River, the Econ; the spring- fed Wekiva River, an Outstanding
Florida Water and Aquatic Preserve; Lakes Harney and Monroe, which are formed by a
broadening of the St. Johns River; and Lake Jesup, one of the most polluted lakes directly
connected to the St. Johns. Lake George, which is part of the middle basin, is the second
largest lake in Florida and is home to the second largest population of bald eagles in the
lower 48 states. Blue Spring, in Volusia County, is a first- magnitude natural spring
contributing an average of 100 million gallons per day to the St. Johns River. Blue Spring
is the largest inland warm-water refuge in Florida for wintering manatees. The middle
basin also encompasses a major black bear habitat corridor to the Ocala National Forest.
There are separate activities that address issues in the Ocklawaha Basin, which is the
largest tributary to the St. Johns River.

The lower basin extends from the confluence of the St. Johns and Ocklawaha rivers near
Welaka, north to the mouth of the St. Johns River at Mayport. The lower basin stretch of
the river is also referred to as the St. Johns Estuary, a name indicating its importance as a
breeding and feeding area of a large variety of fish and wildlife. The lower basin is
approximately 2,750 square miles in size and includes all or portions of Alachua,
Bradford, Clay, Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, Duval, and Volusia counties. 1




1
 Source of basin information: E.A. Fernald and E.D. Purdu m, Water Resources Atlas of Florida, 1998,
Institute of Science and Public Affairs, Florida State Un iversity, Tallahassee; St. Johns River Water
Management District, District Water Management Plan, 2000, Palatka, Florida.


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     A Brief Cultural and Natural History of the St. Johns River, by Bill Belleville

The St. Johns River has a colorful cultural history dating back at least 9,000 years.
Archaeologists are still uncovering Native American secrets along its banks, including a
wooden owl totem at Hontoon Island and 20- foot high midden mounds like Mount
Royal, which featured temples and ball courts. French artist Jacque Le Moyne provided
some of the very first sketches of La Florida from the banks of the river in 1562 — 50
years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. Later, naturalists John and William
Bartram and John James Audubon depicted its rare bounties for the rest of the world. In
the steamboat era, this "Nile of the Americas" was a major transportation route for
tourists, adventurers, and settlers and a playground for the wealthy like Frederick
DeBary and Henry Sanford. The river has inspired poems by Sidney Lanier, essays by
Harriet Beecher Stowe, classical music compositions by Frederick Delius, and
landscape paintings by Winslow Homer. In the early 20th century, Pulitzer Prize-
winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings wrote of the river and its tributary the
Ocklawaha, helping define a distinct sense of place in the Florida Cracker landscape.

The St. Johns River is blessed with a natural history every bit as extraordinary.
Subtropic and warm temperate zones meet on the river, causing biodiversity to soar.
Some 174 species of birds, from roseate spoonbills in the upper river to swallowtail
kites in the middle river, visit or nest here. It was on this ―river of lakes‖ that William
Bartram first ―discovered‖ where northern birds migrate in the winter. Prehistoric
seawater seeps up through springs and river bottoms far upstream, nurturing over 180
species of freshwater and saltwater fish. Springs on the river also provide valuable
refuge for the endangered West Indian manatees, which travel here seasonally. Scores of
species found nowhere else in the world were discovered and are still being sought
inside caves feeding the springs and in the spring runs.




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          Map 1.
St. Johns River Watershed




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VI. St. Johns River Alliance Management Structure
A. COMMITTEE S TRUCTURE
The following standing committees shall comprise the management structure for the St.
Johns River Alliance:

                                St. Johns River Alliance
                             Management Structure Diagram

                                      Board of Directors


                                  Planning & Management
                                         Committee


    Upper Basin   Middle Basin   Lower Basin     Upper Basin   Middle Basin   Lower Basin
     Technical     Technical      Technical        Citizen        Citizen       Citizen
     Advisory       Advisory       Advisory       Advisory       Advisory      Advisory
    Committee      Committee      Committee      Committee      Committee     Committee


The Board of Directors has the authority to create special task forces or subcommittees
for specific purposes. The existing special task forces, such as the Trails, Riverfest, and
Eco-Heritage Corridor Task Forces, are considered ad hoc subcommittees to the Board of
Directors. All committees have the option to create subcommittees. The basin-specific
technical or citizen advisory committees are also encouraged to meet periodically with
the other basin committees, especially in cases where common technical or outreach
programs are being discussed.

All committees have an appointed chair or co-chairs, as defined in their bylaws. All
standing committees also have bylaws that define how chairs are elected and their terms,
and committee procedures. It is recommended that each committee have designated
liaisons to the other standing committees to promote intercommittee communications and
coordination.

B. M EMBERSHIP AND COMMITTEE ROLES
1. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors is composed of the following 25 individuals:
     A representative appointed by the Mayor of Jacksonville.

     A representative appointed by the county commission or council of each of the
      following counties: Clay, St. Johns, Putnam, Lake, Flagler, Volusia, Brevard,
      Seminole, Orange, Osceola, and Indian River (these members may be elected
      officials, county staff, or private citizens).

     A representative appointed by each of the chairs of the Northeast Florida Regional
      Planning Council and the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council.


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   A representative appointed by each district director for the Northeast Florida and
    Central Florida districts of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

   Nine citizens appointed by the Board of Directors, being equally divided between
    the upper, middle, and lower basins of the St. Johns River. The citizens shall be
    dedicated to support the mission of the organization and generally represent
    conservation, education, science, and business interests relating to the St. Johns
    River.

a. Board of Directors’ Roles
    Manage the 501(c)(3) organization called the St. Jo hns River Alliance.
    Serve as a clearinghouse among public agencies to foster intergovernmental
      coordination relating to issues affecting the St. Johns River.
    Provide education to the general public on issues of concern relating to the St.
      Johns River.
    Promote public policy development and strategies for restoration and
      conservation efforts relating to the river.
    Promote scientific research as a basis for establishing public policy.
    Review ordinances and statutes and recommend changes.
    Adopt goals for the St. Johns River restoration.
    Set commitments to implement plans and projects.
    Engage the political leadership.
    Approve and oversee implementation of the St. Johns River Restoration Plan.
    Make funding recommendations and approve recommendations.
    Seek new funding options/sources.
    Ensure that results and recommendations are enforceable.
    Organize regular ―river summits.‖

2. PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
The Planning and Management Committee shall be composed of the following 10
individuals:

   Chair of the Upper Basin Technical Advisory Committee
   Chair of the Middle Basin Technical Advisory Committee
   Chair of the Lower Basin Technical Advisory Committee
   The River Navigator, as federal liaison and representing the citizen advisory
    committees
   A staff member from the St. Johns River Water Management District
   A staff member from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Central
    District Office
   A staff member from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Northeast
    District Office
   A staff person appointed by the chair of the Board of Directors
   A representative appointed by the Office of Greenways and Trails, Florida
    Department of Environmental Protection
   A representative appointed by the Florida Department of State



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a. Planning and Manage ment Committee Roles
    Review commitments to implement plans and projects.
    Review ordinances and statutes and recommend changes.
    Recommend and develop goals.
    Undertake planning efforts.
    Oversee implementation.
    Make funding recommendations.
    Promote collaboration for funding, projects, etc.
    Provide continuity for restoration efforts.
    Prepare a draft St. Johns River Restoration Plan for the Board of Directors’
       review and approval.
    Provide public education (what has been done and what needs to be done)
    Provide public information.
    Provide intercommittee communications.

The primary role of the Planning and Management Committee is to organize and
synthesize information and issues from the technical and citizen advisory committees for
the Board of Directors. All substantive issues and information should be brought forward
to the Board of Directors for full consideration and discussion.

3. CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEES’ M EMBERSHIP
The memberships of the upper, middle, and lower basins citizen advisory committees are
composed of volunteer stakeholders and citizens who have interests and/or concerns with
river restoration and education efforts. The members may include local government
officials; representatives from the environmental community, business community,
tourism community, and agricultural community; representatives of recreational interests
and historic/cultural interests; and citizens from the respective areas.

The Board of Directors will appoint the chairperson of each citizen advisory committee
and the Board will establish the citizen advisory committee bylaws. The citizen advisory
committees will set meeting schedules and advertise the meetings in local newspapers.
Meetings will be open to the public, and minutes of meetings will be kept and made
available to the public. The citizen advisory committees will make recommendations to
the Board of Directors. Membership will be open to all interested persons to the
maximum extent possible, for any citizens interested in participating. Individual
committees may outline minimum participation requirements before an individual can
become a voting member. Any voting restrictions are outlined in the committee bylaws.
The River Navigator will have the primary responsibility for providing staff support for
the citizen advisory committees.

a. Uppe r, Middle, and Lowe r Basin Citizen Advisory Committee Roles
    Review and recommend policies. Inform the Alliance regarding important public
      issues and perceptions.
    Participate in forming policies.
    Identify partners for participation in the Alliance.
    Build citizen input into the infrastructure of the organization.




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      The River Navigator should be assigned as a liaison between the citizen advisory
       committees and the Planning and Management Committee.

4. TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES
The memberships of the upper, middle, and lower basins technical advisory committees
are composed of individuals with technical expertise who have interest in learning or
exchanging technical or scientific information about the St. Johns River. Members may
be from the public or private sectors and may be from academic, governmental, private,
or consulting organizations. The Board of Directors will appoint the chair of each
technical advisory committee and will establish the committee bylaws. Membership will
be open to all persons interested in the technical aspects of river restoration and education
efforts, although the individual committees may require certain criteria to be met before
an individual can become a voting member. Any voting restrictions are outlined in the
committee bylaws. The St. Johns River Water Management District and the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection will have the primary responsibility for
providing staff support for the technical advisory committees.

a. Uppe r, Middle, and Lowe r Basin Technical Advisory Committee Roles
    Develop and recommend goals.
    Coordinate the technical restoration aspects.
    Make funding recommendations.
    Identify public health concerns.
    Identify, study, and understand technical and scientific issues and implement
      projects and programs that address those issues.

5. SPECIAL TASK FORCES
The Board of Directors has the authority to create special task forces to plan events or
efforts beyond the committee roles defined herein. Each committee has the a uthority to
create ad hoc or standing subcommittees for specific efforts or purposes within their
defined roles.

VII. Restoration Goal
The restoration goal is the following: ―To restore the environmental health of the St.
Johns River such that it meets or exceeds state water quality standards and results in
significant ecological, recreational, historical, cultural, and economic improvements.‖

VIII. Ecological Restoration Targets and Proposed Project
      Summaries
The Working Group asked the St. Johns River community at-large to suggest ecological
restoration projects that are needed to meet several restoration targets. This effort was
designed to be the start of an ongoing process to identify restoration projects. The targets
were selected by the Working Group to represent the highest level of river restoration,




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despite cost considerations. Local governments, agencies, schools, and the general public
were asked to submit projects that would help meet those targets.

Participants were asked to fill out an on- line questionnaire that described the project, its
purpose, its cost, its benefits, and other information. This effort was undertaken for a
short, focused time period of approximately six weeks. The projects summarized below
are not necessarily all the projects that will be needed to restore the river to the target
conditions. However, the submitted projects do provide a better understanding of the
amount and scale of projects that are ready to be performed if funding and support were
to become immediately available. It is envisioned that the St. Johns River Alliance will
use this list of projects as a starting point to develop an annual project priority list and a
legislative strategy, as well as a tool to further refine needed restoration efforts.

A. WATER Q UALITY
1. POINT SOURCES
Eighteen projects were submitted to address point sources of pollution. The types of
projects included:

    1.   Increasing the treatment capacity and efficiency of existing treatment plants
    2.   Creating new treatment plants to treat storm water and/or co nnect septic systems
    3.   Constructing and maintaining collection and distribution systems
    4.   Providing research of new treatment options
    5.   Removing discharges from the river

None of the projects were specifically proposed in the upper basin, 17 percent were in t he
middle basin, 72 percent were in the lower basin, and 11 percent were basinwide.

Ten organizations, including local governments, state agencies, and utilities, submitted
point source projects. Local governments submitted 14 out of the 18 projects. The
estimated cost for the point source projects totaled almost $1.5 billion. Over $1.3 billion
of this was a cost associated with removing all discharges from the river. Every project
entered had a cost estimate associated with it. Local partners already have commitments
for $9 million of the total costs. Approximately $1.5 billion in funding is needed to
complete the point source restoration projects. Sections a through c below provide
additional detail about specific point source categories, targets, and projects needed to
achieve those targets.

a. Sewage Treatment
   i. Target: Achieve 100 percent removal of sewage treatment discharges to the St.
Johns River by increasing treatment to biological nutrient reduction (BNR), by advanced
wastewater treatment (AWT), and/or by zero discharge.

    ii. Summary of Projects
The sewage treatment projects are aimed at improving the quality of sanitary wastewater.
These projects included improvements to the reliability and treatment level of existing
plants, the creation of new treatment plants to allow more areas to connect to sanitary



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sewers, and new-technology experiments at existing plants. Most of the point source
projects submitted for this restoration effort fell under the sewage treatment categor y.

b. Industrial Treatment
    i. Target: Where technically feasible, achieve zero discharge of non-thermal
industrial discharges to the St. Johns River.

    ii. Summary of Projects
Industrial treatment projects include all projects directed at industrial discharges to the
river. The lone project in this category addresses the removal of discharges from all
major industrial facilities that currently have point source discharges. Of the 12 industrial
facilities that have point source discharges, five would require active relocation of the
discharge. This project describes the costs to relocate all five of those discharges. The
remaining seven facilities are not discharging or have secured funding to remove their
discharges. Thermal loads from power plants were not deemed feasible for relocation.

c. Collection Systems and Maintenance
    i. Target: Reduce incidents of sanitary sewer overflows and improve response to
collection system failures such that no sanitary sewer overflows reach the river or its
tributaries. Reduce the incidence of collection system leakage and infiltration from
groundwater such that the surficial aquifer is removed as a vector of pollutant load to the
river and its tributaries.

    ii. Summary of Projects
The collection systems and maintenance projects include all projects relating to the
systems used for the collection of wastewater and distribution of reuse. The projects in
this category involved improvement of existing systems and creation of new systems to
provide additional transmission, and collection capabilities. This section, collection
systems and maintenance, contained the second highest number of projects to address
point sources.

2. N ONPOINT SOURCES
Fifty-six projects were submitted to address nonpoint sources of pollution. The types of
projects included:

   1.   Urban stormwater treatment (retrofits)
   2.   Urban stormwater master planning
   3.   Rural (agricultural) stormwater treatment (retrofits)
   4.   Septic tank remediation (retrofits)
   5.   Sediment stabilization in urban and rural areas

Fifty-two percent of the projects were proposed in the lower basin, 28 percent in the
middle basin, and 20 percent in the upper basin.

