Wakulla Springs and other protection plans head toward turbulent waters

Florida springs activists will decide this week whether to move forward with a legal challenge to the Department of Environmental Protection plans to restore water quality in 24 springs.

A coalition of groups met in a conference call Friday organized by the Florida Springs Institute. Participants agreed to two more meetings and to “cloak them in silence” until they decide whether to contest the Basin Management Action Plans mandated by the 2016 Legislature.

They have a 21-day window to file for an administrative hearing.

“It’ll be quick. We have just two weeks left,” said Sean McGlynn, chair of the Wakulla Springs Alliance.

Members of his board question whether the group has the money...