In light of Earth Day on Friday, three local schools will get rain gardens from the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department. The rain gardens are used to help protect water quality. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Lysette Portales spoke with Alachua County Environmental Protection Department Natural Resources Program Manager Steven Hofstetter about the importance of preserving water.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/EarthDayQA.mp3]
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High Springs Commissioners postpone talks on residents’ request to ban single-use plastic
A group of High Springs residents will have to wait for the High Springs City Commission to resume its discussion of whether to ban the use of plastic straws and carry-out containers in all establishments in the city. The commission said it will revisit the issue at an as-yet unscheduled strategic planning session.