Seventeen organizations, including local governments, state agencies, and nonprofit
organizations, submitted nonpoint source projects. Nonprofit organizations submitted



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four out of the 56 projects. The estimated cost for the 56 nonpoint source projects totaled
$522 million. However, the $522 million estimate does not include four projects the costs
of which are still unknown. Local partners already have commitments for $56 million of
the total costs. Sections a through d below describe specific types of nonpoint source
pollution, their restoration targets, and the projects submitted to reach those targets.

a. Urban Storm Wate r
    i. Target: All urban areas (100 percent) will have an appropriate stormwater master
plan. Achieve 100 percent retrofitting of urban areas without stormwater management,
including sediment stabilization. Achieve 100 percent enforcement and compliance of
regulations. Achieve 100 percent compliance with nonpoint source discharge elimination
system standards.

    ii. Summary of Projects
These projects comprised the largest component among the nonpoint source projects and
were located predominantly in the lower basin and to a lesser degree in the middle and
upper basins. Experience and an understanding of urban stormwater retrofit costs leads us
to conclude that a significant amount — in the range of $1 billion worth of projects —
were not included in the database.

b. Rural Storm Water
   i. Target: Achieve 100 percent implementation of best management practices
(BMPs). Achieve 100 percent treatment of storm water.

    ii. Summary of Projects
Projects are concentrated in the larger agricultural areas located in the tri-county (St.
Johns, Flagler, and Putnam counties) agricultural area of the lower basin and in the
predominantly citrus and cattle areas in the upper basin.

c. Septic Tank Remediation
    i. Target: Complete septic tank remediation in those areas near water bodies where
bacteria contamination is an issue.

    ii. Summary of Projects
Project locations for septic tank remediation were scattered throughout the watershed,
and significant efforts and costs are not included in the current database.

d. Land Acquisition for Nonpoint Sources
   i. Target: Acquire land to support nonpoint source pollution elimination.

    ii. Summary of Projects
Costs to acquire land were submitted in the range of $18 million. It is evident that the
submitters were not far enough along in project planning to estimate land acquisition
needs. Land acquisition usually costs approximately 30 percent of an average stormwater
treatment project. Therefore, costs for the submitted projects are estimated to be an
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3. AQUATIC HABITAT RESTORATION AND PROTECTION
Twenty-two projects were submitted to address the restoration and protection of aquatic
habitat and wetland systems throughout the St. Johns River Basin. The types of projects
included:

   1.   Contaminated sediment remediation
   2.   Aquatic habitat restoration and protection
   3.   Sediment remediation
   4.   Comprehensive projects that included aspects of all of the above

Habitat restoration efforts included measures such as removal of sediments and the
restoration of natural flow patterns that would result in the restora tion of historic
floodplains. Habitat protection involves measures that would protect existing habitat from
destruction or from the impacts of existing and future development. The diagnostic and
assessment efforts included determination of the impact of po llutant discharges or
contaminants on receiving waters habitats, identification of impacted habitats, and
assessments of the impact of specific contaminants on the health of biological
communities.

The proposed projects were divided with 73 percent in the upper basin, 9 percent in the
middle basin, and 18 percent in the lower basin. The majority of the projects proposed
were restoration and protection efforts. The two projects proposed for the middle basin
were comprehensive projects that combined diagnostic and assessment aspects with
habitat restoration and protection measures.

Nine organizations submitted aquatic habitat restoration projects, including governmental
units (city, county, state, and federal agencies), nonprofit organizations, and academic
institutions. Governmental units submitted 21 of the 22 projects.

The estimated cost for the 22 aquatic habitat restoration projects totaled $159 million. As
one would expect, much of the total cost was associated with land acquisition and
construction. Local partners already have commitments for $13.2 million of the total
costs. There remains a substantial need for future funding (approximately $177 million) if
all of the proposed projects are to be initiated.

a. Contaminated Sedime nt Treatment and Remediation
   i. Target: Achieve 100 percent remediation of contaminated sediments in identified
contaminated areas.

    ii. Summary of Projects
Projects submitted under this category typically estimated the costs for assessing the
problem but did not project the actual remediation cost. Additionally, the restoration
projects of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were not included in the database. These
missing projections could account for an additional $50 million in funding needs.




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b. Habitat Protection and Restoration
    i. Target: Achieve 100 percent of habitat restoration in identified areas. Protect
existing wetland areas.

   ii. Summary of Projects
A variety of habitat restoration projects were submitted, but whether or not the target
would be met by implementing these projects is unknown.

c. Sediment Remediation
    i. Target: Achieve 100 percent sediment remediation in identified areas.

    ii. Summary of Projects
No projects were submitted for this category, although tributary sediment loading is an
important restoration issue. For example, the Jacksonville Waterways Commission has
identified sediment remediation needs in the lower St. Johns River, but those projects are
not yet part of the database.

d. Land Acquisition for Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Protection
    i. Target: Acquire 100 percent of the land needs to meet aquatic habitat restoration
targets.

    ii. Summary of Projects
In the majority of the aquatic habitat restoration projects, the land cost was minimal. One
submitted project, ―Restoration of the 100- year floodplain in the Upper St. Johns River
Basin,‖ had targeted only the most strategic parcels. Acquisition of the entire 100-year
floodplain would increase the cost from $40 million to approximately $750 million.

B. WATER S UPPLY
1. TARGETS
    Develop alternative sources for subregional solutions.
    Implement innovative conservation and economic incentives.
    Maximize wastewater reuse to 90 percent.
    Achieve 100 percent implementation of the conservation rate structure.
    Develop tools and investigations for water supply management.
    Pursue legislative reforms.
    Achieve and sustain source water quality conditions that will ensure safe and
      affordable drinking water.

2. SUMMARY OF PROJECTS
Water supply is part of the overall St. Johns River Restoration Initiative for several
reasons. Increased use of groundwater for water supply has the potential of reducing
spring flow to the river, possibly affecting spring-dependant ecosystems. However,
treated wastewater and storm water, currently being discharged to the river, can be
captured and reused. Utilizing alternative water supply sources such as these to meet new
water supply demands will help reduce the need for additional groundwater withdrawals,
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Ten projects were submitted to address water supply. Two types of projects were
submitted:

   1. Water supply infrastructure improvement [six projects]
   2. Reclaimed/stormwater reuse implementation or expansion [four projects]

Two projects were proposed in the upper basin, three in the middle basin, and five in the
lower basin.

Six organizations submitted water supply projects, including four municipalities, one
county government, and one county water supply authority. The estimated total cost for
the 10 water supply projects totaled about $70 million. In general, the distribution of total
cost into the categories of land acquisition, engineering, construction, etc., was not
provided. Local partners already have commitments for about $18 million of the total
costs. Therefore, at least an additional $52 million in funding is needed to complete the
listed water supply projects. It should be noted that no projects were submitted for a new
surface water source from the St. Johns River, although several localities are considering
this option. If a project of this type were to be submitted for consideration in the near
future, the estimated total cost for such a project would be $80–$100 million.

C. R ESTORATION TOOLS AND INVESTIGATIONS
Restoration tools and investigations include activities that support restoration efforts and
are necessary to define the pollution problem, determine the scope of the project needed,
monitor environmental conditions and results of restoration efforts, or support the
activities of the committees. For example, tools might include water quality modeling,
testing contaminated sediments, studying how bacteria affect human health, or
monitoring water quality in swimming areas.

1. TARGET
Provide the necessary tools and investigations to restore the river to its appropriate class
designation, as defined by the state of Florida, to maintain its health.

2. SUMMARY OF PROJECTS
Sixty-two projects were submitted to address the need for restoration tools and scientific
investigations throughout the St. Johns River Basin. The types of projects proposed
included:

   1.   Administrative projects
   2.   Feasibility studies
   3.   Diagnostic and assessment studies
   4.   Monitoring efforts
   5.   Research and development projects
   6.   Implementation projects

Thirty- five percent of those projects submitted were for diagnostic and assessment work



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and ranged from literature surveys examining existing data to scientific investigations
designed to help resource managers better understand the complex workings of the St.
Johns River ecosystem. Research and development projects comprised 34 percent of
those submitted. They included much-needed efforts to assess and measure ecosystem
health, regulatory tools such as pollution load reduction goals (PLRGs) for specific
reaches of the river, and other management tools. The remaining 14 percent were
monitoring, feasibility, and administrative projects that account for 19 percent, 9 percent,
and 3 percent, respectively. These projects included efforts to evaluate the efficacy of
proposed restoration measures, monitoring of various ecosystem components, and
administrative support for working groups associated with river management and
restoration.

The restoration tool and investigation projects proposed focused primarily on the Lower
St. Johns River Basin, which accounted for 85 percent of the total. The middle and upper
basins shared the balance equally. While each type of project was represented in the
lower basin, the efforts proposed for the upper and middle basins were primarily research
and development projects and monitoring projects.

Nine organizations submitted restoration tool and investigation projects. These nine
organizations represented governmental units (city, county, and state agencies), which
were responsible for 47 percent of the proposed projects, and academic institutions,
responsible for 53 percent of the proposed projects within this category.

The estimated cost for the 50 proposed restoration tool and investigation projects totaled
$29.6 million. Much of the total cost is associated with planning and restoration efforts.
Currently, known local partner funding commitments are small ($1.15 million) within
this category of projects, leaving a substantial need for future funding if all of the
proposed projects are to be initiated.

IX. Access/Recreation/Education/Public Outreach/Cultural and
    Heritage Targets and Proposed Project Summaries
In addition to the effort described above to collect ecological restoration projects, the
Working Group also asked the St. Johns River community to suggest access, recreation,
education, public outreach, cultural, and heritage projects to meet several targets. This
effort was designed to be the start of an ongoing process where the project list would be
updated and prioritized. Local governments, agencies, schools, universities, and the
general public were asked to submit projects that would help meet those targets.

Participants were asked to fill out an online questionnaire that described the project; its
audience, cost, and benefits; and other information. A separate questionnaire was created
to collect information about environmental education programs that are already in place,
in an effort to better understand the scope of watershed education efforts. This effort was
undertaken for a short, focused time period of approximately six weeks. The projects in
the two sections below are not necessarily all the projects that will be needed. However,
the submitted projects do provide a better understanding of the amount and scale of


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projects that are ready to be performed if funding and support were to become
immediately available. It is envisioned that the St. Johns River Alliance will use this list
of projects as a starting point to develop an annual project priority list as well as a tool to
further refine needed efforts.

A. ACCESS AND R ECREATION
1. TARGETS
 Develop the St. Johns River trail network.
 Provide more access points for boating of all types.
 Seek special designation of the St. Johns River Blueway.
 Acquire one full- time equivalent (FTE) position for the Office of Greenways and
   Trails (OGT) to maintain the St. Johns River trails database.

2. SUMMARY OF PROJECTS
Seventeen recreation/tourism projects were compiled and prioritized by the Steering
Committee of the St. Johns River American Heritage Rivers Initiative. Some projects are
riverwide, such as a St. Johns River boaters guide, while others are specific to a place or
basin. Projects such as trails, boat ramps, fishing piers, and parks are listed. Project costs
range from $300,000 to $7.5 million. Many of the listed projects still have undefined
costs, to be determined when the project has been planned in more deta il. Most of the
higher-cost projects require land purchases.

Thirty-eight additional projects were entered during March and April 2003 under the
broad category of access, recreation, greenways, and trails.

   Twenty-six projects were requested by constituents in the lower basin (Putnam, Clay,
    and St. Johns counties).
   Two projects were from the middle basin (Volusia and Putnam counties).
   Seven projects were located in the upper basin (Brevard County).
   Three projects spanned all three basins.

Most projects, including land acquisition projects, revolve around the development of
hiking and paddling trails, while several others involved the development of parks and
boat access.

Only about half of the projects contained cost estimates. Since many projects include
acquisition of property that has not yet been identified or priced, cost estimates are
difficult to make. Based on the information immediately available, the listed projects
would cost about $141 million. However, because there are at least 100 additio nal miles
of trails needed to develop a complete route from the Atlantic Ocean at Jacksonville to
Indian River County, using existing trails and those that are currently in the planning
stage, the total cost would likely be more than double the estimates p rovided to date.

A number of cities, counties, or metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) have
already developed local trails and blueways master plans; some have begun to
accumulate the funds needed to implement their plans. The St. Johns River Trails



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Coalition, composed of 10 or more counties along the St. Johns River, will be working to
develop a continuous trail along both sides of the river in the next decade. Many of the
requested projects are part of that effort, which will need significant fund ing from
federal, state, and local governments. A project request sent to Congress in January 2003
under the auspices of the Trails Coalition and the City of Palatka, asked for $10.6 million
for planning and some land acquisition for the St. Johns River Trail network. This
funding, if secured, will only cover a portion of the total needed for land acquisition and
development of the trails/greenways/blueways network.

B. EDUCATION/PUBLIC O UTREACH/CULTURAL AND H ERITAGE
1. TARGET
Develop a complete guide to all existing river-related education programs.

2. SUMMARY OF PROGRAMS
Twenty-one projects for environmental education and for cultural and heritage programs
were listed and prioritized by the St. Johns River American Heritage Rivers Initiative.
There were no projects in the upper basin, 14 projects in the middle basin, six projects in
the lower basin, and one project riverwide. Project costs ranged from $26,000 to $5.5
million. Education projects included public- friendly guides and reports about the river,
environmental education centers, and exhibits. Cultural and heritage projects, such as
archaeological assessments, historic building restorations, visitor interpre tive programs,
and scenic highway promotion, were also described.

From March through April 2003, the education survey tool requested that participants
include both existing programs and potential programs to expand education and outreach
efforts throughout the St. Johns River Basin.

Information was provided for 25 existing educational/outreach programs operated within
the St. Johns River Basin. Of the currently operating programs received, the majority of
projects are located in the lower basin. The existing education projects are summarized
below.

   Eight programs were offered by educational institutions.
   One program was offered by a local government.
   Ten programs were offered by state agencies (including three that involve state and
    local partnerships). 2
   Five programs were offered by nonprofit organizations.
   One program was offered by a private-sector entity.

The target audience for the majority of the educational/outreach programs is students.
Common focus areas for programs include water quality, water supply, pollution
prevention, aquatic habitat, and water conservation. Based upon the information


2
 Although the survey results only included three WAV programs, there are actually 13 WAV programs that function
within the St. Johns River watershed.




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provided, it appears that the majority of programs utilize permanent staff rather than, or
in addition to, using volunteers.

The determination of program costs is difficult to ascertain because the majority of
education programs did not provide the requested cost data. There were $2.5 million in
submitted projects. However, some of the programs were conducted outside the defined
St. Johns River Basin and others were unable to quantify their costs. Approximately $1.2
million in costs were identified that were specific to the St. Johns River watershed. It
should be noted that the use of volunteers makes the determination of actual costs
difficult.

In addition to the aforementioned programs, 25 program proposals were submitted
through the survey. In some cases, multiple projects were submitted under one heading or
were proposed for several river locations. The submissions are program proposals that
would either expand on existing programs or add new educational/outreach programs.
The majority of these proposed programs would be located in specific areas of the lower
basin. However, six projects had a riverwide focus and did not appear to be limited to
certain basins. The range of estimated costs for the education program proposals was
$5,000 to $2 million.

Although the survey tool has been extremely valuable in launching an effort to
comprehensively assess education and outreach program needs throughout the St. Johns
River, much work is still needed. For example, little information was received regarding
adult education programs or educational curricula. Less information was received from
the upper basin than from the lower and middle basins. Based on survey results, it is
recommended that additional efforts be made to determine if there are gaps in the
provision of educational/outreach efforts in these areas or if the survey failed to reach
these outlets.

