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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.



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Read all about our multi year investigation
of the Lower Withlacoochee River environment.
There were three phases, each linked
individually below.There is also a
link to the entire report.
(extremely large file to download)
by Bob Palmer
a hub for the Florida Springs Council,
an ad hoc organization working toward a
healthy Florida environment.
It takes a look at what we know and what we
need to do to restore our precious springs.
Please visit our Articles page
for additional information
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