Speed restrictions on Santa Fe River
Water levels are way up on the Santa Fe River, and that’s led the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to impose some boating speed restrictions. A 32 mile stretch of the river from O’Leno State Park to where the were Santa Fe meets the Suwannee is now under an “Idle speed, No wake zone.” Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Forrest Smith talked with Conservation Commission spokeswoman Karen Parker about why that’s been imposed and what the implications are.
Again, that toll free wildlife alert number Parker mentioned is 888-404-3922. The website she mentioned is www.myfwc.com
More Stories in Environment
One local researcher is an international expert in avian wildlife management and how birds like vultures impact human activity, and vice versa.
WUFT News measured this past month the noise in areas near Gainesville Renewable Energy Center’s biomass plant, which some locals said disrupts their daily lives.
(Photo credit: Ruocaled/Flickr)
Thanksgiving is approaching an instead of heading to the store to buy their turkeys, some people are taking the matter into their own hands. Some Gator Skeet and Trap Club members and employees are practicing their shots to prepare for hunting for their own turkeys.
Beazer East, Inc., a wood treatment company responsible for potentially-cancerous soil contamination in a neighborhood of the Gainesville area, began soil remediation at their pilot property at 436 NW 30th Ave. on Monday.
A unanimous vote by the Hernando County Commission approved plans for Hernando County Utilities to redesign plans to expand current wastewater treatment plant. The redesign will cost about $300,000, said Susan Goebel-Canning, the director of environmental services.