Toxic Blue-Green Algae is Invading Citrus County
Lyngbya (Ling-bee-ah) is cutting off fresh-water flow from the springs and darkening our once crystal-clear waters. Even worse, the algae is depleting the dissolved oxygen supply and killing off food sources for manatees, turtles, fish and all kinds of wildlife.
We are in the third year of restoration. During the past two years of restoration activities, 100 new previously-unidentified spring vents were opened, 11.62 acres of canals cleaned, 95% of Phosphorous and over 50% of Nitrogen pollution was removed from the waterways; and 37,932 native “Rock Star” eel grass plants were planted on the canal bottoms. Explore the website and follow us on social media to learn more about the amazing results of the Kings Bay Restoration Project!
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“This pilot project will be a testament to say, ‘Look what can be done. This is what we can make the whole Bay look like.”