~DEP to host workshop regarding cave diving at Edward Ball
Wakulla Springs State Park~
A serene view of Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park.
CRAWFORDVILLE - The Department of
Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service will host a public workshop on
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 to hear from the public regarding the
proposed inclusion of recreational cave diving at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs
The Florida Park Service is examining proposals to provide
recreational cave diving in Wakulla Spring. In an effort to solicit the views of
the local community, the park’s citizen support organization and other park
stakeholders, public comment will be taken before formally proposing the
addition of cave diving in Wakulla Spring. Interested parties unable to attend
the public workshop on Jan. 19 may send written comments to the Division of
Recreation and Parks’ Office of Park Planning, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd,
Mailstation 525, Tallahassee, FL 32399.
Featuring of one of the largest and deepest
freshwater springs in the world, Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park is home
to an abundance of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, deer, and birds.
The public workshop will be held:
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012
Wakulla County Agriculture Extension Office
84 Cedar Avenue
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