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ATTENTION: The FSI website will be undergoing construction beginning October 21,2014, so that we can bring you a new look and make it easier for users to access the content we provide. We will not remove content during this update, but the site will be in a state of transition as we make these changes. If you encounter difficulties in locating material please email and we will be happy to email the requested materials to you directly. Thank you!

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The Florida Springs Institute is named after the late Dr. Howard T. Odum, the Father of Springs Ecology, who first called the world's attention to the majesty and mystery of these unique and complex ecosystems. Our founder, Dr. Robert L. Knight, studied under the direction of Dr. Odum and has conducted follow-up studies of the ecology of 18 major springs in Florida. This website is a vital part of our mission to provide science-based education to the public and their leaders. We have gathered a collection of information about springs ecology so vast that you will find it necessary to stop by frequently. The Florida Springs Institute is a 5o1c3 non-profit organization funded entirely through grants and private donations.

Newly Released Restoration Plans

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