Friends of Lake Apopka Collection

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Letter from James "Jim" P. Clugston to Harold L. Moody (October 18,1961)
A letter of correspondence between Harold L. Moody and James "Jim" P. Clugston, both fishery biologists working for the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission (merged into the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in 1999). The…

U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey of Lake Apopka
A U.S. Department of the Interior, Water Resources Division survey of Lake Apopka's water quality. This data was collected at Winter Garden, Florida, in 1959 and 1961. Winter Garden is located on the southern shore of Lake Apopka.

Lake Apopka Chemical-Physical Data, August and September 1956
A water quality survey for Lake Apopka. Samples shown were taken by Harold L. Moody, a fishery biologist working for the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission. The samples were drawn from several locations across the lake, over a range of one…

Outline of Lake Apopka, July 1957
An outline map of Lake Apopka, created by the Lake and Stream Survey for the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission. The outline shows the major towns bordering the lake, Oakland and Winter Garden. It also identifies key landmarks on Lake…

Letter from Harold L. Moody to James "Jim" P. Clugston (December 17, 1962)
A letter of correspondence between Harold L. Moody and James "Jim" P. Clugston. In the letter, Moody discusses the changes in Lake Apopka's water quality during the 1940s and 1950s. He provides a brief timeline of the creation of the muck farms on…

Letter from O. E. Frye, Jr. to John A. Sutton (June 21, 1962)
A letter of correspondence from O. E. Frye, Jr., Assistant Director of the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, to the Honorable John A. Sutton. The letter discusses possible legal action against those responsible for the 1962 Lake Apopka…

Lake Apopka Water Quality Measurements, 1961-1962
A table of measurements of various dissolved substances found in Lake Apopka, gathered from random points across the surface of the lake in March 1961, September 1961, and January 1962.

Memorandum from W. R. Peavy, Jr. (July 23, 1962)
A 1-page memorandum from W. R. Peavy, Jr., a fishery biologist with the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, regarding the May 1962 Lake Apopka fish kill. The memorandum revises the earlier estimate of fish killed, found in Harold L. Moody's…

The Tallahassee News Release, June 1962
A news release from The Tallahassee News detailing the May 1962 fish kills on Lake Apopka. Two fish kills occurred within three days, killing an estimated three million pounds of gizzard and threadfin shad. Water samples were sent to the Florida…

A to Z: Zellwood Drainage and Water Control District Brochure
A brochure detailing the creation of the Zellwood Farming District. The brochure gives a timeline of the district's creation and funding, and gives data regarding the District's economic output and employment. The brochure also discusses the…

Letter from Harold L. Moody to O. E. Frye, Jr. (June 11, 1962)
A letter of correspondence from Harold L. Moody, fishery biologist, to O. E. Frye, Jr., Assistant Director of the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission. The letter discusses a fish kill on Lake Apopka in May 1962. Moody reports that…

Lake Apopka, Florida Fish Kill Report by Eugene W. Surber
A report by Eugene W. Surber on the May 1963 Lake Apopka Fish Kill. Surber describes his visit to Lake Apopka, Florida, and examines samples of dead and dying fish recovered from the lake. It is estimated that roughly 3 millions pounds of fish were…

Letter from John R. Thoman to A. D. Aldrich (July 25, 1963)
A letter of correspondence from John R. Thoman, the Regional Director of the Water Supply and Pollution Control Division of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, to A. D. Aldrich, the Director of the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish…

Letter from F. G. Banks to Clayton Phillippy (September 5, 1963)
A letter of correspondence from F. G. Banks, the Assistant Chief of the Fisheries Division of the Florida Game and Freshwater Commission, to Clayton Phillippy, a biologist with the commission. The letter describes an attached report by Doyle C.…

Letter from Robert "Bob" W. Sherman to Henry F. Swanson (June 19, 1963)
A letter of correspondence from Robert "Bob" W. Sherman, the Killarney Fish Camp Operator, to Henry F. Swanson, the Orange County Agriculture Extension Agent. The letter is written in response to a farming brochure, "A to Zellwood", describing the…

Inspection of Fish Kills at Lake Apopka, Florida
A report detailing Thomas L. Wellborn, Jr.'s visit to Lake Apopka, Florida in June 1963. Wellborn, a biologist with the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife of the Fish and Wildlife Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior, visited…

Letter from Doyle C. Golden to A. D. Aldrich (August 26, 1963)
A letter of correspondence from Doyle C. Golden, the Administrative Assistant for the Division of Chemistry of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to A. D. Aldrich, the Director of the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission. The report gives…

