Florida has more springs than other states and most countries. Porous limestone is found beneath our feet and often close to the surface. This limestone holds and transports water making Florida’s aquifers or underground water systems the most productive in the world. Join us on July 20 beginning at 6 PM for our monthly Friday Night Naturalist program titled Florida Springs: Past and Current Uses.
Native Americans, early settlers, and even wildlife gathered around Florida’s springs. They were used as a respite from the heat, sources of drinking water, and a beautiful place to comfort the soul. Current residents, visitors, manatees and other wildlife continue to frequent our springs. Springs play an important role in Florida’s ecosystem.
Rob Mattson, Sr. Environmental Scientist with the St. Johns River Water Management District will give a program about the past and current uses for Florida springs. As a former Aquatic Biologist for the Suwannee River Water Management District, Mattson has spent years studying the biology of springs, serving on numerous spring task forces and more.
Learn about our springs systems from this springs expert. Learn how they were used and valued and what some of the future plans are for them.
This free program is held at the Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 East CR 44, Eustis. $5 donations are suggested to support this independent non-profit’s future programs. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352.357.7536.