Media inquiries should be directed to

Florida Springs Council Executive Director

Ryan Smart


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Current Press Materials 

Oppose Seven Springs/Nestle Water Use Permit

February 23, 2021 Virtual Press Conference

Video and Images are available for download for Media Use

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Virtual Press Conference

Tuesday February 23rd 1:30 pm

You can view, download, and use a recording of the press conference at

and on Youtube at

Speakers include:

Ryan Smart, Florida Springs Council Executive Director

Our Santa Fe River President Mike Roth at 3:00

State Representative Anna Eskamani at 5:00

State Representative Joy Goff-Marcil at 9:00

University of Florida Professor Emeritus Joe Little at 12:00

 and Food and Water Watch Campaign Director Mary Grant at 16:00

February 23, 2021

PRESS RELEASE:  Legislators & Water Advocates Unite to Oppose Nestle Water Grab

Video of morning rally 

Video of morning rally at the Suwannee River Water Management District in Live Oak FL provided by Lorenzo Phrasavath to be used in whole or in part by the press.

Preview the video here, download below.

10 minutes total.

At 10 seconds is Mike Roth, president of Our Santa Fe River

At 3:11:29 is Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson, board member of Our Santa Fe river and local advocate

At 7:17:09 is a collection of B-Roll from the rally.

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PHOTOS downloadable for press use:

Springs located on the Ginnie Springs property.

Photos by Alex Brock. Hover or click for option to download.

February 23rd, morning rally at the Suwannee River Water Management District in Live Oak, FL.

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Rally photos by Brenda Wells, and may be cropped/edited as needed.

Archived Press Releases

JOHN MORAN photo essay, BMAP challenge:

In August of 2019 John Moran visited several springs along the Suwannee River to document conditions. Here you will see his photos of those springs , sometimes paired with past photos for comparison. John Moran presented these photographs at the BMAP hearing. 

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Dan Hilliard's  letter to Gov DeSantis

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