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The People’s Plan

FSI is currently restudying Silver Springs System. In light of the changes we are seeing, we are re-publishing the following op-ed written by Dr. Knight, originally printed in the Gainesville Sun in August 2015. Staff at the Florida Springs Institute (FSI) have been active in the scientific study of Silver Springs since the 1970s. FSI’s efforts, as well as research conducted by the State of Florida have demonstrated severe biological impairments at Silver Springs as a result of reduced…

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Latest Silver Springs Fish Study Shows Exotic Fish Explosion

Scientists have been studying the fish population at Silver Springs for decades. The most recent study completed by the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute (FSI) reveals a troubling trend. Blue tilapia, an exotic fish, has exploded at Silver Springs over the last two years to 88% of the total fish population. “This is a troubling trend because blue tilapia compete with native mullet and gizzard shad for food and bass and sunfish for nesting areas. They…

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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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