PALATKA, Fla., Aug. 6, 2019 — Work is underway to plant about 5,000 leafy “burritos” in Lake Apopka to help protect water quality. The St. Johns River Water Management District is partnering with the University of Florida on the project to determine the best planting techniques and strategies. Water quality improvements are already being seen in Lake Apopka, which has allowed the natural expansion of native aquatic vegetation. This project complements several other aquatic vegetation planting and restoration projects at the lake.
Interview 1: Dr. Laura Reynolds, University of Florida
Interview 2: Jodi Slater, St. Johns River Water Management District