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For immediate release - Feb. 25, 2005

Public invited to discussion about protecting lakes

TAVARES — The public is invited to attend a presentation and discussion on water quality sponsored by the Upper Ocklawaha Basin Working Group on Thursday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m.

The group is a joint effort to improve water quality by citizens, agencies and organizations. Members of the group include Lake County Commissioner Debbie Stivender and David Hansen, stormwater project manager for the Public Works Department.

The discussion scheduled at the Magnolia Room of Lake-Sumter Community College Leesburg campus, 9501 U.S. Highway 441, aims to further increase awareness of how to ensure clean and healthy water in local lakes and help restore them to their natural beauty. The presentation will focus on the following lakes: Lake Apopka, Clermont Chain of Lakes (Palatlakaha River Basin), Lake Beauclair, Lake Dora, Lake Eustis, Lake Carlton, Trout Lake, Lake Harris, Lake Yale, and Lake Griffin. Together, these lakes are part of the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin.

The first public session of the Upper Ocklawaha Basin Working Group will begin at 6:30 p.m. with registration and the opportunity for citizens to view some water quality issue posters and displays. From 7 to 8:30 p.m., some brief presentations will occur with question and answer sessions.

For more information, contact Terry Pride, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, at (850) 245-8545 or terry.pride@dep.state.fl.us, or contact Lance Lumbard, Lake County Water Authority, at 352-324-6141 or lancel@lcwa.org.


Contact information:
Christopher Patton
Communications Coordinator
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445

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