Local environmentalists marshaling forces to challenge Wakulla Springs protection plan

A group of scientists, biologists and retirees is marshaling its forces for a regulatory fight.

The Wakulla Springs Alliance has scheduled three meetings over the next 10 days to talk about how to fight a Department of Environmental Protection plan to restore the iconic spring 17 miles south of Tallahassee. And they'll try to figure out how to pay for it if they do.

Critics say the Basin Management Action Plan the Legislature ordered DEP to write to reduce the flow of nitrates into the spring is narrow in scope and...