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Ichetucknee Springs is reopening the northern entrance of the park for Memorial Day weekend. 4,000 are expected to be in attendance during the three-day weekend.
The Florida Legislature has proposed spending money earmarked for conservation in other places. The legislature recommended spending between $8 to $10 million of the $750 million conservation funds on land buys.
One of the four major springs along Crystal River, Three Sisters Springs has been closed on three separate occasions since November to protect manatees, which are an endangered species.
Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection approved the District’s funding request on Wednesday for the improvement projects.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection purchased about 600 acres of land to protect Florida springs, but Florida Springs Institute Director Bob Knight said there is more to be done.