P. O. BOX 185

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, FL 32656

Save Our Lakes Organization, Inc.

Next Meeting is August 12, 2014

First Baptist Church, Keystone Heights

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WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR LAKES…

And Why?


The community of Keystone Heights (K.H.), known as the “Lake Region” was literally founded by people (most from northern states) seeking a beautiful place to call home. The area offered a mild climate and beautiful lakes for fishing, boating, swimming and family gatherings. Homes were built around the area lakes and, naturally, a business community began to develop. The K.H. Lake Region became a thriving community. In the early 1970s, the lakes began to decline. Even though lakes would have some recovery during rainy periods, area lake levels were no longer stable and a steady overall decline began.

RECOVERY FOR

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS AREA LAKES


Recovering stable lake levels in the Keystone Heights area is not only possible, but very “do-able”. The Save Our Lakes Organization (S.O.L.O.) has been working with the St. Johns River Water Management District senior staff (SJRWMD), elected officials as well as corporations holding Consumptive Use Permits (CUPs). This has not been a quick or easy process.


 In late 2010, the SJRWMD launched the “Clay-Putnam MFL Prevention/Recovery Strategies Stakeholders” group (MFL – Minimum Flow and Level). Stakeholders from various areas/entities/businesses, etc. were appointed to this group and given the mission of developing recovery and/or prevention strategies for Lakes Geneva, Brooklyn, Cowpen and Grandin.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!


Many volunteers have worked tirelessly to bring recovery to our Keystone Heights Lake Region.  The Save Our Lakes Organization, Inc. (S.O.L.O.) was formed in 2000 to join in the recovery effort.  Today, S.O.L.O. is approaching 600 active members!   Our ranks are made up of concerned citizens.  Among those “concerned citizens” are scientists, engineers, hydro geologists, attorneys, elected officials, ministers, members of the business community, teachers, homemakers, retirees … you get the picture.  We are ALL concerned citizens who care about our Lake Region.

One thing we have learned – “NUMBERS COUNT”!   It’s that simple.  If we are presenting our case to the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), County Commissions, FDEP, or other “decision makers”, they LISTEN if they know we have a large, active membership!

That’s where you come in!  Check us out on this Webpage and also our Facebook Page.  Feel free to contact us if you have questions.  We are here to get a job done (recovering our once beautiful Keystone Heights Lake Region) and your membership would help!

PLEASE JOIN TODAY!


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