(including Kings Bay Spring Group)
These 30 Outstanding Florida Springs have special status and protections. Explore the map above to learn more.
the Florida Springs Institute
The Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute is a science and education based non-profit organization. Our mission is to to provide a focal point for improving the understanding of springs ecology and to foster the development of science-based education and management actions needed to restore and protect springs throughout Florida.
Springs 101 GUIDE
Springs 101 is a beginners guide to understanding Florida springs. Learn about the water cycle, the Floridan Aquifer, springs flora and fauna, threats to Florida springs, and what’s needed to protect them for current and future generations.
Why do we need to protect Florida springs? Where are we with springs protection? Who is in charge of managing the health of Florida’s springs? And what can you do to protect them? Dive deeper and learn about the threats our springs face and what can be done to protect them!
This website was developed by the Florida Springs Institute to educate Florida residents and tourists about the Floridan Aquifer and springs.
The Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute is a science and education based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our goal is to document Florida’s springs and educate the public about the threats that face them in hopes to ensure that future generations of wildlife and humans can enjoy springs.
The mission of the Florida Springs Institute is to provide a focal point for improving the understanding of springs ecology and to foster the development of science-based education and management actions needed to restore and protect springs throughout Florida.
The Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute is located in a historic building in downtown High Springs, Florida. We concurrently operate the North Florida Springs Environmental Center, which is open to the public! Visit us and speak with a springs expert, or contact us to request a group presentation.
The North Florida Springs Environmental Center is located in the springs heartland of Florida, in the middle of historic downtown High Springs. Look for the beautiful Gateway to the Springs mural by Douglas Hancock on the west facing wall of our building!