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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Florida's Wild Rivers Increasingly Polluted, Experts Say

Published December 18, 2006
The pollution is threatening the health of the unspoiled Suwannee River, which runs for more than 200 miles (320 kilometers) through northern Florida to the Gulf of Mexico.

One businessman in Lake City has created the Ichetucknee Promise. In this program, homeowners pledge to reduce the use of lawn fertilizer, have their septic tanks inspected, and write a letter to the local city council and their county commissioner asking that more be done to protect the Ichetucknee.

The promise is sealed with a 50-dollar contribution to fund the construction of drinking water wells in developing countries.

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