Passionflower Chapter

Florida Native Plant Society

Past Activity News

June 9, 2021 - The Incredible Green Swamp

Peggy Cox presented a program about the Green Swamp - the "Liquid Heart of Florida" - right here in Lake County.  Learn its history, how it feeds our rivers and lakes (including the Clermont Chain of Lakes), provides flood protection, and recharges the aquifer to supply our household water.  Learn how the area is also ecologically important since it contains native habitat that is home to a wide diversity of native plant life and provides food and shelter for a variety of wildlife including mammals, birds, and butterflies. This "Area of Critical State Concern" needs protection if we want to continue to have a readily available water supply and enjoy the many recreational opportunities our beautiful county provides.

Watch a recording of The Incredible Green Swamp presentation and look at the Lake County Water Atlas to find out about the status of our water resources.


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