Santa Fe River Springs Protection Forums

The springs forum was created by concerned citizens to create a forum where government officials, professionals, and the public can discuss the issues and solutions to protecting our local springs. ACEPD coordinates quarterly meetings, which are open to the public, for the  working group.

The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 2019. When finalized, the agenda will be posted below.

Santa Fe River Springs Basin Working Group  

Agendas and Presentations

  • Valuing Florida Water Resources
    02/13/2019
    Tatiana Borisova, UF

  • 2/13/19 Meeting Agenda
    02/13/2019

  • Greenhouse Gas Production in the Upper Floridan Aquifer
    02/13/2019
    Tatiana Summerall and Madison Flint, UF

  • MFL Refresher and an Introduction to the North Florida-Southeast Georgia Groundwater Model
    02/13/2019
    Tom Mirti, SRWMD

  • OSTDS and Nitrogen Updates 2019
    02/13/2019
    Roxanne Groover, Florida Onsite Wastewater Association

  • Summary of Santa Fe River and Springs Scientific Working Group
    02/13/2019
    Hillary Skowronski, Florida Springs Institute

  • 11/8/18 Meeting Agenda
    11/08/2018

  • Lake City Groundwater Recharge Wetland-Quality and Quantity Improvements Naturally
    11/08/2018
    Scott Knight, Wetlands Solutions

  • GRU's Water Reuse Program-Helping to Meet Water Challenges
    11/08/2018
    Rick Hutton & Kristen Sealey, GRU

  • Updates on Alachua County Water Quality Initiatives, including Poe Springs Septic Enhancement
    11/08/2018
    Shane Williams & Patrick Moran, ACEPD

  • 8/23/18 Meeting Agenda
    08/23/2018

  • A Summary of Water Withdrawals in Florida, 2015 with a look at Statewide Trends Since the 1970's
    08/23/2018
    Rich Marella, USGS

  • Friends of Rum Island Park
    08/23/2018
    Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson, Friends of Rum Island Park

  • Hornsby Springs Aeration and Restoration Project
    08/23/2018
    Greg Owen, Alachua County Environmental Protection Department

  • Mill Creek Sink Water Quality Improvement Project Update
    08/23/2018
    Sean King, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions

  • Spring Flow Declines in North Florida
    08/23/2018
    Bob Knight, Florida Springs Institute

  • Water Supply Assessment and Projects Update
    08/23/2018
    Amy Brown and Kris Eskelin, Suwannee River Water Management District

  • 5/10/18 Meeting Agenda
    05/10/2018

  • Agriculture Success Stories
    05/10/2018
    Charles Barrett and De Broughton, UF IFAS Extension

  • Life of a BMP
    05/10/2018
    Dave Cambron, Florida Dept. of Ag and Consumer Services

  • Summary of Springs Protection Forums
    05/10/2018
    Stacie Greco, Alachua County EPD

  • Sustainable Suwannee Low Input Cost Share Program
    05/10/2018
    Ben Glass, Suwannee River Water Management District

  • 2/15/2018 Meeting Agenda
    02/16/2018

  • Hi-Res Rapid Water Quality Assessment of Santa Fe River and Springs
    02/15/2018
    Darlene Velez, Suwannee River Water Management District

  • Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Survey of Selected Springs on the Santa Fe River
    02/15/2018
    Tom Morris and Pete Butt, Karst Environmental Services

  • Silver Springs Flow Model Helps Explain Declining Flows?
    02/15/2018
    Del Bottcher, Soil and Water Engineering Technology

  • SRWMD RIVER and Springs Projects Update
    02/15/2018
    Tom Mirti, Suwannee River Water Management District

  • Summary of Santa Fe Springs Protection Forums
    02/15/2018
    Stacie Greco, Alachua County EPD

  • Valuing the Recreation Benefits of Springs
    02/15/2018
    Xian Bi, University of Florida

  • 11/9/2017 Meeting Agenda
    11/09/2017

  • Agricultural Water Security through Sustainable use of the Floridan Aquifer
    11/09/2017
    Wendy Graham and Wendy-Lin Bartels, UF

