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Following is a news release by Water Voices Lecture Series, with information about the next speaker, Tom Swihart, whose comments regarding water from his “Watery Foundation” are often found on this website.  This promises to be of great interest to anyone with any concerns about the Santa Fe River and also the water in Florida:  drinking, river, spring or lake.


Water Management Expert Tom Swihart Speaks at Water Voices April 27, 2015

7-9 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, at the High Springs New Century Womans Club, 40 NW First Avenue, High Springs, Florida 32643. Admission is free and everyone is invited.

Tom Swihart, a 30-year veteran of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, will join us for our second event on Monday, April 27, 2015. Tom will speak about what he thinks our state agencies are doing right, what they are doing wrong, and what they could be doing differently to manage and protect our waters. Please join us for what promises to be an interesting event and please help us reach our target audience by sharing the information, below, as widely as you can.

Swihart has a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University and is the former Administrator of the Florida Department of Environmental Protections (FDEPs) Office of Water Policy. He has written a book, Floridas Water: A Fragile Resource in a Vulnerable State, and maintains a blog about Floridas water issues at:

Water Voices is a new educational speaker series organized by the Ichetucknee Alliance, Our Santa Fe River, and the High Springs New Century Womans Club. The goal of the series is to expand the discussions about water problems on the Ichetucknee and Santa Fe Rivers to include elected representatives, water managers, business and community leaders, clergy, farmers, ranchers and the public in an environment that promotes a diversity of ideas and information sharing.

The Water Voices format includes a presentation by the featured speaker; at least a half-hour for questions, answers and discussion with the audience; and an evening wrap-up with light refreshments and the opportunity for one-on-one discussions.

Copies of Swiharts book, Floridas Water, will be available for purchase at the event.


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