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City of Lakeland seeks input for Lake Bonnet drainage basin/flood hazard grant application

LAKELAND 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.

Visit the link below to view a presentation about the project.

Questions and feedback are welcomed on this application. They can be submitted to