Speaking Out for the Springs of Florida
John Moran, Florida Nature Photographer
Tallahassee, February 16, 2010

From the steps of the State Capitol, John Moran challenges the Florida Legislature to act now to protect the state’s unique freshwater springs, which are succumbing to spiking nitrates, overpumping of the aquifer, and legislative neglect.

Calling the springs the “spiritual lifeblood of Florida,” Moran’s speech at the Florida Springs Rally reveals his sense of loss at the changes he’s seen. As he speaks, a collection of his springs photography illustrates the beauty and degradation Moran has witnessed over the past 30 years.

“Our beloved springs are world-class treasures that deserve world-class protection. Not more procrastination,” Moran says, ending his speech with a measure of hope and a call to action.

Watch the 12-minute video, and share it with a friend. Tell the Florida Legislature we need meaningful springs protection now--GO TO: bit.ly/dA09zT

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