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Florida Water Stories

Event Date:

April 3 @ 6:30 pm


Port St. Lucie Community Center
2195 SE Airoso Blvd
Port St. Lucie, FL 34984


Sandra Bogan

Program Description:

This presentation examines Florida’s long and difficult relationship to water throughout the state’s history. Water shapes the lives of Floridians every day, as Florida’s geography and natural history make water concerns more pressing here than perhaps anywhere else in the nation. The presentation examines how and why Floridians attempted to re-shape the state and turn land into water and water into land. It looks at such contentious issues as Everglades drainage and restoration, the continuing battle over Rodman Dam on the Ocklawaha River, waters wars with Alabama and Georgia regarding Apalachicola Bay, battles over the state’s iconic springs, and the potential impact of sea level rise. It analyzes these and other issues from both a historic and present day perspective and looks at ways we can improve our water situation.



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