video and powerpoint presentations

from our 2018 panelists and speakers

Welcome and Intro




Recap of the 2016 Springs Summit and Introduction to the 2018 Summit


Dan Hilliard, President, Florida Springs Council
Bob Knight, Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute


Florida Springs Conservation Plan



The Florida Springs Conservation Plan is a document that resulted from the 2016 Springs Summit and was prepared by the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute It was provided to all participants at the 2018 Springs Summit, and is available online here.

Northwest Coast Springs Focus Area Panel


Moderator: Jim Gross, Florida Defenders of the Environment

Kathleen Coates, Northwest Florida Water Management District

Kevin Coyne, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Georgia Ackerman, Apalachicola Riverkeeper
Jim Gross, Florida Defenders of the Environment

St. Johns River Springs Restoration Area Panel


Moderator: Clay Henderson, Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience at Stetson University

Mike Register, SJRWMD

Tom Frick, FDEP

Stephen Kintner, Volusia Blue Spring Alliance

Joe Cruz, Spring Hunters

Keynote Address by Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch


Day One Keynote Address by Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch

Introduction by John Moran

Suwannee River Springs Restoration Area Panel


Moderator: Chris Mericle, Suwannee-St. Johns Sierra Club

John Good, SRWMD

Tom Frick, FDEP

Whitey Markle, Suwannee-St. Johns Sierra Club

Wayne Kinard, Amigos Dive Center

Nature Coast Springs Focus Area Panel

Gulf Coast Springs Restoration Area Panel

Keynote Address by Jason Evans

Day Two keynote address by Jason Evans, Stetson University

Introduction by Rick Kilby

"Lost Springs" Film Screening



Matt Keene, Film Director

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