X.     Administration and Staff Support
Staff support is needed to promote the effectiveness of the committees. The staff of
several different agencies have provided support for previous river-oriented committees.
Additional staff support and coordination may be necessary, beyond the previous efforts,
in order to accomplish the tasks listed below.

M EETING COORDINATION
 Develop agendas.
 Notify members of meeting dates and materials.
 Send media notices of meetings.
 Locate and reserve meeting space and A/V equipment.
 Produce and distribute meeting notes.

PLANNING AND M ANAGEMENT
 Develop and update planning documents periodically.
 Track implementation of projects and progress toward resource goals.



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   Report status of resources to committees.
   Support the coordination of technical efforts, such as water quality monitoring
    coordination.
   Aid in the preparation of annual report cards.
   Identify and write grant proposals.

LEADERSHIP
 Provide suggestions to the Board of Directors on project, funding, and education and
   restoration needs.
 Ensure that key agenda items are included so that the appropriate committees are
   involved in the process.
 Encourage the coordination of efforts among agencies, local governments, and other
   organizations involved in similar restoration efforts.
 Encourage the basins to work together on similar projects or issues.

EDUCATION AND O UTREACH
 Support communications among the committees.
 Promote public awareness of Initiative efforts and needs.
 Provide communications tools to community organizations.
 Represent the Initiative at events and programs.
 Provide information on Initiative activities to the media.

ADMINISTRATION
 Develop annual work plans for committee review.
 Report status of funding and projects to committees.
 Pay expenses incurred by the Initiative.
 Administer grant funds.

SPECIAL PROJ ECTS
 Host special events, as determined by the Board of Directors.
 Consider issuing small education grants to enhance existing programs.
 Conduct other special projects, as recommended by the committees.


The Board of Directors should also consider its other staffing needs, as well as making a
more specific assignment of responsibilities to individual organizations or contracts. It
may be appropriate to prepare an annual work plan and budget for the St. Johns River
Initiative, along with an assessment of funding needs. If there are inadequate staff and
administrative support for the committee structure, the restoration efforts of the
committees will not be as effective.




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                                      Appendix A


                      Ecological Restoration P rojects
                    Submitted in March and April 2003
This project collection effort was designed to be the first step in an ongoing effort to
identify restoration projects and costs. It is expected that this project list will be updated
regularly and will require prioritization and other analyses before being submitted to any
particular funding course. The Working Group staff made efforts to identify some of the
costs classified as ―unknown‖ in the database; therefore, the subtotals presented here may
be different from those identified in the body of the report. The total costs detailed in the
report are the best estimates based upon the database and other technical input.

Additional information about the projects listed here are available on the St. Johns River
Water Management District Web site, www.sjrwmd.com.




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                                                               Proposed                                     Estimated
Basin     Project Name                                         Sponsor                                      Total Cost
Aquatic Habitat Projects
LSJRB      River out fall dredging                             City of Green Cove Springs                      $ 1,600,000
LSJRB      Hogan's Creek restoration                           City of Jacksonville                            $ 4,906,000
LSJRB      Jacksonville Zoo-Trout River habitat restoration    Fla. Inland Nav. Dist.? USA CE?                  $   400,000
LSJRB      Restore creek in Westside Regional Park             Institute of Applied Environmental Science        $   50,000
MSJRB      Big Econlockhatchee River Basin land acquisition    Orange County Stormwater Division               $ 8,267,000
MSJRB      Wetland and aquatic habitat restoration             SJRWMD                                         $ 55,500,000
USJRB      Elbow Creek dredging                                City of Melbourne                               $ 2,500,000
USJRB      Lake Poinsett restoration (removal of sediment)     COE, FWC, SJRWMD                                    Unknown
USJRB      Lake Winder restoration (removal of sediments)      COE, FWC, SJRWMD                                    Unknown
USJRB      Lake Florence and adjacent canal                    COE, FWC, SJRWMD                                    Unknown
USJRB      Deseret Canal, South River (south of Lake Winder)   COE, FWC, SJRWMD                                    Unknown
USJRB      Lakes Hell ‘n’ Blazes and Sawgrass restoration      COE, FWC, SJRWMD                               $ 15,000,000
USJRB      Installation of tilting weir gates                  Indian River County                             $ 1,188,000
USJRB      Berry Groves restoration                            SJRWMD                                              Unknown
USJRB      Restoration of sheet flow in St. Johns Marsh        SJRWMD                                          $ 3,000,000
USJRB      Restore historic upper basin river channel          SJRWMD                                          $ 6,750,000
USJRB      Redesign Water Control Structure S-161              SJRWMD                                          $ 2,500,000
USJRB      Restore natural flood elevations in upper b asin    SJRWMD                                         $ 15,000,000
USJRB      Restoration of berry groves to wetland              SJRWMD                                          $ 1,600,000
USJRB      Restoration of Cain property to wetlands            SJRWMD                                          $ 1,400,000
USJRB      Restore sheetflow in south upper basin              SJRWMD                                              Unknown
USJRB      Restoration of 100-year floodplain                  SJRWMD                                         $ 40,000,000
          Subtotal for Aquatic Habitat Projects                                                              $ 159,661,000

Nonpoint Source Projects
LSJRB     Hopkins Creek Regional Detention Facility            City   of Atlantic Beach                       $    2,800,000
LSJRB     Pave dirt streets                                    City   of Green Cove Springs                   $    2,000,000
LSJRB     Pave driveways to streets                            City   of Green Cove Springs                   $    2,300,000
LSJRB     Septic tank removal                                  City   of Green Cove Springs                   $    6,000,000
LSJRB     Sediment collection boxes                            City   of Green Cove Springs                    $     700,000




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LSJRB    Stormwater master plan                                     City of Green Cove Springs                    $   75,000
LSJRB    Stormwater treatment ponds                                 City of Green Cove Springs                  $ 1,500,000
LSJRB    Pipe open ditches on streets                               City of Green Cove Springs                  $ 7,500,000
LSJRB    River stormwater outfall improvements, U.S. 17             City of Green Cove Springs                  $ 4,754,000
LSJRB    Vera Francis Hall Park                                     City of Green Cove Springs                   $   300,000
LSJRB    Dirt Road Paving Project — Phase III                       City of Green Cove Springs                   $   300,000
LSJRB    City of Jacksonville MSMP implement ation                  City of Jacksonville                       $ 22,737,600
LSJRB    Conceptual stormwater master plan                          City of Palatka                                 $150,000
LSJRB    Doctors Lake septic tank remediation                       Clay County Board of County Comm.           $ 1,143,000
LSJRB    Black Creek Basin sediment stabilization                   Clay County Board of County Comm.          $ 10,000,000
LSJRB    Indigo Branch stormwater treatment                         Clay County Board of County Comm.           $ 2,000,000
LSJRB    Loch Rane/Bel-Med regional stormwater treatments           Clay County Board of County Comm.           $ 4,171,400
LSJRB    Williams Park Road Stabilization Project                   Clay County Board of County Comm.            $   950,000
LSJRB    Septic Tank Removal — Low Pressure In-fill Project         Clay County Utility Authority              $ 10,600,000
LSJRB    Road sediment stabilization                                Putnam County                              $ 10,000,000
LSJRB    Repair and upgrade of drainage systems and outfalls        Putnam County                              $ 10,000,000
LSJRB    Putnam County Master Stormwat er Management Plan           Putnam County Board of County Comm.          $   300,000
LSJRB    Tri-County Agricultural Area Water Quality Project         SJRWMD                                      $ 2,250,000
LSJRB    Regional stormwat er treatment in the TCAA — LSJRB         SJRWMD                                    $ 102,000,000
LSJRB    TCAA regional stormwater treatment                         SJRWMD                                          Unknown
LSJRB    Cedar/Ortega sediment removal/other regional               SJRWMD                                          Unknown
        stormwat er treatment areas
LSJRB    Flagler Estates regional stormwater treatment              SJRWMD                                        Unknown
LSJRB    Deep Creek revitalization                                  St. Johns County                           $ 9,000,000
LSJRB    Fruit Cove drainage improvements                           St. Johns County                           $ 3,800,000
MSJRB    Stormwater master plan                                     City of Oviedo                              $  190,000
MSJRB    Lake Olivia/Lake Dip stormwater retrofit                   Orange Cty Stormwater Management   Div.     $  570,000
MSJRB    Lake Olivia/Roberts Landing pond retrofit                  Orange Cty Stormwater Management   Div.     $  244,000
MSJRB    E-40 Canal system-Little Econ River                        Orange Cty Stormwater Management   Div.     $  250,000
MSJRB    Lake Underhill Road out fall improvement                   Orange Cty Stormwater Management   Div.     $  215,000
MSJRB    Winter Park System-Little Econ River                       Orange Cty Stormwater Management   Div.    $ 3,405,000
MSJRB    Water Quality Treatment Program-Little Wekiva              Orange Cty Stormwater Management   Div.    $ 6,010,000
MSJRB    Lake Jes up Basin, wat er quality treatment alternatives   Seminole County                           $ 85,000,000
MSJRB    Lake Jes up Basin, wat er quality/flood attenuation        Seminole County                           $ 74,000,000
MSJRB    Lake Monroe, water quality/flood attenuation               Seminole County                           $ 70,000,000




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MSJRB      Wekiva Basin, water quality/flood attenuation       Seminole County                               $ 22,500,000
MSJRB      Econlockhatchee, water quality/flood attenuation    Seminole County                               $ 28,000,000
MSJRB      Seminole County basin evaluations                   Seminole County                                $ 3,300,000
MSJRB      Seminole County estimated TMDL implement ation      Seminole County/countywide                     $ 1,553,000
                                                              implementation
MSJRB     Lake Jes up regional stormwater treatment            SJRWMD                                            Unknown
MSJRB     Little Econlockhatchee River improvement             SJRWMD                                            Unknown
USJRB     Upper Eau Gallie Pond 2                              Brevard County Stormwater Utility             $ 2,200,000
USJRB     Eight-Mile Canal Pond                                Brevard County Stormwater Utility                 Unknown
USJRB     Faulk Canal Pond                                     Brevard County Stormwater Utility                 Unknown
USJRB     Ranch Road-Delspine Road Pond                        Brevard County Stormwater Utility                 Unknown
USJRB     Crane Creek West Pond                                Brevard County Regional Stormwater Utility    $ 1,900,000
USJRB     Eight-Mile Canal (Rockledge to St. Johns River)      USACE/FWC/SJRWMD                                  Unknown
USJRB     Southwest Industrial Stormwater Park, phase I        Indian River County                           $ 3,840,000
USJRB     Vortex treatment units and floating debris booms     Indian River County                           $ 2,358,000
USJRB     Stormwater reuse                                     None at this time                                 Unknown
USJRB     Septic tanks; Lake Poinsett subdivision              S.A.V.E. St. Johns River, Inc.                    Unknown
USJRB     Fellsmere WMA (Sun Ag reservoir)                     SJRWMD                                            Unknown
          Subtotal for Nonpoint Source Projects                                                             $ 522,866,000

Point Source Projects
LSJRB      Replace leaking sewer lines                        City of Green Cove Springs                     $   5,700,000
LSJRB      South WWTP reus e                                  City of Green Cove Springs                     $   1,250,000
LSJRB      Harbor Road WWTP upgrade                           City of Green Cove Springs                     $   5,000,000
LSJRB      Sewer liftstation telemetry                        City of Green Cove Springs                       $    35,000
LSJRB      Effluent Reuse Program                             City of Palatka                                  $5,000,000
LSJRB      Orange Park reclaimed water transmission main      Clay County Utility Authority                  $ 14,700,000
LSJRB      Miller Street WWTP improvements                    Clay County Utility Authority                   $ 6,000,000
LSJRB      Spencer's regional reclaimed water system          Clay County Utility Authority                   $ 4,000,000
          improvements
LSJRB      Decommission Fleming Oaks WWTP                     Clay County Utility Authority                  $ 1,500,000
LSJRB      Penny Farms wastewater treatment system            Clay County Utility Authority                   $  500,000
          improvements
LSJRB      Remove domestic wastewater                         FDEP                                          $1,200,000, 000
LSJRB      Royal Lakes WWTF reclaimed water system            JEA —- system planning                          $ 8,000,000




                                            A-4
LSJRB      East Putnam County regional wastewater system          Putnam County                                  $ 75,000,000
MSJRB      City of Oviedo Carolyn Drive sanitary sewer            City of Oviedo                                    $  75,000
MSJRB      Reclaimed wat er system expansion                      City of Titus ville                             $ 3,950,000
MSJRB      Home Fuel Oil Recovery Program                         Volusia Soil and Water Conservation              $  155,960
                                                                  District
Unknown Remove IW facilities                                      FDEP                                          $ 120,000,000
Unknown Connect small plants                                      FDEP                                            $ 3,500,000
        Subtotal for Point Source Projects                                                                      $1,454,365, 960

Restoration Tool s and Analysi s Projects
LSJRB      Fecal coliform assessment of surface waters — Duval    City of Jacksonville, Air and Water Quality      $    50,000
          County                                                  Division
LSJRB      LSJRB restoration facilitator                          City of Jacksonville, Air and Water Quality     $    450,000
                                                                  Division
LSJRB      Jacksonville tributary study                           City of Jacksonville, Air and Water Quality     $    125,000
                                                                  Division
LSJRB      Duval County tribut aries heavy metals assessment      City of Jacksonville, RES D                     $   150,000
LSJRB      Water Quality Mapping/System Monitoring Program        Clay County Utility Authority                   $   350,000
LSJRB      Turfgrass assessment program                           FDEP, SJRWMD, local governments                    Unknown
LSJRB      Autonomous water quality monitoring in the LSJRB       FWC                                              $   70,000
LSJRB      Autonomous water quality monitoring in the St. Johns   FWC                                             $   210,000
          River
LSJRB      Assessment of harmful cyanobacteria in the LSJRB       GreenWater Labs/CyanoLab                        $    250,000
LSJRB      Distribution and abundance of algal toxins within      GreenWater Labs/CyanoLab                        $    100,000
          aquatic food webs in the LS JRB
LSJRB      Buckman Hormone Input and Output Study                 Institute of Applied Environmental Science      $    150,000
LSJRB      Ichthyoplankton study near Blount Island and Brown     Institute of Applied Environmental Science      $    200,000
LSJRB      Timucuan Preserve biological data                      Institute of Applied Environmental Science       $    28,000
LSJRB      Evaluation of trace met al data                        Institute of Applied Environmental Science       $    35,000
LSJRB      Study land application of sewage sludge                Institute of Applied Environmental Science      $    100,000
LSJRB      Rodman Dam sediment discharge issue                    Institute of Applied Environmental Science      $    110,000
LSJRB      Restoration from releases in Rice and Black creeks     Jacksonville U. and U. of North Florida          $    90,000
LSJRB      Storm event bacteria loadings in recreational area     Jacksonville U. and U. of North Florida         $    100,000
LSJRB      Aquatic vegetation in Nassau vs. St. Johns             Jacksonville U. and U. of North Florida          $    90,000
LSJRB      Evaluat e sedimentation control techniques             Jacksonville U. and U. of North Florida         $    100,000




