The One Rake at a Time Lyngbya cleanup project for King’s Bay got its first financial grant, worth up to $52,000, according to project director Art Jones.

Jones said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is fronting $26,000, while the city of Crystal River and Kings Bay Rotary will add $13,000 each to the two-year effort to remove Lyngbya algae by rake only from Cedar Cove, which is the area behind Cracker’s restaurant.

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