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Lake Bonnet Drainage Basin Flood Hazard/Debris Removal Grant Application

City Seeks Feedback on Grant Application

The City of Lakeland in partnership with Bonnet Springs Park (a non-profit organization) will be submitting an application to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for a Florida General Infrastructure Program Mitigation Grant (CDBG-MIT) on September 14, 2020.  Grants will be awarded to successful applicants for risk mitigation projects including but not limited to flooding, severe storms, and tropical cyclones.  The proposed multi-component project is focused on adding flood storage capacity to the Lake Bonnet Drainage basin through improvements to stormwater infrastructure and the natural environment.

The City of Lakeland and Bonnet Springs Park have envisioned this innovative, cooperative project as an opportunity to improve stormwater storage capacity, quantity, and quality; mitigate flooding hazards within the drainage basin; and restore Lake Bonnet surface waters and ecosystems while supporting the overall revitalization of the neighborhoods within the basin.

The Public can view a presentation on the project and provide public feedback by visiting http://www.lakelandgov.net/LakeBonnetDrainageBasin.

Questions and feedback are welcomed on this application and they can be submitted to: laurie.smith@lakelandgov.net.

Lake Bonnet Drainage Basin Flood Hazard Debris Mitigation Public Information

About Bonnet Springs Park

Bonnet Springs Park is a blended urban/natural 168-acre park centrally located in Lakeland, Florida. Bonnet Springs Park is designed to create spaces to escape, engage, and explore while experiencing and learning about the extraordinary history of Central Florida. The Park is slated for completion in 2021. Bonnet Springs Park is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to enrich the community through nature, culture, recreation, and education. The Park serves to unify Central Florida’s diverse population, offering public spaces that serve the needs of many by providing engaging and unique opportunities in education and recreation to residents and visitors. The vision of Bonnet Springs Park is to be a place within walking distance to our city’s urban core where art, recreation, fun, and tranquility intersect by design.

We encourage you to learn more about this one of a kind project by visiting:
FB: @BonnetSpringsPark | IG: @bonnetspringspark | Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/bonnetspringspark | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bonnet-springs-park

MEDIA CONTACT
Heide Evans Waldron
Bonnet Springs Park
863.698.5642

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Donate

Bonnet Springs Park is a privately developed public park that depends solely on public support. There are several ways that you can help make this dream for Lakeland’s future generations become reality.

Volunteer

There are many ways you can help in the enabling of this magnificent regional park, from one-time to reoccurring volunteer opportunities. Bonnet Springs Park is looking for volunteers, sponsors, patrons, and professional services to help in the design and implementation. 

Donate

Bonnet Springs Park is a privately developed public park that depends solely on public support. There are several ways that you can help make this dream for Lakeland’s future generations become reality.

Volunteer

There are many ways you can help in the enabling of this magnificent regional park, from one-time to reoccurring volunteer opportunities. Bonnet Springs Park is looking for volunteers, sponsors, patrons, and professional services to help in the design and implementation. 

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