New dredging project is underway at Lake Apopka

first_img Joe, so true….. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSLake ApopkaSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleBreakfast Can Help Protect You Against DiabetesNext articleHurricane Irma: 100 days later Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR December 20, 2017 at 10:59 am Reply Reply 7 COMMENTS Reply If the corn farmers were better regulated years ago this would not have been a big problem. This is what happens when you have government deregulation. Reply Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I don’t think it is a Reply December 19, 2017 at 6:03 pm The Anatomy of Fear December 19, 2017 at 8:40 pm And while the DDT is still present in the lake, and soil around it, the mosquitos apparently are becoming immune to some of the chemicals, I believe, because I almost got ate alive by them, right about dark last night, in my front yard, and this was after a recent mosquito fogger had been around, right here getting toward the end of December, when it has been cold recently, and not those hot humid summer nights. From the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictThe St. Johns River Water Management District has started work on a sump dredge project designed to help improve water quality at Lake Apopka. The project is not expected to impede navigation on the canal or lake.“Our focus remains centered on projects that bring us closer to our goal of restoring the lake’s ecosystem,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “Improved water quality now provides conditions that are allowing native submerged plants to recolonize the lake’s bottom. As these plants expand, they provide the habitat critical to the recovery of the lake’s historic bass fishery.”The project is unique from previous dredging projects because it will create a sump, or a depression, at the lake-bottom to collect nutrient-laden sediment near the mouth of the Apopka-Beauclair Canal. Collecting and eventually removing the material is expected to reduce turbidity in Lake Apopka and help improve water quality.A barge stationed near the canal will use floating pipe to transport material collected from the lake’s bottom to an area west of the canal, where it will raise subsided marsh and bury residual pesticides found on the formerly farmed land. Additionally, if needed, water from the dredging will be routed through the district’s marsh flow-way, a constructed wetland, for additional nutrient removal.High water levels from Hurricane Irma originally delayed the start of the project, which is expected to run through early 2019 and collect about 500,000 cubic yards of nutrient-laden material.St. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville, and Palm Bay. Please enter your name here Jack Martincenter_img Mama Mia Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate December 20, 2017 at 10:56 am I don’t think it is a waste of money.This is long over due. The cost should be collected from the farmers that abused the lake for 80 years. Take back the millions that was paid by the state to stop them.For 30 years I have been saying they should extract the muck in the lake and expose it to the sun. Joe LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Good luck on getting the clean- up costs of Lake Apopka back out of the muck farmers that were bought out by the state. Most of them have passed on to a better place, or gone on to greener pastures…..Write a letter to President Trump, and ask him for his personal financial help Jack, maybe he will listen to one of his loyal supporters…lol Mama Mia Maybe if the lake were drained of the water, all the levels of sediment and muck removed, and dug out, allowed to dry out, and then restored. There would go the existing fish, and where would all of the water go during this project? Who would want to buy that muck dirt, with all the contaminated long-lasting toxic chemicals in it? Or where would it be hauled to? Too enormous and costly a project….spending huge amounts of state monies, or federal monies, on this project, is but a waste, when there are people needing help with shelter, food, and care. But if that is what makes them happy trying, well go for it…..the damage is already done. Tainted for the lengths of our lifetimes, for sure. Mama Mia December 19, 2017 at 8:35 pm Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Jack Martin December 19, 2017 at 8:33 pm Please enter your comment! December 19, 2017 at 6:13 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mialast_img read more

Hope Café & Catering: Valentine’s Menu 2015

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Three courses that have elements that can be prepared the day before that way you are not spending too much time the day of in the kitchen. The idea is to grab some fresh flowers (Roses), your favorite sparkling drink and of course the special person in your life and make a memory that will last a lifetime.These recipes are provided by Chef Tony Lancaster from Hope Café & Catering they are tried and approved by his beautiful wife Ann.BruschettaA great appetizer that can be prepared a day ahead of time and best if shared with the one that you love. Perhaps even feeding each other to get the night going in the right direction.Ingredients• 1 French baguette cut into 3/4-inch slices• 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided• 2 T. Balsamic Vinegar• 4 Fresh Ripe Roma Tomatoes, seeded and diced• 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil• 2 teaspoons minced garlic• 1/4 teaspoon salt• 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepperDirections1. Combine the tomatoes, the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, Balsamic Vinegar, basil, garlic, salt and pepper into a small bowl. (You can make this the day ahead of time and refrigerate.)2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place bread slices on a baking sheet. Brush the tops of the bread with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly toasted.3. Take the baguette slices out of the oven. Divide the tomato mixture evenly over the toasted bread. Serve immediately so your SO has something to munch on while you finish the rest of the meal!Valentine’s Chicken Penne PastaIngredients• Rotisserie Chicken (Skinned and Shredded)• 2 tablespoons olive oil• 1 tablespoon minced garlic• 2 cup marinara sauce• 1/2 cup heavy cream• 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (plus more for serving)• 8 basil leaves, julienned• 1 cup Cremini Mushrooms sliced• 1 pound penne pastaDirections1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and garlic, about two minutes.2. Carefully pour in marinara. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring consistently, for 5 minutes.3. Add Chicken about ¾ cup per person. Cook for 2-3 minutes.4. Stir in the cream, Parmesan and half the basil. Cook until the cheese has melted and the whole sauce is a creamy rose color.5. In the meantime, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the directions until al dente. Drain the pasta in a colander.6. Toss pasta with sauce until combined. Cook for another minute. Garnish with a few shreds of Parmesan and the remaining basil.Chocolate-Covered StrawberriesIngredients:8 ounces chocolate chips (His & Hers) favorite, White makes great visual for this special day2 teaspoons unsalted butter1 pound strawberriesBuy Fresh Large Berries with NO soft spots, nice bright green tops / stem.Wash and pat dry ahead of time.Line sheet pan with Parchment Paper.Using a double boiler or bowl over hot water, melt your chocolate chips with the butter. Stir together until smooth.One at a time, take each strawberry by the stem and leaves, dip into the chocolate as far as you can, shake, tip upside-down, and then set on your drying sheet.When you have a sheet filled, place it in the refrigerator to dry the berries for 15-30 minutes.When chocolate is completely solid, put berries in an airtight container and store in a cool place away from a heat source.By all means this can be prepared ahead of time up to 24 hours, that way you can spend more quality time with the one that you love.Hope Cafe and Catering is located at 2094 E. Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena. 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