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

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

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Ecological Health assessment of suwannee river springs

Learn about our year-long study of four Outstanding Florida Springs on the Suwannee River

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

OUR IMPACT

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YEARS MONITORING

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WATER QUALITY PARAMETERS COLLECTED

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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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Trouble in the Garden of Eden

Bob Knight. Published in the Gainesville Sun on February 19, 2021 It was Voltaire’s “Candide” that reminded us to tend to one’s own garden. Whether he meant taking care of the Garden of Eden, or the small portion of the

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Wakulla Springs success? Not so fast

Bob Knight Tallahasee Democrat. October 14, 2020 Re: “A watery enigma: Wakulla Springs now producing more water than 20 years ago,” Sept. 8, 2020 Florida’s governmental leaders wish to proclaim success with springs protection. However, the recent article citing Northwest Florida Water

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THE NORTH FLORIDA SPRINGS

ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER

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

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

Read More »

Trouble in the Garden of Eden

Bob Knight. Published in the Gainesville Sun on February 19, 2021 It was Voltaire’s “Candide” that reminded us to tend to one’s own garden. Whether he meant taking care of the Garden of Eden, or the small portion of the world that is closest and dearest to each of us,

Read More »

Wakulla Springs success? Not so fast

Bob Knight Tallahasee Democrat. October 14, 2020 Re: “A watery enigma: Wakulla Springs now producing more water than 20 years ago,” Sept. 8, 2020 Florida’s governmental leaders wish to proclaim success with springs protection. However, the recent article citing Northwest Florida Water Management District staff needs to be placed in proper context.

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