  • Springs Protection Outreach from a Local Government Perspective
    11/09/2017
    Stacie Greco, Alachua County EPD

  • Trends on the Santa Fe River and Getting the Public Involved
    11/09/2017
    Emily Taylor, Florida Springs Institute

  • 7/20/17 Meeting Agenda
    07/20/2017

  • How the BMAP process relates to the OSTDs industry
    07/20/2017
    Roxeanne Groover, Florida Onsite Wastewater Association

  • OSTDs and Springs Protection
    07/20/2017
    Xueqing Gao, FDOH

  • Wekiva Septic Study
    07/20/2017
    Rick Hicks, FDEP

  • 4/13/17 Meeting Agenda
    04/13/2017

  • Silver River Scientific Studies
    04/13/2017
    Diane Hall, SJRWMD

  • FDACS BMP Program and Springs Protection
    04/13/2017
    Stan Posey, FDACS

  • Field Trip Summary by a Participant
    04/13/2017
    Dave Wilson, Working Group Participant

  • SRWMD Springs Projects and BMAP Update
    04/13/2017
    Hugh Thomas, SRWMD

  • Synoptic Biological Monitoring of Springs
    04/13/2017
    Diane Hall, SJRWMD

  • 10/27/16 Meeting Agenda
    10/27/2016

  • Agricultural Trends in the Santa Fe Basin
    10/27/2016
    Mace Bauer, UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County

  • Local Food Systems
    10/27/2016
    Anna Prizzia, UF Field and Fork Program

  • Resource Conservation Strategies Amongst Small Farms
    10/27/2016
    Danielle Treadwell, UF/IFAS

  • Suwannee River Water Management District Ag Programs
    10/27/2016
    Hugh Thomas, SRWMD

  • 7/14/16 Meeting Agenda
    07/14/2016

  • Flow Reversals as Potential Drivers of Spring Ecosystem Change
    07/14/2016
    Bobby Hensley, UF School of Forest Resources

  • Future of Volunteer Groundwater Monitoring in the Lower Santa Fe River Basin
    07/14/2016
    Rick Copeland, Aquifer Watch

  • Light Attenuation and Vallisneria americana
    07/14/2016
    Jennifer Sagan, Amec Foster Wheler

  • Monitoring Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Spring-Run Streams of the St. Johns River Basin
    07/14/2016
    Rob Mattson, SJRWMD

  • Santa Fe Restoration Focus Area Update
    07/14/2016
    Rick Hicks, FDEP

  • Santa Fe River and Springs Hydrologic Update
    07/14/2016
    Tom Mirti, SRWMD

  • 4/14/16 Meeting Agenda
    04/15/2016

  • A review of a 30-year aquatic plant dataset in the Santa Fe River
    04/14/2016
    Eric Nagid, Fish and Wildlife Commission

  • Drivers of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
    04/14/2016
    Sky Notestein, SWFWMD

  • SRWMD Water Monitoring Program
    04/14/2016
    Tom Mirti, SRWMD

  • Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Restoration in Florida Springs
    04/14/2016
    Sean King, SWFWMD

  • Turtle Populations in the Santa Fe River
    04/14/2016
    Jerry Johnston, Santa Fe College

  • Vegetation of the Santa Fe River
    04/14/2016
    Tom Morris, Karst Environmental Services

  • When the Masses Meet the Grasses
    04/14/2016
    Sam Cole, FDEP

  • 1/22/16 Meeting Agenda
    01/22/2016

  • Denitrification Concepts, Holly Factory Wall and Watson Dairy Bioreactor
    01/22/2016
    Mark Clark, UF

  • Ichetucknee Springshed Water Quality Improvement Project
    01/22/2016
    Sara Miller and Charlene Stroehlen, Amec Foster Wheeler

  • Overview of Alliance Dairies Operation and Environmental Projects
    01/22/2016
    Del Bottcher, Soil and Water Engineering Technology

