Withlacoochee Area Residents, Inc.
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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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.
2nd Survey Lake Rousseau
Please take a few minutes to take a revised version of our survey! It has a few more questions than the first version and in some cases the questions/answer menu has been revised. You will be able to take the survey only once. There are multiple pages, so don't stop after the first page!. Click HERE!
Following our last effort we were contacted by the Southwest Florida Water Management District with a a request that we make a presentation to the Citrus Waterways Restoration Taskforce. Our presentation was scheduled for 20 minutes but lasted close to 2 hours due to questions and comments from the Taskforce Board members, a full house of concerned citizens and 5 officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. We asked questions they have not in the past, and also included response options previously not available.
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