MEDIA ALERT: District Dedicates Chassahowitzka Springs Restoration

News Release

*WHO:* Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard, Jr., Department of
Environmental Protection
State Representative Jimmie T. Smith, District 43
Chairman Carlos Beruff, Southwest Florida Water
Management District
Dennis Damato, Citrus County Commission, District 1

*WHAT:* The Chassahowitzka Springs sediment removal project began in May
2013 and resulted in the removal of approximately 3,000 cubic
yards of material from the springs. Removing accumulated
sediments improved the water clarity and water quality as well
at the bottom habitat for plants and animals. This project is
part of the District's overall springs restoration efforts to
improve the ecological, recreational and economic value of
major springs in the region. Additionally, many pre-historic
and historic artifacts were collected and cataloged during this
process, and will be on display during the dedication event.
Archaeologists will be on site to answer questions about the

*WHEN:* Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 10 a.m.

*WHERE:*Chassahowitzka River Campground
8600 W. Miss Maggie Drive
Chassahowitzka, FL 34448