  • Watson Dairy Legacy Nitrate Issues
    01/22/2016
    Del Bottcher, Soil and Water Engineering Technology

  • 10/22/15 Agenda
    10/22/2015

  • An Honest Discussion about Land Application
    10/22/2015
    Roxanne Groover, Florida Onsite Wastewater Association

  • Florida Water Management Inventory
    10/22/2015
    Elke Ursin, FL Dept. of Health

  • How Onsite Technologies Can Meet the Challenging Needs of Florida's Wastewater Infrastructure
    10/22/2015
    Roxanne Groover, Florida Onsite Wastewater Association

  • Onsite Sewage Nitrogen Study
    10/22/2015
    Elke Ursin, FL Dept. of Health

  • 7/24/15 Meeting Agenda
    07/24/2015

  • Hydrologic Features Investigation of Karst Features Near Poe Springs
    07/24/2015
    Pete Butt, Karst Env. Services

  • Santa Fe BMAP Restoration Focus Area
    07/24/2015
    Brian Katz, FDEP

  • SJRWMD Springs Protection Science and Solutions
    07/24/2015
    Casey Fitzgerald, SJRWMD

  • Using Volunteers to Monitor Groundwater and Springs
    07/24/2015
    Rick Copeland, AquiferWatch

  • Extension Strategies for Water Conservation_ Local Succes Stories
    04/09/2015
    Wendy Wilber, IFAS Extension

  • Florida Friendly Landscaping_ The Statewide Perspective
    04/09/2015
    Esen Momol, UF/IFAS Extension

  • Irrigation Technology and Landscape Modifications for Water Conservation
    04/09/2015
    Michael Dukes, UF/IFAS Extension

  • Sweetwater Branch Sheet Flow Field Trip
    04/09/2015
    Alice Rankeillor, GRU

  • 4/9/15 Meeting Agenda
    04/09/2015

  • Alachua County Landscape Irrigation Implementation and Education Efforts
    04/08/2015
    Stacie Greco, Alachua County EPD

  • 1/29/2015 Agenda
    01/29/2015

  • 2014-2015 Springs Restoration Funding
    01/29/2015
    Bob Palmer, Florida Springs Institute

  • Otter Springs Restoration
    01/29/2015
    Erich Marzolf, SRWMD

  • Suwannee River Water Management District Recharge Concepts
    01/29/2015
    Dale Jenkins, SRWMD

  • Water Quality at the Ichetucknee Trace Mine
    01/29/2015
    Darlene Saindon and Tommy Kiger, SRWMD

  • 10/09/2014 Agenda
    10/09/2014

  • Concepts for Wastewater and Biosolids Treatment with Beneficial Reuse
    10/09/2014
    Jeff Martin, FDEP

  • Diversity of Reclaimed Water
    10/09/2014
    Tony Cunningham, GRU

  • Gulf Sturgeon Response to a Tropical Storm Event
    10/09/2014
    Melissa Price, United States Geologic Survey

  • Introduction to Underground Injection Controls
    10/09/2014
    John Davis, FDEP

  • Agenda for 7/25/14 Meeting
    07/25/2014

  • Current Manatee Issues
    07/25/2014
    Katie Tripp, Save the Manatee Club

  • Hydrologic Update
    07/25/2014
    Megan Wetherington, SRWMD

  • Santa Fe BMAP Restoration Focus Area
    07/25/2014
    Brian Katz, FL Dept. of Environmental Protection

  • Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions in Florida's Karst Springs.
    07/25/2014
    Amy Brown, University of Florida

  • Agenda for 4/30/14 Meeting
    04/30/2014

  • Economic Contributions of Springs in the Lower Suwannee/Santa Fe
    04/30/2014
    Alan Hodges and Tatiana Borisova, UF

  • Santa Fe Turtle Project
    04/30/2014
    Jerry Johnston, Santa Fe College

  • Springs and the 2014 Legislative Session
    04/30/2014
    Bob Palmer (Board Member), Florida Springs Institute

