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A fundraising page has raised more than $20,000 for the family of a 5-year-old girl who was killed by a jumping sturgeon. The girl’s mother and brother were also injured.
The Suwannee River Water Management District has formed a partnership with the county for large repairs to take place in Little River Springs County Park near Branford. After river flooding, the park needs refurbishments to bank failures and damage to the spring bed.
The Spirit of Suwannee Music Park will have a halloween-themed music festival from Thursday to Saturday. “Hulaween” is hosted by the band String Cheese Incident and is expected to bring many tourists to Suwannee County and nearby Live Oak.
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Due to increased salinity levels, Cedar Key’s oyster production has suffered.
Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection approved the District’s funding request on Wednesday for the improvement projects.
The announcement at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka comes on the heels of a commitment of more than $130 million to restore estuaries in South Florida.
Recent flooding of the Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers, in part caused by heavy rainfall, have forced some tubing and canoeing businesses to shutter, residents to evacuate and caused damage to riverside properties.
Recent heavy rainfall has caused the Suwannee River to rise above the flood stage. O’Leno State Park Ranger David McCorquodale said the park does not want people drowning as a result of swift currents.
Police found a second body in the Suwannee River on Tuesday during an investigation to find two missing men who attempted to rescue an 8-year-old who had fallen into the water.