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Richard Trump, left, and Wiley McIlrath remove Lyngbya algae from the state park spring last year. There’s a new effort to usher in good grasses.CHRIS PRICE | Special to the Times (2013)

Grab a rake, for Weeki Wachee Spring's sake, to pluck algae

WEEKI WACHEE — Volunteers again are ridding Weeki Wachee Spring of "witches" — witch's hair, actually. That's the name old-timers bestowed on the dark strands of bottom-growing Lyngbya algae, an environmental nuisance, said volunteer Doug Brainard. Brainard heads a group of Spring Hill Central Rotary volunteers, jo …