  • The Lower Floridan Aquifer: Questions About Sustainability as a Groundwater Source
    04/30/2014
    John Herbert, On Point Associates

  • Agriculture Conservation Efforts in the Santa Fe Basin
    01/09/2014
    Hugh Thomas, Suwannee River Partnership

  • Developing a New Landscaping Behavior Change Campaign
    01/09/2014
    Stacie Greco, Alachua County Environmental Protection Department

  • Preliminary Results of an Economic Study of the Springs in the Santa Fe and Suwannee Basins
    01/09/2014
    Alan Hodges and Tatiana Borisova, UF Food and Resource Economics

  • Restoring Historic Flows to the Santa Fe River Springs
    01/09/2014
    Bob Knight, Florida Springs Institute

  • Update on Suwannee River Water Management District Springs Projects
    01/09/2014
    Erich Marzolf, SRWMD

  • Agenda for 9/26/13 Meeting
    09/26/2013

  • History and Status of the Monitoring Program Established by CCDA Waters, LLC
    09/26/2013
    Pete Butt, Karst Environmental Services

  • Nitrate Study in the Santa Fe Springs Restoration Focus Area
    09/26/2013
    Brian Katz, FL Dept. of Environmental Protection

  • Santa Fe Basin Hydrologic Update
    09/26/2013
    Megan Wetherington, Suwannee River Water Management District

  • Toward an Improved Understanding of Surface-Groundwater Sources and Travel Times in the Santa Fe Basin
    09/26/2013
    Wendy Graham, University of Florida Water Institute

  • Agenda for 5/30/13 Meeting
    05/30/2013

  • Assessment of FL Aerobic Treatment Units and Similiar Onsite Sewage Treatment Systems
    05/30/2013
    Eberhard Roeder, FL Dept of Health

  • Discharge Nitrate Releationships in Santa Fe River Springs_
    05/30/2013
    Erich Marzolf, Suwannee River Water Management District

  • Florida Onsite Sewage Nitrogen Reduction Strategies Study
    05/30/2013
    Elke Ursin, FL Dept. of Health

  • Minimum Flows and Levels for Lower Santa Fe and Ichetucknee
    05/30/2013
    Erich Marzolf, Suwannee River Water Management District

  • Nitrate Study in the Ginnie Springs Restoration Focus Area
    05/30/2013
    Brian Katz, FL Dept. of Environmental Protection

  • Managing Forests for Increased Water Yield
    05/30/2013
    Daniel McLaughlin, UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation

  • Agenda for 2/21/13 Meeting
    02/21/2013

  • Florida Springs and Endangered Species
    02/21/2013
    Jacki Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity

  • Hydrologic Update
    02/21/2013
    Megan Wetherington, Suwannee River Water Management District

  • Slimes Crimes Campaign
    02/21/2013
    Cris Costello, Sierra Club

  • Pictures from Springs Saver Workshop on 2/16/13
    02/21/2013

  • Water Use in Florida for 2010 and Current Trends
    02/21/2013
    Richard Marella, US Geologic Survey

  • Agenda for 11/15/2012 Meeting
    11/15/2012

  • Anticipated Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Nature Coast Ecosystems
    11/15/2012
    Whitney Gray, Florida Sea Grant and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

  • Economic and Environmental Benefits of Longleaf
    11/15/2012
    Ad Platt, The Longleaf Alliance

  • Gainesville Regional Utilities Water Supply Planning
    11/15/2012
    Tony Cunningham, Gainesville Regional Utilities

  • Longleaf Pine Restoration-Planning Conservation Alternatives for Water and Wildlife
    11/15/2012
    Kris Cathey, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

  • Agenda for 8/16/2012 Meeting
    08/16/2012

  • Designing a Public Outreach Campaign for Springs Protection
    08/16/2012
    Stacie Greco, Alachua County Environmental Protection Department

  • Restoration Focus Areas Monitoring
    08/16/2012
    Rick Hicks, Florida Department of Environmental Protection Department

