While other springs across the state may be dwindling down with overuse, the winter haven for the West Indian manatee that is Blue Springs remains untouched with its minimal flow regime. This allows the spring’s water levels to remain sustainable for wildlife without the worry of over consumption.
Spring and summer seasons for Floridians are characterized by recreational activities involving water sources that are especially unique to us like springs and beaches. While we use these resources almost all year around, it can be difficult to notice that these water sources, once plentiful, are now gradually being depleted by wasteful behavior and old [...]
In March 2012, Bob Knight embarked on what some believe is a dangerous experiment. He reintroduced water hyacinth into Kings Bay in Crystal River, Florida, at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. The bay is a haven for manatees, which unlike Floridians happen to love hyacinth. Since it was first brought to the St. Johns [...]