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CONVERSATIONS: A Celebration Of Lake Apopka Birding With Multi-Million-Dollar Restoration As Backdrop

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Jim Thomas remembers fishing for bass in Lake Apopka as a child. Photo by Amy Green

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The 5th annual Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival and Birdapalooza is Saturday.

The event is taking place as the lake undergoes a multi-million-dollar restoration aimed at transforming it from one of the state’s most polluted to one of the best for bird-watching.

90.7 environmental reporter Amy Green talked with Jim Thomas of the Friends of Lake Apopka about the rebounding 50-square-mile lake, one of the state’s largest.

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Amy Green

About Amy Green

Reporter and Producer

Amy Green covers the environment for WMFE News. She is an award-winning journalist whose extensive reporting on the Everglades is featured in the book MOVING WATER, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and podcast DRAINED, available wherever you get your podcasts. Amy’s work has been heard on NPR and ... Read Full Bio »