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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The intervention of river lovers and protection groups STOPPED the Resort!

July 2020

Thanks to the overwhelming response of local residents and the combined efforts of the Springs Council and local group Rainbow River Conservation, the developer has WITHDRAWN his request for a zoning change that would allow him to build a Westgate Resort on 90 riverfront acres on the Rainbow River.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.

Water Management Districts and permits

October 2020

What's up with Water Management District Governing Boards and how is this connected to how permits are given?