Our Suwannee River tributary neighbors have joined other Florida watershed groups in forming a Florida Springs Council.
PR from the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, January 2014,
On December 4, 2014, seven representatives from various Florida springs advocacy groups “ Friends of Warm Mineral Springs, the Ichetucknee Alliance, the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, the Kings Bay Springs Alliance, Our Santa Fe River, Inc., Save the Manatee Club, the Wakulla Springs Alliance, and Withlacoochee Aquatic Restoration, Inc. (formerly Withlacoochee Area Residents, Inc.) “ met as the Organizing Committee for the Florida Springs Council. This ad hoc organization will be comprised of representatives from all Florida organizations that focus all or part of their group’s energies on springs issues and, by extension, issues that affect the Floridan aquifer that feeds the springs.
The Withlacoochee mentioned is central Florida’s Withlacoochee River, but of course WWALS’ south Georgia and north Florida Withlacoochee River has the same kind of springs. Our Withlacoochee River is a tributary of the Suwannee River, as is the Santa Fe River, represented by FSC founding participant Our Santa Fe River, and the Ichetucknee River is a tributary of the Santa Fe River, represented by the Ichetucknee Alliance.
There’s more detail about the new Florida Springs Council here.