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Weeki Wachee State Park Cutting Back On Kayakers Per Day Oct 30, 2018 - Big changes are coming to the Weeki Wachee River. The state park has cut back on the number of kayakers allowed on the river each day in an effort to reduce the amount of garbage those kayakers leave behind.
Despite abundant rain, aquifer levels are trending downward Oct 10, 2018 - North Florida is home to a vast underground plumbing system known as the Floridan Aquifer. Comprising more than 100,000 square miles and several thousand feet in thickness, the Floridan Aquifer is like a gigantic, rock-filled bucket.
Florida springs plans on hold until 2019 Sep 1, 2018 - Plans for cleaning up springs systems in Volusia County and the rest of Florida have been pushed back until after the first of the year. The action plans, ordered by a state Legislature mandate in 2016, were supposed to be final by July 1 this year
The Glow Of A Blue Springs July Descent @ Orange City, FL Aug 26, 2018 - Blue Springs in Orange City. The surrounding waters are popular for swimming, free diving and floating away on inter-tubes during warmer weather. You may see gators basking in the sunlight and other indigenous aquatic life moving around the waterline.
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Florida Springs and Freshwater Aquifer Are at Risk Aug 9, 2018 - Florida springs and aquifer at risk warns top environmentalist. This year the environment is emerging as a top issue in both the primary and the general election.
Standup Paddle Boarding - Alexander Springs Run Aug 9, 2018 - The gently sloped crystal-clear swimming area is perfect for kids to play and swim. The water is a constant 72°F and incredibly clear. Surrounded by a floodplain forest of maples, sweetgum and cabbage palms, this recreation area feels almost tropical.
Pumping-Induced Seawater Intrusion In An Underwater Cave Aug 3, 2018 - Unsustainable aquifer use through the over-pumping of wells and springs reduces fresh groundwater volumes and allows for the intrusion of seawater.
A Hidden Gem: Ginnie Springs Jul 19, 2018 - Florida is well known for its beaches and outdoor nature activities. Tucked away from the coastal lines exists a private natural spring park called Ginnie Springs just six miles outside the city of High Springs, Florida. This hidden gem is located along the Santa Fe River and highlights Florida's northern central nature scene.
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Bob Knight: Our quality of life is supported by springs Jul 18, 2018 - Visit the new Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park and, if you can get in, you will see what your neighbors do to tolerate the summer heat. They spend the day in the springs.
Leaky septic tanks fuel algae blooms. Jul 18, 2018 - With toxic algae blooms now erupting all over Florida ' from the St. Johns River to Lake Okeechobee as well as on both coasts ' scientists are pointing a finger at one likely fuel source: pollution from leaking septic tanks.
Juniper Springs and the National Forest Jul 17, 2018 - You shouldn't be surprised that I would make sure and visit any National Forest if I am near one. In Florida, this is the Ocala National Forest.
Water from Stone - Rock Springs Jul 1, 2018 - Tucked away in an off-the-beaten-trail corner of Orange County is a gorgeous Florida gem called Rock Springs. Not that it is a sleepy place... the locals know and love it well, with hundreds of tubers floating the run on any pretty weekend.
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Ginnie Springs Photo Diary Jun 30, 2018 - Decided to welcome summer by adventuring to some of Florida's natural springs.
Santa Fe River - June 2018 Jun 21, 2018 - A friend called and said she was in need of a short, relaxing trip on cool water. She suggested the Santa Fe. She enjoyed playing with her new SUP and I was hunting up what little wildlife there is to see along the Santa Fe in hopes of getting some good photos with my new camera.
Ponce de León Springs - June 2018 Jun 21, 2018 - This beautiful spring is named for Juan Ponce de León, who led the first Spanish expedition to Florida in 1513 in search of the "fountain of youth."
Florida Springs with Amenities for RV Camping Jun 5, 2018 - The Florida springs are awesome! They are especially a great place to spend time during the summer. Hot and humid summer Florida summer days are made pleasant within seconds of dipping into one of the Florida Springs.
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Why You Must Plan a Visit To Ginnie Springs May 21, 2018 - Since 2002 or so, we've joined dozens of friends and family members at Ginnie Springs for our annual Mother's Day small-cation to the woods. It's probably the most highly anticipated event outside of Christmas for our crew.
