Prior to Tropical Depression Beryl, the lack of rain was a major factor in an algal bloom in the Santa Fe River near High Springs. A public forum will be held tonight at Poe Springs Park providing tips and expert knowledge to residents on the most recent algal bloom. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi spoke with President of Our Santa Fe River Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson on what this meeting will offer, and why these blooms occur.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/QAAlgalBloomMeeting.mp3]
For the city of Archer, a plan to build a wastewater treatment plant has been clogged by years of debate, inability to find adequate land and, recently, a battle between the city and one local couple.