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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Springs groups unite to strengthen their voice

Published January 10, 2015
In December, representatives of nine groups, including four from North Central Florida, established the Florida Springs Council. Together, they plan to advocate for "comprehensive" springs protection legislation during the upcoming legislative session in Tallahassee, as well as potentially mount legal challenges against groundwater pumping permits, water supply plans and minimum flows and levels that they feel harm or do not do enough to protect the state's springs and the aquifer.

Other member groups from this area include the Ichetucknee Alliance and Our Santa Fe River Inc. From other parts of the state, the Save the Manatee Club, Wakulla Springs Alliance, Kings Bay Springs Alliance, Friends of Warm Mineral Springs and Withlacoochee Aquatic Restoration Inc. were also organizing members.
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