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Springs Protection & Restoration

Springs Protection & Restoration

On a cool fall morning, mist shrouds a team of canoeists as they head down the Ichetucknee.

The threats to Florida's springs are numerous and complex. However, there are solutions to help protect springs, the aquifer and our drinking water. Some are long-term, requiring new thinking about land use. Other answers come in the form of simple steps we can take to reduce pollution, decrease water consumption and minimize impact on the springs.

Featured Spring Basins

Image of Volusia Blue spring - Protecting Bridge

Work is underway to restore these critically important springsheds:

Blue Springs - Volusia

Fanning and Manatee Springs

Ichetucknee Springs

Rainbow Springs

Santa Fe Springs Group

Silver Springs

Wakulla Springs

 

Threats and Solutions

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Springs around the state are threatened by growth and sprawl, increasing demand for water and runoff from yards and farms. Learn more about the threats and solutions to the problems.

Threats to Springs

Springs Protection Stories

How You Can Help

Restoration and Research


Message from Florida Department of Environmental Protection

"By taking responsibility for protecting our springs, each of us ensures that future generations enjoy the beauty of our natural resources." Read More >

 
 

Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Image of The Interactive Yard is an educational tool designed to teach basic concepts behind Florida-Friendly Landscaping.

Landscape without polluting the aquifer and springs by reducing fertilizer and pesticide use and saving water.

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