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Invasive blue tilapia now make up 86% of fish at Silver Springs in Marion County - Danielle Johnson - Ocala Star-Banner
https://www.ocala.com/story/news/environment/2021/09/18/invasive-blue-tilapia-represent-eighty-six-percent-total-fish-population-silver-springs/8337132002/

Hoctor & Students Work to Free The Ocklawaha
March 16 2021 By Kyle Niblett UF College of Design, Construction and Planning

Group: Rodman Dam a Hazard
March 11, 2021 By Brendan Farrell, Ocala Gazette

Rodman Dam dangers hidden by authorities, Ocala lawyer asserts 
March 10, 2021 By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel

Rodman dam is deteriorating, group says
March 10, 2021 By Cindy Swirko, The Gainesville Sun

Ocklawaha advocates launch big ask for Gov. DeSantis: Authorize river's restoration 
March 5, 2021 by Kevin Spear Orlando Sentinel

Ocklawaha advocates launch big ask for Gov. DeSantis: Authorize river’s restoration
03.06.2021 | Orlando Sentinel
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/environment/os-ne-ocklawaha-desantis-major-campaign-20210305-gcxjtg2z6rarraq5wiua7yjaqq-story.html

Ocklawaha Advocates Envision Major Recreation Hubs At Rodman Dam
02.03.2021 | The Gainesville Sun:
https://www.gainesville.com/story/news/local/2021/02/02/ocklawaha-river-advocates-envision-major-recreation-hubs-rodman-dam/4352071001/

Ocklawaha Advocates want Recreation Hubs on Free-flowing River
02.03.2021 | Ocala Star Banner
https://www.newsbreak.com/florida/ocklawaha/news/2156702045914/ocklawaha-advocates-want-recreation-hubs-on-free-flowing-river?web=1&wdLOR=cA0F502BC-AC78-467B-BCC7-971509D22B12

It’s Finally Time to Free the Ocklawaha
02.03.2021 | Daytona News Journal
https://www.news-journalonline.com/story/opinion/editorials/2021/02/03/editorial-its-time-finally-free-ocklawaha/4373289001/

Mark Lane: It's been 50 years since an environmental victory, but that darn dam remains
01.21.2021 | Daytona News Journal
https://www.news-journalonline.com/story/opinion/columns/2021/01/21/cross-florida-barge-canal-rodman-reservoir/4209569001/

Uncertain Future for Apalachicola, Ocklawaha, Shark River Slough
01.01.2021 | Tampa Bay Times
https://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2021/01/01/uncertain-future-for-apalachicola-ocklawaha-shark-river-slough/

It’s Finally Time to Free the Ocklawaha
01.29.2021 | Gainesville Sun
https://www.gainesville.com/story/opinion/2021/01/29/editorial-its-time-finally-free-ocklawaha/4275200001/

Killing Florida Barge Canal 50 Years Ago Offers Lessons for Stopping Toll Roads
01.21.2021 | Florida Phoenix
https://www.floridaphoenix.com/2021/01/21/killing-fl-barge-canal-50-years-ago-offers-lessons-for-stopping-toll-roads/

Then End of the Canal that would have Cleaved Florida in Two
1.15.2021 | Tampa Bay Times
The end of the canal that would have cleaved Florida in two | Column (tampabay.com)
https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2021/01/15/the-end-of-the-canal-that-would-have-cleaved-florida-in-two-column/

Bob Graham Honored for Ocklawaha Restoration Work
01.08.2021 | Orlando Sentinel
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/environment/os-ne-bob-graham-honored-ocklawaha-20210108-l7r5b5scevggxppo23mmij6i54-story.html

Weed-Choked Reservoir Blocks Free Flow from Silver Springs to St Johns River
01.02.2021 | WUSF Public Media
https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/environment/2021-01-02/ocklawaha-river-weed-choked-reservoir-blocks-free-flow-from-silver-springs-to-st-johns-river

Uncertain Future for Apalachicola, Ocklawaha, Shark River Slough
01.01.2021 | Tampa Bay Times
Uncertain future for Apalachicola, Ocklawaha, Shark River Slough (tampabay.com)

Weeds Block Free Flow of Ocklawaha River from Silver Springs to St. Johns River
12.30.2020 | Tampa Bay Times
https://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2020/12/30/weeds-block-free-flow-of-ocklawaha-river-from-silver-springs-to-st-johns-river/

Race to Save the Ocklawaha River
12.28.2020 | Tampa Bay Times
Race to save 3 Florida treasures: Time running out for Apalachicola River, Ocklawaha River and Shark River Slough | Part 1 (tampabay.com)

Get Rid of the Rodman Reservoir and Save the Ocklawaha River
12.23.2020 | Orlando Sentinel
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/editorials/os-op-drain-rodman-reservoir-restore-ocklawaha-river-20201223-vtq535iccvbhbg4f45ddi2g3de-story.html

