Media Release

Economic Value of Springs Webinar

Thursday, June 12, 2014 9:15 AM
springs webinar

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) is moderating a free webinar titled, “Economic Contributions and Ecosystem Services of Springs in the Lower Suwannee and Santa Fe Basins” on Tuesday June 17, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dr. Hodges and Dr. Borisova with the University of Florida, Food & Resources Economics Department will explore the economic contributions of springs recreation in the region. This study was conducted under the direction of the EPD and funded by the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Save our Suwannee.

“Springs are a window to the aquifer which we all depend upon as the source of our water.” said Stacie Greco, Alachua County Water Conservation Coordinator. “This webinar will explore the economic value of springs recreation, which is just one of many important services springs provide to our region.”

On June 17, click to join the free webinar (It is recommended to join the webinar by 1:45 p.m.).

A recording of the webinar will be available at the IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department website and read/download the final report from the study (PDF).

View the webinar flyer.

For more information, contact Stacie Greco at 352-264-6829 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).