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Florida's springs hold a special place in our hearts and are the backdrop for countless precious memories, woven forever into the fabric of what it means to be Floridian. Springs take us back to a time before the hustle and bustle of everyday life, before schedules, before deadlines. They hold the key to some of our most treasured experiences, past, present and future.

With more than 1,000 springs in the state, and perhaps the largest concentration of freshwater springs on Earth, springs are purely and uniquely Florida. They are abundant with natural beauty and wildlife habitat, and they are a source of fresh water for rivers and streams. Florida springs and attractions contribute to local economies and the state’s tourism industry. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida's water management districts are committed to using science, planning and strong community partnerships to preserve this cherished natural resource for future generations. Florida’s upcoming budget provides $50 million in funding for springs, continuing the state’s record investments since 2011.

Springs Facts

10 Things You Didn't Know About Florida Springs and How Florida Protects Our Springs.
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Ask the Expert

State scientists and water management experts answer your questions about springs.
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Educator Resources

Infographic Fact Sheets, worksheets and activities. Schedule a field trip or invite an expert to visit your classroom.
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Locate Your Springs

Learn about recreational opportunities available at springs and locate a spring near you.
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Partner Toolkit

Downloadable Springs resources for partners to share on web and social media.
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Local Resources

Learn more about water management districts who work cooperatively with DEP to manage the water resources on a regional level.
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Learn about restoration plans (BMAPs), including septic tank and fertilizer requirements
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Learn about projects to improve water quality and supply
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Learn about Florida Springs and various Spring Programs
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