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Gwen Graham: Politics shortchanges, endangers water, Florida's greatest treasure

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 7/26/2016 7:15:00 PM

The scene is replicated across our state, from Tallahassee to the Florida Bay. In Central Florida, Lake Apopka and Wekiwa Springs are polluted. The beaches along the Treasure Coast are green from pollution. Clean water is important to every community's

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Be smart and respect toxic algae in lakes

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 7/25/2016 6:12:00 AM

Discharges from the muck farms around Lake Apopka were main source of the overloaded nutrients, which in turn caused algae, which in turn sucked the oxygen out of the water, killing fish and other good things that live in it. Water from Lake Apopka flowing

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A community not forgotten: Beulah

Date: 7/14/2016 12:33:00 PM

The community has been absorbed by Orange County. The Beulah Settlement, originally called the Reaves Settlement, was carved from the wilderness about five miles south of Lake Apopka. In January 1860, the Bartlett B. Reams family arrived in the area from

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5 West Orange-area summer activities to try

Date: 7/12/2016 4:15:00 PM

Enjoy nature trails and a boardwalk that leads to Lake Apopka. The Environmental Education Center on site also offers educational programming. Explore the former home of Henry Nehrling, who purchased the property in 1885 to experiment with tropical and

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Legacy Florida Brings Money Back to the Everglades (Where It Belongs)

Audubon Magazine

Date: 7/12/2016 10:45:00 AM

In committee, lawmakers added further funding to conserve freshwater springs and Lake Apopka, which boasts both more bird species and more pollution than any Florida lake. In April, Governor Rick Scott signed the bill into law. This year Legacy Florida

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• Length: 28 Miles
• Surface Area: 40,320 Acres
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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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