Waterway Management Programs

Our community lakes and waterways make Spring Lake Hills a very special place to live. Located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River waterway basin, Spring Lake Hills features two boat ramps into separate waterbodies.  These waterbodies include Spring Lake, Springwood Lake, Springwood Waterway, and Lake Destiny. They create a unique recreational oasis, and peaceful escape from the stresses of metropolitan life. Birds and other forms of wildlife attracted to the lakes raise generations of their families right alongside our own. Our lakes and green spaces work together to form an ecosystem. As we boat, fish, work, play, maintain our lawns and landscaping, it is important to ask ourselves, (and teach our children), to enjoy ourselves responsibly and minimize the negative impact our activities may have on the environment.

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Spring Lake, Lake Springwood and The Springwood Waterway each have their own designation with Seminole County as an MSBU (Municipal Service Benefit Unit). Each household in our community shares in the cost for the professional services and expertise Seminole County's Lake Management Program provides to help us keep our waterways healthy. This is accomplished through management of algae, control of invasive aquatic weeds and plants, and water quality studies. Enhancing the waterline with Florida Friendly and native aquatic plants helps to reduce the overgrowth of invasives, (like Hydrilla), that can clog our waterways and cause ecological problems. Beneficial plants are an important part of keeping our water clear, smelling good, reducing algae, and filtering contaminants that can be harmful to both wildlife and human health. But even our "good" plants need to be managed and controlled to maintain clear and safe passage for resident's watercraft.

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Spring Lake Hills residents volunteer and work in partnership with Seminole County Lake Management to monitor, maintain and support our community's vibrant natural ecosystems. 

For more information on each of the Spring Lake Hills MSBUs, please visit:

In addition, here are some great educational resources -  Lake Associations (video) , Citizen Guide to Lake Management (video)Citizen Guide to Lake Management (booklet), Lakefront Revegetation (booklet), and How to Plant Your Lakefront (booklet).  For more information about invasive plants, permits, and the Florida Aquatic Weed Control Act, please visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at myfwc.com.

APRIL 2018 WATERWAY BIOINSPECTION NOTES FROM SEMINOLE COUNTY
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