Apopka Restoration Plan Revealed

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Title

Apopka Restoration Plan Revealed

Alternative Title

Apopka Restoration Plan

Subject

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

Description

A newspaper article discussing the approval of a restoration plan for Lake Apopka by the Florida Department of Pollution Control (DPC). The plan was to use grant money from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement a drawdown of Lake Apopka and allow bottom sediment to consolidate. The project was to be controlled locally by the newly formed Oklawaha River Basin Improvement Council, which was established earlier that year.

The Oklawaha River Basin Improvement Council was formed on April 21, 1972, consisting of members representing Orange County, Lake County, Marion County, and Putnam County, as well as representatives of state agencies, such as the Florida Department of Air and Water Pollution Control. The council was formed to coordinate planning of environmental restoration at a regional level under the Florida Inter-Local Cooperation Act of 1969, which allowed city, county, and state agencies to coordinate with each other on mutually beneficial projects. The council’s primary project was a proposed drawdown of Lake Apopka, which was heavily polluted due to agricultural and sewage run-off by the 1970s. The drawdown would entail completely or mostly draining the lake, discharging the water downstream into the lakes and rivers that constitute the Ocklawaha River Basin, allowing Lake Apopka’s bottom sediments to consolidate, in the hope that this would improve Lake Apopka’s water quality. The council applied for several federal grants seeking funding for this project.

Source

Photocopy of original newspaper article: "Apopka Restoration Plan Revealed." The Palatka Daily News, October 15, 1972: binder 1972, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1972-10-15

Date Copyrighted

1972-10-15

Date Issued

1972-10-15

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied newspaper article: "Apopka Restoration Plan Revealed." The Palatka Daily News, October 15, 1972.

Is Part Of

Binder 1972, 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

230 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Lake Apopka, Florida
Winter Garden, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by O. E. Frye, Jr. and published by The Palatka Daily News.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Orlando Sentinel and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

King, Joshua

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Marion Commission Votes To Nix Funds for ORBIC." The Ocala Star-Banner, May 16, 1972. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GXBQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KwUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7243%2C3366225.
"River Basin Council To Receive Applications." The Ocala Star-Banner, December 17, 1972. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AWdRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CwYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6230%2C3569451.

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