The Florida Springs Council is the only

statewide group focused exclusively on

advocacy for our world-class springs and rivers.

The Florida Springs Council is a consortium of over 50 member organizations from all over the state, each contributing their skills and local expertise to coordinate action in the restoration, preservation, and protection of all of Florida’s freshwater springs and the Floridan aquifer. The Council lobbies in Tallahassee for more protective springs laws, monitors agency rulemaking,  brings legal action when necessary, and comes together to provide assistance wherever a spring is under threat. 

Top Priorities in Springs Advocacy:

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Don't Ruin Rainbow.

Stop the Resort.

July 2020

A proposed development 
threatens the Rainbow River.
Orlando-based timeshare company Westgate Resorts and landowner Jim Gissy are asking for a change to the City of Dunnellon’s Comprehensive Plan to allow them to develop a 90-acre Resort and RV park on currently undeveloped lands along the east side of the Rainbow River. 

  

It's time to set the river free

January 2020

 

We have joined over 30 organizations who have come together to work for a free Ocklawaha.To restore the Ocklawaha as a free-flowing River, reconnecting the Silver and St. Johns Rivers, and elevating the regional benefits for all.

SB 712, The Clean Waterways Act, will fail Florida's waters

June 30 2020

When the original version of the “Clean Waterways Act” was first introduced it had the support of environmental groups. But the version that was signed by Gov DeSantis has been written and approved by lobbyists for Florida’s major polluters and does not implement even the modest recommendations of the Blue Green Algae Task Force.