Last Saturday I went kayaking on the Econlockhatchee River not too far from my Central Florida home. It’s my second trip on that lovely tanin-stained waterway; my first trip included my one-and-only spill out of my kayak. Trying to climb over some fallen trees rather than portage around them, I ended dumping my kayak in what I am convinced is the deepest hole in the river. Nonetheless. I continued on and had a remarkable day and fell in love with the river.
So much of this area is already paved over, strip-malled and franchise-full, we need to do anything we can to hold on to any little bit that is still pristine. On my trip last weekend I saw mountain bikers on trails, fisherman catching pass and kayakers and swimmers reveling in a beautiful April day. A Great Blue Heron watched our progress as we traveled up river and we saw at least half a dozen gators plop into the water. Please help me encourage our Tallahassee lawmakers to preserve this little bit of paradise. Email your Florida state senator and urge them to vote NO on SB 1684.
|Seepage spring in the clay bank of the river.