Local Resources and Links of Interest:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Aquatic Plant Management
Suwannee River Field Office – 3377 East US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055 386-758-0525
A great photo gallery with information on invasive plants is available from FWC’s Weed Alert page and from UF’s Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants website
For all persons interested in controlling or removing aquatic vegetation from the lake, the required FWC Aquatic Plant Removal Permit Application is available HERE.
Since 1986, volunteers have regularly collected samples of the water in Lake Santa Fe, to be tested for levels of phosphorous, nitrogen, and chlorophyll, as well as water clarity. This data, along with the results of fish and aquatic vegetation surveys, may be found by contacting Lakewatch or calling 352-392-4817.
Santa Fe Audubon Society, Inc. is the newest of 44 Audubon chapters in Florida, and is chartered by the National Audubon Society and Audubon Florida. The chapter serves Putnam, Bradford, western Clay, and eastern Alachua Counties. Santa Fe Audubon strives to offer recreational, educational, and conservation activities that reflect the values embodied in that way of life. See their new website – www.santafeaudubon.org
Melrose Florida weblinks – Links to local happenings and organizations, including the Melrose Business and Community Association, which meets each month to find ways to serve and improve our community.
Links on Local History:
Historic Melrose, Inc. is committed to provide community support for the promotion and preservation of the cultural and historical heritage of Melrose and the local area.
Information on the History of Waldo Florida website includes details on The Santa Fe Canal Company and their efforts to connect Santa Fe Lake, through Lake Alto to Waldo. More info on the canal is on the Florida Memory Blog