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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Soiling Glen Springs

Published August 3, 2009 - Ocala Star-Banner
"This is a special place," Lint said. "It's got problems. There's rules on the books, but we have to look at the long-term management here."

He said part of the problem is that many government entities are involved. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission does compliance with boat traffic and boating safety. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has jurisdiction over sovereign submerged lands or waterways. The U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service has designated Silver Glen as a critical habitat for manatees. And the spring is in the Forest, which is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

Generally, the state of Florida has jurisdiction over the state's waterways, but because Silver Glen Springs is on the eastern edge of the Forest, Lint said he has concurrent jurisdiction.

1 comment:

Ditto said...

We were there a couple of weeks ago--beautiful springs, amazing fish! But why is it so expensive? $4.28 per person, not wheelchair accessible, no facilities. Just doesn't add up. The state springs cost only $5 per carload and have, in general, wonderful facilities.