Lake Apopka

Lake Apopka is one of the largest lakes in Florida. It was once surrounded by farms where the crops grew very well in the rich muck along the lake’s flood plain. While the farms were active, the farmers dumped untold quantities of pesticides and fertilizer on their crops. These...

Lake Hancock

Lake Hancock is a large lake in Polk County that is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected land. The Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands is a Southwest Florida Water Management District (commonly called SWIFTMUD) property that is generally not open to the public. A few times a year, the...