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Fla. gets a tiny paycheck as Nestle taps its springs

WATER POLICY Fla. gets a tiny paycheck as Nestlé taps its springs James Marshall, E&E News reporter Greenwire: Friday, January 24, 2020   Ginnie Springs is one of more than 1,000 springs that provide fresh water from the Floridan Aquifer. Nestlé Waters North America is seeking permission to source 1.15 million

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Bob Knight

A New Year’s Resolution for Florida’s Springs

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship and is tasked to protect the state’s air, water and land. Reading from FDEP’s website, its vision is “… to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources, and enhance its ecosystems.” (www.floridadep.gov)

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Improve State Plans or Springs Are Doomed

The Florida legislature had ample warning that their 2016 Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act was inadequate to fix the nitrate pollution nightmare in Florida’s springs. The Florida Springs Council warned the legislature that this law as written did not have the teeth needed to solve a problem 50 years

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Bottled Spring Water and Corporate Responsibility

Nestle’s recent move into the Florida Springs Heartland (i) of Gilchrist County to bottle water from Ginnie Springs warrants full historical disclosure. In 2002 Coca Cola purchased the High Springs water bottling facility, originally built in 1998 and operated by AquaPenn Springwater Company owned by the Groupe DANONE (ii). This

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The Ocklawaha’s Lost Springs

One or more Florida legislators, yet unnamed, have the enviable opportunity to undo the tragic mistake of a previous generation and be lauded as Florida Springs Champions. With bipartisan support in the house and senate appropriations committees, these champions are uniquely positioned to convince the 2020 legislature and Governor DeSantis

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*The North Florida Springs Environmental Center is closed until further notice due to COVID-19 social distancing measures. 

MONITORING OUR SPRINGS

THE FLORIDA SPRINGS INSTITUTE IS A SCIENCE-EDUCATION BASED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

WORKING TO CONSERVE FLORIDA'S SPRINGS THROUGH SOUND research AND EDUCATION

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A Voice for the Springs

We are happy to share the release of Death by a Thousand Cuts: An Anthology of Springs Opinions by Dr. Robert L. Knight. This collection of opinion pieces, originally published in The Gainesville Sun, charts 12 years (2008 – 2020) of springs advocacy writing from the Howard T. Odum Florida

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Where Mermaids Play, A Nasty Water Fight

The New York Times By Julie Creswell March 8, 2020 HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. — One by one, the mermaids dived into the water. Their colorful tails — vibrant blues, yellows and oranges — shone brightly against overcast skies. It was a quiet day in late January and the mermaids, a

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