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Links and Resources

There are many great resources available on the Internet and through various organizations to help you learn more about water conservation, landscaping and lawn care, and how to enjoy and help protect springs.

Springs and Water Conservation Links

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Springs Initiative

Florida's Water: Ours to Protect

Florida Springs Locator

Florida Springs Database

Florida Geological Survey

Northwest Florida Water Management District

St. Johns River Water Management District

South Florida Water Management District

Southwest Florida Water Management District

Suwannee River Water Management District

Water Education Links

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Office of Environmental Education

Florida Project WET

EPA Water Information Site

The Groundwater Foundation

United States Geological Survey

Landscaping and Lawn Care

Florida-Friendly Landscaping and Lawn Care -

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program - Univ. of Florida

Southwest Florida Water Management District, Xeriscaping

For these publications, contact your local Water Management District office:

"What you need to know about fertilizing and watering your lawn and landscape to protect Florida's springs," a 30-page booklet produced by the Nutrient Remediation Workgroup.

"A Guide to Environmentally Friendly Landscaping," Univ. of Florida, Coop Extension Service, 1996.

"Waterwise Florida Landscapes," produced by Florida's Water Management Districts.

"Rain Barrels: A Homeowner's Guide," Southwest Water Management District and Hillsborough County Florida.

"Florida Waters: A water resources manual from Florida's Water Management Districts," 2002.

Agriculture and Livestock

University of Florida Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Florida Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Invasive Species

Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Florida's Non-native Species

Golf Course Conservation Issues

Audubon International

Caving Resources

History of Cave Diving

National Speleological Society

National Association for Cave Diving

The Karst Institute

Miscellaneous Web Resources

Everglades Radio Network

St. Johns River – The River Returns

Florida Springs blog:


Educational Resources

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