Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (March 18 to 22, 1968)

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Title

Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (March 18 to 22, 1968)

Alternative Title

Lake Apopka Restoration Project Report

Subject

Lake Apopka (Fla.)
Water quality--Florida
Pollution--Florida

Description

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, launched in 1967. This report discusses meetings between Chairman Sheffield and Professor Thomas Furman, discussing experimental nutrient removal facilities and future research projects; a meeting with Dr. Robert O'Brien of Rollins College, discussing aquatic weed growth, in hopes of finding a potential candidate for lake-bottom plantings; requests sent to various state and federal organizations seeking suggestions for projects to be carried out that summer; a meeting with K. K. Huffstutler to discuss potential levee sizes for an isolation dike to separate the muck farms from the lake; a demonstration of a hyacinth processing machine made by the Hiller Company, at which Governor Kirk and various committee members were present; and plans for a future flyover of the lake by the Governor.

Creator

Sheffield, C. W.

Source

Photocopied 3-page typewritten report by C. W. Sheffield, March 22, 1968: binder 1968, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.

Date Created

1968-03-22

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 3-page typewritten report by C. W. Sheffield, March 22, 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.

Is Referenced By

"Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (March 25 to 30, 1968)." RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

653 KB

Medium

2-page typewritten report on Lake Apopka Technical Committee letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Lake Apopka, 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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2-page typewritten report on Lake Apopka Technical Committee letterhead

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