Message from Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Florida’s springs provide some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. Floridians are fortunate to live in a state with these natural resources that provide habitat for many species and recreation opportunities for residents and visitors. Springs’ refreshing waters have fascinated visitors from around the world and attracted attention throughout our history. However, many of Florida’s springs and our aquifer are now at risk. Because water is the foundation for life, it is important that we understand the consequences of our actions and the impacts on our water resources.
The Florida Springs Initiative addresses the health of Florida’s springs through scientific research, water quality and biological monitoring, education and outreach, and springs restoration. This Web site presents an opportunity to learn more about spring anatomy, recreation opportunities, and how to protect and restore these priceless features.
The health of the aquifer and Florida’s many springs is directly related to our actions, as individuals, as communities.
The continued health of the aquifer and Florida’s many springs is directly related to our actions, as individuals, as communities. By taking responsibility for protecting our aquifer and springs, each of us ensures that future generations enjoy the beauty and the benefits of our natural resources.
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