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Friday, April 10, 2009

Weeki Wachee gets new grass

Published April 9, 2009 - Hernando Today
On Thursday, divers were at Buccaneer Bay replacing some of the "eel grass" chewed up and swallowed by those hippo-sized river dwellers.

Four of them were hovering along the bottom of the river at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park as divers planted the grass along the shore. A newly installed metal fence will keep the plants protected from the manatees during the next 12 months, said Veronica Crah, an environmental manager with the Southwest Florida Water Management District, also known as Swiftmud.

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