Lake Apopka Woes Not Answered
A newspaper article from The Orlando Evening Star from December 18, 1963. The article discusses the current polluted state of Lake Apopka and various theories about the source of Lake Apopka's problems. The article also mentions possible methods to…

Memorandum from L. E. Cromwell to John W. Woods (May 20, 1963)
A memorandum from L. E. Cromwell, a fisheries biologist, to John W. Woods, the Chief of Fish Management for the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission. The memo describes water samples drawn from Lake Apopka, Florida, by Cromwell and gives his…

Conference on Lake Apopka Fish Kills, June 12, 1963
A report by Harold L. Moody for a conference held by various state officials to investigate the fish kills in Lake Apopka, Florida. Moody's notes describe the current fish kill, some past kills, and efforts by the different State departments to…

State, U.S. Reports Differ: DDT Caused Fish Kill
A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel issue published on August 9, 1963, by Don Rider. The article discusses the findings of a report showing a high DDT content in fish taken from Lake Apopka, Florida. The scientist who performed the…

Experts Urge Survey of Lake Apopka
A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel issue published on August 13,1963. The article discusses C. W. Sheffield, sanitary engineer for the State Board of Health, and his urgings for a thorough survey of Lake Apopka, Florida, by K. K.…

Lake Apopka Report Compiled: Algae Causes Fish Loss
A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel issue of April 21, 1964. The article discusses the findings of a Florida State Board of Health report on the Lake Apopka fish kills. This report, in contrast to earlier reports by the U.S. Public Health…

Lake Apopka Revives As Sports Fish Arena
A newspaper article dated June 9, 1964. The article briefly describes remarks by C. W. Sheffield, an Orange County sanitary engineer. Sheffield states that Lake Apopka, Florida is healthier than it has been in four years, primarily due to dilution…

Goin-A-Fishin: Problem Unsolved
A newspaper article by Bob Underwood published by The Orlando Sentinel on June 11, 1964. This column rebuts earlier claims that Lake Apopka has recovered. Underwood agrees that the water quality has improved, but believes that this is merely…

Memorandum from Leesburg Fisheries Experiment Station to John W. Woods (May 28, 1964)
A memorandum from the Leesburg Fisheries Experiment Station to John W. Woods, the Chief of Fisheries Division for the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission. The memo discusses a recent report by Joe E. Burgess for the Florida State Board of…

Goin-A-Fishin: Lake Apopka Problem
A newspaper column published by The Orlando Sentinel on May 6, 1964. The column, "Goin-A-Fishin," reprints a letter from C. W. Sheffield, the director of the Orange County Water Pollution Department. In the letter, Sheffield discusses how the 1963…

Undesirable Factors Cited in Report of 'The Big Pond', Lake Apopka; 1962-1964
A newspaper article discussing a Florida State Board of Health report regarding the condition of Lake Apopka, Florida. The report examines various contributions to the pollution of the lake and makes recommendations towards the cleanup process.

Letter from Harold L. Moody to John W. Woods (October 21, 1965)
A letter from Harold L. Moody, a fisheries biologist, to John W. Woods, chief of the Fisheries Division for the Florida Game and Freshwater Commission. The letter discusses aquatic vegetation in Lake Apopka. Moody states that heavy rainfall has…

Anti-Pollution Group Decides on Steps
A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel describing a meeting of private citizens at the Lake Apopka Fishing Camp to discuss the formation of an organization dedicated to cleaning up pollution in Lake Apopka in Florida. The meeting outlines…

Officials Do Little to Stop Lake Pollution: Let's Halt This Nonsense
A political advertisement, published in The Orlando Sentinel, promoting Ben Crabbe for the office of Orange County Commissioner for the 4th District. The ad highlights Crabbe's commitment to cleaning up aquatic pollution in Orange County, Florida. To…

Biologist Resigns in Protest
A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel discussing the resignation of biologist Heyward Mathews from the Orange County Water Conservation Department. Mathews claims the Orange County Commission is unconcerned with aquatic pollution and has…

Camp Owners See Need for Action on Lake Pollution
A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel discussing fish camp owners in Lake County, Florida. The camp owners share their feelings regarding pollution in their lakes, and the impact this has had on the fish population and the fish camp industry.

