The Florida Springs Council (FSC)
was formed to advocate on the behalf of the
springs of Florida. In the beginning, to affect the legislative process, there were eight founding groups who put their resources
together to work as one voice for all the springs. The list below are original FSC member organizations. The first eight are the founding
members. To become a member contact the Florida Springs Institute here
Howard T. Odum, Florida Springs Institute
The Florida Springs Institute is named after the late Dr. Howard T. Odum, the Father of Springs Ecology, who first called the world's attention to the majesty and mystery of these unique and complex ecosystems. Our founder, Dr. Robert L. Knight, studied under the direction of Dr. Odum and has conducted follow-up studies of the ecology of 18 major springs in Florida. Visit Howard T. Odum, Florida Springs Institute
Silver Springs Alliance
The Silver Springs Alliance recognizes that the groundwater supply of Marion County is finite and vulnerable to overuse and pollution due to human activity. Therefore, it is the goal of the Silver Springs Alliance to ensure the sustainability (quantity and quality) of the Floridan Aquifer System, the primary source of water that nourishes Silver Springs.
To accomplish these goals the Silver Springs Alliance will advocate for actions that provide for the long-term maintenance of a healthy Silver Springs, Silver River, and contributing area of the Floridan aquifer (collectively termed the Silver River System). Visit Silver Springs Alliance
The goal of the Ichetucknee Alliance is to ensure the restoration, preservation, and protection for future generations of the ecosystems along the full 5.5 mile length of the Ichetucknee River, including all its associated springs.
The Ichetucknee Alliance recognizes that the groundwater supply of the Ichetucknee River basin is finite and vulnerable to overuse and pollution due to human activity. Therefore, it is also the goal of the Ichetucknee Alliance to ensure the security of the Floridan Aquifer System, the primary source of water that nourishes the Ichetucknee River and provides drinking water for thousands of people throughout North Florida. Visit Ichetucknee Alliance
Our Santa Fe River, Inc
Our Santa Fe River, Inc is composed of concerned citizens working to protect the waters and lands supporting the aquifer, springs and rivers within the watershed of the Santa Fe River by promoting public awareness pertaining to the ecology, quality, and quantity of the waters and lands immediately adjacent to and supporting the Santa Fe River, including its springs and underlying aquifer. Visit Our Santa Fe River, Inc
Save The Manatee
Save the Manatee Club is an award-winning national nonprofit 501(c)(3) and membership-based organization established in 1981 by renowned singer/songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, and former U.S. Senator, Bob Graham, when he was governor of Florida. Visit Save The Manatee
Withlacoichee Aquatic Restoration, Inc
W.A.R., Inc. (d/b/a Withlacoochee Aquatic Restoration). was organized in 1984 in response to threats to the quality of life of residents along the lower Withlacoochee River because of unrestrained, deep limerock mining operations in the coastal zone. W.A.R., Inc. actions during this period were instrumental in formulating stipulated agreements that limited the conduct and scope of mining operations. Visit Withlacoichee Aquatic Restoration, Inc
Friend of Warm Mineral Springs
Friends of Warm Mineral Springs is a non-profit community based organization dedicated to both educating people about the fragile ecosystems and historical resources that populate Florida?s recreational areas and providing support for efforts to preserve and restore these same resources for future generations. Visit Friend of Warm Mineral Springs
The alliance is composed of concerned citizens, scientists, educators, and other professionals who are passionate about protecting Wakulla Springs. We work collaboratively with other organizations to encourage federal, state and local government agencies to protect our local water resources from further decline with emphasis on Wakulla Springs. Visit Wakulla Springs Alliance
Below are the additional 13 members of the Florida Springs Council Member Organization
North Florida Land Trust, Inc
North Florida Land Trust is a long-standing champion of environmental protection. They are a local, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization funded largely by private and corporate contributions
They work closely with private landowners and other public agencies at all levels of government, not-for-profit partners, and foundations. The organization is a member of the Alliance of Florida Land Trusts and subscribes to the Standards and Practices of its national affiliate Land Trust Alliance. Visit North Florida Land Trust, Inc
Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.
To further the education of the members and the public in the fields of gardening, horticulture, botany, floral design, landscape design, environmental awareness through the conservation of natural resources, civic beautification, nature studies, and to instill in our youth the love of gardening and the respect and protection of the environment. Visit Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.
Florida Wildlife Federation
The Florida Wildlife Federation is a private, statewide, non-profit citizens' conservation education organization composed of thousands of concerned Floridians and other citizens from all walks of life who have a common interest in preserving, managing, and improving Florida's fish, wildlife, soil, water, and plant life. As the State Affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, FWF has been improving Florida's wildlife since 1936. Visit Florida Wildlife Federation
Homosassa River Alliance
Citizens concerned about the abuse and overuse of their coastal rivers and wetlands, which is why this group was organized. As a feeder to the Homosassa and then to the Gulf, the Halls River is definitely on our radar. We were successful in ending a proposed zoning change on the northwest side of the Halls River bridge via lawsuits. Visit Homosassa River Alliance
Paddle Florida, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation organized to support canoeing and kayaking in Florida. Events in each of Florida's five water management districts expose paddlers to Florida's natural beauty and rich cultural heritage while promoting water conservation, wildlife preservation, springs restoration and waterways protection. Paddle Florida also seeks to promote Florida as an international destination for nature-based tourism. Visit Paddle Florida
Rainbow River Conservation
Protect and preserve the water quality, the natural beauty, the riverbed, and the flood plains of the Rainbow River. Pursue this mission through Education, Conservation, Stewardship and Advocacy. Visit Rainbow River Conservation
Volusia Blue Spring Alliance
To enhance protection and restoration of the quantity and quality of water flowing to Blue Spring from its springshed, and of fish and wildlife habitats in the spring and spring run. This is accomplished through regional and local partnerships for outreach, education, research, and leadership on behalf of Blue Spring. Visit Volusia Blue Spring Alliance
WWALS Watershed Coalition
WWALS is an advocacy organization working for watershed conservation of the Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Little River Systems watershed in south Georgia and north Florida through awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen advocacy. Visit WWALS Watershed Coalition
Florida Clean Water Network
The Florida CWN has been on the front line for the past 18 years in Florida, defending clean water laws on both the state and federal levels; educating the public about the importance of these laws; working with local communities and teaching them to effectively participate in decision-making in their communities; and bringing groups together across the state and in coordination with national groups to win some of the most significant environmental victories in Florida in the past decade or more. Visit Florida Clean Water Network
Chassahowitzka Civic Association, Inc.
Here they post news about Chassahowitzka Community and Environment. They provide a ?virtual? place where Chassahowitzka neighbors and fans can ?meet? to exchange information and discuss topics of interest to our neighborhood and greater Nature Coast Community. Visit Chassahowitzka Civic Association, Inc.
Florida Defenders of the Environment
Santa Fe Lake Dwellers Association
Lake Santa Fe is designated by the State of Florida as an Outstanding Florida Water which, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, means it is ?worthy of special protection because of its natural attributes.? The lake covers approximately 5,856 acres and, along with the 7,046-acre Santa Fe Swamp at the north end of the lake, is considered the headwaters of the Santa Fe River, the largest tributary of the mighty Suwannee River. Visit Santa Fe Lake Dwellers Association
The Springs Eternal Project is an evolving series of creative partnerships initiated by Lesley Gamble, John Moran and Rick Kilby in collaboration with a diverse community of springs scientists, researchers, artists and advocates. Our goal is to work across institutional and cultural divides in order to understand why the health of our springs is in rapid decline, and to inspire Floridians to work together to ensure effective and timely solutions. Visit Springs Eternal Project