                                            A-5
LSJRB    Evaluat e effectiveness of aquatic revegetation          Jacksonville U. and U. of North Florida       $    120,000
LSJRB    Evaluat e stormwater treatment systems                   Jacksonville U. and U. of North Florida       $    110,000
LSJRB    Sediment toxicants in the LSJRB                          Jacksonville University                       $    300,000
LSJRB    Pulp and paper mill chlorinated organic compounds        Jacksonville University                       $    250,000
LSJRB    2-Chlorophenol in sediments and biota                    Jacksonville University                       $    100,000
LSJRB    Erosion control BMP effects upon aquatic ecosystems      NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir. Science   $    100,000
LSJRB    Biological indices for oligohaline ecosystems            NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir. Science   $    100,000
LSJRB    Biological indices for estuarine ecosystems              NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir. Science   $    100,000
LSJRB    Biological effects of nutrient and sediment loading      NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir. Science   $    200,000
LSJRB    Timucuan Preserve Biological Comparison Study            NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir. Science   $    100,000
LSJRB    Timucuan Preserve Ecological Monitoring Program          NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir. Science   $    100,000
LSJRB    Power plant entrainment effects upon river ec ology      NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir. Science   $    300,000
LSJRB    Ecological comparison of Rice Creek and Black Creek      NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir. Science   $    200,000
LSJRB    BNR implement ation effects upon aquatic ecosystems      NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir. Science   $    200,000
LSJRB    Bacteria spatial source tracking — public recreation     NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir. Science    $    50,000
LSJRB    Indicator bacteria comparison — screening surveys        NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir. Science    $    20,000
LSJRB    Bacteria spatial source tracking — low Income Areas      NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir. Science   $    100,000
LSJRB    Bacteria storm event loading — public recreation         NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir. Science   $    100,000
LSJRB    Bacteria and sediment loading interactions               NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir. Science   $    100,000
LSJRB    Treatment systems for nonpoint nutrient sources          NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir. Science   $    100,000
LSJRB    Atmospheric Transport and Deposition Study               NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir. Science   $    100,000
LSJRB    Sediment quality                                         SJRWMD                                        $    700,000
LSJRB    Toxic contaminant assessments                            SJRWMD                                        $    700,000
LSJRB    Mercury contamination remediation                        SJRWMD                                        $    700,000
LSJRB    Residential nonpoint source pollution BMP                SJRWMD                                        $    300,000
        development
LSJRB    Biological monit oring for BMP effectiveness in the      SJRWMD                                        $    270,000
LSJRB    GIS land use assessment                                  SJRWMD                                        $    150,000
LSJRB    Monitoring of regional stormwater treatment facilities   SJRWMD                                        $    150,000
LSJRB    Development and evaluation of agricultural BMPs          SJRWMD                                        $    500,000
LSJRB    Bioaccumulation of toxic substances                      SJRWMD                                        $    700,000
LSJRB    Non-conventional pollut ant remediation                  SJRWMD                                        $    700,000
LSJRB    The role of wetland production in river function         SJRWMD                                        $    600,000
LSJRB    Biological restoration targets for the LSJRB             SJRWMD                                        $    400,000
LSJRB    Chronic algal bloom effects on ecosystem function        SJRWMD                                        $    550,000




                                           A-6
LSJRB     Index of biologic al healt h for the LS JRB              SJRWMD                                            $   800,000
LSJRB     Inclusion of Lake George to the LS JRB EFDC model        SJRWMD/FDEP                                        $   35,000
LSJRB     Groundwater contaminant transport into river             SJRWMD                                            $   500,000
LSJRB     Phytoremediation of contaminants                         SJRWMD                                            $   500,000
MSJRB     Biological indices for freshwater tidal ecosystems       NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir.   Science      $   75,000
MSJRB     Biological indices for freshwater ec osystems            NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir.   Science      $   75,000
MSJRB     Pollutant loan reduction goal (P LRG) development        SJRWMD                                           $ 9,600,000
USJRB     Stosberg property (new county park)                      USACE, FWC, SJRWMD                                   Unknown
USJRB     Bacteria/ viral sourc e tracking and human health risk   FDEP-NE D                                         $   400,000
USJRB     Detailed topographic survey of wetlands                  SJRWMD                                           $ 4,300,000
USJRB     Preserve habitat for rare species                        SJRWMD                                           $ 1,000,000
Unknown   Bacteria TMDL Reasonable Assurance Plan                  NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir.   Science     $   100,000
Unknown   Bacteria Epidemiological Survey-P ublic Recreation       NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir.   Science     $   200,000
Unknown   Inventory of biological projects and programs            NE Fla. Institute of Applied Envir.   Science      $    7,000
          Subtotal for Re storation Tool s and Analysi s Proj.                                                     $ 29,620,000

Water Supply Projects
LSJRB     Replacement of water lines                               City of Green Cove Springs                      $   4,800,000
LSJRB     Fleming Island regional and Ridaught Landing             Clay County Utility Authority                   $   5,000,000
         reclaimed water system improvements
LSJRB     Mid-Clay reclaimed water Iiprovements                    Clay County Utility Authority                    $ 1,500,000
LSJRB     Lake Asbury reclaimed water transmission main            Clay County Utility Authority                    $ 2,200,000
LSJRB     East Putnam County regional water system                 Putnam County                                   $ 50,000,000
MSJRB     Reclaimed Water Storage and Augmentation Project #       City of DeLand                                   $ 1,900,000
MSJRB     Reclaimed wat er system expansion                        City of Titus ville                              $ 2,300,000
MSJRB     Reclaimed wat er system expansion                        City of Titus ville                              $ 2,045,000
USJRB     South raw water intake improvements                      City of Melbourne                                  $  80,000
USJRB     North raw water intake improvements                      City of Melbourne                                 $  220,000
         Subtotal of Water Supply Projects                                                                         $ 70,045,000

Other Projects
Unknown Staff support to the St. Johns River Alliance              Institute of Applied Environmental Science          Unknown
          Subtotal of Other Projects                                                                                    $    -




                                              A-7
                         Appendix B

  Education, Outreach, Cultural, and Heritage Projects
          Submitted in March and April 2003



                B1. Education Project Survey
  B2. Proposed Riverwide Access and Recreation Projects
                             and
Education, Outreach, Cultural, and Heritage Projects Identified




         B-1
                                                         B1 — Education Project Survey
                                                              March–April 2003

                                                                                                                                      Approximate
Organization                                                Program Name                                                City          Program Cost
Apollo Elementary School                                     Environmental Club                                         Titus ville        Unknown
Area Center for Educational Enhancement                      Area Center for Educational Enhancement                    Palatka            Unknown
Area Center for Educational Enhancement                      Area Center for Educational Enhancement                    Palatka            Unknown
Bartram Trail High School                                    Conservation Club and Wetlands Monitoring                  Jacksonville       Unknown
Brevard County Natural Resources                             Watershed Action Volunteers                                Viera             $ 20,000
City of Apopka                                               Education and E vents, Division of Recreation Dept.        Apopka            $   2,500
DeLand High School                                           DeLand Senior FFA Chapter                                  DeLand             Unknown
DEP/Office of Greenways and Trails                           The Greenways and Trails Journey                           Palatka           $   6,000
Dunnellon Middle School                                      Promoting Awesome Watershed Stewardship (PAWS)             Dunnellon         $ 20,000
Dunnellon Middle School, Dunnellon Elementary                PAWS (Dunnellon middle) MINI PAWS (element ary)            Inverness          Unknown
Duval County Health Department, Envir. Health and Enginering LSJRB — Septic Tank Enforcement Project                    Jacksonville     $ 300,000
East Central Florida RCandD                                  Mobile irrigation lab                                      Orlando           $ 75,000
Eco-Cognizant, Inc.                                          3 programs listed below                                    Gaines ville        $    —
Eco-Cognizant, Inc.                                          No ans wer                                                 Gaines ville       Unknown
Florida Gulf Coast University                                Environmental Educ ation/University curriculum             Jacksonville       Unknown
FDEP                                                         Clean Marina and Clean Boat Yard                           Jacksonville       Unknown
FDEP                                                         Pollution Prevention Outreach                              Jacksonville       Unknown
FDEP                                                         P2 Pollution Prevention                                    Orlando            Unknown
GTMNE RR                                                     GTMNE RR                                                   St. Augustine    $ 200,000
Interested public individual                                 General public support                                     Orange Park        Unknown
Jacksonville Zoological Gardens                              Jacksonville Zoo Education Department programs             Jacksonville       Unknown
Keep Putnam Beautiful, Inc                                   Recycle, Reduc e, Reus e; Don't teach your trash to swim   Palatka            Unknown
Mainland High School                                         Rose Bay Legacy Project                                    Daytona Beach     $ 25,000
Mandarin High School                                         Ecology, wise use of our resources                         Jacksonville       Unknown




                                             B-2
NE Florida Sea Grant Extension Program                       Coastal environmental education                    St. Augustine      Unknown
Oak Ridge High School                                        Aquatic biology — Lake Watch                       Orlando            Unknown
Onsite Environmental                                         Marion County Watershed Action Volunteer Program   Belleview        $ 20,000
Pandion Systems, Inc.                                        Silver Springs Basin Working Group                 Gaines ville     $ 15,000
Pandion Systems, Inc.                                        Senior water resource training                     Gaines ville       Unknown
Pelotes Island Nature Preserve                               Pelotes Island Nature Preserve programs            Jacksonville       Unknown
Putnam County Environmental Council, Inc.                    The Waterworks Environmental Education Center      Palatka            Unknown
River Adventures, Inc.                                       River Adventures 'Experience the St. Johns'        Palatka          $ 200,000
Seminole County master gardener, S.C. Nat'l Lands, Audubon   Varied                                             Sanford            Unknown
Seminole County Environmental Studies Center                 Seminole County Environmental Studies Center       Longwood         $ 120,000
SFRC/University of Florida                                   Wildland urban interfac e issues                   Gaines ville       Unknown
SJRWMD                                                       Watershed Action Volunteers                        Gaines ville       Unknown
SJRWMD and Seminole County Road Operations and Sto           Watershed Action Volunteers                        Sanford            Unknown
St. Johns County Extension                                   Cooperative Extension Service                      St. Augustine   $ 1,048,366
St. Johns River Water Management District                    Water resource education                           Palatka          $ 458,706
UF/IFAS Pesticide Information Office                         Pesticide applicator training                      Gaines ville       Unknown
Univ. of Florida, Florida Energy Extension Service           Build Green and Profit; Buy Green and Save         Gaines ville       Unknown
University of Florida                                        Home lawn BMPs outreach and research               Gaines ville       Unknown
University of Florida                                        Project Learning Tree                              Gaines ville     $ 25,000
Watershed Action Volunteers                                  Watershed Action Volunteers                        Palatka            Unknown
Watershed Action Volunteers                                  Watershed Action Volunteers                        Palatka          $ 20,000
Watershed Action Volunteers                                  Watershed Action Volunteers                        Palatka            Unknown
Wilkinson Junior High                                        Wilkinson Legacy Project                           Middleburg        $   8,000
Woodward A venue Elementary                                  N/A                                                DeLand             Unknown
Total (does not include "unknowns")                                                                                             $ 2,563,572




                                           B-3
                                         B2 — Proposed Riverwide Access and Recreation Projects
                                                                   and
                                       Education, Outreach, Cultural, and Heritage Projects Identified
                                                            March–April 2003

                                                                      Proposed                                              Estimated
Basin      Project Name                                               Sponsor                                               Total Cost
Acce ss and Recreation Projects
All basins Land acquisition                                            SJRWMD                                                $ 45,540,000
All basins St. Johns River trail network                               St. Johns River Allianc e — 10 counties and OGT           Unknown
All basins Support for one FTE at OGT                                  St. Johns River Allianc e                                 Unknown
LSJRB       Green Cove Springs Nature Preserve                         City of Green Cove Springs                             $ 3,392,600
LSJRB       Shoreline restoration at Spring Park                       City of Green Cove Springs                             $ 1,000,000
LSJRB       St. Johns, an American Heritage River ecotourism           City of Jacksonville                                      Unknown
LSJRB       Riverfront development master plan                         City of Palatka                                           $150,000
LSJRB       Branan Field Plan land acquisition                         Clay County                                            $ 5,000,000
LSJRB       Lake Asbury land acquisition                               Clay County Board of County Commissioners              $ 5,000,000
LSJRB       Dunns Creek State Park trail system                        Florida Department of Parks and Recreation              $ 661,680
LSJRB       Duval County Shellfish Bed Reopening Study                 NE Fla. Institute of Applied Environmental Science      $ 100,000
LSJRB       Putnam County Rec reational trail system master            Putnam County                                         $ 10,000,000
LSJRB       Crescent City to Georgetown Trail                          Putnam County Chamber of Commerce                         Unknown
LSJRB       Dunns Creek Paddle Trail                                   Putnam County Chamber of Commerce                         Unknown
LSJRB       East Palatka Trail                                         Putnam County Chamber of Commerce                       $ 600,000
LSJRB       Federal Point Loop Trail                                   Putnam County Chamber of Commerce                      $ 1,870,000
LSJRB       Murphys Creek Paddle Trail                                 Putnam County Chamber of Commerce                         Unknown
LSJRB       Palatka to Hawt horne Trail                                Putnam County Chamber of Commerce                         Unknown
LSJRB       Palatka to the Cross Florida Greenway Trail                Putnam County Chamber of Commerce                         Unknown
LSJRB       Palatka Urban Trail                                        Putnam County Chamber of Commerce                      $ 5,000,000
LSJRB       Putnam County Hwy. 17 South Trail                          Putnam County Chamber of Commerce                      $ 2,295,000
LSJRB       Rodman Reservoir Paddle Trail                              Putnam County Chamber of Commerce                         Unknown
LSJRB       South Putnam Trail                                         Putnam County Chamber of Commerce                         Unknown




                                             B-4
LSJRB        West Putnam Bicycle Trail                                          Putnam County Chamber of Commerce                        Unknown
LSJRB        Tanglewylde Center                                                 Putnam County-Florida Communities Trust                $ 200,000
LSJRB        St. Johns County Blueway                                           St. Johns County                                     $ 50,000,000
LSJRB        Julington-Durbin Creek canoe trail, hiking trail                   St. Johns River Allianc e                             $ 1,600,000
LSJRB        Reddie Point Preserve boat tie-ups, trails, environmental center   St. Johns River Allianc e                             $ 2,700,000
LSJRB        Ocklawaha River Paddle Trail                                       SJRWMD                                                   Unknown
MSJRB        Stormwater management plan, implementation, and park               City of Crescent City, Florida                        $ 1,350,000
MSJRB        Northwest DeBary Conservation Area                                 City of DeB ary                                       $ 4,520,000
USJRB        Hatbill County Park (Brevard County)                               Brevard County/Parks and Recreation                      Unknown
USJRB        James G. Bourbeau Memorial Park                                    Brevard County/Parks and Recreation                      Unknown
USJRB        Moccasin Island Park (Brevard County)                              Brevard County/Parks and Recreation                      Unknown
USJRB        Stosberg Park (Brevard County)                                     Brevard County/Parks and Recreation                      Unknown
USJRB        St. Johns River access                                             Brevard MP O                                             Unknown
USJRB        St. Johns River Heritage Corridor trail network                    Brevard MP O                                             Unknown
USJRB        Possum Bluff — 'Big Oak ' Restoration                              COE, SJRWMD, Brevard County Nat. Resources               Unknown
             Subtotal, Acce ss and Recreation Projects                                                                               $140, 979,280

