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Florida LAKEWATCH

Florida LAKEWATCH

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLECTION CENTERS

7922 NW 71st St, Gainesville, Fl

PHONE: (352) 392-4817 | FAX: (352) 392-4902
Message Line: 1-800-525-3928
fl-lakewatch@ufl.edu


Collection Centers

Alachua (also used for Putnam)
Melrose Fire Dept Station 24
301 Cypress St Melrose, FL 32666
Contact: John Acree (352) 475-2005
Location: on Hwy 26 before traffic light
Hours: M-F 8-4

Bay
St. Andrew BayWatch/LAKEWATCH
Next to Panama City Marine Institute @ RMA Lab
222 East Beach Dr Panama City, FL 32408
Contact: Patrice Couch Cell - (850) 252-2368
Brevard
Brevard County Extension IFAS
3695 Lake Dr Cocoa, FL 32926
Contact: Jim Fletcher - (321) 633-1702

Broward
UF/IFAS Research and Education Center
3205 College Ave Davie, FL 33314
Contact: Monica Elliott - (954) 577-6300
Hours: M-F 8-5
Lock combination: 7922
 
Charlotte
Rotonda Collection Center
3754 Cape Haze Dr Rotonda West, FL 33947
Contact: Norene Kugler - (941) 697-6788
Hours: M-F 8-4
 
Citrus
Crystal River Preserve State Park
3266 N Sailboat Ave Crystal River, FL 34428
Contact: Keith - (352) 563-0450
Hours: M-F 9-5 
East Citrus Community Center
9907 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy E Inverness, FL 34452
Contact: Crystal Ackerman - (352) 344-9666
Hours: M-F 9-4  
Clay
Clay County Extension IFAS
2463 SR 16 W Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Contact: (904) 284-6355 
Keystone Heights City Hall
555 S. Lawrence Blvd Keystone, FL 32656
Contact: Front desk (352) 473-4807 
Collier
The Conservancy of SW Florida (239) 262-0304
1450 Merrihue Dr Naples, FL 34102
Contact: Kathy Worley - (239) 403-4223 
Columbia
Columbia County Extension IFAS
971 W Duval St Suite #170 Lake City, FL 32055
Contact: Derek Barber - (386) 752-5384
 
Duval
Duval County Extension IFAS
1010 McDuff Ave Jacksonville, FL 32254
Contact: Jeannie Crosby - (904) 255-7450 
Escambia
Escambia County Extension IFAS
3740 Stefani Rd Cantonment, FL 32533
Contact: Rick O’Connor - (850) 475-5230 
Flagler
Palm Coast City Hall
160 Lake Ave Palm Coast, FL 32137
Contact: Tim Baker - (386) 986-4726 
Hamilton
Hamilton County Extension IFAS
1143 US Hwy 41 NW Jasper, FL 32052
Contact: Tracy - (386) 792-1276 
Hernando
Hernando County Extension IFAS
1653 Blaise Dr Brooksville, FL 34601
Contact: Stacy Strickland - (352) 754-4433 
Highlands
Highlands County Extension IFAS
4509 George Blvd Sebring, FL 33875
Contact: Anyone at desk - (863) 402-6540 
Lake Placid Marine
310 US 27 S Lake Placid, FL 33852
Contact: Alan Underwood - (863) 465-2335 
Walker Memorial Junior Academy
1525 Avon Blvd Avon Park, FL 33825
Contact: Gordon Davis (863) 453-3131xt 204
Summer: Mon-Fri 8-12 
Hillsborough
Hillsborough County Extension IFAS
5339 CR 579 S Seffner, FL 33584
Contact: Anyone at desk - (813) 744-5519
Hours: M-F 8-5
 
Austin-Davis Library
17808 Wayne Rd Odessa, FL 33556-4720
Contact: Librarian - (813) 273-3652
Hours: M - Sat 10-6 PM
Lock combination: 7922 
Lutz Library
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Rd W Lutz, FL 33548-7220
Contact: Librarian (813) 273-3652
Hours: M - Sat 10-6 PM
Lock combination: 7922 
Lithia Springs County Park
3932 Lithia Springs Rd Lithia, FL 33547
Contact: Ron Swain (813) 744-5572
Hours: 7 days 8-6 PM 
Jackson
Harold Schollian Home
255 Joshua Rd Marianna, FL 32448
(850) 579-4361 
Lake
Lake County Water Authority
107 N Lake Ave Tavares, FL 32778
Contact: Gail Goldberg - (352) 343-3777 x21 
Lake County Dept of Public Works
609 Disston Ave Minneola, FL 34755
Contact: Denise - (352) 394-2559 
Lee
Lover’s Key State Park
8700 Estro Blvd Ft Myers, FL 33931
Contact: Gloria Beauchamp - (239) 463-4588
 
Leon
Alford B Maclay State Park
3540 Thomasville Rd Tallahassee, FL 32309
Contact: Park Ranger - (850) 487-4556 
Leon County Extension IFAS
615 Paul Russell Rd Tallahassee, FL 32301
Contact: Jenease Roberts - (850) 606-5200
 
Marion
Silver River State Park
1425 NE 58th Ave Ocala, FL 34470
Contact Ranger: (352) 236-7148
Call Ranger every month for gate code (changes each month). The shed lock combination is 0812 (stays the same) 
Miami-Dade
Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th St Miami, FL 33135
Contact: Mercedes Suarez - (305) 226-8315
Monroe
Botanical Gardens
5210 College Rd Key West, FL 33040
Contact: Pat Ayers - (301) 758-9610
Sugarloaf Group
Contact: Diane Johnson (305) 517-6801
 
