The Florida Springs Council is the only  statewide group focused exclusively on advocacy for our world-class springs and rivers.

The Florida Springs Council began as a consortium of 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. We unite these organizations and our individual members to lobby in Tallahassee for more protective springs laws, monitor agency rulemaking,  bring legal action when necessary, and mobilize wherever a spring is under threat. 

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We're going to court to overturn the Nestle Permit.

Along with our partner organization Our Santa Fe River, we launched a legal challenge to the permit renewal given to Seven Springs Water Company. Seven Springs plans to provide nearly a million gallons of water per day from the Santa Fe River to Nestle’s (now called "BlueTriton") bottled water operation.

Stickers, magnets, kayak stickers, shirts, water bottles are available as gifts when you donate to the legal fund. Your support makes this case possible.


Membership should be available to everyone who cares about springs.


So we've made it easy.

  • Once a member, always a member. Memberships do not expire.

  • You get to choose how much a membership costs. We even have a no-cost "informed member" option. 

  • You can make a big impact by breaking a larger amount into smaller automated monthly payments. That's a "sustaining membership." As long as you're active, you'll receive a new sticker design every few months. 

The state is required to allocate millions of dollars for Springs Restoration Projects each year. 
We analyzed the springs projects proposed for funding this year, and we made some startling discoveries, which you can read in this report.

Our report includes analyses for individual spring basins, what we discovered about funding mismanagement, and our proposed changes to the process.


Florida Springs Council

PO Box 358191

Gainesville, FL 32635

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contact Executive Director Ryan Smart

directly at     


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