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When Water Rises SIRWCD is Our Knight
With rainy season upon us we thought it prudent to do an episode on all things water. So, who is responsible when the swales overflow, culverts collapse and drainage backs up? Thankfully our friend Mike Dillon stopped by to answer all our questions.
Mike has worked for the South Indian River Water Control District (SIRWCD) for twenty years and was named Manager of Operations in March of 2011.
01:53 – With rainy season at hand we wanted to understand our drainage systems a bit better – Mike explains the difference between primary and secondary systems – and what’s up with our swales!
For those unaware: A swale is a shallow channel with gently sloping sides. Artificial swales are often infiltration basins, designed to manage water runoff, filter pollutants, and increase rainwater infiltration. You have one surrounding your property!
05:01 – Are swales breeding grounds for mosquitos?
05:31 – What is a culvert, what do they do and why do they need to be maintained?
07:12 – SIRWCD has a culvert replacement program – Call to get yours replaced: 561-747-0550
12:17 – How do I make sure my vegetative debris doesn’t impact my swale?
16:00 – How should we expect the drainage systems to react after a heavy rain event?
25:54 – Tales of SIRWCD vs. Wildlife
31:37 – COMMUNITY CALENDAR
- Residents Meeting, Tuesday, June 11that 7:00pm at the Jupiter Farms Pavilion
- For more information on SIRWCD go to www.SIRWCD.org or call 561-747-0550
|Jun 01, 2019|
The Grande Dames of the Farms
This month we have a very special episode for you. Two Grande Dames of the Farms, Kathryn Fleming and Sandra Mellen-Wakefield. They share memories from the 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s of the Farms; what it was like living here, and how they helped shape the place we know and love today. From the Burt Reynolds Ranch, to the shopping center and I95 fights, secret buried treasure (still somewhere waiting to be fully excavated) to nudist firefighters – come join us for a revealing discussion of what it used to be like here.
00:48 – What brought them to the Farms?
04:38 – They compare the Jupiter Farms of today to that of yesteryear
06:16 – How Burt Reynolds coming to the Farms changed everything (Kathryn’s husband managed the Ranch for several years)
08:08 – Okay… let’s talk about the Nudist Colony that was here since the 60’s where the campground is today.
11:19 – How some of the roads were named were often literally family affairs (Do we settle the Alexander Run controversy?)
12:58 – What it was like to be in some of Burt’s movies that were filmed here
13:53 – The Shopping Center was supposed to be 3 times the size it is today – didn’t happen because of people like Sandra
15:37 – Kathryn was part of the fight that prevented I95 from cutting the Farms in half
17:22 – Talk about wild animals – the Farms used to be a regular snake pit
20:06 – The origins of the Jupiter Farmer (Hint: Sandra founded it)
23:25 – They share their fondest memories (one including hidden buried Treasure!)
28:44 – Some of the development made life in the Farms better and more community-oriented
30:31 – The Nudist Colony was a pillar of the community
31:35 – The Farms was a very free and open place to grow up in
33:16 – What was it like when someone moved into town? Good or bad thing?
34:10 – THE COMMUNITY CALENDAR
- SPECIAL SUNDAY, MAY 5TH EDITION OF ‘TALKING TRASH’ 8AM
- TUESDAY, MAY 14TH JFR MEETING AT 7PM
- THURSDAY, MAY 16TH SIRWCD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING – 7PM
Don’t forget, you can still nominate yourself to for one of the four open slots on the JFR Board of Directors!
|May 01, 2019|
The Organizations in the Farms You Should Know AND Support
Today we’re talking about all the great organizations out here in Jupiter Farms you can take part in and you can support.
00:29 - Jupiter Farms Residents
02:12 – Jupiter Horseman’s Association - Purpose is to promote knowledge and skill in horsemanship, participate in public functions, parades, horsemanship contests and shows, and develop in the community the interest of the general public in the field of horsemanship.
