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FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE: Nov. 30, 2012

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Kings Bay Restoration Project Gets $1 Million Boost

Plans to restore Kings Bay are getting a big financial boost.

Officials announced Wednesday that $1 million is being released for a joint project between the city of Crystal River, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

The money will be used to pipe 750,000 gallons of reclaimed water to the Progress Energy Citrus County Power Complex. Officials say this will reduce the amount of wastewater that can pollute the bay by 16 percent...

DEP Pledges More Money for Kings Bay Work

The effort to clean up and restore King’s Bay to its old glory brought in some capital heft to Citrus County on Wednesday.

A delegation that included Herschel T. Vinyard, secretary of Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection, and state Sen. Charlie Dean, R-Inverness, toured the bay to get a first-hand look at the lyngbya cleanup. County Commission Chairman Joe Meek, Crystal River Mayor Jim Farley and City Manager Andy Houston were also present...