  • Santa Fe River Basin Management Action Plan Update
    08/16/2012
    Terry Hansen, Florida Department of Environmental Protection Department

  • Algal Bloom Monitoring Results for the Santa Fe River
    08/16/2012
    Dave Whiting, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

  • School Retrofits for Water Conservation
    08/16/2012
    Robert McVay, Florida Rural Water Association

  • Summary of Santa Fe River Springs Basin Working Group
    08/16/2012
    Stacie Greco, Alachua County Environmental Protection Department

  • Agenda for 4/17/2012 Meeting
    04/17/2012

  • Current and Future Water Availability: Public Opinion in the Southern United States
    04/17/2012
    Tatiana Borisova, UF

  • Economic Benefits of Springs and Associated Ecosystem Services
    04/17/2012
    Laila Racevskis, UF

  • A Springs Protection Menu for Local Governments
    04/17/2012
    Stacie Greco and Holly Banner, Alachua County

  • Agenda for 1/12/2012 Meeting
    01/12/2012

  • Hydrologic Update
    01/12/2012
    Megan Wetherington, Suwannee River Water Management District

  • Grazer Control of Algae Blooms in Ichetucknee Springs
    01/12/2012
    Dina Liebowitz, University of Florida

  • Lower Santa Fe and Ichetucknee MFL Update
    01/12/2012
    John Good, Suwannee River Water Management District

  • Draft Santa Fe Restoration Plan
    01/12/2012
    Bob Knight, Florida Springs Institute

  • Agenda for 10/19/11 Meeting
    10/19/2011

  • Evolving Ag BMPs: A Grower's Perspective
    10/19/2011
    Alto Straughn, Straugh Farms

  • Evolving Ag BMPs: Toward Less Nutrient Loss to Groundwater
    10/19/2011
    Dell Bottcher, Soil and Water Engineering Technology

  • Why Agricultural Practices Are Critical to Springs Protection
    10/19/2011
    Stacie Greco and Carol Lippincott

  • US Geologic Survey Florida Water Use Program
    10/19/2011
    Richard Marella, US Geologic Survey

  • Georgia Agricultural Water Conservation and Metering Program
    10/19/2011
    Lynn Torak, US Geologic Survey

  • Agenda for May 19, 2011 Meeting
    05/19/2011
    NA

  • Lower Santa Fe and Itchetucknee Minimum Flows and Levels Update
    05/19/2011
    Clay Coarsey and Bill Spencer, SRWMD

  • Florida Springs Institute
    05/19/2011
    Bob Knight, Florida Springs Institute

  • Using Stable Isotopes for Helping Determine Sources of NO3
    05/19/2011
    Rick Hicks, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

  • Alachua County Springs Protection
    05/19/2011
    Stephen Hofstetter, Alachua County Environmental Protection Department

  • Groundwater Recharge Wetlands
    05/19/2011
    Bob Knight, Wetland Solutions Inc.

  • Historic Groundwater Trends in the Suwanee Basin
    05/19/2011
    Kathleen McKee, UF Water Institute

  • Suwannee River Partnership
    05/19/2011
    Hugh Thomas, Suwannee River Partnership

  • Agenda for February 16, 2011 Meeting
    02/16/2011
    NA

  • Algal Turf Scrubbers - Cost Effective Nitrogen and Phosphorus Control for Point and Nonpoint Source Applications
    02/16/2011
    Mark Zivojnovich, Hydromentia, Inc.

  • FloridaSprings.org news and Other Updates
    02/16/2011
    Connie Bersok, Florida Department of Environmental Protection Springs Initiative

  • Hydrologic Update
    02/16/2011
    Megan Wetherington, Suwannee River Water Management District

  • Container Nursery BMP's and Denitrification Wall Demonstration Project
    02/16/2011
    Mark Clark, University of Florida

  • Alachua County - Land-use Planning for Spring Protection
    11/18/2010
    Mike Castine - Planner, Alachua County Comprehensive Planning Division

  • Citrus County - Land-use Planning for Spring Protection
    11/18/2010
    Kevin Smith - Director, Citrus County Planning Division

