Water-Related News

Lake County Commission Rejects Lake Apopka North Shore Expansion

On November 20, the Orange Audubon Society, Ocklawaha Valley Audubon Society, and Audubon Florida's Director of Advocacy Charles Lee encouraged the Lake County Commission to put up a roadblock to the expansion of a small airstrip near the Lake Apopka North Shore Restoration. After a lengthy discussion, the Lake County Commission voted unanimously to restrict the airport site that West Orange Airport Authority wants to turn into a regional jet airport to small propeller planes and its existing small runway. County staff had recommended restrictions against expansion, but commissioners ended up adding additional clauses to an ordinance that all but extinguish the airport's proposed expansion.