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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.

Program Schedule

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Radio Guests

Drew BartlettDrew BartlettDeputy Secretary for Water Policy for Florida's Department of Environmental Protection
Charlie DeanCharlie DeanFlorida Senator
David W. ChildsDavid W. ChildsAttorney, Hopping Green & Sams



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Florida Matters tackles tough issues, highlights little-known stories from our part of the world, and provides a greater perspective of what it means to live in the Sunshine State.

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