Debate Over Recreational Cave Diving at Wakulla Springs

January 21, 2012 / Florida, United States, North America
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park Swimming Area

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A meeting this past Thursday to discuss permitting recreational cave diving at Florida’s Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park saw an excellent turn out of over 250 people.

During the meeting, which lasted more than three hours, folks had the opportunity to debate and express their concerns. Many vocalized concerns for visitors and the wildlife, which includes alligators, turtles, deer, and birds.

It is now up to officials from the Florida Park Service to review the arguments and make a decision. Each side is hoping that answer will come before March, when the busy season at the park begins.

Anyone who was unable to attend the workshop may send their comments to the Division of Recreation and Parks’ Office of Park Planning, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd, Mailstation 525, Tallahassee, FL 32399.

Wakulla Springs Cave Diving Debate [WCTV.tv]

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