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BECOME A SCIENTIST FOR A DAY...PROTECT SPRINGS FOR LIFE!

“SpringsWatch” (SW) is a monthly citizen science springs monitoring program that facilitates “hands-on” volunteer work while also contributing to springs research efforts in-house and other environmental agencies around the state. Currently, we have six SpringsWatch groups: Silver, Ichetucknee, Rainbow, Santa Fe, Weeki Wachee, and Homosassa spring systems. During SpringsWatch sessions, volunteers and FSI staff collect data such as water quality field parameters (temperature, dissolved oxygen, and specific conductance), water surface stage readings, measurement of vertical light attenuation, measurement of horizontal Secchi depth visibility, photo station documentation of aquatic plants and wildlife, and observations of other wildlife and human uses. SpringsWatch is a great way to get out to the springs, learn, and volunteer!

SpringsWatch Calendar
Check our calendar every month to stay up to date on your SpringsWatch groups sampling trip dates.
CALENDAR

7

YEARS MONITORING

10

WATER QUALITY PARAMETERS COLLECTED

235

SAMPLING TRIPS

>1,600

SpringsWatch
VOLUNTEER HOURS

SPRINGSWATCH

Ichetucknee-Stairs

Ichetucknee

Homosassa Temp

Homosassa

Photo by Tessa Skiles

Silver River

Photo by Tessa Skiles

Rainbow

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Santa Fe

MERMAID AMANDA_MAY

Weeki Wachee

Springswatch volunteer application form

Paul

SPRINGSWATCH
PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Paul Donsky

FSI Environmental Technician
PDonsky@floridaspringsinstitute.org

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