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Florida has more than 1,000 springs — the largest concentration in the world. Within the Southwest Florida Water Management District, there are more than 150 springs.


They are the natural wonders that flow through Florida. They are home to mullet, manatees and even mermaids. They are Florida’s springs and they need our help.

Over time, these natural treasures have become threatened by human activities, climate change and other factors. But there are solutions and steps we can all take to restore our springs, which support the local economy and quality of life.

To lead this effort, the District put together a team of springs experts to conserve and restore our spring systems. Since each spring system is different, the team uses a variety of techniques such as regulation, monitoring, research and development, restoration and education to address each system’s individual challenges. Learn more »