Education,   Outreach, Cultural, and Heritage Projects
 LSJRB       Turfgrass BMP social marketing campaign                            FDEP, SJRWMD                                             Unknown
 LSJRB       NERR application support                                           Institute of Applied Environmental Science              $ 60,000
 LSJRB       JU/UNF-led educational projects                                    Jacksonville U. and U. of North Florida                $ 270,000
 LSJRB       Timucuan Preserve Research and Education Center                    NE Fla. Institute of Applied Environmental Science     $ 100,000
 LSJRB       303(d) List Verification of Impairment surveys                     NE Fla. Institute of Applied Environmental Science     $ 100,000
 LSJRB       St. Johns River at a Glance project enhancements                   NE Fla. Institute of Applied Environmental Science     $ 100,000
 LSJRB       'River Experience' curriculum on-the-water                         River Adventures, Inc.                                 $ 250,000
 LSJRB       Environmental learning center—Julington-Durbin Creeks Preserve     St. Johns River Allianc e                             $ 2,000,000
 LSJRB       Environmental learning center—B etz Tiger Point Preserve           St. Johns River Allianc e                             $ 2,000,000
 LSJRB       St. Johns River Summer Institute                                   St. Johns River Allianc e                               $ 30,000
 USJRB       Environmental education kiosks at county parks                     Brevard County, Parks and Recreation                     Unknown
 USJRB       F. Burton Smith Regional Park                                      Brevard County, Parks and Recreation                     Unknown
 USJRB       Pride of Palatka, Inc. [formerly, Palatka Riverboat]]              Riverboat Committee                                    $ 600,000




                                                B-5
USJRB     Bourbeau Park (County) Education/Recreation Pavilion            S.A.V.E. St. Johns River, Inc.                      Unknown
Unknown   St. Johns Eco-Heritage Corridor                                 American Heritage Rivers Initiative, EPA?           Unknown
Unknown   Ecotourism Guide of the St. Johns River                         Institute of Applied Environmental Science        $ 29,000
Unknown   Tourism in support of education                                 None as yet; Herb Hiller, advocate                  Unknown
Unknown   St. Johns River Forum                                           St. Johns River Allianc e                          $   5,000
Unknown   St. Johns River Summer Camp                                     St. Johns River Allianc e or associated entity      Unknown
Unknown   Environmental education                                         St. Johns River Allianc e, SJRWMD                 $ 35,000
          Subtotal for Education, Outreach, Cultural, and Heritage Projects                                                $ 5,579,000




                                            B-6
           Appendix C

American Heritage Rivers Initiative
        Priority Projects




             C-1
                                                                  St. Johns River — American Heritage Rivers Projects


                                                Project                                                     Basin    Category*   Cost                     Contact

1   St. Johns River Heritage Corridor                                                                       Entire      HC       $300K
    Develop and establish a conceptual trail(s) incorporating heritage locations, including historical,
    cultural, natural, and communities resources that are open to the public. Project includes
    community involvement in site selection and themes, land and riv er markers, and guides.


2   St. Johns River Boaters Guide                                                                           Entire      R        $100K
    Develop a guide of resources along the St. Johns River, including location of his toric sites,
    environmental education sites, parks, marinas, and other points of interest. Publish guide on
    waterproof paper.

3   St. Johns River Report                                                                                  Entire      EE       $26K    St. Johns Riverkeeper c/o Neil Armingeon
    An annual printed report on the condition of the St. Johns River for distribution to the public.                                     (904) 262-4015
    Research existing databases, develop criteria and format, present information in easily read and
    understood format utilizing graphs and color. Print and distribute report. The first year would cover
    the low er basin, the second year the middle basin, and the third year the upper basin.
    [St. Johns Riverkeeper]

1   Source Water Protection Management Plan for Lake Washington                                             Upper                        Hector Herrera
                                                                                                                                         SJRWMD
                                                                                                                                         (386) 329-4327
                                                                                                                                         hherrera@sjrw md.com

2   Palm Bay unit 48 stormwater flooding improvements                                                       Upper       EC       $200K   John Rogers, City Engineer
    Project is designed to reduce flooding conditions in Port Malabar Units 42, 44, and 48.                                              City of Palm Bay
                                                                                                                                         (321) 953-8983
                                                                                                                                         (321) 953-8920 Fax

3   Hatbill County Park (Brevard County), on the St. Johns River, off SR 46                                 Upper                        Leroy Wright
    Park improvements include pavilion, picnic tables, signage, improved boat ramps, landscape park                                      (321) 632-8403
    area.                                                                                                                                royjoy@bellsouth.net

4   Moccasin Island Park (Brevard County)                                                                   Upper                        Leroy Wright
    Develop land, purchased by SJRWMD, as a public park. Develop access, construct kicker boat                                           (321) 632-8403
    ramp and airboat launch area, and provide picnic pavilion.                                                                           royjoy@bellsouth.net




                                                           C-2
5    James Bourbeau County Park (Brevard County)                                                          Upper                   Leroy Wright
     Several improvements to alleviate congestion on weekends, including additional parking,                                      (321) 632-8403
     stage/pavilion for school and Scout groups, bass tournaments, improved airboat ramp. Most                                    royjoy@bellsouth.net
     improvements w ould require filling one or more of the exis ting excavation ponds.


6    Stosberg property (Brevard County)                                                                   Upper                   Leroy Wright
     Develop a new county park on the river immediately north of SR 520 West, across from, and to                                 (321) 632-8403
     alleviate congestion at, James Bourbeau County Park. Install single-lane boat ramp, docking                                  royjoy@bellsouth.net
     space for eco-tour airboats, boardwalks for public access, bathroom facilities, and parking.

7    Lake Washington County Park (Brevard County)                                                         Upper                   Leroy Wright
     Construct additional bathroom near boat ramp.                                                                                (321) 632-8403
                                                                                                                                  royjoy@bellsouth.net

8    Environmental education exhibits (at a variety of county parks)                                      Upper                   Commissioner Sue Carlson
     Topics to be covered include the his tory of the river and natural history (several projects @$5K–                           Brevard County
     $10K each).                                                                                                                  (321) 633-2044
     [Brevard County]                                                                                                             carlsond4@manatee.brev.lib.fl.us


9    Burton Sm ith Regional Park (Brevard County)                                                         Upper                   Leroy Wright
     Construct an environmental learning center, with walk-through exhibit areas, meeting room,                                   (321) 632-8403
     bathrooms with parking for handicapped, boardwalks, and appropriate landscaping.                                             royjoy@bellsouth.net

10   River access                                                                                         Upper
     Use of DOT land during road building, re-building for river access. Access on SJRWMD land.
     New , improved parks, greenways, and trails.

11   Sarno Lakes w atershed, Phase I                                                                      Upper                   Ron Jones
     Protect the watershed surrounding the primary drinking water source for the City of Melbourne by                             Brevard County Surface Water Imp.
     promoting the use of urban BMPs on the Hopkins Canal.
     [Brevard County]

12   Property purchase on SR 192, near Sweetwater's Fish Camp                                             Upper                   Steve Morgan
     Land acquisition; USACE has funding available to develop and staff an environmental learning
     center.

13   Tour operator training/certification                                                                 Upper

14   Lake Poinsett and Lake Winder muck removal                                                           Upper   ER   $500K–$1M Leroy Wright
     Removal of muck in three areas in Lake Poinsett and one area in Lake Winder.                                                (321) 632-8403
                                                                                                                                 royjoy@bellsouth.net




                                                           C-3
1   Middle St. Johns River basinw ide water resource evaluation                                          Middle   S       $900K         Tom Ziegler
    The Middle St. Johns River Basin, as it flows through Orange, Brevard, Seminole, and Volusia                                        SJRWMD
    counties, has never had a comprehensive master plan completed. Issues of importance within                             year         (386) 329-4359
    this basin include flooding, stormwater quality retrofit needs, and septic tank system remediation                    1 of 10       tziegler@sjrw md.com
    and the installation of wastewater treatment plants. A comprehensive evaluation will identify and
    address the water resource issues of this important resource using a basinw ide approach.


2   Middle St. Johns River m ain stem diagnostics                                                        Middle   S       $600K         Tom Ziegler
    SJRWMD is developing a flood-forecasting model for this section of the St. Johns River. This                                        SJRWMD
    project includes transporting the exis ting model to a graphical user interface-based modeling                                      (386) 329-4359
    platform more suitable for further development. Further development w ill include data collection,                                  tziegler@sjrw md.com
    model improvements, and water quality evaluations and modeling.
    [Seminole County, Orange County, Volusia County, SJRWMD]


3   Groundwater Study of the Little Econlockhatchee River                                                Middle   WC                    Dr. Scott Hagan
    Develop data of groundwater impact on the Little Econlockhatchee River as part of the overall                                       University of Central Florida
    water management planning for the Econlockhatchee River Basin.                                                                      (407) 823-3903
    [Scott Hagan, UCF, Orange County Stormw ater Management]                                                                            shagen@ucf.edu


4   Sem inole County Environmental Study Center                                                          Middle   EE       $400K        Pat Burkett, Environmental Specialist
    Expansion of facility to enhance visitor experience and enable facility to reach more vis itors,                      building,     Environmental Studies Center
    including Seminole County public school students and the general public.                                               $500K        Seminole County Public Schools
    [Seminole County]                                                                                                    boardwalk,     400 East Lake Mary Boulevard, Sanford
                                                                                                                            $20K        (407) 320-0467
                                                                                                                       interpretation
5   Econlockhatchee River Basin — Little Lake Barton/Lake Underhill water quality                        Middle   WQ      $100K         Rod Lynn
    im provements                                                                                                                       Orange County Stormwater Management
    This lake system w ithin Orange County has water quality degradation problems which may be                                          (407) 836-7990
    due to the insufficient septic systems around the lakes. An evaluation of the source of pollutants                                  +F10
    in the lake along w ith remediation recommendations is needed to address the water quality
    problems.
    [Orange County, Environmental Protection Department]


6   Little Econlockhatchee River Basin evaluation and inventory                                          Middle   S       $500K         Mark Flomerfelt
    The Little Econlockhatchee River Basin evaluation and inventory have been closely coordinated                                       Seminole County Stormw ater Management
    among all partners. A preliminary flood hazard evaluation has identified over 100 residences in
    Seminole County that w ill be w ithin the revised 100-year floodplain. Evaluation has been
    completed and the project phase is active; working on three projects in the basin.
    [Seminole County, Oviedo, Casselberry, Orange County]




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7    Quail Hollow subdivision, Little Econlockhatchee River                                                 Middle   S     $500K     Rod Lynn
     Retrofit of older, inadequate stormw ater facilities. Completed in 2002.                                                        Orange County Stormwater Management
     [Orange County Stormwater Management]                                                                                           (407) 836-7990


8    Lake George Ecosystem, Watershed, and Shoreline Restoration /Enhancement Project                       Middle   WQ    $17.5K    Mark Brow n
     Prescribed burn of 510 acres (owned by Volusia County and SJRWMD) on an annual basis to                              annually   Environmental Management Division,
     reduce exotic vegetation and muck buildup. Project w ill improve w ater quality, reduce possibility                             Volusia County
     of catastrophic fires, and improve access.                                                                                      (386) 736-5062
     [Volusia County Environmental Management Service Group, SJRWMD, Florida Division of
     Forestry]


9    Lake Jesup channel and flow restoration                                                                Middle   WQ     TBD      Robert King
     In progress+B39                                                                                                                 Friends of Lake Jesup
                                                                                                                                     (407) 365-3128
                                                                                                                                     FLJesup@aol.com

10   Wekiva protection area GIS landscape model                                                             Middle   EC    $500K     Jennifer Domerchie
     Lake County w ill improve the information currently available in the middle basin. The Wekiva                                   ECFRPC
     River Protection Area is of particular concern as the information is limited. This project would set                  year      (407) 623-1075
     up a digital parcel layer w ith wetland and land use identification.                                                  1 of 3    jenifer+F33@ecfrpc.org
     [ECFRPC, Lake County, SJRWMD, Department of Transportation]


11   Lake Lotus sandbar removal                                                                             Middle   EC    $300K     Mary Brabham
     Severe erosion and sediment transport problems in the Little Wekiva River have caused a                                         SJRWMD
     deposition of excess sediment in the confluence of the Little Wekiva River and Lake Lotus. A                                    (407) 659-4829
     master plan has been developed, and construction of several erosion control projects has begun.                                 mbrabham@sjrw md.com
     Since the recognition of the problem in Lake Lotus, sedimentation has worsened, causing a
     significant portion of the lake to be isolated from the remainder, potentially causing a variety of
     adverse impacts. A feasibility study has been completed f or the dredging of Lake Lotus, and
     alternatives have been identified to remove the sediment from the lake. Working with USACE;
     Preliminary Restoration Plan in development.
     [SJRWMD, Altamonte Springs]


12   Little Wekiva River water quality retrofit needs                                                       Middle   WQ    $500K     Mary Brabham
     Orange and Seminole counties and the City of Altamonte Springs have identif ied areas where                                     SJRWMD
     retrofit stormw ater systems would be a benefit to the water quality and excess flow volumes that                               (407) 659-4829
     discharge directly to the Little Wekiva River.                                                                                  mbrabham@sjrw md.com
     [SJRWMD, Orange County, Seminole County]




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13   Stormwater pond improvements, Wekiva River Basin                                                         Middle   S     $500K     Krishna Krishnamurthy
     This project is part of a stormwater master plan for the Lakes McCoy, Coroni, and Prevatt                                         Orange County Stormwater Management
     watershed. The improvements to the pond will improve water quality. Construction draw ings and                                    (407) 836-7990
     acquisition of easements have been completed. Finished.
     [Orange County, Stormwater Management Department]


14   Riverside Park subdivision, Little Wekiva River Basin                                                    Middle   S      $5M      Roland Ray munto
     Restoration of the Little Wekiva, which currently flows through a pipe in this area. (A portion of the                            Orange County Stormwater Management
     pipe collapsed and destroyed tw o homes. A sheet pile w as replaced at a cost of around $1.5                                      (407) 836-7990
     million.) Project is under way; real estate acquisition is under way; construction begins in 2003.
     [Orange County Stormwater Management Department]


15   Little Wekiva River watershed management implementation                                                  Middle   S     $2.5M     Mary Brabham
     Design and construction of a basinw ide management plan that addresses the erosion and                                 matching   SJRWMD
     sediment transport problems within the main channel of the Little Wekiva River. Projects will                           funds     (407) 659-4829
     include structural bed and bank protection, biotechnical bank protection, grade control structures,                               mbrabham@sjrw md.com
     and w idening and re-sloping of river sections and sedimentation basins. These projects will                            year
     continue implementation of the Little Wekiva River Watershed Management Plan. This is an                               7 of 10
     erosion control project.
     [SJRWMD, Seminole County, Orange County, City of Altamonte Springs]


