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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Chad Taylor, a Jackson County land manager and forester, has been named Springs Champion 2008 by the Blue Springs Working Group.


According to BSWG coordinator Allen Tidwell, "Chad has been an invaluable resource for the knowledge he possesses about water resource issues and his many contacts with key environmental people. He is my ‘go to’ person for the working group and he has been a tremendous help to me since I assumed the responsibility of project coordinator."
Taylor was the initial project coordinator for the group before Chipola College took responsibility for the program. In addition to his active role in the BSWG, he is an active member of the Apalachicola River Keepers, River Way South, and the Riparian County Stakeholder Coalition for the Apalachicola River.
Taylor is the organizer of the annual Blue Springs "Old Timer’s Day" the first Saturday in May where he provides and cooks fish for the guests. Taylor is a land manager and forester who has worked with springs and growth management issues for many years.
"Chad’s passion about preserving and protecting the environment; specifically our water resources is genuine. With regards to groundwater and springs protection, he practices what he preaches in every facet of his personal, business, and political life. Without a doubt, Chad Taylor is truly a Champion for Jackson Blue Springs," Tidwell said. The BSWG meets quarterly. For information, contact Allen Tidwell at 526-2761, Ext. 3248.

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