To: FOLA Board and Advisors
From: Jim Thomas
Re: Board Meeting
The next board meeting will be held on Thursday, February 5 at 5:30 P.M. at Oakland Nature Preserve. We have a lot to talk about and I need all the input I can get.
Please plan to attend the Birdapalooza on Saturday, February 7. We will have both and I need volunteers to help man it.
We have joined the Florida Springs Council. I want us to begin looking at how we can get some attention to our Gourd Neck Springs which flows into Lake Apopka. We need to get a study on the bottled water withdrawals to see what effect it may have on water levels.
We have also comments to SJRWMD about their work to develop minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for the Upper Ocklawaha and Lake Apopka in particular.
We need to discuss our work with the new Coalition for Lake Apopka Ecotourism.
We also need to really plan some work on the upcoming battle about how to prioritize projects for the new Amendment 1 funds.
Please plan to meet on Thursday!