Time to Protect Florida’s Springs



Ocala Star Banner (this also ran in the Gainesville Sun)
Now is the time to protect Florida’s precious springs

 By Robert Knight
Special to the Star-Banner

Florida’s springs are not eternal — they are being degraded in a variety of ways due to the state’s increasing human population. The magnificent artesian springs in Florida are displaying alarming changes, including reductions in water flow, elevated nutrient concentrations, reductions in natural aquatic vegetation and fish, and increasing populations of filamentous algae.

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