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State park plan for Silver Springs becomes official

From Florida Department of Environmental Protection The Florida Cabinet, sitting as the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, approved the modification of a lease agreement between Palace Entertainment and the state of Florida Wednesday, allowing the Silver Springs theme park property to become part of Florida’s state park system on …

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Adena springs permit update

The St. Johns River Water Management District has yet to review a permit application from the Adena Springs Ranch in Marion County. Earlier in the year the operators of the planned grass fed cattle ranch submitted an application to be able to pump more than 13,000,000 gallons of water a …

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“Ditch of Dreams” still controversial a century later

The health of Silver Springs and Silver River has been at the heart of recent debate over water permit requests in Marion County.  The Silver River which flows into the Ocklawaha River has also been a part of a century old debate. More than a 100 years ago early Spanish explorers and Florida businessmen …

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Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham to speak at springs and waterways protection summit in Ocala

Former U.S. Senator and two-time Florida Governor Bob Graham has been a longtime champion for the restoration of the Florida Everglades.  This coming Saturday Graham will participate in an event about many of Florida’s other water bodies.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend reports: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Senator …

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