Rainbow River: K.P.Hole to Head Spring to Blue Run boat Ramp. May 9, 2018 - We met up at K.P. Hole County park , unloaded the kayaks, then drove all the cars down to CR 484 to the Blue Run boat ramp and all the drivers rode back in two cars to K.P Hole County Park to launch. ($5 admission /launch fee).
Kayaking Juniper Creek Apr 18, 2018 - Usually on Juniper Creek, with it's swift current, many twists and turns and obstacles, and hordes of people, I only have time for a grab shot every now and then. My wish for this trip was to take our time so I could get a few more pictures than normal.
Hart Springs Mar 28, 2018 - With the kids off for spring break it was the perfect time to get away for the weekend and go camping. We chose a place in Florida that was only a couple of hours away. Hart Springs is located in Gilchrist county near the town of Bell, Florida. It is a county park that has both RV and tent camping sights.
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Camping at Ginnie Springs Mar 1, 2018 - To be completely blunt, it seems like Ginnie Springs' most redeeming quality is the fact that they are one of the only parks (if not the last one) to allow alcohol in the springs area -- just no glass bottles / containers.
One of My Favorite Places to Paddle Feb 27, 2018 - Rock Springs Run is located in Orange and Seminole Counties. It's 8.5 miles make up part of the Wekiva Paddling Trail. It is a beautiful spring fed river that stays clear year around and will challenge both beginner and experienced paddlers.
Camping at Juniper Springs Feb 24, 2018 - Right on the edge of Ocala National Forest lies Juniper Springs; a beautiful recreational area that was helped shaped by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Filled with swimming, canoeing, and kayaking the springs is also home to the Historic Millhouse.
Camping at Otter Springs Feb 22, 2018 - Otters Springs is located about an hour west of Gainesville, right next to where the Suwannee River runs. This place was great, but I definitely think it is geared more towards families and large groups that do not mind little to no privacy at the actual campsite
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Way Down Upon the Suwanee River Feb 8, 2018 - We didn't have any reservations for this evening, unsure how far we would drive and where we should end our day. The state parks are generally full. So, we tried something new, a county park. Our day ended at Hart Springs RV Campground outside Bell, Florida. Our first grassy campsite.
Morrison Springs Park – Walton County, Florida Jan 18, 2018 - Morrison Springs is a popular spring in northwest Florida and is one of 13 springs flowing into the Choctawhatchee River Basin. It is a large, sandy-bottomed spring surrounded by old growth cypress.
District and UF complete collaborative three-year investigation into Florida springs’ health Jan 8, 2018 - Scientists and engineers with the St. Johns River Water Management District and the University of Florida have completed a collaborative multi-year science investigation into the health of priority spring systems.
A Cold but Great Iche Nippy Dip 2018 Jan 6, 2018 - Yes it was cold, but no one complained, and once the initial plunge was past, it was totally exhilarating. Recent previous cold days may have played a role in the low attendance this year, and perhaps the flu also.
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Bills benefit conservation, pre-empt local tree ordinances Dec 29, 2017 - When state lawmakers met during the 2017 legislative session, one of the biggest issues was a bill backed by Senate President Joe Negron to revamp how water flows in parts of South Florida.
Swim with the Manatee in the Florida Springs Dec 28, 2017 - There are still several very attainable bucket list items like swimming with manatees in the Florida springs that I hadn't tackled until last week.
Robert Knight: A mixed year for the health of Florida’s springs Dec 22, 2017 - The past year has been a mixed blessing for Florida's springs. Mother Nature started the year with an extended drought that nearly depleted the flow in many intermediate-sized springs and promoted an explosion of filamentous algae in many larger ones.
Diving in Dye in Florida's Freshwater Springs Dec 16, 2017 - Thin white beams from our headlamps dance around the platform surrounding Silver Spring as we attempt to pull on our wetsuits in the dark. Stars are still bright as a team of researchers docks our boat in the spring basin.
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Ginnie Springs – Visibility Forever Dec 8, 2017 - Ginnie Springs was a place I had wanted to go to previously in the year but the weather had different plans when Hurricane Matthew hit and canceled my original trip/diving plans.
