This episode originally aired in December of 2020. At that point in time it seemed as if Split Oak Forest may have some time before it was decided if a toll road would be built to split the park in two. Unfortunately that time was shorter than expected and the vote to go ahead with the plans for a toll-road has taken place despite overwhelming support to keep Split Oak Forest in-tact and continue the premise of conservation it was given in the 1990s.
Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere
+Friends of Split Oak Forest
+An In-Depth Look at the Split Oak Forest Vote via Orange County Commissioner Nicole Wilson’s YouTube channel
+Despite opposition, Florida board OKs Split Oak Forest road project
+Environmental group to fight state agency’s approval of toll road through Split Oak Forest
+Plan for new Central Florida toll road would split Split Oak Forest, a treasured park