Re-evaluation of Minimum Flows and Levels for the Santa Fe and Ichetucknee

It is not in the public’s best interest to dry up or pollute any of Florida’s artesian springs.  Healthy springs support a vast and abundant assemblage of charismatic and endangered wildlife, nourish our many rivers and lakes during droughts, and are the sought-after playground for tens of millions of visitors each year. Springs are essential for our local ecology and economy. Governmental agencies responsible for protecting Florida’s environmental prosperity would be reckless and irresponsible to allow priceless…

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“Out of the Mist: A Silver River Story” movie screening

Join us for a private screening of  "Out of the Mist: A Silver River Story", by Emmy Award winning National Geographic filmmaker Mark Emery. This fantastic documentary will be shown at the historic Priest Theater in High Springs, located next to the Florida Springs Institute office. Naturalist and Ocala resident Mark Emery captures the heart of Silver Springs in this film, with incredible close-ups of wildlife and unforgettable interviews with four longtime glass bottom boat captains. You…

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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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