Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (March 25 to 30, 1968)

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Title

Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (March 25 to 30, 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 states that the flyover of Lake Apopka, mentioned in the previous week's report, was cancelled. The chairman attended a meeting on aquatic weeds in Winter Park. The report also discusses a fish kill observed in the Apopka-Beauclair Canal on March 30, 1968.

Creator

Sheffield, C. W.

Source

Photocopied 2-page typewritten report by C. W. Sheffield, March 30, 1968: binder 1968, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.

Date Created

1968-03-30

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 2-page typewritten report by C. W. Sheffield, March 30, 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.

References

"Lake Apopka Restoration Project Weekly Report (March 18 to 22, 1968)." RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

390 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/.

Transcript

LAKE APOPKA TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
STATE OF FLORIDA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
TALLAHASSEE
<GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA>
LAKE APOPKA WEEKLY REPORT C.W. SHEFFIELD
<IN GOD WE TRUST>
3/25/68
3/30/68
CHAIRMAN
CLAUDE R. KIRK, JR.
GOVERNOR
<Jill>
<pg 1 left margin>
S.A. Berkowitz
F.S.B.H.

Dale Twatchman
S.W.F.W.M.D.

Howard Young
Lake Co. Water
Authority

Earl Frye
F.G.F.W.F.C.

J. Koperski
Corps. of Eng.

J. Thoman
F.W.F.C.A.

A.A. Marshall
Bureau of Sports
Fisheries

Doyle Golden
F.D.A.

V.D. Patton
F.A.W.P.C.C.

Gordon Wagner
E.C.F.R.P.C.

Don Greer
Orange County
Planning Office

Bob Webb
Lake County
Planning Office

Arch Hodges
Zellwood Drainage
District

L.J. Snell
U.S.G.S.

Prof. Furman
U of Fla.
The summary report of Lake Apopka Restoration project aims, possible solution to problems, work completed by committee and antisipated [sic] cost of project was completed by chairman. This was sent to various committee members for their comments prior to final typing and presentation to Florida Air Water Pollution Control Commission. Mr. Patton called at approximately 8:00 AM 3/25/68 to inform the chairman the Governor would be unable to make the brief reviewal [sic] of the lake that afternoon. He indicated said reviewal [sic] would be set up at another date. This worked out for the best based on the fact the summary report should be completed by committee members in approximately 2 to 3 weeks. Then the chairman will be in a better position to give a complete report on the projects progress. The chairman attended an aquatic weed meeting held by Winter Park 3/27/68. This meeting was very informative and it is antisipated [sic] a summer research project will be enacted with various cities in Orlando area, also Federal, State, and local agencies envolved [sic] in weed or water pollution work. The data from this research work will prove to be very useful for finding an aquatic weed which might provide beneficial growth in Lake Apopka.
The Lake Apopka work force checked various research projects within Lake Apopka on 3/28/68 and found all to be in working order. The Hi vol Air sampler located at base camp was put back into operation. (motor repaired was out about 2 weeks).
On Friday the chairman sent Mr. Patton (FAWPCC) copies of all weekly memo, reports and other pertanent [sic] information on the Lake Apopka project for his files. The Lake Apopka work force made preparations for obtaining the Oklawaha Chain of Lake samples 4/1/68. These samples will be obtained with assistance of
<GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
IN GOD WE TRUST>
CLAUDE R. KIRK, JR.
GOVERNOR
Florida Game Fresh Water Fish Commission and the Orange County Water Conservation Department boats and motors. In this manner all lake, stream, and canal samples can be obtained in one day.
On Saturday 3/30/68 chairman received report from Mr. John Lundquist (Fisherman paradise fish camp) that fish were dying in the Lake Apopka Beauclair [?] Canal. The Lake Apopka work force obtain [sic] chemical, pesticide, fish and physical samples on 3.30/68 to determine extent and cause of kill. From the field reviewal it was indicated only small shad and catfish were dead and very few fish were sighted dead in canal. (One dying fish was observed and obtained for lab tests). The samples will be analized [sic] and a report will follow.

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