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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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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…

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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…

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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 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 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 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 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…

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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 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…

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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.…

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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…

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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 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.