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Beyond Significant Harm

In December 2010 the Governing Board of the Suwannee River Water Management District (WMD) published their Water Supply Assessment. This document concluded that: ”… groundwater levels in the Upper Floridan aquifer have declined significantly during the past 75 years as a result of regional groundwater withdrawals…” and that “…unacceptable impacts

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Florida’s Springs Don’t Have to Fail

The H.T. Odum Florida Springs Institute recently published the first Florida Springs Conservation Plan which summarizes historical and recent data for 32 “sentinel” springs from among Florida’s 1,000+ artesian springs. This springs’ short list includes most of Florida’s publicly-owned, large, and economically-important springs that serve as the “canaries-in-the-coal-mine” in terms

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Florida’s springs need your continuing support!

The Florida Springs Institute was founded in 2010 based on the realization that spring’s health statewide was in a downward spiral and that spring’s restoration and protection would not be successful without the focused efforts of a privately-funded, non-governmental organization. Over the last eight years, thanks to individuals like you,

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Bob Knight

Too Polluted to Drink

For too many families, North Florida’s once pristine groundwater may be unsafe to drink. One nasty pollutant is nitrate, a principal ingredient in synthetic agricultural and urban fertilizers, and in animal manure and human waste. In the past 100 years of rapid development, the ambient concentration of nitrate throughout the

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THE NORTH FLORIDA SPRINGS

*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

OUR IMPACT

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YEARS MONITORING

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WATER QUALITY PARAMETERS COLLECTED

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SpringsWatch SAMPLING TRIPS

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THE SPRINGS BLOG

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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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Bob Knight

No Time to Cry for Dying Springs

 Saturday, September 7th, the Florida Springs Institute (FSI) and Kings of the Springs (KOTS) environmental non-profits came together to host a Springs Outing on the Chassahowitzka River in southern Citrus County. Chassahowitzka springs are christened with names like Seven Sisters, Crab Creek, Potter, the Crack, Betteejay, and more. The “Chaz”,

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Bob Knight

Not One Drop More

A spring without flow is a stagnant (synonyms: still, motionless, immobile, inert, lifeless, dead, standing, slack, static, stationary, etc.) sinkhole. It is not completely dead but looks and stinks like it is dead. For all intents and purposes, a non- flowing spring has none of the qualities that make Florida’s

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