Water Hyacinth and Water Lettuce Hydrilla What Have We Done About Hydrilla? Removing hydrilla is extraordinarily difficultRead More
Unique Wildlife in Crystal River
Crystal River is known for its unique wildlife and picturesque sawgrass prairies. Some wildlife, like manatee, can be safelyRead More
Cormorants vs. Anhingas On Crystal River
Whenever I paddle with someone visiting Crystal River, they’re bound to have questions about wildlife and the river itself.Read More
What Causes Ocean Tides?
Whether you’re a fisherman, a boater, or just someone who likes to be on the water, the tides will affect when and where you canRead More
Eco-Friendly Garden: Stay Native
Springing into an eco-friendly garden The Spring season brings with it many joys. One of which, in many cases, is the eagernessRead More
Why has Crystal River Become Saltier?
There’s one main reason Crystal River has become saltier: saltwater intrusion. If saltwater intrusion is what’s happening, theRead More
Riverbed Scars Over the summer my brother and I paddled around Kings Bay, visiting different springs like Hunters’ Spring andRead More
Growing and Planting Eelgrass
The ability to transform an algae-based aquatic ecosystem into a plant-based system is the key to making Crystal River crystalRead More
Scalloping in Crystal River
During the summer, tourists flood to Crystal River to spend their days scalloping in the Gulf of Mexico. There are many differentRead More
Seasonal Changes Produce Healthier Eelgrass Beds
If you have swam, boated, or paddled around Crystal River, you have probably seen an unusual amount of eelgrass blades floatingRead More
Why are Springs Blue?
Springs Springs… Not the season, but those bright blue bodies of water we all flock to on a hot summer day. Crystal River isRead More
How You Can Help!
The smallest actions make a BIG difference Helping to make a difference doesn’t have to mean dedicating your life to anRead More