HOMOSASSA - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida
State Parks will host a special event at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on
Friday, December 3, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. The event will commemorate the opening of the gate
underneath the bridge stretching across the spring run that separates captive manatees under
rehabilitative care in the spring bowl and wild manatees in the spring run. This will be the first
time the gate will be open since the fence was constructed eight years before the acquisition of
the state park in 1989.
Event participants include representatives from DEP’s Florida State Parks, the United States
Fish and Wildlife Service, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Save the Manatee
Club and other partners.
Event is open to the public. Regular park admission applies.
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This event will take place:
Friday, December 3, 2010
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 South Suncoast Boulevard