Letter from O. E. Frye, Jr. to Claude Collins (April 25, 1966)
A letter from O. E. Frye Jr., the director of the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, to Claude Collins. Frye writes in response to Collins' concerns regarding sportsfishing in the St. John's River, and informs him that Florida Governor…

Letter from James B. Lackey to Harold L. Moody (July 28, 1966)
A letter from James B. Lackey, a water and waste biological consultant, to Harold L. Moody, the River Fishery Project Leader at the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, discussing water samples from Lake Apopka in Florida. Lackey, a retired…

Letter from William "Don" D. McAllister to V. D. Patten (June 15, 1966)
A letter from William "Don" D. McAllister to V. D. Patten at the Florida State Board of Health, with attached statement. McAllister hosted the Central Florida TV-show Hunting and Fishing with Don, which ran 1954 to 1972 on WDBO-Channel 6. The letter…

Letter from Harold L. Moody to James B. Lackey (July 22,1966)
A letter from Harold L. Moody, River Fishery Project Leader for the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, to James B. Lackey. Lackey was hired by Lake County and Orange County to study water quality in Lake Apopka and the Ocklawaha River in…

Lake Apopka Haul Seine Catch - 1966
A report by the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission detailing the results of an experimental seining of Lake Apopka in Florida. Seining was evaluated as a potential method of removing nutrients from the lake by capturing and removing large…

Abandonment of Part of Maple Street Approved
A newspaper article from The Winter Garden Times announcing that the Orange County Commission had approved of plans the Winter Garden Citrus Cooperative's plans to construct a new processing plant. The plant would treat wastewater created from citrus…

Profile of Bottom Completed: L. Apopka Study Continues
A newspaper article from The Winter Garden Times discussing progress made on Lake Apopka restoration plans. According to the article, the bottom survey of the lake was continuing as planned, as well as the water quality sampling. The article also…

Letter from C. W. Sheffield to Arthur W. Sinclair (March 7, 1968)
A letter from C. W. Sheffield, chairman of the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, to Arthur W. Sinclair, executive secretary of the Winter Garden Chamber of Commerce. The Technical Committee was formed by Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr.…

Letter from Edward A. Zagar to J. W. Woods (April 15, 1968)
A letter from Edward A. Zagar, fisheries biologist with the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, to J. W. Woods, Director of Fisheries for the commission. The letter discusses a survey of Lake Apopka and Lake Griffin by Zagar and others,…

Dike Sought for Lake Apopka: Plan Would Isolate Much Area
A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel discussing a proposed plan to separate the muck farms on Lake Apopka from the lake itself. This plan was one of several studied by the Lake Apopka Technical Committee. The article quotes Nathaniel Reed,…

Indian River Fisherman's Paradise—Except For Fish
A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel discussing declining sport fishing catches in the Indian River. The article shares the views of both sport fishermen and commercial fishermen. The sports fishers believe that commercial net fishing…

Lake Apopka Studies for Summer, 1968
A list of studies to be performed on Lake Apopka by the Lake Apopka Technical Committee during the summer of 1968. The Technical Committee was formed by Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) in 1967, with C. W. Sheffield as chairman, to…

At Last—Cure for Lake Apopka
A newspaper article discussing progress made on Lake Apopka restoration plans. The article praises Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) and C. W. Sheffield, chairman of the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, for their efforts to address…

Memorandum from C. W. Sheffield to Lake Apopka Committee Members (June 17, 1968)
A memorandum from C. W. Sheffield, chairman of the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, to the members of the committee The memo summarizes briefly a hearing held on June 13, 1968, regarding the committee's progress. Attending the hearing were members of…

Functions of the Trustees II Fund
This document details the history and functions of the Internal Improvement Fund. This fund was created in 1851 to handle the sale, maintenance, and leasing of public lands. These public lands came from an initial grant of 500,000 acres from the…

Westinghouse: The First 100+ Years
A pamphlet detailing the legacy of George Westinghouse (1846-1914) and his business entrepreneurship. Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company, Westinghouse founded his manufacturing company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 8, 1886.…

Letter from Henry F. Swanson (January 21, 1966)
A letter from Henry F. Swanson (1902-1989) to supporters of agriculture in Orange County, Florida. Swanson was the Orange County Agricultural Extension Agent from 1948 to 1978. The Extension Service is a cooperative effort between the University of…

Letter from Percy D. Blunt to the Editor of The Winter Garden Times (April 1, 1966)
A letter to the editor of The Winter Garden Times from Percy D. Blunt, who served as the Mayor of Winter Garden, Florida, from 1963 to 1965. In the letter, Blunt comments on a previous editorial which called for rejuvenation of tourism and water…

