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Lake Apopka 1950s 1940s 1979 19811991 May 1998 1996 1998-99 1980s Summer 2010 Lake Apopka one of the most popular fishing locations in the U.S.

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2 Lake Apopka

3 1950s 1940s May s Summer 2010 Lake Apopka one of the most popular fishing locations in the U.S.

4 Levees drain water, create 20,000 acres for farming; pollute lake 1950s 1940s May s Summer 2010

5 EPA Investigates: Lake Apopka polluted with pesticide DDT 1950s 1940s May s Summer 2010

6 EPA designates Superfund Cleanup Site near Lake Apopka 1950s 1940s May s Summer 2010

7 Study links pesticides to Lake Apopka alligator mutations 1950s 1940s May s Summer 2010

8 Friends of Lake Apopka created; lobby against polluted runoff 1950s 1940s May s Summer 2010

9 Lake Apopka Restoration Act signed; farmland purchased 1950s 1940s May s Summer 2010

10 Farmworker Association addresses farmworker needs 1950s 1940s May s Summer 2010

11 Lake Apopka farms officially close; farmworkers out of work 1950s 1940s May s Summer 2010

12 Pesticides cause Apopka mass bird death, report says 1950s 1940s May s Summer 2010

13 Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilts completed 1950s 1940s May s Summer 2010

14 And soon… the quilts had a life of their own

15 Quilt MakingQuilt Publicity

16 Quilt Events

17 Lake Apopka Quilt Project

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