WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, Santa Fe, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
The proposed HPSII phosphate mine on the New River in
Bradford and Union Counties, Florida,
Dave Wilson’s talk from April.
HPSII would be upstream from the Santa Fe River,
and thus upstream from the Suwannee River.
WWALS Watershed Coalition opposes the HPSII phosphate mine.
We see no benefit in Union and Bradford Counties suffering effects such as those outlined in
Dave Wilson’s slides, and looking like Hamilton County
in these aerials: Continue reading →
The moonscape that seems to go on forever while flying over Hamilton County, Florida in a small plane is the PCS phosphate mine, as seen in some WWALS aerials in these slides that
David Wilson presented at a Santa Fe River Springs Protection Forum April 13, 2017 at Otter Springs, Florida.
Dave is Treasurer of the Board of Florida Springs Institute, and a WWALS member.
His slides are published on the WWALS website with his permission.
says it’s for a
Santa Fe River Springs Protection Forum,
but the venue at Otter Springs is on the Suwannee River downstream
of the Santa Fe River, and Potash Corp Field Trip Summary is about the
phosphate mine in Hamilton County well upstream on the Suwannee River,
using pictures from
the WWALS Southwings flight of 22 October 2016.
Many people and organizations are concerned about an attempt to start
another phosphate mine in Union and Bradford Counties,
which are upstream of the Santa Fe River.
the link for the agenda PDF,
and there’s an image below.