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Wakulla Springs may open for cave diving

Buzz CRAWFORDVILLE, FLA. – Cave divers may delight in the Florida Park Service’s proposal to allow recreational cave diving in a public spring.

But before divers can take to underwater spelunking, the Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service will host a public workshop on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 to hear from the public regarding the proposed inclusion of recreational cave diving at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park.

The Florida Park Service is examining proposals to provide recreational cave diving in Wakulla Spring. In an effort to solicit the views of the local community, the park’s citizen support organization and other park stakeholders, public comment will be taken before formally proposing the addition of cave diving in Wakulla Spring.

Interested parties unable to attend the public workshop on Jan. 19 may send written comments to the Division of Recreation and Parks’ Office of Park Planning, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd, Mailstation 525, Tallahassee, FL 32399.

Featuring of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park is home to an abundance of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, deer, and birds.

The public workshop will be held: at 7 p.m. at the Wakulla County Agriculture Extension Office, 84 Cedar Avenue in Crawfordville, Fla.