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Friday, April 27, 2012

May 15 Forum to Address Threats to Silver Springs and St. Johns River

Published April 27, 2012 Florida Sportsman Newswire
On Tuesday, May 15 at 6 p.m., St. Johns Riverkeeper, Silver Springs Alliance, and Florida Springs Institute will be hosting a forum to discuss the current threats to Silver Springs and the declining health of many of our springs, lakes, and rivers in North Florida.

The forum will be held at the Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk. It’s open and free to the public.

Map and Directions: http://g.co/maps/n6rm6

This first magnitude spring flows from the aquifer into the Silver River before converging with the Ocklawaha River, the largest tributary of the St. Johns River. Long-term flows in the Silver River have declined by more than 30 percent, and water from the aquifer that feeds Silver Springs is polluted with nitrate nitrogen, the result of excessive fertilizer use and insufficient wastewater management.
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