6th Annual Give Springs A Break

Spring Side YogaLive MusicPaddling TripsSpring HoppingTubing AN ANNUAL SPRINGS PROGRAM The Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute is hosting our 6th Annual Give Springs a Break event at Ginnie Springs Outdoors from Thursday, June 6th - Sunday, June 9th. This weekend event is full of fun and learning, specifically planned for college students and young professionals who are passionate and concerned about our environment and the future of Florida's freshwater resources. 2018 SCHEDULE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAcT-b5VrMo&t=2s DAYS Hours Minutes…

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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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