Wakulla Springs advocates say 'cleanup plan won't clean our spring'

Wakulla Springs advocates say a state roadmap to clean springs is a dead end.

A coalition of groups dedicated to springs protection sent letters Thursday to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to expose “huge gaps” in the proposed Basin Management Action Plans for springs fouled by pollution. BMAPS are long-range plans to reduce nitrogen in the watersheds of 24 freshwater springs of north and central Florida.

The plans are required by the Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act of 2016 and must be approved by the end of this month. More than 20 groups under the umbrella of The Florida Springs Council say the DEP is overly optimistic about its cleanup plans..