03:03 - Gaited Trail Riders - The purpose of gaited trail riders of south Florida is to provide an enjoyable, social, safe and responsible platform in horsemanship for our club members. April 5-7thPoker Run
04:45 - Pet Connection by Melanie Willey - If your Pet is Lost or if you have Found a Pet call and leave a message at Pet Connection 561-743-8511. FB Group Jupiter Farms Lost and Found Pets
06:57 – The Citizen Observer Patrol (COP) - A volunteer unit of the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. The program is comprised of over 80 individual COP units from neighborhoods much like your own. The phone number is 561-433-2003. If you apply drop Lt. Frances Mullane an email to inform her you are in the process (FHMullane@comcast.net)
11:11 – North Everglades Trail Association (NETA) - Goal is to get people out into the natural areas. Annual OTL Last full weekend in February Fundraiser
13:15 – CERT- Jupiter Farms Community Emergency Response Team, is a community based non-profit organization consisting of volunteers whose focus is on disaster preparation, mitigation, recovery, and communications for the community
Hurricane safety day April 6 at the park
16:25 - TALKING TRASH by Kathy Moore – Our group to do trash cleanup around the farms once or twice a month most of the year. To get involved and get community service hours call 561-523-7550
18:07 – The Community Calendar! The next JFR Meetingis April 9that 7:00pm at the Pavilion at the JF Park. On April 13ththe annual Spring Family Fun Day at the JF Park from 11-3pm.
|Apr 01, 2019|
Busch Wildlife Sanctuary NEWS & The “Verizon Mystery” Outrage
In this month’s edition of the Jupiter Farms Residents Podcast we speak with Amy Kight the Executive Director of the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary about her work and what goes on at the Sanctuary.
This month’s Facebook, “Outrage of the Month” --- What is Verizon up to?
- 0:25 This month’s Outrage – Why is Verizon digging?
- 1:30 We welcome Amy to the show
- 2:30 What happens to an animal after Busch is called? We take you through the
- 6:27 What happens to animals who can’t be released into the wild?
- 9:49 Which animals go to Busch which go elsewhere?
- 10:31 The strangest calls & animals Amy has encountered RECENTLY! (Anyone
- 14:03 Over 4,500 animals were rescued last year. So, they need your support:
- 16:02 NEW FEATURES coming to the Sanctuary
- 17:32 A LOT of new activities for kids happening all the time
- 19:38 The history of the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
- 23:09 The Community Calendar!
|Mar 01, 2019|
What Makes Jupiter Farms Special & GOLF CART CONTROVERSY!
In this episode the Jupiter Farms Residents Board of Directors discuss what makes Jupiter Farms so special. We also kick off our newest segment, "The Outrage of the Month" This month's outrage comes from our JRF Facebook page and has to do with a little kerfuffle over Golf Carts.
|Feb 01, 2019|
History of Jupiter Farms
For our first full episode of the Jupiter Farms Residents podcast we welcome our very first guest, Susan Kennedy the President of the Jupiter Farms Environmental Council (JFEC) as well as one of our keepers of Jupiter Farms history. With her we discuss Jupiter Farms history and the history of the Jupiter Farms Residents organization. Some of the topics include: How Jupiter Farms came into being, how the shopping center led to the creation of what became Jupiter Farms Residents. We also discuss how many of the land use debates directly led to the preservation of our very special and unique home.
|Jan 04, 2019|
Jupiter Farms, YOUR community is about to get its very own podcast. The Jupiter Farms Residents PODCAST!
Of course, JFR has monthly community meetings, and we regularly interact on our Facebook page and there's also our e-Newsletter. Yet we keep hearing from people wanting to hear MORE about our community. To answer that, we’ve decided to do a monthly podcast to keep you even more informed about what’s going on in "The Farms."
Sure, we’ll hit all the basics, “When is the hoedown?” “When do the Christmas Trees go on pre-sale?” “When is the next meeting?” – but we hope to bring you a lot more. Many times, an email or a post can get missed – our messages have a lot of competition out there, so we want to meet you where YOU are - and for most of us that’s on our mobile phones.
So, whether you’re an experienced podcaster or not quite sure where to get them – don’t worry. If you’re reading this, you’re in the right spot. Just hit the subscribe button wherever you got this podcast and you’re good. Every episode we release will come to you absolutely free.
Thanks for listening! And please don’t forget to hit that subscribe button and tell your friends and neighbors about this exciting new addition to our community.
|Nov 21, 2018|