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More Than Cool Swimming Holes An article by Dr Bob Knight on the life and value of springs and why they need to be protected.
2017 Rainbow River Cleanup Event Over 150 volunters came to the Rainbow River on May 20 to kayak, canoe, boat and dive to clean trash from the Rainbow River
Condition of Rainbow River and our drinking water. Article in the Rainbow Springs Villager discussing the state of the water in the Rainbow River - Feb 2016
The Ripple Effect This article by Craig Pittman does a great job of outlining the history, mystery, and tragedy of our beloved springs. (May 2016 Flamingo Newletter)
Florida'sVanishing Springs

Tampa Bay Times article on Florida's vanishing springs 11/25/12

Star Banner Editorial Save The Rainbow River Editorial 11/19/10
Rainbow declared an impaired river. Rainbow Springs placed on a draft list of impaired surface waters by DEP, Star Banner 9/12/10

Loss of Rainbow River Vegetation

Dramatic increase in recreational use of the Rainbow River has led to significant aquatic vegetation destruction. Photos taken in July 2009 show amount of vegetation floating down the river.

Rainbow Rivel Closed due to bacteria levels

The Marion County Department of Health closed four swimming area on the Rainbow River on July 23, 2009 due to high bacteria level indicating fecal material. RRC sponsored a public meeting on July 26th to hear from the Health Dept on their testing and to express concerns about the souce of the bacteria..

Push For Growth Tapped Out

Opinion Article by Robert Logston regarding the limits of growth in Florida. (Star Banner 6/21/09)
Turtle Harvesting and FWC Rule Process Turtle harvesting for the asian food market has dramatically reduced the turtle population on Florida Rivers. FWC has passed a rule to prevent commercial harvesting in Forida and the final public hearing is on June 17, 2009 at the Plantation Inn in Homossassa, FL.

FWC Bans Turtle Commercial Harvest

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to institute a rule that bans commercial harvesting of turtles in Florida
FWC Rule 68-25.002 Text of Rule banning commercial turtle harvesting
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