Economic Impact of Selected Florida Springs on Surrounding Local Areas Florida’s fresh water springs offer lasting impressions through their natural beauty and recreational benefits and are an important natural and cultural resource for the state. They are also of significant economic benefit to the local communities in which they are located. With this, the Florida Springs Initiative funded a study that outlines the significance of protecting springs and the i
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.