Weeki Wachee River under a green canopy of trees

Protecting the Weeki Wachee River

Join us in the community effort to protect the Weeki Wachee River.

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.

Florida has the largest concentration of springs in the world. There are more than 200 springs within the District. Over time, these natural treasures have become threatened by human activities, climate change and other factors. It will take time to restore our springs, but there are steps we can all take to help.

To lead this effort, the District put together a team of springs experts whose knowledge is based on decades of research, pilot projects and complex groundwater models. 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. You can get more information on projects the Springs Team is implementing to improve the five major spring systems in the region by clicking on the photos above.

In addition to the Springs Team, the District has also brought together local, regional and state agencies to create the Springs Coast Steering, Management and Technical committees to identify issues, solutions, costs and responsibilities associated with managing the first-magnitude springs in the Springs Coast.

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