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Lake Griffin’s Waters, Wildlife Rebound

Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 8:00 am

Lake Griffin looked like a good place for a paddle. It helped that the lake’s waters appeared clearer, while wildlife like turtles and ospreys appeared to thrive within the surrounding tree hammock. This snapshot from a morning on the water at Lake Griffin State Park shows improvement from decades ago, when scientists considered the lake one of the most polluted in Florida. It didn’t come easy. Ongoing work to enhance the health of the Harris Chain of Lakes required numerous tools in the effort. But these tools, from wetland vegetation mapping to fish attractors, helped improve outdoor recreation along the chain that includes lakes Griffin, Harris, Dora and Apopka. Wildlife officials take seriously Florida’s distinction as the fishing capital of the world in the Harris Chain.

               

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