16   Sweetwater Cove Tributary to the Wekiva River Sediment Control Project                                   Middle   S     $500K     Mary Brabham
     The w astewater treatment plant which dis charged 1.9 million gallons per day has since been                                      SJRWMD
     upgraded to improve the quality of the discharge, although the sedimentation and nuisance                               year      (407) 659-4829
     vegetation problem w ithin the tributary has remained uncontrolled. The tributary is in need of                         1 of 3    mbrabham@sjrw md.com
     dredging and erosion protection. Steps needed to improve the system have been identified.
     [SJRWMD, Seminole County]


17   Volusia County groundw ater recharge and scrub jay assessment                                           Middle    EC    $80K      Kelly McGee
     Areas within Volusia County whic h have been identif ied as high recharge areas als o have good                                   Volusia County Environmental Services
     potential to support the threatened Florida scrub jay. To ensure the surviv al of the species and                                 (386) 736-5927, ext. 2845
     provide for future recharge, it is estimated that between 3,000 and 4,000 acres of suitable habitat
     will need to be preserved and managed. This project will assess areas of high recharge for the
     presence of jays and assess the restoration potential. Results w ill aid in prioritizing parcels. Under
     way.
     [Volusia County]




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18   Volusia County St. Johns River Marina water quality assessment                                            Middle   WQ   $100K   Kelly McGee
     Of the 33 marinas found along the shoreline of the St. Johns River from Lake Harney to Lake                                     Volusia County Environmental Services
     George, only seven have pump-out facilities for sewage. This project would assess the water                                     (386) 736-5927
     quality of the marinas and develop recommendations and priorities to improve and protect water
     quality.
     [Volusia County, Seminole County, Lake County, SJRWMD, DEP]


19   Lake Beresford Park, DeLand                                                                               Middle   EE   $1.5M   John Harper
     A 210-acre pris tine property. Plans include trails, a fishing pier, an environmental learning center                           Volusia County
     directly linked to the history and w ildlife of the St. Johns River in Volusia County, camping cabins,                          (386) 736-5953
     a picnic pavilion, restrooms, and an eco-lodge. Master plan being developed.
     [Volusia County]

20   Enterprise Utility w astewater treatment system (Stone Island)                                            Middle   WQ   $2M     Scott Mays
     The purpose of the project is to correct operational deficiencies in the plant operating system of                              Volusia County
     the Enterprise Wastewater Utility at Stone Island, for which Volusia County is anticipated to                                   (386) 943-7027
     assume responsibility by court order. The outcome of the project w ill be collection lines to serve
     the entire island and deliver the flows to an off -is land treatment facility.
     [Volusia County]

21   Volusia County Environmental and Natural History Educational Center at Lyonia Preserve                    Middle   EE   $160K   Kelly McGee
     To enhance exis ting scrub jay habitat and five miles of trails, an education center would focus on                             Volusia County
     the ecology and management of scrub, associated flora and fauna, and importance of                                              (386) 736-5927, ext. 2845
     groundwater recharge. In design.
     [Volusia County]

22   Determ ine elevation (landward extent) of the St. Johns River in the Middle Basin                         Middle   S    TBD     Robert King
                                                                                                                                     Friends of Lake Jesup
                                                                                                                                     (407) 365-3128
                                                                                                                                     FLJesup@aol.com

24   Highbanks boat ramp                                                                                       Middle   R    $300K   John Harper
     Currently, this is a "street end" boat ramp with limited parking. One lot is for sale next to the ramp.                         Volusia County
     Purchase of the lot and construction of recreational amenities, such as boardwalks, a fishing                                   (386) 736-5953
     area, restrooms, pic nic areas, parking, etc., are vital to preserving this access point. Completed
     improvements; were unable to purchase land.
     [Volusia County]


25   Lemon Bluff boat ramp park                                                                                Middle   R    $550K   John Harper
     Currently, there is a small parking lot associated with a single-lane boat ramp. The Florida Fish                               Volusia County
     and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is interested in partnering on this if additional land                               (386) 736-5953
     can be acquired. Unable to acquire land.
     [Volusia County, FWC]




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27   Central Florida Zoological Park education exhibit: Days and Nights in the Life of the St.            Middle   EE   $565K (¼ of Alice Weinberg
     Johns River                                                                                                         total cost) Director of Development
     A !0,000-square-foot aquatic facility with exhibits highlighting reptiles, amphibians, fish, and                                (407) 323-4450, ext. 117
     invertebrates as well as native and invasiv e non-native flora. Programming w ill include
     archaeology, zoology, ecology, botany, paleontology, economics, and population management.
     [Seminole County]

28   Lake Monroe Basin — Midway Subbasin Projects Flood Protection Project                                Middle   S      $700K      Mark Flomerfelt
     A number of locations overtop during storm events and need ditch expansion or pipe                                              Seminole County Stormw ater Management
     enlargement. This project implements part of the master plan proposed by Seminole County.                             year      (407) 665-5709
     Three to four projects are now under way.                                                                             2 of 8
     [Seminole County, SJRWMD]

29   Lake Monroe Basin Flood Protection Project                                                           Middle   S      $500K      Mark Flomerfelt
     Flood storage and structure remediation and replacement needs w ill be implemented. Evaluation                      matching    Seminole County Stormw ater Management
     is complete; working on two projects.                                                                                funds;     (407) 665-5709
     [Seminole County, SJRWMD]                                                                                             year
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30   Lake Monroe Basin diagnostics                                                                        Middle   S      $350K      Tom Ziegler
     Complete a reconnaissance, flood assessment, and water quality and quantity study which                                         SJRWMD
     includes survey, data analysis, hydraulics, hydrology, and water quality for the Lake Monroe                          year      (386) 329-4359
     Basin. The results of this effort will be used for the TMDL program for this basin. Evaluation is                     1 of 3    tziegler@sjrw md.com
     complete; working on two projects.
     [Seminole County, City of Sanford, SJRWMD]


31   Ocoee land acquisition and restoration site on Lake Apopka                                           Middle   EC                Scott Vandergrift
                                                                                                                                     Mayor, City of Ocoee
                                                                                                                                     (407) 656-7489

32   Jones Avenue retention pond                                                                          Middle   S    $1.7M+E64 Penny Post
     An existing canal system drains into Lake Apopka with little treatment. A retention pond is needed                           Orange County Stormwater Management
     to retrofit the canal system. Need to get easements, then buy property; will take another 1–2                                (407) 836-7747
     years to complete.
     [Orange County Stormwater Management Department]

33   Lake Monroe pier — Sanford                                                                           Middle   R      $2.5M      Jay Marder
     The proposed concrete pier structure is to be located in the Fort Mellon Park area and may be                                   City of Sanford
     considered to be an expansion of vestiges of old pier structures. The project will compliment a                                 (407) 330-5679
     proposed hotel/conference center (undergoing economic feasibility analysis) to be located at Fort
     Mellon Park.
     [City of Sanford]




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34   Eastern breakwater fishing pier — Sanford                                                             Middle   R    $518K     Jay Marder
     Build upon the existing eastern breakwater structure to provide an approximately 1,000-foot-long                              City of Sanford
     wooden fishing pier with associated handrails, integral benches, lights, and amenities.                                       (407) 330-5679
     [City of Sanford]

35   Comprehensive assessment of Orange County drainage wells                                              Middle   WQ   $500K     Krishna Krishnamurthy
     This assessment is needed to quantif y the recharge from 400 drainage wells in Orange County                                  Orange County Stormwater Management
     and to determine the water quality impacts and identify retrofit measures. Ongoing through Roads                              (407) 836-7990
     and Drainage Division.
     [Orange County Stormwater Department]

36   Howell Branch Basin Stormwater Master Plan including Gee Creek                                        Middle   S     $400K    Mark Flomerfelt
     Many subdivisions within the City of Casselberry on the Triplet Chain of Lakes are in need of                       + $100K   Seminole County
     stormwater quality retrofit design and construction. This would provide water quality and                                     and
     attenuation for a basin that is contributing direct runoff to Gee Creek w ithout the benefit of any                           Krishna Krishanmurthy,
     upstream treatment or storage. Not being done. Funding is limited.                                                            Orange County Stormwater Management
     [Orange County, Seminole County]

37   Orange County nutrient analysis for pollutant loadings/determinations/solution                        Middle   WQ    $1M      Rick Baird
     [Orange County]                                                                                                               Orange County Environmental Protection
                                                                                                                                   (407) 836-1409

38   Lake Waunatta w ater quality and quantity remediation                                                 Middle   WQ   $150K     Rod Lynn
     A study is under way by Orange County to identif y retrofit options for the Lake Waunatta                                     Stormw ater Management
     watershed. This funding will implement the priority recommendations of the evaluation. In                                     (407) 836-7990
     process; to be completed by 11/03.
     [Orange County Stormwater Management Department]

39   Deep Creek Basin floodplain diagnostics                                                               Middle   S    $250K
     Complete a reconnaissance and floodplain study, whic h includes survey, data analysis, and
     hydraulics and hydrology.                                                                                            year
     [SJRWMD, Volusia County]                                                                                             1 of 3

40   Lake Monroe Loop multi-use trail                                                                      Middle   R     $5M      Tom Scofield
     A 20-mile paved, multi-use trail in Volusia and Seminole counties. Three miles constructed to                        ???      Volusia County
     date. Funds needed for right-of-way and construction.                                                                         (386) 822-5756
     [Volusia County, Seminole County, City of Debary, City of Sanford]

41   Lake George Basin water quality assessment                                                            Middle   WQ    $75K     Kelly McGee
     The Lake George w atershed is primarily composed of public lands. However, there are water                                    Volusia County
     quality conditions that w ill require assessments to define the source of the unacceptable water.                    year     (386) 736-5927, ext. 2845
     [Volusia County]                                                                                                     1 of 5




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42   Lake George Basin/Astor w aste treatment                                                               Middle   WQ   $1M loan, William Chandler, Jr.
     Phase II of the project includes the construction of facilities to service 1,250 customers.                          $5M grants Astor-Astor Park Water Association, Inc.
     [Astor-Astor Park Water Association]                                                                                            (904) 759-2260

43   Lake Jesup restoration: Lake Howell and Howell Creek initiative                                        Middle   WQ      $100K    Regina Lovings
     How ell Creek is the largest surface water source of nutrients to Lake Jesup. In order for Lake                                  SJRWMD
     Jesup to rapidly benefit from w atershed improvements, the Lake Jesup Program has                                       year     (386) 329-4819
     recommended that phosphorous containing sediments be capped. A whole lake alum treatment                                1 of 2   rlovings@sjrwmd.com
     would provide immediate benefits by removing nutrients from the water column and, more
     important, w ould serve to cap phosphorous-containing sediments. Alum treatment w ill provide
     immediate benefits to Lake How ell and augment watershed improvements being undertaken by
     Seminole County. The combination of w atershed improvements and alum treatment w ill provide
     benefits to Lake Jesup through the reduction of loadings in Lake How ell.
     [SJRWMD]



44   Lake Jesup Basin: U.S. 17/92 stormwater retrofit                                                       Middle   S       $400K+     Mark Flomerfelt
     Tw o segments have been prioritized but not funded by the Metropolitan Planning Organization.                        (engineering) Seminole County Stormw ater Management
     These segments are from the Orange County line to Lake of the Woods Boulevard (Phase I) and                                        (407) 665-5709
     Shepard Road to Lake Mary Boulevard (Phase II). Suitable reconstruction of these roadway
     segments would greatly enhance stormwater treatment, reducing pollutant loading to Lake Jesup
     and promoting economic development along this important transportation corridor. Incorporated
     with FDOT road-widening project.
     [Seminole County]


45   Lake Jesup Basin — Howell Creek Tributary Basin flood protection projects                              Middle   S      $400K     Mark Flomerfelt
     Approximately 20 locations w ithin Orange and Seminole counties have been identified for flood                        matching   Seminole County Stormw ater Management
     protection improvements within the Howell Creek Basin. A master plan proposed by Seminole                              funds     (407) 665-5709
     County has been authorized through permit by the water management district to address the
     recurring drainage and flood control problems in the basin. Completed two projects.B75
     [Seminole County, SJRWMD, Orange County]


46   Lake Jesup restoration: Tributary stormwater parks assessment and implementation                       Middle   S      $4.65M    Regina Lovings
     The Lake Jesup program is developing a multi-level approach to lake restoration through nutrient                                 SJRWMD
     load reductions, restoration of adjacent wetlands. and potential restoration of much of the historic                    year     (386) 329-4819
     flow patterns and exchanges with the St. Johns River. A significant proportion of the required                          2 of 8
     nutrient load reductions could be achieved through the creation of stormw ater parks on selected
     tributaries. This will include a mixture of settling ponds and constructed wetlands.
     [Seminole County, SJRWMD, Friends of Lake Jesup]




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47   Lake Monroe shoreline protection and w ater quality improvements — seawall restoration                 Middle   S     $4M     Jay Marder
     Repair of seawall. Provide foundation for the Lake Monroe Riverwalk Project. Landscape                                        City of Sanford
     architect/engineering consulting to provide links with downtown area.                                                         (407) 330-5679
     [City of Sanford]                                                                                                             saneng@mail.state.fl.us

48   Retrofit of stormwater drainage system and seaw all for U.S. 17/92                                     Middle   S    $3.4M    Jay Marder
     System w ill include curb and gutters, a piped drainage system, and water quality retrofit                                    City of Sanford
     structures. Remove unnecessary seawall and restore and re-vegetate natural shoreline.                                         (407) 330-5679
     [City of Sanford]                                                                                                             saneng@mail.state.fl.us

49   Sem inole County greenway/blueway network                                                              Middle   R             Craig Shadrix
     The 85-mile netw ork of trails regionally links parks, schools, businesses, and shopping distric ts.                          Seminole County
     Seminole County has begun work on the project, but additional funds are needed.                                               (407) 665-7343
     [Seminole County]                                                                                                             cshadrix@co.seminole.fl.us

50   Lake Apopka planning initiative                                                                        Middle   EC            Greg Golgowski
     Funding for implementation of an integrated plan for the basin which focuses on land use,                                     ECFRPC
     recreation, stormw ater management, and economic development. Specif ic needs include                                         (407) 623-1075
     acquisition of greenways, trails, and recreation infrastructure and environmental education.
     [ECFRPC]

51   Volusia County “Tallow Busters”                                                                        Middle   EC   $50K     Kelly McGee
     Establish a volunteer program to eradicate invasive, exotic Chinese Tallow , similar to successful                            Volusia County
     Pepper Buster Program. Several eradic ation techniques will be explored and implemented.                                      (386) 736-5927, ext. 2845
     [Volusia County]

52   Econlockhatchee River Natural Resource and Agricultural Learning Center                                Middle   EE   $20K     Rick Baird
     Orange County has purchased a parcel in the Econlockhatchee River Basin that is adjacent to a                        $2M      Orange County Environmental Protection
     named tributary of the river and also adjacent to other publicly owned property. The county plans                             (407) 836-1409
     to develop a low intensity center on the property to use for educational purposes. This funding,
     along w ith a match from the county, w ill be used for the design of the education center.
     [Orange County Environmental Protection Department]


53   Florida Water Center (Beck Ranch Water Resource Center)                                                Middle   EE    $5.5K   Betty Holness
     Multi-disciplinary institute dedicated to resolving water issues throughout the state through                        ($10M)   Volusia County
     applied research and training. Joint public-private project. Florida Water Center w ill create (1) a                          (386) 736-5920
     centralized, virtual library, (2) a coordinated clearinghouse for water-related research dollars to
     maximize benefit, (3) a venue for resolving water-related conflicts, and (4) a magnet for attracting
     an environmental learning center and co-located ecotourism and conference center.
     [Volusia County]




