Florida is home to more first and second-magnitude springs than any other state in the nation. Our communities rely on healthy springs for fresh drinking water, diverse ecosystems and exciting recreational opportunities that attract visitors from all over the world. Discover more about these precious natural resources and how Florida protects them:
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.