Mermaids Are Real & They Swim w/Manatees in Florida Springs Nov 16, 2017 - Each year when air and water temperatures throughout the state of Florida get cold, manatees seek warmth by congregating in the state's 72-degree-yearround springs.
Hurricance Irma improved water conditions at Silver Springs Oct 24, 2017 - Each month, the Silver Springs Professional Dive Team plunges into Mammoth Spring ' the state park's main spring — to clean algae and muck from the iconic glass-bottom boats and "I-Spy" statues at the bottom of the spring.
Ichetucknee Springs State Park Oct 23, 2017 - Seeing the headspring made the frustrations I experienced previously beyond worth it. Oh my goodness it is incredibly beautiful.
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Florida's Forgotten Theme Park Rainbow Springs Oct 11, 2017 - Rainbow Springs is a beautiful spring near the West coast of Florida on the Rainbow River. At Rainbow Springs you can swim in the water all day or rent kayaks and canoes to explore outside of the spring.
Opinion: How long until disaster forces us to clean up Florida springs? Sep 22, 2017 - There are $50 million in this year's state budget for springs. But how far will that get us? And by the time disaster really strikes and the spring looks like pea soup and the home values drop and tube renters lose their business, it will cost much more to restore Rainbow Springs, if we even can.
Robert Knight: Seeing healthy springs is believing Sep 9, 2017 - Florida's water management districts are also guilty of unwise policies by permitting excessive groundwater withdrawals while publicly owned springs are drying up.
Family Fun at Alexander Springs Aug 30, 2017 - Located in the Ocala National Forest, Alexander Springs is a favorite swimming hole and outdoor recreation area for families. Parents with little children appreciate the lake-like environment, sandy bottom, and shallow depths.
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Family Adventures at Alexander Springs Aug 30, 2017 - Located in the Ocala National Forest, Alexander Springs is a favorite swimming hole and outdoor recreation area for families. Parents with little children appreciate the lake-like environment, sandy bottom, and shallow depths.
Alachua County seeks money to help Poe Springs Aug 17, 2017 - Poe Springs may become eligible for funding to help its water quality if Alachua County's request to have it designated as a "priority focus area" is approved by the state.
Photos of the Week – Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Florida Aug 14, 2017 - On our visit to Ichetucknee, we decided to focus on the Blue Hole and the Head Spring as our two main points of interest. The Blue Hole is about 1/3 of a mile from the parking area, down a well worn trail.
New study to delay Ichetucknee management plan vote Aug 13, 2017 - A proposed Ichetucknee Springs State Park management plan that was set to be voted on Friday has been put on hold so a more in-depth study of the park, including its aquatic vegetation, wildlife, water quality and other features, can be done.
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Local springs are cooler than being cool Aug 13, 2017 - Forget slimy June grass and sandy feet. Forget your eyes stinging from the saltwater or searching desperately for a parking spot. Instead of heading to the beach, head north and take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear springs.
Rum Island: The Slow Death of a Small Spring Aug 12, 2017 - My visits to Rum have been fun, inspiring and soul-healing. I've seen the spring in bitter winter, when mists whirled on the water like dancing spirits. I've been followed by a school of tiny fish as I waded in golden water while the rising river encroached into the spring.
Robert Knight: Florida’s springs are living things Aug 11, 2017 - Florida's springs have all the qualities of living creatures. They are contiguous systems composed of plants and animals, working together in an organized fashion, and capable of reproduction, growth, response to stimuli and long-term stability.
$7.8 million released to curb Wakulla Springs pollution Aug 10, 2017 - Wakulla Springs defenders cheered Monday's announcement that Gov. Rick Scott, the Department of Environmental Protection and water management districts have decided how to divvy up $50 million in springs' protection money.
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Juniper Spring, Marion County, May 2017 Aug 9, 2017 - I gravitate toward small, sandy spring runs with overarching tree canopy, so Juniper Spring has always been a favorite. Like many, or perhaps most, of the big springs in Florida, the Juniper headspring was modified long ago for swimming.
Rainbow Springs In The Late Afternoon Is At Great Risk Aug 8, 2017 - Rainbow Springs feeds the Rainbow River and is a beautiful waterway in Dunnellon, Florida. I recently visited the spring after an afternoon on the river with friends. When Takoda and I got there, the park was clearing out and soon we had it all to ourselves.
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