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54   Lake George Park                                                                                         Middle   EE   $1.5M   John Harper
     Current facilities include a fishing pier, trails, and a pic nic area. This vast and pristine property                         Volusia County
     was purchased in conjunction with SJRWMD and w ould be an ideal location for a w ildlife viewing                               (386) 736-5953
     area and an eco-lodge, including an environmental learning center and restrooms. Additional
     property has been purchased.B81
     [Volusia County]

55   Shoreline E  mergent revegetation and restoration — Sanford Marina                                       Middle   EC   $300K   Jay Marder
     Revegetate the northern shoreline of the Marina Isle in dow ntown Sanford w ith natural emergent                               City of Sanford
     species and stabilize and enhance the wetland edge.                                                                            (407) 330-5679
     [City of Sanford]                                                                                                              saneng@mail.state.fl.us

56   Im pact assessment of underwater archaeological sites in the Middle St. Johns River Basin                Middle   HC   $120K   Tom Scofield
     Recent archaeological excavations have revealed that intact archaeological deposits exist in the                               Volusia County
     river's bottom. Artifacts and other organic remains that have been excavated under controlled                                  (386) 822-5756
     conditions are in an excellent state of preservation. This project will establish boundaries for
     know n underwater sites and assess existing and potential negative impacts such as dredging,
     boat traffic and pier construction.
     [Volusia County]


57   Archaeological Site Erosion Control Project                                                              Middle   HC   TBD     Tom Scofield
     Seven signif icant archaeological sites located on the banks of the St. Johns River are being                                  Volusia County
     slow ly destroyed by the effects of water erosion. This project would design and construct                                     (386) 822-5756
     structures for shoreline stabilization in an effort to reduce or eliminate the erosion problem.
     [Volusia County]

59   U.S. 17 scenic by-way designation and enhancement                                                                 R    TBD     Tom Scofield
     Designate U.S. 17 as a scenic by-way as provided for in federal legislation. Project to include                                Volusia County
     design charettes for each community located in the corridor with subsequent design beautif ication                             (386) 822-5756
     guidelines; creation of a guidebook; design and development of visitor centers; and creation of
     heritage and envir onmental exhibits w ith standardized format.
     [Volusia County]

60   The Volusia Trail                                                                                        Middle   R    TBD     Jamie Seaman
     Create a countywide conceptual trace/trail that links environmental, historical, and cultural assets                           Volusia County
     in the community by utilizing scenic roadways, greenways, and multi-user trails, rivers/blueways,                              (386) 248-8058
     and the beach. The RTCA process will result in community consensus on route, criteria for
     destinations, and implementation. This is the fir st step in a more regional effort to link
     communities along the St. Johns River.
     [Volusia County]




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61   Lake Monroe Park                                                                                         Middle   R    $1.2M   John Harper
     This is an extremely busy park with facilities in dire need of repair and renovation. Expansion of                             Volusia County
     facilities w ould include an elevated boardwalk, additional fishing areas, a nature trail, w ildlife                           (386) 736-5953
     view ing areas, etc. Under construction.
     [Volusia County]


62   Gem ini Springs/Lake Monroe Connector or the Hugh West Conservation Area                                 Middle   R    $750K   Bill Gardner
     Improvements to SJRWMD and Volusia County sites, including a trail system linking Gemini                                       Volusia County
     Springs Park w ith Lake Monroe Park, and the Spring to Spring Trail. Other amenities w ould                                    (386) 736-5953
     include primitive camping, boardw alks, and w ildlife viewing areas.
     [Volusia County, SJRWMD]


64   Lake George boat ramp                                                                                    Middle   R    $650K   John Harper
     To improve access on Lake George, area would include a boat ramp, parking, restrooms, a picnic                                 Volusia County
     area, etc. Funding needed for land acquisition and facility development.                                                       (386) 736-5953
     [Volusia County]

65   St. Johns River paddling trails                                                                          Middle   R    TBD     Tom Scofield
     This project would recogniz e and enhance existing paddling trail opportunities for canoeing and                               Volusia County
     kayaking enthusiasts. Tasks include designation of three paddling trails by federal or state                                   (386) 822-5756
     agencies, marking trails, development of primitive campsites, and a user guide.
     [Volusia County]

66   St. Johns equestrian path                                                                                Middle   R    TBD     Tom Scofield
     A proposed 45-mile equestrian path from Lake George Management Area to Beck Ranch,                                             Volusia County
     sharing right-of-way w ith other trails. Four equestrian trailheads would be developed.                                        (386) 822-5756
     [Volusia County]

67   DeBary Hall outbuildings restoration                                                                     Middle   HC   $90K    Tom Scofield
     Three structures still require restoration: the ice house, stable, and artesian sw imming pool.                                Volusia County
     Needs include structural stabilization and repair, roof replacement, and repair of exterior fabric.                            (386) 822-5756
     [Volusia County, City of Debary]

68   DeBary Hall, Phase II — Construction of Visitors Center building                                         Middle   HC   $400K   Tom Scofield
     Phase II w ill encompass the construction of administrative office space, a vis itor orientation room,                         Volusia County
     a gift shop, a small exhibit gallery, and storage space.                                                                       (386) 822-5756
     [Volusia County, City of DeBary]

69   DeBary Hall, Phase III — Visitor Interpretive Program                                                    Middle   HC   $50K    Tom Scofield
     Interpretive programming and exhibits, associated with the construction of the proposed vis itor's                             Volusia County
     center.                                                                                                                        (386) 822-5756
     [Volusia County, City of DeBary]




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70   DeBary Hall site improvements and handicap accessibility                                              Middle   HC   $100K   Tom Scofield
     Installation of facilities necessary to improve handicap accessibility at the site, restoration or                          Volusia County
     reconstruction of several historic landscape features, and installation of walkways, lighting, and                          (386) 822-5756
     landscaping in the non-historic areas.
     [Volusia County, City of DeBary]

71   DeBary Hall outparcel acquisition                                                                     Middle   HC   $750K   Tom Scofield
                                                                                                                                 Volusia County
                                                                                                                                 (386) 822-5756

     Septic tank phase-out in Jacksonville in priority areas                                               Low er   WQ           Brad Thoburn, Director
     Target septic tank phase-out in tributaries that feed the St. Johns River to improve water quality.                         Intergovernmental Relations
     Provide support for low to moderate income residents. In progress.                                                          City of Jacksonville
     [City of Jacksonville]                                                                                                      (904) 630-2851
                                                                                                                                 bthoburn@coj.net
1    Jacksonville Preservation Project                                                                     Low er   EC           Brad Thoburn, Director
     Land acquisition in and around the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. Some parcels are                              Intergovernmental Relations
     located in Category 1 hurricane evacuation zones. Also, the development of hiking trails, canoe                             City of Jacksonville
     circuits, and other amenities. A number of parcels have been purchased; canoe and hiking trails                             (904) 630-2851
     are being developed.                                                                                                        bthoburn@coj.net
     [City of Jacksonville]

2    Brownfield redevelopment in Jacksonville                                                              Low er   ED           Brad Thoburn, Director
     In urban core near riv er and/or urban watershed. Under way.                                                                Intergovernmental Relations
     [City of Jacksonville]                                                                                                      City of Jacksonville
                                                                                                                                 (904) 630-2851
                                                                                                                                 bthoburn@coj.net

3    Hogan’s Creek in Jacksonville                                                                         Low er   ED           Brad Thoburn, Director
     Development of an urban greenway system utilizing existing tributaries connecting core city to                              Intergovernmental Relations
     historic neighborhoods. USACE has completed Preliminary Restoration Plan and is proceeding                                  City of Jacksonville
     to Feasibility Study. EPA grants have been received; Urban Rivers Restoration Initiative proposal                           (904) 630-2851
     submitted.                                                                                                                  bthoburn@coj.net
     [City of Jacksonville]


4    Jacksonville w astewater treatment plant upgrades                                                     Low er   WQ           James Chancellor
     Funding is needed for nutrient removal at Jacksonville’s wastewater treatment plants.                                       City of Jacksonville
     [City of Jacksonville]




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5    Jacksonville stormwater treatment ponds                                                                 Low er   S            Brad Thoburn, Director
     Acquire land and construct regional stormw ater treatment ponds in old core city of Jacksonville                              Intergovernmental Relations
     (cost-share funding needed).                                                                                                  City of Jacksonville
     [City of Jacksonville]                                                                                                        (904) 630-2851
                                                                                                                                   bthoburn@coj.net

6    Channel improvements                                                                                    Low er   WQ           Brad Thoburn, Director
     Environmental cleanup/disposal and channel improvements along McCoy's Creek, Deer Creek,                                      Intergovernmental Relations
     and East Longbranch.                                                                                                          City of Jacksonville
     [City of Jacksonville]                                                                                                        (904) 630-2851
                                                                                                                                   bthoburn@coj.net

7    Palatka Riverboat                                                                                       Low er   HC   $400K   John Henley
     Pride of Palatka, Inc. (formerly, Palatka Riverboat), a nonprofit organization, is striving to secure                         (386) 325-7016
     and operate a public-owned riverboat to conduct educational and recreational tours that fit the                               Seajay@GBSO.net
     theme of Palatka's riverfront heritage. Partial funding was obtained through the U.S. FHwA
     ferryboat funding; additional funding is being sought.

8    East Palatka septic tank phase-out                                                                      Low er   WQ           Merton
     Provide access to sewage treatment for residents of East Palatka. Provide support for low to                                  Putnam County Public Works
     moderate income residents.

9    Green Cove Springs Stormwater Plan                                                                      Low er   EC
     Cost-share implementation of stormw ater master planning and retrofitting to reduce flooding,
     pollutant loading, and sediment control.
     [City of Green Cove Springs]

10   Green Cove Springs shoreline restoration                                                                Low er   EC
     Spring-fed stream park and St. Johns River shoreline restoration.
     [City of Green Cove Springs]

11   St. Johns County St. Johns River shoreline acquisition                                                  Low er   EC           John Reardon, Commissioner
                                                                                                                                   St. Johns County
                                                                                                                                   (904) 823-2402
                                                                                                                                   bccd2@co.st-johns.fl.us

12   St. Johns River Park                                                                                    Low er   RT   $200K   Daniel Weimer, Supervisor
     Development of new ly acquired property for environmental education, fis hing, and habitat                                    Recreation and Parks, St. Johns County
     restoration.                                                                                                                  (904) 471-6616
     [St. Johns County]




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13   Anastasia Island, St. Johns County                                                                       Low er
     Cost-share implementation of septic tank conversion to central treatment to reduce pollutant
     loadings and assist in reopening its closed shellfish harvesting areas.

14   Colem an Evans Wood Preserving Company Superfund pilot project                                           Low er   WQ   $100K   John Flow e, City of Jacksonville
     An 11-acre site w ith soil, sediment, and groundwater contamination w ith pentachlorophenol and                                (904) 630-3404
     dioxin. The project will allow the city to facilitate site redevelopment through a land use plan                               jflowe@coj.net
     based on stakeholder input.
     [City of Jacksonville]

25   Fisheries Assessment Program for the LSJRB                                                               Low er   WQ   $550K   Dean Campbell
     These funds w ill be used to establish a fisheries program w ithin the lower St. Johns River to                                SJRWMD
     develop baseline information regarding the health of this resource and to identify methods of                                  (386) 329-4360
     enhancing this resource. Fisheries resources within the Lower St. Johns River Basin have not                                   dcampbell@sjrw md.com
     been adequately addressed through an ongoing, organized fisheries program similar to those in
     other estuaries and rivers. This project is a component of the SJRWMD Five-Year Restoration
     Plan. Ongoing projects funded by FDEP.
     [SJRWMD]

26   Palatka m illennium commemorative clock tower                                                            Low er   ED   $200K
     The design of the tower is compatible w ith the historic character of downtown Palatka. It w ill be 40
     feet high, red bric k, and aligned w ith the points of the compass. Completed.
     [City of Palatka]

27   Palatka Riverfront improvements                                                                          Low er   ED   $2M     John Hodge
     Develop and expand the facilities of the exis ting Palatka Riverfront Park. The plan is designed to
     maintain an open view of the river and includes high-density, multi-use docking facilities, a special
     activities center, tour and riverboat docking, and a walkway to connect the north and south
     historic dis tricts. EDA funding has been obtained to support development of the plan.
     [City of Palatka]

28   Welaka riverfront                                                                                        Low er   ED   $500K   Welaka Mayor Gordon Sands
     Construct improved city docking facilities for riverboat and other boating enterprises, expand
     parking facilities, and develop visitor accommodations to offer a walking area through the village.
     [City of Welaka]

29   Hogtown Creek Sediment Management Initiative, Orange Creek Basin                                         Low er   S    $100K   Theresa Scott, Director
     Geographic and geomorphic analysis for flood risk and sediment reduction in Hogtow n Creek.                                    Gainesville Public Works
     This project will begin the process of developing a sustainable development model that includes                                (904) 354-5070
     environmental, land use, and economic development parameters.                                                                  scotta@ci.gainesville.fl.us




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30   Multi-media educational resources on the history of the St. Johns River (proposal from                   Low er   EE
     Naval Air Station Jacksonville) Develop suite of multi-media educational resources to enhance
     public and military personnel's understanding of the social history of the St. Johns River, an
     American Heritage River.

32   Old Palatka Water Works, Palatka                                                                         Low er   HC   $600K   Sonia Kuecker
     This engineering landmark is under rehabilitation to serve as a natural history museum and                                     SJRWMD
     environmental education center. Some funding has been received from the state, but additional                                  (386) 312-2330
     funding is needed to complete the rehabilitation and to develop educational programs.                                          skuecker@sjrwmd.com
     [City of Palatka]

33   Qui-Si-Sana Hotel, Green Cove Springs                                                                    Low er   HC
     Located on SR 17 two blocks from the river, this symbol of early 20th century tourism w as
     developed by J.C. Penney. Some funding has been received from the Florida Legislature, but
     additional funds are needed to complete rehabilitation of the facility and implement the reuse
     plan.

34   Walter Jones Park, Mandarin                                                                              Low er   HC           Brad Thoburn, Director
     This farm remnant serves as a reminder of the importance of two Mandarin families w ho lived at                                Intergovernmental Relations
     the site from 1875. The City of Jacksonville acquired the property for use as an interpretive site                             City of Jacksonville
     and park and has received state matching funds for planning. Funds w ill be needed for                                         (904) 630-2851
     construction of the education and museum center and development of educational programs.                                       bthoburn@coj.net
     [City of Jacksonville]


35   Jacksonville Northbank Riverw alk                                                                        Low er   RT           Brad Thoburn, Director
     Extend existing Riverwalk in downtown Jacksonville to provide additional cultural and economic                                 Intergovernmental Relations
     benefits.                                                                                                                      City of Jacksonville
     [City of Jacksonville]                                                                                                         (904) 630-2851
                                                                                                                                    bthoburn@coj.net

36   Mount Royal Museum and Cultural Center                                                                   Low er   HC   $1.1M   Richard Hamrick
     The Mount Royal Museum and Cultural Center w ill demonstrate how the American Indian culture                                   (904) 467-3627
     has enric hed the world, f or the fir st time representing the Timucua, a tribe long since gone. The                           rhamrick@tcity.com
     Living Village Center is dedicated to education and preservation of this highly civilized culture.[??]


