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Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall visits Lady Lake, Apopka, replica of D.C. wall honoring 58,ooo who died

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 11/1/2018 11:07:00 AM

A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is visiting Lady Lake and will move to Apopka next week. The traveling memorial arrived Thursday in Lady Lake, heralded by a Facebook an

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Friends Of Lake Apopka hosting FOLA 40 bike ride

West Orange Times

Date: 10/31/2018 1:46:00 PM

Bicyclists can take the 40-mile trip around the lake or opt for shorter routes of eight, 16 and 32 miles — but all of them will showcase the restoration efforts taking place. Do you like to ride your

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Alligators and timing shed light on reproductive disorders

ScienceBlog

Date: 10/17/2018 2:16:00 AM

Scientists observed many of the negative effects of estrogen-mimicking contaminants on the reproductive system of female alligators living in Lake Apopka, a 50-square-mile lake northwest of Orlando, F

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Photographer documents possible herbicide tie to Florida red tide, toxic algae

News 6 WKMG

Date: 10/9/2018 9:44:00 PM

E. Allen Stewart, an environmental engineer, said Abernethy may be right. Stewart said the 33,000-acre Lake Apopka is real-life proof “to what can happen with loss of biodiversity.” “If there are no a

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Doors to our history roll open in autumn

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 10/7/2018 4:21:00 AM

21st Oakland Heritage & Wildlife Festival, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Speer Park, 331 N. Tubb St. Learn about the cultural and natural history of the Lake Apopka basin and the Oakland Nature Preserve

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• Length: 28 Miles
• Surface Area: 40,320 Acres
• Length: 9 Miles
Lake Apopka is the third largest lake in the U.S. State of Florida. It is located 15 miles northwest of Orlando, mostly within the bounds of Orange County, although the western part is in Lake County. Fed by a natural spring, rainfall and stormwater runoff, water from Lake Apopka flows through the Apopka-Beauclair Canal and into Lakes Beauclair and Dora. From Lake Dora, water flows into Lake Eustis, then into Lake Griffin and then northward into the Ocklawaha River, which flows into the St. Johns River.

in the 1940s, Lake Apopka drew 100's of anglers to it's waters. It is said that the lake was so clear that bass could be fished by sight alone. Unfortunately, the lake took a turn for the worst was continually polluted for decades. The pollution resulted in low visibility, a struggling fish and wildlife population, and little to no visitors.

Luckily, the lake has taken a slow, but steady turn for the better. Pollution has been brought to a minimum and restocking of fish species has been occurring for a few years now. Lovers of Lake Apopka have pushed and facilitated for many of these lake improvements creating a cleaner and more attractive lake.

Alligators seem to be abundant at the lake. Other wildlife that can be seen at the lake includes fish, multiple species of birds, and bison.
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