Green Groups Start Drive To Remove Dam At Rodman Reservoir, Opening Ocklawaha River
12.20.20 | The Florida Times Union:
https://www.jacksonville.com/story/news/environment/2020/12/10/take-down-rodman-dam-environmental-groups-say-ocklawaha-video/6466482002/

Uncertain Future for Apalachicola, Ocklawaha, Shark River Slough: Part 5 of Special Series
12.16.2020 | Orlando Sentinel
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/environment/os-prem-ne-florida-rivers-outlook-20201216-hmixen3gareu7hy3ix2kwoin7q-htmlstory.html

Ocklawaha River: Weed Choked Reservoir Blocks Free Flow from Silver Springs to St. Johns: Part 3
12.11.2020 | Orlando Sentinel
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/environment/os-prem-ne-florida-rivers-ocklawaha-20201211-3esd66c4rrf6rfea7cibx6iinm-htmlstory.html

Race To Save 3 Florida Treasures: Time Running Out For Apalachicola River, Ocklawaha River And Shark River Slough | Part 1 Of Special Series
12.09.20 | Orlando Sentinel
http://greatfloridariverway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/RaceToSave3FloridaTreasures.pdf

A Fractured Fairy Tale
10.30.20 | Gainesville Sun:
https://www.gainesville.com/story/opinion/2020/10/30/jim-gross-fractured-federal-fairy-tale/3744825001/

Breaching the Rodman Dam would benefit Ocklawaha and St. Johns Rivers
09.17.2020 | The Daytona Beach - News-Journal
https://www.news-journalonline.com/story/opinion/editorials/2020/09/17/breaching-rodman-dam-would-benefit-icklawaha-and-st-johns-rivers/5816442002/

Breaching Dam Would Bring Ecotourism Benefits
09.12.20 | Ocala Star-Banner
https://ocalastarbanner-fl-app.newsmemory.com/?publink=29e3625ea

Breaching Rodman Dam Would Benefit Water Quality, Ecotourism
09.12.20 | Daytona Beach News-Journal
https://www.news-journalonline.com/story/opinion/editorials/2020/09/17/breaching-rodman-dam-would-benefit-icklawaha-and-st-johns-rivers/5816442002/?fbclid=IwAR2r9Ok488vTXw_Wi1h3HIfZjq0TeggYzCnYjD_R3wMISDn_C65RO7q3Gds

Seeking common ground on the ocklawaha river
09.09.20 | Ocala Gazette
https://issuu.com/ocalastyle/docs/091120og/16

Free The Ocklawaha And We’ll All Benefit
09.4.20 | Ocala Gazette:
https://www.ocalagazette.com/free-the-ocklawaha-and-well-all-benefit/

Editorial: A Win-Win Plan For The Ocklawaha River
09.03.20 | Florida Times-Union
https://www.jacksonville.com/story/opinion/editorials/2020/09/03/editorial-environment-and-economy-can-improved-ocklawaha-river/3401743001/

Reel, Remove, Release
Coastal Angler: September Edition, page 62
https://coastalanglermag.com/e-magazine/northeast-florida/

Ocklawaha Restoration Ranks High In Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership Assessment
August 2020 | Florida Specifier
https://www.enviro-net.com/full-access/file/fs202008.pdf

Jack Stanley Wanted the Ocklawaha River to Flow Free by Gaby Eseverri
07.24.2020 | Florida Wildlife Federation Newsletter
Jack Stanley Wanted the Ocklawaha River to Flow Free • Florida Wildlife Federation

Endangered Designation Could Reignite Old Debate About The Future Of Ocklawaha River
07.20.20 | Ocala Gazette:
https://www.ocalagazette.com/endangered-designation-could-reignite-old-debate-about-the-future-of-ocklawaha-river/

Killing the Kirkpatrick Dam?
07.02.202 | Florida Phoenix
https://www.floridaphoenix.com/2020/07/02/killing-the-kirkpatrick-dam-the-tale-of-floridas-longest-running-environmental-wrangle/

Earth Island Journal: Summer 2020
https://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/magazine/entry/floridas-lost-springs-ocklawaha-river-freshwater-wildlife/

Dam(n)
05.27.20 | Florida Trend
https://www.floridatrend.com/article/29312/damn

What to do About the Cross Florida Barge Canal
04.30.2020 | Panama City News Herald
https://www.newsherald.com/zz/news/20200430/florida-history-what-to-do-about-cross-florida-barge-canal

Passions Run Hot Over Rodman Dam Future
04.19.20 | Ocala Star-Banner and Gainesville Sun:
https://www.ocala.com/news/20200418/passions-run-hot-over-rodman-dam-future