The springs peppered throughout Volusia County are true gems. Let's take a look at 4 of our faves! .
1️⃣Blue Spring: Blue Spring is the largest spring on the St. Johns River and is a designated manatee refuge - winter home of West Indian Manatees!
2️⃣Green Springs: Green Springs is one of Florida's few green sulfur springs. In fact, early Native American settlers believed the spring water had healing powers. Today, it's loved as a place to enjoy the outdoors & the mystique of the springs' gentle waters.
3️⃣DeLeon Springs: DeLeon Springs produce 19 million gallons of water every day at a year-round 72-degree temperature! Visitors can also get a literal taste of history at the on-site Sugar Mill Restaurant in a replica of the actual 1830s sugar mill. It's fun for all ages to cook your own pancakes right at your table!
4️⃣Gemini Springs: Gemini Springs is a pair of springs that generate 6.5 million gallons of sparkling, clear water every day. The 210-acre Gemini Springs Park also offers numerous walkways and trails and opportunity to observe the natural wildlife.
Which Volusia County Spring is your favorite?! Link in bio to learn more! .
DID YOU KNOW...
The American white ibis is most common in Florida, where over 30,000 have been counted in a single breeding colony. Colonies last between one and seventeen years, their longevity related to size and quality of nearby wetlands. 📷: Gabe Demps
This week our Stewardship Manager is completing her S-130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighter training. The highlight of the week was a chance to practice new skills at a prescribed burn at UF’s Ordway-Swisher Biological Station. Prescribed burning is an essential component of management for many Florida ecosystems, including longleaf pine forests.
Property Spotlight: Nassau River Marshes Preserve.
Acquired: 2015. Location: Jacksonville.
NFLT's largest acquisition to date, the Nassau River Marshes Preserve is comprised of 2,551 acres of mostly wetlands, with a few upland areas, along the banks of the Nassau River and its creek tributaries. This preserve represented the largest unpreserved tract of land remaining in the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.