Monitoring our Water quality Water quantity Springs ecosystems Rivers Drinking water

Safeguarding our future

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

Working to PROTECT
Florida's springs through
sound science and education

Learn about our Citizen Science program:

Learn about The Florida Springs Institute’s 3 year project on the Lower Santa Fe River

OUR IMPACT

8

YEARS MONITORING

10

WATER QUALITY PARAMETERS COLLECTED

235

SpringsWatch SAMPLING TRIPS

> 16,000

VOLUNTEER HOURS

THE SPRINGS BLOG

Making Sense of Conflicting Environmental Messages

Bob Knight, Gainesville Sun, April 27, 2021 Last Sunday’s opinion pages celebrating the 51st Earth Day were appropriately filled with messages about the importance of protecting our environment. But what was interesting to me was the juxtaposition of conflicting claims by environmentalists,

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THE NORTH FLORIDA SPRINGS

ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER

The North Florida Springs Environmental Center is currently open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 am – 4 pm.

We are open on Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment. Call the office to learn more! 

MONITORING OUR SPRINGS

SAFEGUARDING OUR FUTURE

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

WORKING TO PROTECT FLORIDA'S SPRINGS THROUGH SOUND SCIENCE AND EDUCATION

OUR IMPACT

8

YEARS MONITORING

10

WATER QUALITY PARAMETERS COLLECTED

235

SpringsWatch SAMPLING TRIPS

> 16,000

VOLUNTEER HOURS

Learn about The Florida Springs Institute’s ongoing project on the Lower Santa Fe River

THE SPRINGS BLOG

Stop subsidizing those who harm springs through pumping, pollution

By Robert Knight. The Gainesville Sun, October 29th, 2021 Kudos to the owners, editors and reporters of the Gainesville Sun and the Ocala Star Banner for renewing their in-depth investigative reporting about the declining conditions at Florida’s springs. The original Fragile Springs series was published in November 2013 and subsequently was awarded

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Latest Silver Springs Fish Study Shows Exotic Fish Explosion

Scientists have been studying the fish population at Silver Springs for decades. The most recent study completed by the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute (FSI) reveals a troubling trend. Blue tilapia, an exotic fish, has exploded at Silver Springs over the last two years to 88% of the total

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Making Sense of Conflicting Environmental Messages

Bob Knight, Gainesville Sun, April 27, 2021 Last Sunday’s opinion pages celebrating the 51st Earth Day were appropriately filled with messages about the importance of protecting our environment. But what was interesting to me was the juxtaposition of conflicting claims by environmentalists, agricultural representatives and state officials. Interested readers of The Sun may

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