Meet trip leader Debbie Segal at Hitchcocks parking lot on US 441 in Alachua. We will carpool to the new treatment wetlands near Lake City. We will stop at 8:30 for a restroom break before at the SS Food Store at I-75 Exit #423 (SR 47). The SS Food Store is about one block west of I-75 and on the north side of the road. You may meet the group at the store at 8:30 if you prefer. The Lake City treatment wetland is a series of nine wetland cells that were recently constructed to treat Lake City’s wastewater. The treated water infiltrates into the ground where it recharges the Florida Aquifer with cleaner water. The groundwater flows southward to the Ichetucknee Springs. We hope to see a plethora of waterfowl, wading birds, and perhaps some rarities. This site is not opened to the public, so we all have to enter as a group. The gate will be closed after we enter the site, so don’t be late!