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 September 19, 2019 in High Springs.

Below is a list of past presentations and agendas. For copies, please contact Stacie Greco at 352-264-6829 or Sgreco@alachuacounty.us.

Santa Fe River Springs Basin Working Group  

Agendas and Presentations

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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