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SpringsWatch: Jackson Blue Spring

This group is currently accepting volunteers! 

Jackson Blue Spring is a first magnitude spring located within the Blue Springs Recreation Area, operated by Jackson County. Jackson Blue and six smaller springs feed the artificially-impounded Merritts Mill PondThe south end of the spring pool connects to a lowland cypress-gum forest, and the northern half of the pool is surrounded by clear, grassy, upward-sloping ground.

This is one of our newest SpringsWatch groups. Data dashboard, monitoring reports, and images coming soon!

Sign up today to be part of this exciting new group!

Volunteers with the Florida SpringsWatch program conduct monthly sampling at Jackson Blue Spring. Our Jackson Blue Spring group collects data for the following parameters: temperature, dissolved oxygen, specific conductance, and vertical light attenuation. In addition to water quality monitoring, this group also conducts visual fish counts within the spring. A mask and snorkel are required, click here to learn more about common fish found in the springs! The SpringsWatch program is a great way to get out to the springs, learn, and volunteer. To learn more about the data our volunteers are collecting, click on the dashboard and report  links below!

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Become a citizen scientist And Help Protect Florida's Springs!

Springswatch volunteer application form

*Groups with a wait list are at capacity and are currently not accepting new volunteers. If you wish to select one of these groups, we suggest applying for an additional group with no wait list to ensure you are able to participate in sampling as soon as possible. Apply for as many as you like!

Sampling at select groups is currently postponed due to safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Sampling at these groups will resume as soon as it is safe to do so! 



Jill Lingard

FSI SpringsWatch Volunteer Coordinator


The Jackson Blue SpringsWatch program was funded in part through generous support from the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida