Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park currently serves as home to seven manatees. Park specialist, Susan Strawbridge says every manatee at the park has faced a life-threatening challenge. As WUFT’s Brittany Thompson reports, though BP has made progress stopping the oil well from gushing, manatees remain at risk from the oil plumes floating below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/89manateeBT.mp3]
The county has five rural collection centers: Alachua/High Springs Collection Center on Northwest U.S. Highway 441, Archer Collection Center on Southwest Archer Road, Fairbanks Collection Center on Northeast Waldo Road, North Central Collection Center on Northeast State Road 121 and Phifer Collection Center on Southeast Hawthorne Road.