37   St. Johns County — Bartram Scenic Highw ay promotion                                                     Low er   HC           John Reardon, Commissioner
     Runs along the St. Johns River, quite scenic and historic. In progress; state designation being                                St. Johns County
     sought.                                                                                                                        (904) 823-2402
                                                                                                                                    bccd2@co.st-johns.fl.us




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38   Crescent City waterfront improvements                                                                   Low er   ED     $950K     Nancy Harris, Putnam County commissioner
     Extend the existing downtown redevelopment streetscape improvements along Central Avenue to                                       (386) 698-2776
     the city dock and south along Lake Street to a new park, where a marina will be built, w elcoming                                 properties@harris-realty.com
     the boat traffic to Crescent City as at the turn of the last century. Have developed a stormwater
     management plan, built a WWTP off river; deed for park property being sought from school board.
     [Crescent City]


39   Timucuan Preserve trails                                                                                Low er   EC               Brad Thoburn, Director
     Development of hiking trails, bike trails, birding observation towers, and canoe routes in the                                    Intergovernmental Relations
     Timucuan Preserve. Als o, development of promotional materials. Under way.                                                        City of Jacksonville
     [City of Jacksonville]                                                                                                            (904) 630-12851
                                                                                                                                       bthoburn@coj.net

40   Palatka downtown redevelopment projects                                                                 Low er   ED      $7M      Allen Bush
     In an effort to promote economic development in downtown Palatka, the city purchased the 100                                      Palatka City Manager
     block adjacent to U.S. Highw ay 17 and the St. Johns River, and plans to relocate residents of the
     adjacent "high rise.” The city will solicit proposals to implement a w aterfront development to bring
     people into the area. In progress; EDA grant has been obtained, RFP published, and consultant
     selected to begin development of a plan to improve the waterfront.
     [City of Palatka, Putnam County Chamber of Commerce]



41   Sweetwater Branch Stormwater Management Project                                                         Low er   S     $2–$6M     Pegeen Hanrahan
     Treat stormwater prior to dis charge to Paynes Prairie.                                                                           Former Gainesville City Commissioner
     [City of Gainesville]                                                                                                             mevyleen@ad.com


42   Depot Avenue Stormwater Park                                                                            Low er   WQ               Pegeen Hanrahan
     Dow ntown water feature to treat urban runoff. Already have Brownfield designation, other funding.                                Former Gainesville City Commission
     [City of Gainesville]                                                                                                             mevyleen@ad.com

43   Pithlachoco trail system                                                                                Low er   EC               Gainesville Environmental Protection
     Includes the land acquisition (including easements), planning, design, construction, and                                          (352) 955-2442
     management of a recreational trail system circling New nans Lake and connecting to the
     Gainesville-Haw thorne and Waldo Road Rail Trails.
     [Alachua County]

44   Newnans Lake restoration                                                                                Low er   WQ    $5M land Gainesville Environmental Protection
     Muck removal, reduction in nutrient inputs, and land acquis ition (including easements) in and                        acquisition, (352) 955-2442
     around Newnans Lake.                                                                                                  $10M muck
     [Alachua County]                                                                                                        removal




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45   Prairie Creek/River Styx Canoe Trail                                                             Low er   RT      $3M land Gainesville Environmental Protection
     This 5-mile canoe trail w ould include public access, navigability improvements, and land                        acquisition, (352) 955-2442
     acquisition along these tw o connected water bodies connecting New nans Lake to Orange Lake.                       $500K
     [Alachua County]                                                                                               improvements

46   Lower St. Johns River Comprehensive Restoration Plan                                             Low er   WQ      $150K      Dana Morton
     Develop a "CCMP" style plan to coordinate and guide long-term restoration and resource                          per year for City of Jacksonville
     management issues along the river. In progress; will become a part of the overall plan for St.                    3 years    (904) 630-3128
     Johns River restoration guided by the St. Johns River Alliance.                                                              dmorton@coj.net
     [City of Jacksonville, FDEP]




     *Category (column 4)
     Developed by Middle Basin Advis ory Committee, 2/25/00):
     S — stormwater, erosion and/or flooding control
     WQ — w ater quality
     WC — w ater conservation
     EC — ecological preservation/restoration
     EE — environmental education
     R — recreation
     HC — historical/cultural
     Added by Lower Basin Advisory Committee, 3/24/00:
     ED — economic development
     RT — recreation/touris m (similar to R above)




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           Appendix D

Draft Memorandum of Understanding




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                      St. Johns River Alliance
                   Memorandum of Understanding
                              between
   United States Environmental Protection Agency, State of Florida
    Department of Environmental Protection, East Central Florida
   Regional Planning Council, Northeast Florida Regional Planning
            Council, and Subscribing Local Governments

        Whereas, the 310-mile-long St. Johns River in the State of Florida was
officially designated an American Heritage River by the President of the
United States on July 30, 1998, in recognition of its ecological, historic,
economic, and cultural significance; and

       Whereas, subsequent thereto, a Partnership Agreement was executed
between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the State of
Florida which established the St. Johns River American Heritage Rivers
Initiative, provided for goals and objectives, provided for a Steering Committee
for carrying out the goals and objectives of the program, provided for advisory
committees, and provided for participation by federal agencies through the
appointment of a River Navigator; and

       Whereas, the Steering Committee has worked with its primary partner,
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and with other state and
federal partners to raise awareness about the importance of restoration,
conservation, and public access relating to the St. Johns River, culminating in
a River Summit attended by over 1,500 people who expressed continued
interest in a watershed restoration and enhancement effort; and

       Whereas, as a result of the River Summit, the St. Johns River
Restoration Working Group was convened and concluded that the structure of
the American Heritage Rivers Initiative provides the opportunity to convene a
public-private partnership to further the goals of the American Heritage
Rivers Program and the overall restoration goals of its partners through a new
non-governmental organization; and

       Whereas, the new St. Johns River Alliance, Inc., will further the goals
of the St. Johns River American Heritage Rivers Initiative and the restoration
goals of the Summit and promote, preserve, protect, restore, and celebrate the
St. Johns River in recognition of its ecological, historic, economic, recreational,
and cultural significance, so that the public may gain a greater appreciation
and understanding of its importance to the quality of life of current and future
generations.




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       Now therefore, the parties hereto, do agree as follows:

1. The American Heritage Rivers Initiative Partnership Agreement between
the St. Johns River community, state, regional, and federal agencies, dated
December 15, 1999.

2. It is mutually agreed that the signatory partners, being those federal
agencies, state agencies, regional agencies, and local governments which enter
into this agreement, support the St. Johns River American Heritage Rivers
Initiative, a public-private partnership supporting conservation and
restoration of the St. Johns River together with promoting ecological,
historical, and cultural resources along the St. Johns River.

3. The parties hereto shall cause to be formed the St. Johns River Alliance,
Inc., a Florida not-for-profit, federal-tax-exempt corporation to facilitate
intergovernmental and public support, whose mission will be to promote,
preserve, protect, and celebrate the St. Johns River as an American Heritage
River in recognition of its ecological, historic, economic, recreational, and
cultural significance, and to further conservation and restoration efforts so
that the public may gain a greater appreciation for its importance to the
quality of life of current and future generations.

4. Each of the state and local agencies that subscribe to this agreement agrees
to appoint an individual to serve at its pleasure on the board of directors of the
St. Johns River Alliance, Inc., pursuant to the Articles of Incorporation and the
bylaws of the corporation.

5. The parties hereto acknowledge that the St. Johns River Alliance, Inc., may
seek grants, contracts, and other agreements among the supporting agencies
and from other agencies, foundations, and donors to further its mission. The
parties also acknowledge that the entity created by this agreement may
advocate specific policy initiatives before public agencies which are signatories
to this agreement, subject to limitations set forth in the Internal Revenue
Code.

6. This agreement contemplates that the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency will continue to employ a River Navigator who will, consistent with his
or her official duties, be staff coordinator for the St. Johns River Alliance, Inc.,
and may supervise employees and contractors of the Alliance.

7. The parties continue to acknowledge that no part of the St. Johns River
American Heritage Rivers Initiative or this agreement, or the creation of the
St. Johns River Alliance, Inc., constitutes any change in the existing land use,
water use, or water and air quality controls enacted by federal, state, or local
governments with jurisdiction over or along the St. Johns River; nor shall this
agreement be construed to beneficially or adversely affect the property rights
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of land owners; nor shall it impede affected state, local, or federal governments
from fully exercising any regulatory authority they may already have or
hereafter acquire independent of this agreement. It is not intended to transfer
funds to or from the federal agencies that are signatories to the agreement.

8. Public/Private Partnership Structure
   A. Steering Committee. The Board of Directors of the St. Johns River
   Alliance, Inc., shall assume the role of the Steering Committee for the St.
   Johns River American Heritage Rivers Initiative as set forth under the
   original partnership agreement.

   The membership of the committee shall consist of the following:
      An individual appointed by the Mayor of Jacksonville

      An individual appointed by the County Commission or Council of
       each of the following counties: Clay, St. Johns, Putnam, Lake,
       Flagler, Volusia, Brevard, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, and Indian
       River

      An individual appointed by the North Florida Regional Planning
       Council and the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (one
       each)

      A representative appointed by each district director for the
       Northeast Florida and Central Florida districts of the Florida
       Department of Environmental Protection

      Nine citizens elected by the Board of Directors, being equally divided
       between the upper, middle, and lower basins of the St. Johns River.
       The citizens shall be dedicated to support the mission of the
       organization and generally represent conservation, education,
       science, and business interests relating to the St. Johns River.

   B. Advisory Committees. Advisory committees shall be established for each
   of the three basins of the river (lower, middle, and upper, as defined by the
   St. Johns River Water Management District) to identify needs and
   priorities for their respective portions of the river. For each of the basins
   there shall be a technical advisory committee and a citizen advisory
   committee. Membership of these advisory committees will be set forth in
   the bylaws of the St. Johns River Alliance, Inc. The advisory committees
   shall make recommendations to the Steering Committee.

   C. Planning and Management Committee. There shall be a Planning and
   Management Committee consisting of representatives of the basin advisory
   committees, as more particularly set forth in the bylaws, which shall


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organize and synthesize information from the basin advisory committees
for presentation to the Board.

D. Federal Agencies. The National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C.
4332(g), authorizes federal agencies to provide states, counties,
municipalities, institutions, and individuals with advice and information
useful in restoring, maintaining, and enhancing the quality of the
environment. Executive Order 13061 establishes the American Heritage
Rivers Initiative and encourages agencies to support community efforts
under the Initiative. Federal agencies included in this agreement are the
Department of Agriculture (Forest Service, Natural Resource Conservation
Service, and Rural Development), Department of Commerce (Economic
Development Administration), Department of Defense (Army Corps of
Engineers), Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department
of the Interior (National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and
Geological Survey), the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Small
Business Administration, and any other signatory federal departments or
agencies that could assist in carrying out and implementing priorities and
plans defined by the river community. Upon request, federal signatory
agencies may provide programmatic and technical advice to the steering
and advisory committees, to the extent such advice is consistent with a
federal agency's authorities and funding.

E. State and Regional Agencies. The state agency is the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection. It is anticipated that there will
be continued support from the East Central Florida Regional Planning
Council and the Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council and any
other state departments, agencies, and programs that could assist in
carrying out and implementing priorities and plans defined by the river
community. Besides serving on the Steering Committee as described above,
state and regional signatory agencies will provide programmatic and
technical advice to the steering and advisory committees, when requested.

F. Sponsoring Federal Agency — Environmental Protection Agency. The
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the sponsor agency of the
American Heritage Rivers Initiative. EPA has broad authority under
environmental statutes to cooperate with state and local governments and
private agencies in efforts to protect the environment. EPA will continue to
appoint a River Navigator to serve as liaison to the Alliance.

G. River Navigator. The role of the River Navigator shall be to (1) provide
information regarding the availability of federal assistance for projects
which support the river community's plan and priorities for the St. Johns
River, (2) serve as liaison between the river community, the federal
government, the state and local governments, and private sector interests,

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   (3) provide other informational services, (4) offer technical advice, and (5)
   serve as a community facilitator.

   H. Membership Expansion and Cooperative Assistance. Any organization
   that offers assistance to the St. Johns River community in implementing
   plans consistent with the goals of the American Heritage Rivers Initiative
   may become a party to this agreement with the concurrence of the Steering
   Committee. The Steering Committee may request assistance from all
   federal, state, and local agencies and programs, regardless of membership
   status, that, in the opinion of the Committee, would advance the purposes
   of the St. Johns River designation as an American Heritage River. This
   document in no way restricts any individuals or agencies party to this
   agreement from participating in similar activities wi th any public or
   private agencies, organizations or individuals.

9. Goals and Responsibilities
The goals of the St. Johns River Alliance, Inc., will be to foster appropriate
action to conserve, restore, and enhance the St. Johns River and improve the
quality of life in communities along its banks. As appropriate, the federal and
state partners will assist the community in identifying possible funding and/or
cost-share sources to support projects and programs identified by the river
community to improve the river; will provide technical support to the river
community; will coordinate federal and state efforts through a partnership to
support the vision and goals of the river community; and will facilitate
outreach and information on American Heritage Rivers projects.

10. Evaluation of Success
The signatories agree to periodically review progress made under this
agreement and renegotiate the agreement, if necessary, to ensure that the
American Heritage Rivers partnership effort is meeting the river community's
needs.

11. Terms and Modifications of the Agreement
This agreement shall be effective when signed by all parties for five years from
that date. Any party may recommend modifications to this agreement.
However, the modifications will be effective only upon written concurrence of a
majority of signatories hereto.

12. St. Johns River Alliance, Inc.
Attached hereto is a copy of the Articles of Incorporation of the St. Johns River
Alliance, Inc., the non-governmental organization to be created to establish the
framework for the public-private partnership to carry out the goals, objectives,
and programs of the St. Johns River American Heritage Rivers Initiative as
set forth in this agreement.

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13. Termination
Any party may withdraw from this agreement at any time, providing sixty
days notice is given to the other parties.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, THE PARTIES HERETO HAVE EXECUTED
THIS AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES LISTED BELOW:


_______________________________         _______________________________
Mayor                                   Administrator, Region IV
City of Jacksonville                    Environmental Protection Agency

_______________________________         _______________________________
Chair, Northeast Florida                Chair
Regional Planning Council               Lake County Commission

_______________________________         _______________________________
Chair, East Central Florida             Chair
Regional Planning Council               Volusia County Council

_______________________________         _______________________________
Chair                                   Chair
Clay County Commission                  Seminole County Commission

_______________________________         _______________________________
Chair                                   Chair
St. Johns County Commission             Brevard County Commission

_______________________________         _______________________________
Chair                                   Chair
Putnam County Commission                Orange County Commission

_______________________________         _______________________________
Chair                                   Chair
Flagler County Commission               Indian River County Commission

_______________________________
Chair
Osceola County Commission




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