“Speak Up For Florida’s Waters” to bring attention to plight of Florida springs and waterways
The decline of Silver Springs and many other waterways in Florida is the reason for a special environmental event tomorrow at Silver River State Park in Ocala called, “Speak Up For Florida’s Waters.” The Florida Conservation Coalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan group founded by former U.S. Senator Bob Graham and two-time Florida governor is the key sponsor. Many other groups will join him for the rally at the park. Estus Whitfield, who has been an environmental advisor for several Florida governors is the coordinator for the Florida Conservation Coalition. Whitfield talked with Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend.
Tomorrow’s “Speak Up for Florida’s Waters” event at the Silver River State Park in Ocala runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event will include food, displays, music and trips on the Silver River.
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