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Withlacoochee Aquatic Restoration
PO Box 350
Inglis, FL 34449

A 501 (c)(3) Corporation.

Mission Statement

To implement civic action to promote the common good of residents of the community with a focus on public awareness and responsible stewardship of regional water resources; the basis for all the natural systems that define Florida's Nature Coast.

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Withlacoochee Aquatic Restoration
A 501 (c)(3) Corporation

W.A.R., Inc. (d/b/a Withlacoochee Aquatic Restoration). was organized in 1984 in response to threats to the quality of life of residents along the lower Withlacoochee River because of unrestrained, deep limerock mining operations in the coastal zone. W.A.R., Inc. actions during this period were instrumental in formulating stipulated agreements that limited the conduct and scope of mining operations.

W.A.R., Inc. successfully petitioned the state to designate the lower Withlacoochee River an "Outstanding Florida Waterway."

During the early 1990s, W.A.R., Inc. assisted the Heatherwood Home Owners Association in removing the threats of mining adjacent to their community.

The organization's most recent efforts have focused on Minimum Flows and Levels rule development for the Withlacoochee River and coastal springs in Citrus County and surrounding region. We have retained qualified experts to determine what is disrupting the environmental quality of the lower Withlacoochee River below Lake Rousseau.  Our primary focus has been on activities that have a high potential to degrade groundwater and surface water quality which we believe is the most important sustainability issue facing area residents.


WHAT:  Quarterly meeting open to the public

                       There will be two presentations on the topic of
                       alternative management strategies for Lake Rousseau. 
                       First will be Mr. Bob Bonde (USGS) who will discuss
                       the introduction of manatees in the lake for invasive
                       plant control.  Second will be discussion about
                       mechanical harvesting by Mr. Mike Hulon of Texas
                       Aquatic Harvesting.   This will be followed by an
                       informal panel discussion to answer questions from
                       the audience.
                            Light refreshments will be served, and guests are
                       invited to bring a pie or two to support the cause. 
                       Again, the meeting is open to all.  Please share with your
                       friends and neighbors and with YOUR help we can
                       make this a “Pie in the Sky” spectacular event!

WHERE: Yankeetown Inglis Woman's Club

                    5 56th Street, Yankeetown

WHEN:    Monday, January 27, 2020

                    doors open 5:30pm


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