Below the Surface Fundraiser for Kings of the Springs

The Florida Springs Institute will be tabling at this fundraiser for Kings of the Springs. KOTS is a local nonprofit that "exists to inspire people to enjoy nature, to educate the public about environmental issues, and to get hands-on when protecting the environment." Raffle will start around 5:30!

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Fla. gets a tiny paycheck as Nestle taps its springs

WATER POLICY Fla. gets a tiny paycheck as Nestlé taps its springs James Marshall, E&E News reporter Greenwire: Friday, January 24, 2020   Ginnie Springs is one of more than 1,000 springs that provide fresh water from the Floridan Aquifer. Nestlé Waters North America is seeking permission to source 1.15 million gallons a day from the spring near Gainesville, Fla. (WT-de) Mistoffeles/Wikimedia Commons The world's largest food company wants permission from Florida to take more than 1 million gallons…

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Springs Academy

Join us on Tuesday, February 4th for the fifth lecture in our six part series, Springs Academy: The Geology and Hydrology of Florida Springs. Jim Gross, the Director of Florida Defenders of the Environment will be giving this lecture. Jim Gross is a professional geologist with over 40 years of experience in water resources. He is a native of California and earned his bachelor’s degree in geology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Jim worked in…

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SpringsFest 2020

Community festival to Promote, Protect & Preserve Florida Springs! Join us for a fun and educational event, first weekend in March at Silver Springs State Park. (Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm)

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Too Polluted to Drink
Closeup shot of a man pouring a glass of fresh water from a kitchen faucet

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 Floridan Aquifer has risen from a baseline concentration of less than 0.05 parts per million (ppm) to 1 ppm, a 20-fold increase. As with most environmental variables,…

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