  • Statewide Overview of Comprehensive Planning for Groundwater Protection in Springsheds, featuring Wakulla Spring
    11/18/2010
    Craig Diamond - State Planning Administrator, Florida Department of Community Affairs

  • Lake County - Land-use Planning for Spring Protection
    11/18/2010
    Brian Sheahan - Director, Lake County Planning Division

  • Marion County - Land-Use Planning for Spring Protection
    11/18/2010
    Bill Kinser - Planning Manager, Marion County Planning Division

  • Agenda for November 18, 2010 Meeting
    11/18/2010
    NA

  • FDEP Springs Initiative Update
    09/22/2010
    Geoff Brown, FDEP

  • Silviculture BMPs and Their Relationship to Our Springs
    09/22/2010
    Robin Holland, FL Division of Forestry

  • Agenda for September 22, 2010 Meeting
    09/22/2010
    NA

  • Future Scenarios Summary
    09/22/2010
    Carol Lippincott, Environmental Consultant

  • Ploidy o fGrass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) in the Suwannee River, Florida
    05/19/2010
    Bruce Jaggers, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

  • Florida Spring Ecosystem Study
    05/19/2010
    Bob Knight, Wetland Solutions

  • SRWMD MFLs and the Upper Santa Fe River
    05/19/2010
    John C. Good, SRWMD

  • SFRB BMAP Overview May
    05/19/2010
    Terry Hansen, FDEP

  • Hydrologic Conditions on Lower Santa Fe River
    05/19/2010
    Megan Wetherington, SRWMD

  • Agenda for May 19, 2010 Meeting
    05/19/2010
    NA

  • Agenda for March 17, 2010 Meeting
    03/17/2010
    NA

  • Poe Springs Basin Management Action Plan
    03/17/2010
    Terry Hansen, FDEP

  • Sources of Nitrate to Springs of the Lower Santa Fe
    03/17/2010
    Bill Tucker, MACTEC

  • Western Santa Fe River Basin Groundwater Resource Model
    09/30/2009
    Todd Kincaid, H2H Associates, LLC

  • Periphyton in Springs
    09/30/2009
    Alicia Wilson, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Environmental Supervisor, Watershed Monitoring Section

  • Mercury Samling in the Santa Fe River
    09/30/2009
    Ted Lange, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comission

  • Hydrologic conditions on lower Santa Fe River -
    09/30/2009
    Megan Wetherington, SRWMD

  • Agenda for September 30, 2009 Meeting
    09/30/2009
    NA

  • Meeting Notes for September 30, 2009 Meeting
    09/30/2009
    NA

  • 2009 State Legislative Session
    06/04/2009
    Connie Bersok, FL Department of Environmental Protection

  • Rotational Grazing Dairies
    06/04/2009
    Hugh Thomas, Suwannee River Partnership

  • Hydrologic Conditions on Lower Santa Fe River
    06/04/2009
    Megan Wetherington, SRWMD

  • 2008 Ichetucknee Report Card : A Summary of Environmental Health
    06/04/2009
    Robert Knight, Wetland Solutions Inc.

  • Agenda and Meeting Notes for June 4, 2009 Meeting
    06/04/2009
    NA

  • Water Supply Planning in The Upper Santa Fe River Basin
    03/19/2009
    Carlos Herd

  • Ichetucknee Partnership
    03/19/2009
    Cindy Johnson

  • Water Supply Assessment 2008 and 2010 Water Supply Planning Process for the Northern Water Supply Planning Area
    03/19/2009
    David Hornsby

  • Suwannee River Program
    12/11/2008
    Hugh Thomas

  • First Steps Toward Initiating a Local Springs Protection
    12/11/2008
    Mark Lander

  • Trends of Selected Springs in the Santa Fe
    12/11/2008
    Robert McKinney

  • Hydroconditions
    12/11/2008
    Megan Wetherington, Suwannee River Water Management District

  • High Aquifer Recharge
    12/11/2008
    Robin Hallbourg

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