Apalachicola’s Threats Topic Of Conference

If you’d like to know more about the threats facing the Apalachicola River and Apalachicola Bay in Florida’s Panhandle, an upcoming conference might fill the bill.

The conference will be held March 14-16 in Tallahassee.

This issue has been debated for the past half century and is the subject of litigation.

The river flows through endangered ecosystems in the Panhandle before reaching the bay, which for years was a key site for harvesting oysters, which survival depends on the right fresh-salt water mix in the estuary and whose marketability depends on keeping the bay clear of major pollution sources.

The conference will feature a number of scientific and legal experts that will discuss the river’s history, its threats and the complex issues that its protection must overcome.