The Division of Water Restoration Assistance provides funding assistance for projects that improve the quality and quantity of the state’s water resources. The division works closely with the water management districts, local governments and other stakeholders to identify and implement springs projects that achieve restoration goals.
There are several opportunities for the public to provide DEP comments on the proposed springs projects for the coming fiscal year. The first is by completing and submitting the springs public comment form online (link below). In addition, DEP has scheduled two duplicate webinars for receiving comments from the public. Registration links to these webinars are also below.
Since 2012, state funding has been appropriated for restoration projects to specifically benefit springs. Over the past six years, the state provided funding totaling $191 million for springs restoration. These funds have been leveraged with local match funding for a total investment of more than $365 million to protect Florida’s springs for present and future generations.
Below is a map depicting springs projects that have been approved and implemented or are scheduled to be implemented.
The links below allow one to view springs projects funded each fiscal year back to FY 2013-2014. For projects funded in Fiscal Years 2017-2018, 2016-2017 and 2015-2016, GIS Story Maps are provided which display the projects locationally as well as provide detailed project information. For projects funded in Fiscal Years 2014-2015 and 2013-2014, the links provide project information in table format.
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.