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Welcome

                                                                  

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.

Just Released!


Wakulla Spring Restoration Plan 



Full Document: Wakulla Spring Restoration Plan



Silver Springs & River Restoration Action Plan 

Executive Summary




Full Document:

2014 Silver Springs Restoration Action Plan Executive Summary 



Calling All Springs Enthusiasts!


Become a member of FSI today!


The Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute is hosting a membership drive from June 2nd through September 30th.  We are looking for new and renewing members who acknowledge that Florida’s springs are unique and important ecosystems that desperately need our help due to reductions in water flow, elevated nutrient concentrations, reductions in natural aquatic vegetation and fish, and increasing populations of filamentous algae. 


As a member of Florida Springs Institute, you support: ongoing scientific research and testing that is designed to establish a baseline for the development of restoration plans, statewide educational opportunities for people of all ages and educational levels, and a united voice that reaches Florida’s leaders about the importance of protecting the aquifer that feeds our springs. 


We have several membership levels to choose from and you can change your membership level at any time:

Donation of $15 = Student Membership

Donation of $25 = Individual Membership       
Donation of $35 = Family Membership  
Donation of $75 = Business Membership
Donation of $300 or more = Lifetime Membership 





In appreciation of your support, all new members will receive an FSI Silipint!






In addition, all new or upgrading lifetime members will receive free admission to our upcoming fall fundraiser and the first four (4) individuals to upgrade or sign up for a lifetime membership will receive a SIGNED copy of Aquiferious by Margaret Ross Tolbert!

   



Please consider making a contribution to help us meet our goal of 250 new and renewing members this summer. You can help us save our springs!


For more information, visit the Become a Member section of our website!

The Florida Springs Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations are tax deductible. FEIN 46-1663401 

FDACS Registration #CH38941, Expiration Date: 6/28/2014

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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