At Last—Cure for Lake Apopka

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Title

At Last—Cure for Lake Apopka

Alternative Title

Cure for Lake Apopka

Subject

Lake Apopka (Fla.)
Apopka (Fla.)
Hyacinths

Description

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 pollution in Lake Apopka.

Source

Photocopy of original newspaper article: "At Last—Cure for Lake Apopka." The Winter Garden Times, June 7, 1967: binder 1968, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1967-06-07

Date Copyrighted

1967-06-07

Date Issued

1967-06-07

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied newspaper article: "At Last—Cure for Lake Apopka." The Winter Garden Times, June 7, 1967.

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

270 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Lake Apopka, Florida
Apopka, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

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/.

Transcript

At Last – Cure For Lake Apopka
AT LONG LAST we’ve got a do-something program on Lake Apopka.
Ever since the hyacinth kill showed up the truth, that the once great fishing attraction, 31,000-acres big, was fast sliding down-hill, we’ve been subjected to nothing but pessimistic talk.
Last season was worst of all, when the State Board of Health and Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission trotted out that $2 word, “eutrophication”, and applied it to our lake with a helpless, palm-up toss of the hand.
That fancy word was supposed to mean the lake is dying of old age, and the application seemed to say, “Don’t bother us because there isn’t a thing you can do about it.”
A lot of us just didn’t care for that answer and thank goodness Gov. Claude Kirk has his action reputation staked on proving something can be done.
C.W. (Mickey) Sheffield, a young Orange County employe, a biologist with a couple of degrees and an eye to opportunity, was tapped for chairman of the governor’s technical committee for improving Lake Apopka.
Kirk and Sheffield are two me who want to prove something, get out of the rut and do bigger and better things.
The preliminary ideas Sheffield unfolded on Tuesday’s Sentinel make for an action program, daring and imaginative.
Unproved, yes. But nobody else, after years of opportunity, has come up with anything akin to, nor as credible as what we’ll call the Sheffield Plan.
We say to Mick Sheffield, more power to you. You’ve made a good start. Keep right on running.
We say to Gov. Kirk, please stay behind this Apopka project. We think success in combatting pollution here is vital to the whole state.
You picked a tough pilot project, but if men such as Sheffield can show fast progress on this job you will win many friends.

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