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DEP says springs funding has doubled but some scientists are skeptical

Brown algae covers aquatic grasses in the Ichetucknee River off the bow of a kayak in this March 2010 photo. Photo by Bruce Ritchie.

A year after the Legislature eliminated funding for its 10-year-old springs initiative, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is saying that springs restoration funding has doubled in the past two years under Gov. Rick Scott.

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