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City’s hunt continues to find source of bad smells

City’s hunt continues to find source of bad smells

As Murray Hill residents continue to report less-than-pleasant smells wafting through their neighborhood, Envirosuite, the company contracted by the city of Jacksonville to provide 24/7 monitoring through a 12-month study, is now in its fourth month of environmental data collection. Residents living in other urban neighborhoods such as Ortega, San Marco, Springfield and Brentwood have […]

Hogans Creek restoration aided by grant funding

Hogans Creek restoration aided by grant funding

Groundwork Jacksonville has been awarded a $294,000 grant from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) earmarked for the preliminary (30%) design of the Hogans Creek restoration. The goal of the resiliency project is to reduce flooding, improve water quality, restore habitat, and provide access to recreation in and around the creek. According to Groundwork CEO […]

City study uses bacteria-based product to reduce algae blooms

City study uses bacteria-based product to reduce algae blooms

It may seem counterintuitive but introducing bacteria into stormwater ponds could be the very thing that tips the scales toward making the waterways healthier.  The City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Quality Division (EQD) will be doing just that during an 18-month study of nine stormwater ponds during which Microbe-Lift, a blend of specially formulated strains of […]