Browse Items (159 total)

  • Collection: Friends of Lake Apopka Collection

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In this letter, Allen E. Arthur, member of the Orange County Board of County Commissioners, expresses his belief that a park in the Gourd Neck Springs area would aid in the restoration process for Lake Apopka. Commissioner Arthur also served as the…

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In this letter, Florida Representative Dick J. Batchelor (b. 1947) writes to Gary Sharp that he does not have the authority over purchasing the Gourd Neck Springs area, and that the decision rests with the Environmental Endangered Lands Committee.…

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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…

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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…

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A letter from William J. Cappleman of the Cappleman Agency, Inc. to Gary I. Sharp, dated May 16, 1975. In this letter, Cappleman states that they have received calls from landowners in the Gourd Neck Springs area seeking to sell their plots, as well…

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An article published in The Orlando Sentinel Star discussing plans for a drawdown of Lake Apopka. The restoration project, coordinated by Senator Walter Sims, is described here as being scheduled to begin in 1977 after approval of federal grant…

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An article published in The Orlando Sentinel discusses a delay in approval for plans for a drawdown of Lake Apopka. The project, being coordinated by Senator Walter Sims, was being funded through a $143,900 federal grant, to be matched by funds from…

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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…

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This letter, from Ernest H. Cowen, Manager of the Orlando Area Chamber of Commerce's Civic Affairs Department, to Gary Sharp, states Cowen's belief that a park in the Gourd Neck area would help attract public support for the larger project of…

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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…

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A letter from John R. Dollar to W. R. Clonts, dated December 10, 1979. In this letter, Dollar the Project Manager for Post, Buckley, Shuch & Jernigan Inc., writes to Clonts, a farmer in the Zellwood Drainage and Water Control District (ZDWCD), to…

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A letter from Bob Entwistle, chair of the Orlando Regional Group of the Sierra Club's Florida Chapter, to Gary I. Sharp, dated April 24, 1975. In this letter, Entwistle finds merit in Sharp's proposal to have the Gourd Neck Springs area considered…

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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…

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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.…

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A newspaper article discussing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants dealing with restoration plans for Lake Apopka. The EPA had previously pledged $1.5 million towards restoring the lake, with the funds to be used in a drawdown of the lake's…

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A letter from Florida state Senator James A. Glisson (b. 1939) to Gary I. Sharp, dated June 25, 1975. In this letter, Sen. Glisson states that he would be in favor of the State of Florida acquiring the Gourd Neck Springs area for use as a…

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A letter from Helen M. Hood, chair of the Parks and Endangered Lands Committee of the Florida Defenders of the Environment (FDE), to Gary I. Sharp, dated May 21, 1975. In this letter, Hood states that the FDE endorsed Sharp's proposal to form a…

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A newspaper article published in The Leesburg Daily Commercial discussing fish kills that occurred in Lake Apopka in June of 1981. The article gives quotes from Harold L. Moody and Mike Wicker of the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission…

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A letter from U.S. Representative Andy Ireland (b. 1930) to Harold L. Moody, fisheries biologist with the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission (GFC), dated June 17, 1981. In the letter, Rep. Ireland discusses his co-sponsorship of House…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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A letter from Florida State Representative Richard H. Langley to Gary I. Sharp, dated February 24, 1975). In this letter, Rep. Langley endorses the potential acquisition of the Gourd Neck Springs area by the State of Florida. Rep. Langley states his…

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A newspaper article from discussing various lawsuits in the Second Judicial Circuit Court of Florida regarding the aerial application of Mirex, a pesticide designed to control fire ants. Suits by the Florida Department of Pollution Control (FDPC)…

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A newspaper article discussing potential Federal funding of Lake Apopka restoration plans. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had pledged $1.75 million to fund a drawdown of Lake Apopka's water level in the hope that this would allow the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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.

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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…

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A letter from Senator Kenneth A. Plante (1939-2015) to Gary I. Sharp, dated June 27, 1975. In this letter, Sen. Plante states that he endorses a potential purchase by the State of Florida of the Gourd Neck Springs area for use as a potential…

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A newspaper article discussing a meeting of Florida conservationists held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Winter Park on World Humanist Day. According to the article, many of the environmental experts warned of future ecological problems in Central…

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A letter from Peter C. H. Pritchard (b. 1943) to Gary I. Sharp, dated June 3, 1975. In this letter, Dr. Pritchard, Vice President of the Florida Audubon Society, writes in support of Sharp's proposal that the Gourd Neck Springs area of Lake Apopka be…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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A letter from Gary I. Sharp to the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, dated May 19, 1977. In the letter, Sharp states that he is no longer able to continue his efforts to have the Gourd Neck Springs area purchased by the State of Florida for use as a…

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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…

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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,…

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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,…

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A letter from Senator Walter Sims to Gary I. Sharp, dated March 18, 1975. In this letter, Sen. Sims writes to express personal support for Sharp's proposal that the Gourd Neck Springs area of Lake Apopka be used as a public park. Sen. Sims states…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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A letter from James Milton Thomas to Gary I. Sharp, dated November 10, 1975. In this letter, Thomas, an environmental consultant, writes to in support of Sharp's proposal that the State of Florida acquire the Gourd Neck Springs area for use as a…