Help Protect Springs
Everyone who lives in or visits Florida can have a role in protecting the aquifer and the state's magnificent springs.
Start in your own yard with landscaping to save water and minimize use of fertilizers and pesticides. Learn how you can get involved in your community to promote land preservation to protect critical springshed areas and land features like sinholes that lead directly into the aquifer. Support political and community leaders that are committed to springs protection.
Outdated landscaping practices that emphasize large lawns requiring heavy irrigation and fertilizer use threaten springs, the aquifer as well as rivers, lakes and bays. Learn how to landscape to protect Florida's waters.
There are many great examples of individuals and groups taking steps to reduce their impacts on the springs. Read some stories about those working to protect springs and the aquifer.
Whether you live one mile or 10 miles from a Florida spring, you have an impact on the health of the aquifer and the springs. Learn about the steps you can take today to help protect springs.