Through Eutrophication: Nature Ruining Most Central Florida Lakes
A newspaper article by Elvis Lane, published in The Orlando Sentinel, describing a University of Florida (UF) study focusing on eutrophication in Central Florida lakes. The study aims at understanding the processes by which pollution introduces…

Notice of Application for Approval of Bridge Plans
A public notice from the I.S. Army Corps of Engineers discussing the possible approval of bridge plans proposed by the Florida State Road Department. The plans are for a replacement of an existing bridge, where Florida State Road 48 (SR 48) crosses…

Peninsular Florida Depends Upon The Rainfall Cycle for Water Supplies
A document discussing the importance of rainfall to Central Florida's water supply. This reporthows Orlando rainfall data for circa 1905 to circa 1965, listing monthly averages and record highs and lows.

Adams Says No Agency Now Does Job
A newspaper article by Elvis Lane, published in The Orlando Sentinel, describing remarks by Florida Secretary of State Thomas Burton Adams, Jr. (1917-2006). Adams served as Secretary of State for Florida from 1961 to 1971. His remarks quoted in this…

Biochemist to be Hired: Orange County Joins in Lake Apopka Study
A newspaper article by Elvis Lane, published in The Orlando Sentinel, discussing the hiring of James B. Lackey, a retired University of Florida (UF) professor, to study water quality in Lake Apopka and the connected chain of lakes. The study was…

Subjects to be Presented at Public Hearing on Local Water Pollution
A document by Arthur "Jimmie" W. Sinclair, executive secretary of the Winter Garden Chamber of Commerce, discussing his planned comments at a public hearing on water pollution held in Orlando Chamber of Commerce building on November 14, 1966. The…

Letter from Henry F. Swanson (February 11, 1966)
A letter from Henry F. Swanson (1902-1989) to supporters of agriculture in Orange County, Florida. Swanson was the Orange County Agricultural Extension Agent from 1948 to 1978. The Extension Service is a cooperative effort between the University of…

Taxpayers Petition County to Get Action on Lake Apopka Pollution
A newspaper article from The Winter Garden Times describing petitions being circulated by Orange County sports fishermen and fishing camp owners. The petition calls for action in restoring Lake Apopka, and finding some compromise to make the farming…

Letter from Sally Cameron to Arthur W. Sinclair (July 25, 1966)
A letter from Sally Cameron, Director of Research for Claude Roy Kirk, Jr.'s (1926-2011) gubernatorial campaign, in response to an earlier letter from Arthur W. Sinclair, the Executive Secretary-Manager for the City of Winter Garden, asking for…

Letter from Arthur W. Sinclair to Claude Roy Kirk, Jr. (July 13, 1966)
A letter from Arthur W. Sinclair, Executive Secretary-Manager of the Winter Garden Chamber of Commerce, to Claude Roy Kirk, Jr., the 1966 Republican candidate for Governor of Florida. The letter describes Lake Apopka's current polluted state and its…

Letter from Oland J. Kershaw to Arthur W. Sinclair (May 23, 1966)
A letter from Oland J. Kershaw, chairman of the Indian River Shellfish Association, to Arthur W. Sinclair, Executive Secretary-Manager of the Winter Garden Chamber of Commerce. Kershaw writes in response to a letter by Sinclair published in The…

'Soft Soap' Use Plea Renewed by Mayor to Reduce Pollution
A newspaper article detailing Mayor Bob Carr's (1899-1967) pleas for soft soap usage. Carr served as Mayor of Orlando, Florida, from 1956 to 1967. In the article, City Purchasing Agent Walt Fish says that Orlando now only purchases biodegradable…

Memorandum from Felix Salvador to Advisory Committee and County Commissioners (September 2, 1966)
A memorandum from Felix Salvador, Chairman of the St. Johns River Advisory Committee, to Committee members and county commissioners of counties bordering the river. The St. Johns River Advisory Committee was formed under Governor C. Farris Bryant…

Lake Griffin Seining Press Release
A press release from the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission announcing plans to perform a seining operation in Lake Griffin in Lake County, Florida, as a follow-up to evaluate earlier rough removal programs. Gizzard shad are the main target…

F.I.S.H. Tales, March 1966
The March 1966 edition of F.I.S.H. Tales, a newsletter for the Florida Inland Sportsfishing Hosts. The newsletter covers various topics regarding Central Florida fisheries. Topics discussed include a new fish hatchery, seining programs in Lake Tsala…

