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A newspaper article published in The Winter Garden Times discussing a fish kill in Lake Apopka in July of 1981. This fish kill, totaling an estimated four million fish, occurred two weeks after another larger kill in Lake Apopka on June 20, 1981. The…

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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 newspaper article published in The Orlando Sentinel discusses the stocking of Lake Apopka with Sunshine bass fingerlings. Sunshine bass are a hybrid of white bass and striped bass developed by the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission (GFC)…

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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 map that identifies pump stations, canals, and allotments within Unit No. 1 and Unit No. 2 of the Zellwood Drainage and Water Control District (ZDWCD), which was created by the Florida Legislature in 1941 for taxation and land management of farming…

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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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The StreamLines, a newsletter published by the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (ECFRPC), for March 1977.This newsletter discusses workshops held by the ECFRPC reviewing financial concerns related to water management, as well as ongoing…

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A notice of a public hearing to be held by Senator Walter Sims and Senator Kenneth A. Plante (1939-2015) of the Florida Senate. The purpose of the hearing was to collect information and allow for public input into a potential effort for the…

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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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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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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 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…

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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 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 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 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 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 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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An oral history interview of Geraldean Matthew, a third-generation farmworker and advocate for environmental justice and migrant farmworkers’ rights. The interview was conducted by Jared Muha in Apopka, Florida, on October 30, 2014. Some of 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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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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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 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 proposed plan to lessen agricultural pollution entering Lake Apopka until comprehensive guidelines were established by the State of Florida. The plan aimed at more accurately measuring water inflow and outflow to the muck farms, using gauges…

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The second half of a newspaper article discussing a plan for the restoration of Lake Apopka slated to begin in 1973. The article focuses on the muck farmers' involvement in the project, working through the Central Florida Agricultural Institute. The…

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The Florida From the House...To Your Home newsletter mailed to citizens of the 5th Congressional District of Florida, represented by U.S. Representative Louis Frey, Jr. (1934-), who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1969 to 1979. Rep.…

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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…

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A report showing the 24-hour average annual traffic data in Orange County, Florida, for 1985. The report was prepared by Cashi Signs, an outdoor advertising company established in 1953.Originally a cattle town, Orlando grew into a major citrus…

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A report showing the 24-hour average annual traffic data in Orange County, Florida, for 1984. The report was prepared by Cashi Signs, an outdoor advertising company established in 1953.Originally a cattle town, Orlando grew into a major citrus…

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A report showing the 24-hour average annual traffic data in Orange County, Florida, for 1983. The report was prepared by Cashi Signs, an outdoor advertising company established in 1953.Originally a cattle town, Orlando grew into a major citrus…

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A report showing the 24-hour average annual traffic data in Orange County, Florida, for 1982. The report was prepared by Cashi Signs, an outdoor advertising company established in 1953.Originally a cattle town, Orlando grew into a major citrus…

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A report showing the 24-hour average annual traffic data in Orange County, Florida, for the period of July 1, 1980 to June 30, 1981. The report was prepared by Cashi Signs, an outdoor advertising company established in 1953.Originally a cattle town,…

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A report showing the 24-hour average annual traffic data in Orange County, Florida, for the period of July 1, 1976 to June 30, 1977. The report was prepared by Cashi Signs, an outdoor advertising company established in 1953.Originally a cattle town,…

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A report showing the 24-hour average annual traffic data in Orange County, Florida, for 1976. The report was prepared by Cashi Signs, an outdoor advertising company established in 1953.Originally a cattle town, Orlando grew into a major citrus…

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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 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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 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 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 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 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…

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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…

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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 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…

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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…