Letter from C. W. Sheffield to Arthur W. Sinclair (March 7, 1968)

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Title

Letter from C. W. Sheffield to Arthur W. Sinclair (March 7, 1968)

Alternative Title

Letter from Sheffield to Sinclair (March 7, 1968)

Subject

Lake Apopka (Fla.)
Water quality--Florida

Description

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. (1926-2011) in 1967, with C. W. Sheffield to serve as chairman. The committee was tasked with investigating potential methods for the restoration of Lake Apopka. In this letter, Sheffield says he has no objection to Sinclair's use of the committee's weekly reports for a possible news release. The letter also mentions a planned three- or five-year study to investigate the feasibility of funding the removal of rough fish from Lake Apopka through the fish meal industry. Finally, the letter mentions the postponing of the Governor's review of the committee's progress due to an ongoing "school crisis." This is in reference to the statewide Florida Teachers' Strike of 1968, in which 40 percent of Florida teachers resigned their positions in February of that year, in protest of underfunding of the state education system.

Creator

Sheffield, C. W.

Source

Original 1-page typewritten letter from C. W. Sheffield to Arthur W. Sinclair, March 7, 1968: binder 1968, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1968-03-07

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter from C. W. Sheffield to Arthur W. Sinclair, March 7, 1968.

Is Part Of

Binder 1968, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.
Friends of Lake Apopka Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

156 KB

Medium

1-page typewritten letter on Lake Apopka Technical Committee letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Lake Apopka, Florida
Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Tallahassee, Florida
Winter Garden, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by C. W. Sheffield.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Friends of Lake Apopka and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

King, Joshua

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Learn About Your Watershed: Ocklawaha River Watershed." Florida's Water: Ours to Protect, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Accessed June 12, 2015. http://www.protectingourwater.org/watersheds/map/ocklawaha/.

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1-page typewritten letter on Lake Apopka Technical Committee letterhead

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