Letter from Edward A. Zagar to Arthur W. Sinclair (December 22, 1966)
A letter from Edward A. Zagar, a fisheries biologist for the Florida Game and Fresh Water Commission, to Arthur W. Sinclair, from the Winter Garden Chamber of Commerce. In the letter, Zagar discusses the seine survey program for Lake Apopka and for…

7 Projects Underway in Lake Apopka
A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel describing restoration efforts on Lake Apopka. C. W. Sheffield, chairman of the Lake Apopka Restoration Technical Committee, is quoted describing temporary plans working towards a comprehensive…

Citizens, Experts Set Lake Apopka Goals: Group Pursues Fishing Angle
A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel describing a meeting held in Tavares, Florida, to discuss steps to restore Lake Apopka. The meeting was a counterpart to executive level meetings held by Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011)…

Letter from Arthur W. Sinclair to the Hyacinth Control Society, Inc. (November 16, 1967)
A letter from Arthur W. Sinclair, executive manager of the Winter Garden Chamber of Commerce, to the Hyacinth Control Society, Inc., requesting information on herbicides to be used on hyacinth and other aquatic plants along the shores of Lake Apopka…

Letter from O. E. Frye, Jr. to Arthur W. Sinclair (February 9, 1967)
A letter from O. E. Frye, Jr., director of the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, to Arthur W. Sinclair, executive manager of the Winter Garden Chamber of Commerce, in response to Sinclair's questions about seining viability in Lake Apopka.…

Letter from Harold L. Moody to J. W. Woods (April 24, 1967)
A letter from Harold L. Moody, fisheries biologist with the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, to J. W. Woods, Chief of Fisheries for the commission. The letter describes a fish kill first observed on April 23, 1967, by Dewey Smith, and…

Letter from Harold L. Moody to J. W. Woods (June 6, 1967)
A letter from Harold L. Moody, fisheries biologist with the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, to J. W. Woods, Chief of Fisheries for the commission. The letter describes a fish kill observed on June 3, 1967. Moody was informed of the kill…

Letter from Arthur W. Sinclair to C. W. Sheffield (December 22, 1967)
A letter from Arthur W. Sinclair, executive manager of the Winter Garden Chamber of Commerce, to C. W. Sheffield, chairman of the Technical Committee. The committee was formed by Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) to develop plans for…

Rotarians Hear Report on Four-Rivers Basin: Engineer Discusses Lake Apopka
A newspaper article from The Winter Garden Times describing remarks made by Dale Twachtmann to the Winter Garden Rotary Club. At the meeting, Twachtmann, an engineer, discussed the various sources of pollution entering Lake Apopka. Twachtmann also…

Even Shad are Dying Says Authority: Federal Evaluation Sought On Lake Apopka
A newspaper article discussing an invitation extended by Lake County water authorities to Clarence Carswell, director of the National Marine Water Quality Laboratories, to visit Lake Apopka in Florida. The invitation is motivated by the frequent fish…

Gar Derby Launched
A photograph from The Orlando Sentinel, showing Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) purchasing the first 12 tickets for the Lake Apopka Gar Derby from Julian Roberts of Apopka. Also seen in the photograph are A. D. Smith, and Nathaniel…

Letter from John W. Woods to Harold L. Moody (June 23, 1967)
A letter from John W. Woods, chief of Fisheries Division of Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, to Harold L. Moody, a fisheries biologist with the commission. The letter is in reference to an earlier a letter from Moody discussing aerial…

Lake Hearing Set Friday on Pollution
A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel discussing an upcoming meeting to be held by the Lake Apopka Technical Committee regarding the restoration of Lake Apopka in Florida. The committee was formed by Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr.…

Poor Seining Blamed on Water Quality
A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel discussing seining operations in Lake Eustis in Florida. The article states that a report released by the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission found that seining hauls had decreased since 1953,…

Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (January 1 to 5, 1968)
A weekly report of the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, chaired by C. W. Sheffield. The committee was an initiative by Governor Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) to investigate pollution and possible restoration of Lake Apopka,…

Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (January 29 to February 16, 1968)
A weekly report of the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, chaired by C. W. Sheffield. The committee was an initiative by Governor Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) to investigate pollution and possible restoration of Lake Apopka,…

Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (March 11 to 15, 1968)
A weekly report of the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, chaired by C. W. Sheffield. The committee was an initiative by Governor Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) to investigate pollution and possible restoration of Lake Apopka,…

Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (March 18 to 22, 1968)
A weekly report of the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, chaired by C. W. Sheffield. The committee was an initiative by Governor Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) to investigate pollution and possible restoration of Lake Apopka,…

Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (March 25 to 30, 1968)
A weekly report of the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, chaired by C. W. Sheffield. The committee was an initiative by Governor Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) to investigate pollution and possible restoration of Lake Apopka,…

Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (April 22 to 26, 1968)
A weekly report of the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, chaired by C. W. Sheffield. The committee was an initiative by Governor Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) to investigate pollution and possible restoration of Lake Apopka,…

Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (April 29 to May 3, 1968)
A weekly report of the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, chaired by C. W. Sheffield. The committee was an initiative by Governor Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) to investigate pollution and possible restoration of Lake Apopka,…

Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (May 6 to 10, 1968)
A weekly report of the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, chaired by C. W. Sheffield. The committee was an initiative by Governor Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) to investigate pollution and possible restoration of Lake Apopka,…

Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (May 13 to 17, 1968)
A weekly report of the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, chaired by C. W. Sheffield. The committee was an initiative by Governor Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) to investigate pollution and possible restoration of Lake Apopka,…

Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (June 17 to 21, 1968)
A weekly report of the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, chaired by C. W. Sheffield. The committee was an initiative by Governor Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) to investigate pollution and possible restoration of Lake Apopka,…

Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (June 24 to 28, 1968)
A weekly report of the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, chaired by C. W. Sheffield. The committee was an initiative by Governor Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) to investigate pollution and possible restoration of Lake Apopka,…

Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (July 15 to 19, 1968)
A weekly report of the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, chaired by C. W. Sheffield. The committee was an initiative by Governor Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) to investigate pollution and possible restoration of Lake Apopka,…

Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (August 26 to 30, 1968)
A weekly report of the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, chaired by C. W. Sheffield. The committee was an initiative by Governor Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) to investigate pollution and possible restoration of Lake Apopka,…

Leesburg Committee Conclusions
A document outlining the conclusions from meeting of the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, held in Leesburg, Florida, circa June 1968. The committee was formed by Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011) in 1967 to study and implement a…

Memorandum from the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission to the Florida Air and Water Pollution Control Commission (June 13, 1968)
A memorandum from the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission to the Florida Air and Water Pollution Control Commission. This memo discusses the history of pollution in the lakes at the headwaters of the Ocklawaha River basin, specifically Lake…

Nuclear Power Eyed For Island
A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel discussing a potential nuclear power plant along the Indian River. The article claims that, at the time, Florida Power and Light Company was in ongoing negotiations to purchase Hutchinson Island, located…

Rx for Lake Apopka
A newspaper article from Florida Magazine, republished by The Orlando Sentinel, discussing the restoration efforts for Lake Apopka. The article summarizes the past history of the lake as a sportfishing center and then discusses the fish kills of the…

Water Management Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 2 (December 1967-January 1968)
The December 1967 through January 1968 edition of the Water Management Bulletin, which was a publication of the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District. The district was formed by the Florida Legislature in 1949 to manage the Central and…

Agreement to Establish the Oklawaha River Basin Improvement Council
An agreement to establish the Oklawaha River Basin Improvement Council, formed from a proposal by U.S. Representatives Lou Frey, Jr. (b. 1934), Don Fuqua (b. 1933), and William V. Chappell, Jr. (1922-1989). The agreement outlines the environmental…

Apopka Restoration Plan Revealed
A newspaper article discussing the approval of a restoration plan for Lake Apopka by the Florida Department of Pollution Control (DPC). The plan was to use grant money from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement a drawdown of Lake…

Dublin Core

Title

Friends of Lake Apopka Collection

Alternative Title

FOLA Collection

Subject

Lake Apopka (Fla.)
Water quality--Florida
Pollution--Florida

Description

The Friends of Lake Apopka (FOLA) is a citizen advocacy group with the mission of restoring Lake Apopka in Orange County and Lake County, Florida. Due to poor farming practices along its shores, Lake Apopka has become one of the largest polluted lakes in Florida. This collection features various archival items related to the restoration of the lake.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Lake Apopka, Florida
Florida Game and Fresh Water Commission, Tallahassee, Florida
Oakland, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Saint Johns River, Florida
Winter Garden, Florida
Winter Haven, Florida
Zellwood, Florida

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura
King, Joshua

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Our Mission & Purpose." Friends of Lake Apopka. http://www.fola.org/.

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