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Soil & Water Supervisor Daisy Morales Tours Orlando Wetlands Park

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — Florida Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales toured miles of wetlands at the Orlando Wetlands Park in east Orange County, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Supervisor MORALES’s Mobile Office Visits Christmas, Florida

Supervisor Morales’s Mobile Office continues​ to visit cities and towns within Orange County to meet with individuals and government officials on conservation issues. Morales retired from the U.S. Government after 23 years of service. She was elected countywide in 2014 to serve on the Orange Soil and Water Conservation Board of Supervisors for a four-year term. She is responsible for working in collaboration with private landowners, community groups, city, county, state and federal agencies in preserving and protecting natural resources in Orange County.

Friends of Orlando Wetlands Volunteers

The Honorable Daisy Morales (left), an elected Supervisor with the State of Florida Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors, joins Friends of Orlando Wetland volunteers at the Orlando Wetlands Park in Christmas, Florida, March 29, 2017. Photo by Willie David/Florida National News

During a three-hour tour arranged by Friends of Orlando Wetlands, volunteers Randy Snyder, Mary Keim, Jackie Rolly, and Cecelia Carey embarked on an environmental adventure to showcase to Supervisor Morales aquatic plants, wildlife habitat and the reclaimed water system at the Orlando Wetlands Park in Christmas, Florida.

The Honorable Daisy Morales an elected Supervisor with the State of Florida Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors (2nd left) joins Friends of Orlando Wetland volunteers at the Orlando Wetlands Park in Christmas, Florida, March 29, 2017. Photo by Willie David/Florida National News

Bobcat Tr and Wetlands Bv in the far rear at the Orlando Wetlands Park, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Photo by Willie David/Florida National News

Supervisor Daisy Morales points to the reclaimed water system at the Orlando Wetlands Park, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Photo by Willie David/Florida National News

Supervisor Daisy Morales and Jackie Rolly discussed alligators at the Orlando Wetlands Park, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Photo by Willie David/Florida National News

Randy Snyder shows Supervisor Daisy Morales a model of Orlando Wetlands Park at the education center. Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Photo by Willie David/Florida National News

Orlando Wetlands Park Cleans Our Water

This video explains how the Orlando Wetlands Park maintains nutrient removal capabilities through Wetland Renovation. Video courtesy of the City of Orlando 

Reclaimed Water Systems

For over 24 years the Orlando Easterly Wetlands (OEW) has been in continuous operation, polishing more than 126 billion gallons of reclaimed water. The reclaimed water is pumped through a 17-mile-long pipeline from the Iron Bridge Regional Water Pollution Control Facility located in Oviedo, Florida. Iron Bridge is the City of Orlando’s largest wastewater treatment plant permitted to accept and treat up to 40 million gallons per day. Nearly 70 percent of Iron Bridge’s discharge flow is directed to the OEW.

Once the reclaimed water enters the OEW, 1,200 acres of wetlands efficiently remove nitrogen and phosphorus from the flow. As the marshland plants grow, they sequester phosphorus and use it for biomass growth, thereby removing it from the water. When the plants die they fall into the water, building up the bottom of the wetland cells. Buried in all of this organic biomass and debris is an accumulation of phosphorus which at some point will need to be removed.

Park Rules

  • No pets are allowed with the exception of horses.
  • Leave your car in the parking area and enjoy a peaceful walk. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
  • Bicycles are restricted to the unpaved, elevated berm roads that crisscross the artificial wetlands and must yield the right of way to pedestrians.
  • Bicycles are not allowed on the hiking trails, road shoulders or in the woods.
  • Fishing, swimming and boating are prohibited.
  • Camping and cooking fires are not allowed on the property.
  • Be prepared for primitive hiking by bringing water, sun protection, comfortable shoes and insect repellant.
  • A cooler of cold drinks and snacks will be a welcome treat after your long walk.
  • Please help us keep the park clean by removing all trash, which you produce during your visit.
  • Be considerate of others. Loud noises frighten away wildlife. Leave radios at home.
  • Keep wildlife on the wild side. Don’t harass or feed the animals.
  • Leave wildflowers and plants for others to enjoy. No collecting of living plants or animals is allowed.
  • No alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Florida Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales can be reached at: supervisordaisymorales@gmail.com or visit moraleselected.wix.com/news

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Florida National News reporter Willie David can be reached at williedavid@floridanationalnews.com

 

 

 

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