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On the River: Lost Springs of the Ocklawaha

BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP, Outreach Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper There are major environmental catastrophes, protests and movements getting a lot of media attention in the U.S. these days. In northeast Florida, most people know about the proposed dredging or Central Florida’s water grab from the fueled by the expansion of suburbs and green lawns. Many people may also know about the , officially called the , which was built in the 1970’s as a part of the . The canal would have connected the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean across Florida for barge traffic. The project was eventually abandoned, …

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