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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

New signs to alert people that water beneath their feet feeds the springs

Published 1/4/07
Raising public awareness about protecting area springs is the goal of new signs that now can be seen along State Road 47 near Fort White.

Fay Baird, coordinator of the Santa Fe Springs Working Group, said that the signs are being placed through the coordination of springs working groups, the state Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Protection.

Baird said that the new signs are different because they do not label where a springs basin begins or ends, but instead identify an entire area that is sensitive to actions that could influence the water.

The new signs, one of which recently was spotted in Gilchrist County on State Road 47 between Poe Springs Road and the Santa Fe River, labels the area simply as a “springs protection area.”
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