Cudjoe Group
Contact: Randal McDonald - (305) 744-0622 
Okaloosa (also used for Walton)
Northwest Florida State College/CBA
109 Greenway Dr Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Contact: Holly Langville - (850) 200-4167,  Security Guard: (850) 729-5335 (after hours) 
Orange
Public Works Department
301 Maguire Road Ocoee, FL 34761
Contact: Marsha Vandergrift - (407) 656-6090 x6000
 
City of Orlando Stormwater Utility Bureau
Lake Enhancement Building
1010 S Woods Ave Orlando, FL 32805
Contact: Lisa Rain - (407) 246-2257
Orange County Extension IFAS
6021 S Conway Rd Orlando, FL 32812
Contact: Darla Wilkes (407) 254-9200 or Kelly Greer (407) 254-9224
Orange County EPD Lake Group
3165 McCrory Pl Suite 200 Orlando, FL 32803
Contact: Tina Richards (407) 836-1526
Osceola
Harmony Square/Harmony Swim Club
7257 Five Oaks Dr Harmony, FL 34773
Contact: Todd Haskett (407) 973-2322
Hours: M-S 8-5
 
Osceola County Extension IFAS
Osceola Heritage Park (321) 697-3000
1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane Kissimmee, FL 34744
Contact: Eleanor Foerste (407) 846-4181
Hours: M-F 8-5  
Palm Beach
SFWMD Laboratory
8894 Belvedere Rd. Bldg #374 West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Contact: Theresa East (561) 681-2500 xt.4565
 
Loxahatchee River District
Wild Pine Laboratory (Call First)
2500 Jupiter Park Dr Jupiter, FL 33458-2500
Contact Lorene Bachman (561) 747-5709 or Susan 
Pasco
Land-0-Lakes Community Center
5401 Land-0-Lakes Blvd Land-0-Lakes, FL 34639
Contact: Cindy or Mandy (813) 929-1229
Hours: M-F 8-5 
Pasco County Extension IFAS
36702 SR 52 Dade City, FL 33525
Contact: Mary Lee or Bobbi Jo Jarvis (352) 518-4288
Hours: M-F 8-5 
Pinellas
Moccasin Lake Nature Park
2750 Park Trail Lane Clearwater, FL 33759
Contact: Lloyd Simmons (727) 793-2976
Hours: Thurs to Sat 10-5,  Sun. 12–4 
Boyd Hill Nature Park
1101 Country Club Way S St Petersburg, FL 33705
Contact: Any staff member (727) 893-7326
Hours: Closed M, T-F 9-6, Sat 7-6, Sun 9-6
 
Polk
Lake Region Lakes Management District (Canal Commission)
804 Ave X SW Winter Haven, FL 33898
Contact: Roger Griffiths/ Carolyn Whitehead (863) 293-1441 
Lake Wales Veterinary Hospital
520 East Mountain Lake Cutoff Rd Lake Wales, FL 33859
Contact: Tom Schotman - (863) 676-1451
Hours: M-F 7-5 Sat 8-12 
Polk County Extension IFAS
1702 Hwy17-98 S Bartow, FL 33830
Contact: (863) 519-8677
Hours: M-F 8-5 
Putnam
Melrose Fire Department Station #24
301 Cypress St Melrose, FL 32666
Contact: Michael Heeder - (352) 475-2005 
St Johns River Water Management District
4049 Reid St Palatka, FL 32177
Contact: Carl Wince (386) 329-4500
(Freezer is outside-Walk in unit)
Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa Sea Grant Extension IFAS
Located Santa Rosa County Service Center
6263 Dogwood Dr Milton, FL 32570
Contact: Chris Verlinde - (850) 623-3868
Hours: M-F 8-4:30 PM(office manned Tues)
Sarasota
SWFWMD Regulation Office (941) 377-3722
6750 Fruitville Rd Sarasota, FL 34240
Contact: Kevin Coughlin - (800) 320-3503 ext. 6553
Seminole
West Altamonte Facility Public Works Dept.
950 Calabria Dr Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Contact: Kathy Parkin - (407) 571-8528
Hours: M-F 6-4
Casselberry Stormwater Utilities
95 Triplet Lake Dr Casselberry, FL 32718
Contact: Steve Spencer or Roger Wongus - (407) 696-4753
Hours: M-T 7-6
Seminole County Extension IFAS
250 W. County Home Rd Sanford, FL 32773
Contact: Barbara Hughes/Ginny Gregory - (407) 665-5551
St. Lucie
St. Lucie County Extension (IFAS)
8400 Picos Rd Suite 101 Ft. Pierce, FL 34945-3045
Contact: James Cummings - (561) 462-1600
Sumter
Sumter County Extension IFAS
7620 SR 471 Suite #2 Bushnell, FL 33513
Contact: Lloyd Singleton - (352) 689-4668
The Villages Annex Office
8033 CR 466 Lady Lake, FL 32162
Contact: Lloyd Singleton - (352) 689-4673
Volusia
Volusia County Extension IFAS
3100 E SR 44 Deland, FL 32724
Contact: David Griffis - (386) 822-5778
Wakulla
Wakulla County Extension IFAS
84 Cedar Ave Crawfordville, FL 32327
Contact: Kathy Frank - (850) 926-3931
Walton
Northwest Florida State College (Also listed in Okaloosa County)
South Walton Center Building B
109 Greenway Dr Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Contact: Deanne Simpson (850) 729-5376 ext. 6376
Security Guard: (850) 729-5335 (After Hours)
In charge – Lauren Nowling (850) 729-6426 Bldg. S
Walton County Extension IFAS
732 N. 9th St DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
Contact: Tanessa (850) 892-8172
Washington
Washington County Extension IFAS
1424 Jackson Ave Suite A Chipley, FL 32428-1615
Contact: Mathew Orwat - (850) 638-6265