Join the Florida Springs Council's

fight to save the Rainbow River

The threat to the Rainbow River:

The Rainbow Spring’s clear water and abundant wildlife make it one of America’s most alluring spring runs.

But look underneath and you can see that it is already showing the impacts of overuse.

  • Nitrogen pollution in the River is five times above water quality standards

  • Flows are down by 20%

  • More than 100,000 people use the river each year.


A 100+ acre Westgate Resort proposed along the edge of the River, including an RV Park, hotel, restaurant, and tubing docks will only worsen the problems and imperil the region’s most important environmental and economic asset.

The fate of this development and the Rainbow River rests primarily in the hands of the Dunnellon City Council which represents the 1,800 residents of this small Florida town at the confluence of the Rainbow and Withlacoochee Rivers.

Rainbow River Conservation (RRC) was founded almost sixty years ago by local concerned citizens to protect the spring and river that brought them to this rural area of Florida. Along with other groups, they founded the Florida Springs Council (FSC), Florida’s only statewide advocacy group working exclusively on protecting our world-class springs and rivers.

Together, RRC and FSC have fought two legal battles within the past year to protect the flow and water quality of the Rainbow Spring and River. Now we are teaming up to stop Westgate’s “Rainbow River Ranch” and ensure that the future of this sensitive property is one that protects the Rainbow River and enhances the local community.


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