SPringsWatch: Silver River
This group is NOT currently accepting volunteers. If you would like to join the waiting list, please use the request form below!
The Silver River is located in central Marion County, Florida. The river begins at Silver Springs, a group of artesian springs that comprise a first magnitude spring group. The river flows for approximately 4.5 miles to its confluence with the Ocklawaha River. Mammoth Spring is the largest of the Silver Springs group, and is surrounded by the Silver River State Park. In 2013, the former Silver Springs attraction property was combined with the 4,418-acre Silver River State Park to become the 4,660-acre Silver Springs State Park. Silver Springs is approximately 6 miles east of Ocala, Florida and is located along the south side of State Road 40.
Volunteers with the Florida SpringsWatch program conduct monthly sampling along the Silver River. Our Silver River group currently collects data for the following parameters: temperature, dissolved oxygen, specific conductance, vertical light attenuation, and visual bird surveys. 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!
Click here to learn more or sign up for an upcoming SpringsWatch trip!
Silver River SpringsWatch Data AND Monitoring summary REPORT
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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!