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Pollution Hotline

(863) 834-3300

Curtis Porterfield
Manager of Lakes & Stormwater
(863) 834-8439

Laurie Smith
Environmental Specialist
(863) 834-6276

Cole Edwards
Engineering Technician
(863) 834-3307

Sandra George
Lakes Management Biologist
(863) 834-3328

Cindy Hill
Lakes Program Coordinator
(863) 834-8429

Stephanie Witherspoon

Environmental Technician II

(863) 834-8438

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Department of Public Works 

Lakes and Stormwater Division
407 Fairway Ave.
Lakeland, Florida 33801

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Meet our Lakes & Stormwater Staff

Back: Curtis Porterfield, Stephanie Witherspoon, and Cole Edwards
Front:  Cindy Hill, Sandra George, Laurie Smith and Olivia Monti

The Month of July is Lakes Appreciation Month!

The North American Lakes Management Society (NALMS) has designated July as Lakes Appreciation Month to recognize the importance of lakes for drinking water, energy production, food production, and for aesthetic and recreational value.  The City of Lakeland’s Lakes & Stormwater Division will be hosting clean-ups on Fridays throughout the month of July as part of Lakes Appreciation Month.  If you’d like to show your support for clean and healthy lakes, please consider joining the Lakes & Stormwater staff for a lake cleanup!  To participate in one or more of the following lake cleanups to be held on the following days between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM:

· July 11 at Lake Hollingsworth (meet at parking lot near the Yacht Club)

· July 18 at Lake Morton (meet at intersection of Lake Morton Drive and  S Iowa Avenue, across from the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce)

· July 25 at Lake Wire (meet at the intersection of Sikes Blvd and Lake Wire Drive)

Please contact Stephanie Witherspoon for more information at 863.834.8438 or




 Watch Our Pollution Prevention Videos

The Lakes & Stormwater division recently conducted a Citizen Lakes Survey to help determine our residents current behaviors, knowledge, and beliefs about Lakeland’s lakes and watersheds. The survey results will help us better understand how our citizens view the importance of our lakes, and how to focus our efforts on enhancing our City’s lakes. Citizens were chosen at random to participate, and were offered the incentive of a chance to win a digital camera package for returning the survey. Mayor Howard Wiggs was kind enough to draw the name of Lore O’Connor-Buzzell at the July 7th City Commission Meeting. Congratulations Lore!


Lawton Chiles Middle School Students Partner with the City of Lakeland to Recycle Fishing Line


Lake Clean Up Events


07/16/14         Lake Parker Shoreline Cleanup with Volunteers Campfire USA Sunshine Counsel Youth Organization

                              910 Granada St, Lakeland
                              1:30 - 4:00PM

Love our lakes?  Join us to keep our lakes free of litter by participating in a shoreline cleanup.  Volunteers make the difference.  Contact Stephanie Witherspoon for more information at 863-834-8438 or