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Fred George Basin Debate

By: Christina Vitale Email
By: Christina Vitale Email

Many say changes to the basin could cause major problems including heavy flooding and even the loss of the American Wood Stork, a bird on the National Endangered List.

Saturday several concerned citizens gathered at St. Louis Catholic Church to discuss possible development hazards.

Misty Penton, Founder of the Wildwood Preservation Society, said, "This is literally what is left of the Fred George Basin. It is now slated to be developed. Fortunately the developers are willing to sell it to Leon County as a park."

Other concerns are the effects on Tallahassee and Wakulla water due to a sinkhole in the basin that catches large amounts of rain.

Leon county commissioners are scheduled to discuss possibly purchasing the land on December 12.


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