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Graham To Test Waters At Wakulla Springs

Gwen Graham signed a pledge to reject government perks at Lake Ella Thursday.
Nick Evans

U.S. Representative Gwen Graham is testing the North Florida waters Tuesday. It’s the next in Graham’s series of workdays.

In an effort to join local communities in their work, Graham is following in her father’s footsteps with workdays. Last month, she flew in a Tyndall Air Force Base fighter jet. On her next workday, Graham will test water sites in Tallahassee and Wakulla Springs to learn about water quality. Volunteers and park officials will join Tuesday to see how the park is affected by environmental issues, like pollution and rising temperatures. 

Ashley Tressel is a senior Communication and English student at Florida State University. Before WFSU, she interned at the Executive Office of the Governor and The Borgen Project, a national nonprofit for global poverty. She also wrote freelance for Carbonated.tv, a multimedia news site and served as managing editor for the FSU International Programs magazine, Nomadic Noles, in Valencia, Spain. After graduation, Ashley plans to embark on her journalism career somewhere in Colorado.