Florida's springs are under siege. Ask Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford to support springs restoration today!
Florida is home to over 1000 springs – more than any other state. These bowls of liquid light are world class jewels in Florida's crown that provide natural, recreational and economic values; but they are in danger. Florida's springs are threatened by fertilizer and sewage run-off, and they won't receive the protection they need without your help.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Florida Senate has created legislation to begin serious springs protection. SB 1576, the Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act, would fund projects to treat sewage, limit fertilizer use, address home septic systems and set up protection zones around springs. It has moved through Senate committees with majority support. But the House version, HB 1313, is stalled!
House speaker Will Weatherford believes that we can wait until next year to protect our springs. Please tell him that our water can't wait!
Join us in calling on House Speaker Weatherford to support funding and policy for springs protection. We've already waited too long for water protection – the time is now.
Cathy Harrelson is GRN's Florida Organizer.