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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ichetucknee Springs Basin Working Group envisions three-year project for restoration plan

Published 9/15/2010
Restoration planning is the focus of the new coordinator of the Ichetucknee Springs Basin Working Group (ISBWG).

Ondine Wells, newly appointed coordinator of the group.

Wells succeeds Jim Stevenson who retired earlier this year as the leader of the working group. She is a communication specialist at Pandion Systems, an environmental science, ecology and communications company in Gainesville.

Exploring the Mysterious Wakulla Springs

Published 9/15/2010
Wakulla Springs is one of the world’s largest and deepest freshwater springs. The greatest outflow of water ever measured at the spring was in 1973, at almost 860,000 gallons per minute. That’s over 1.2 billion gallons a day! On the average, 250,000 to 400,000 gallons of water a minute flow from the spring’s huge single opening.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Blue Springs Recreational Area Ends With Another Record Season

Published 9/7/2010
More than 38,000 people visited the popular Jackson County attraction this year, doubling the number of visitors since 2006. Park officials are planning to open it year-round in the near future.

Hatcher says the county just received a $135,000 state grant to make several park improvements before opening next year.