Springs have attracted people since prehistoric times, and today visitors from all over the world come to North Florida to swim, dive, float, play, and relax in these unique wonders of Nature.
In April 2013, the District's Governing Board joined the Florida Legislature in recognizing April as Springs Protection Awareness Month.
Now, the District is joining the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and other water management district to celebrate springs and brings awareness to these natural wonders from April – June.
Science and Springs
Springs conservation and protection is at the foundation of the District’s four main mission areas. Water quality, water supply, natural systems and flooding research all support the preservation and sustainability of our springs
Our research data is used to create long-term planning documents which identify needs and solutions, or even regulations that are needed to ensure spring remains a way of life.
The District employs a strong team of scientists and experts with the education and skills needed to help solve our springs’ greatest challenges.
The District also works with local communities and stakeholders to implement projects that help capture water, improve water quality, restore a natural system or prevent flooding.
Florida's upcoming budget includes another $50 million towards springs restoration, continuing the state's record investment since 2011.