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Grassroots effort targets restoration of Suwannee Springs

By on December 16th, 2011

A group has organized to attempt the challenge of recruiting manpower and money to restore a natural spring near Live Oak which was once a noted tourist destination.  WUFT-TV’s Ricardo Navarro reports.


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