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Saving the Best of Florida
Here's one about the foot draggers in Tallahassee-land. The politicians must continually be reminded that they work for the voters, versus campaign contributors.
March 6, 2016
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November 8, 2015
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February 22, 2015
Keep An Eye On State Spending For Our Springs
Hope all in North Florida survived the consecutive nights of freezing temperature. This article makes a good point on being wary of our state governments doing what's right for future Floridians.
January 5, 2015
A Chilling Way to Start the New Year
Happy New Year All. Hope you are doing well, though it may snow tomorrow in Jacksonville! This post reminds me of the tradition mentioned, and yes I've done it before.
December 7, 2014
October 27, 2014
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June 30, 2014
Florida Blueberries: Healthiest
Hope you are staying cool and enjoying the springs during the summer. This article is all about the deep blue color. I also think they make nice ornamentals for your yard.
June 9, 2014
May 31, 2014
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May 1, 2014
Wild Turkey Stories
As Florida's northern rivers flood over, this is an interesting article on wild turkeys.
March 31, 2014
Setting Priorities With the Springs
Don't we live in paradise with this weather? Getting our politicians to support the springs may finally be gaining ground, and this article is just one of a slew of recent ones concerning.
January 29, 2014
Forum: New Laws Needed
Hope everyone is doing well with the cold weather. We were saddened to hear of the passing of Patrick D. Smith last Sunday. ...This article has some interesting quotes; isn't it strange how the Florida politicians are finally attention to our springs as elections approach? Stay warm out there!
December 30, 2013
Happy New All. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!
Here is another article on the sloppy job being done by our politicians in protecting the state's precious springs.
November 23, 2013
Silver Springs Added to a Bad Federal List
Hope everyone is about to have a thankful Thanksgiving. My tree is currently loaded with its annual harvest of tangerines. The continued degradation of our most precious Florida resource is discussed in this article.
November 19, 2013
History Treasures Found in Spring
Hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather. This article on cnn showcases the secret treasures held in our magnificent and fragile springs.
October 27, 2013
Draft Springs Legislation
As the weather cools, things are looking better in Tallahassee for our springs. A shout out to Senator Simmons there!
A good scientific history of the world's most favorite place to tube.
September 29, 2013
September 24, 2013
Glimmer of Hope for Springs
A very little bit of money being devoted to spring protection. Much more in the way of grants to the counties are needed though.
August 28, 2013
Ichetucknee Minimum Flows and Level
Hope the end of summer is going well. My tangerines are currently plump and green. An article that provides an explanation on minimum flows and level.
July 7, 2013
The Last Mermaid Show
Hope everyone had a great Fourth. Nice article from the N.Y. Times about Weeki Wachi.
June 22, 2013
Ridiculous Opt Out Program
Once again, Tallahassee leadership fails to show up on a strategic state problem - to craft effective legislation to protect our precious water!
June 21, 2013
Spring Woes in Florida
Happy first day of summer! Florida Trend has an article for reading on water issues in our state.
June 6, 2013
Florida Sweet Corn Doing Well
Hope Andrea is not too harsh on everyone. This article elaborates on the sweet corn crop, of which Florida is the nation's largest producer.
May 8, 2013
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March 11, 2013
Red Hills Cracker Horses
As Spring Training, Spring Football, and Spring Break are upon the state, this is a story of Florida's old horses.
February 23, 2013
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November 14, 2012
Cracker Country near Tampa
Hope everyone is enjoying the great weather. This is a nice article about pioneer cracker life on display.
November 2, 2012
October 15, 2012
Wekiva Getting Sicker
As Halloween approaches, I hope everyone is getting out and about our glorious state. This article concerns the health of an important spring/river system just north of Orlando. One might ask our legislators: why isn't strict septic tank legislation being adopted, as well as sustainable growth plans versus sprawl?
October 1, 2012
On the Plains of Okeechobee
Hope everyone is ready for a little cooler weather. Here is a nice story of a few memorable places in Florida.
September 23, 2012
Rainbow Springs Also Distressed
Hope everyone is having a good Fall. The love bugs are out, and the mornings are a bit cooler. Here's an article about trouble at Rainbow Springs. Have you written your legislators about saving our springs from the looming dry-up and pollution issues????? This is a strategic problem for Florida, yet no one is concerned....
September 5, 2012
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August 6, 2012
Too Little, Too Late for Weak Florida Intervention?
An article on the crisis-of-our-times being faced by our beloved Silver Springs and other springs. Nothing is mentioned about bold action by the state such as allowing only sustainable growth and performing detailed planning to bring back flows; re-empowering the Department of Community Affairs in such growth matters; passing tougher nutrient legislation; having tougher enforcement of laws; requiring agency accountability unless the public forces the issue such as with the recent uproar; and so forth. Meanwhile, Tallahassee passes, and is evidently proud of, non-strategic legislation such as Accident Fraud Reform!!
July 25, 2012
July 10, 2012
DeSoto History Series
You know I am a history buff, and couldn't resist posting this link for a Hernando DeSoto series.
July 9, 2012
Disaster Looms for Silver Springs
Hope everyone survived Debby and the mosquitoes that are now swarming. Here is another article about Silver Springs and its peril; I just finished writing my legislators and the governor to save and protect our Springs, and I hope you will too. We need sustainable growth, laws with teeth, and regulatory agencies that are accountable in particular.
June 27, 2012
Florida's Largest Spring to Go Dry Within 12 Years?!
As this article highlights, our Florida politicians and regulators continue to fail us on protecting and preserving our beautiful state with sustainable growth laws. Cleaning house in Tallahassee in the coming elections is a first step in correcting this problem.