Don’t let our elected officials forget about North Florida!
In 2016, the Everglades and South Florida received 380 percent more Amendment 1 funding than statewide springs protection did! Now there’s a proposal to spend more than $4 billion of our conservation dollars to purchase more land in South Florida. Some elected officials are playing politics with our water, and putting North Florida conservation efforts in jeopardy. We need our elected officials to stand up and protect North Florida!
WHY IS NORTH FLORIDA IMPORTANT?
North and Central Florida are home to 70 percent of Florida's river watersheds.
Florida has more than 1,000 freshwater springs, most of which are in North and Central Florida.
75% of Florida’s springs have nitrate levels high enough to cause shifts in the ecosystems.
North and Central Florida provide nearly all of the recharge into the Floridan aquifer that provides Florida with much of our drinking water.