Photo by Save the Manatee Club

A free-flowing Ocklawaha River, connecting Silver Springs to the St. Johns River, would allow hundreds of manatees to easily access Silver Springs and the springs of the Ocklawaha. Nearly 60% of Florida’s manatees depend on power plant outfalls for warmth on cold winter days, natural warm water habitat is needed to ensure the continued survival of this iconic species. Bringing more manatees to Silvers Springs would attract more visitors and help revitalize the attraction and the surrounding economy.

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