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 tomorrow, 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.
For more information, visit
This event will take place:
Friday, December 3, 2010
10:00 a.m. Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife
4150 South Suncoast Boulevard