The Alliance is composed of concerned citizens, scientists, educators, and other professionals who are passionate about conserving, restoring, and protecting the ecological health of the Wakulla Springs and River, including their flow, water quality, biology, and cultural and recreational attributes.
- Serve as an advocate for the Wakulla Springs and River ecosystems and the surface and ground watersheds that impact the springs and/or the river.
- Support use of the best available science in managing the springs and river ecosystems and their surface and ground watersheds through research, education, and outreach to government officials and the public at large.
- Work collaboratively with other organizations to encourage federal, state, and local government agencies to protect our local water resources from further decline with emphasis on Wakulla Springs.
Ecological Health Goal
The Wakulla Springs Alliance goal for the ecological restoration of the Wakulla Spring and River is to restore the aquatic flora and fauna and water clarity to its condition at state acquisition in 1986. This includes the same relative abundance and diversity of aquatic plants, fishes, reptiles, and birds inhabiting the spring and river within the state park.
Spring Flow Protection Goal
Wakulla Spring flow should be glass bottom boat clear (at least 75 feet) an average of six months a year, as it was from 1987-1993, and be maintained at an average of 400 million gallons a day. Water management tools such as water supply planning, wastewater treatment, minimum flows and levels, reservation, conservation, and water use permitting, should be used to achieve this goal.