Last summer, during the challenge to the Sleepy Creek cattle ranch water permits, a public hearing was held by the judge. At that meeting hundreds of people from around the state made excellent statements regarding the impact of this cattle ranch on the aquifer for Silver Springs and the Ocklawaha and Silver Rivers. In April, the hearing judge ruled against our challenge to the permits. Now, the board of the water management district must listen to exceptions to the judge’s ruling made by Sierra Club and Riverkeeper at their regular meeting on Wednesday, July 14 (specific time TBD) at 4049 Reid Street in Palatka. We are asking you if all possible to attend to show by your presence that we are still opposed to these permits which will cumulatively affect our springs and rivers. Stay tuned…. We will let you know the specific time as soon as this gets on the agenda.