PUSH FOR A BETTER RODMAN
There is a supercoalition, The Ocklawaha Restoration Advocacy, being formed by the St. Johns Riverkeeper, many like-minded enÂvironmental organizations in the region, and several Florida Sierra Club groups, that are devising a plan to build an economic and enÂvironmental plan around a restored Ocklawaha River. This push to the legislature will focus on restoration of the river which has been mandated for nearly 50 years. Look for a request to help in this efÂfort by letter-writing, phone calling, emailing, and public speaking. Please volunteer a little of your time for this effort. It is a critical issue in the history of North Floridaâ€™s water. We think the time to act is now! Special thanks to Lisa Rinaman and the St. Johns Riverkeeper in keeping the old river in the forefront.
A good way to learn about the Ocklawaha situation is to attend the Silver Springs Allianceâ€™s free public forum, â€œSilver Springs ResÂtoration Includes a Free Ocklawaha River,â€ 6â€“9 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Fort King Presbyterian Church, 13 NE 36th AvÂenue, Ocala, Florida 34470. Invited speakers and topics are: ForÂmer Governor Buddy McKay, St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman, Photojournalist Matt Keene, Yours Truly, and Dr. Bob Knight of the Florida Springs Council. The Silver Springs Alliance forums have been a terrific influence on public policy regarding the springs and rivers in the region. We think this one will be equally as influential and educational.