Florida Matters: The Future of Florida's Springs

Florida Matters: The Future of Florida's Springs

Most everyone agrees that Florida's springs have seen much better days. Decades of growth, agriculture and lawn fertilizer are among the factors that have turned many springs into a soupy, murky muck. But a comprehensive bill to protect and restore Florida's natural springs failed in the legislature this session. We take a look at what the future holds for Florida’s springs, and visit Rock Springs in Orange County, where people say they've seen some changes to the springs throughout the years.

Deputy Secretary for Water Policy for Florida's Department of Environmental Protection
Florida Senator
Attorney, Hopping Green & Sams

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

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Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

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