In collaboration with the University of South Florida and the Florida Aquarium, Wildlands has been working for several years to establish a research station along the Chassahowitzka River on the Nature Coast in Citrus County.

The time is now to act on the behalf of springs and natural Florida. That’s why we are creating The Springs Coast Research Station—a place to gather all levels of Florida’s conservation science students and researchers to better understand, inform and protect the Springs Coast and the amazing ecosystems that flow from it. We have found the ideal home—a strategically-located property along the Chassahowitzka River and must complete the sale soon. We are happy to report that we have been approved for partial funding by the Florida Forever Program, but we still have a ways to go.

We hope you will help us reach our funding goal before it’s too late. Help us today, to steward natural Florida —for all of us and for generations to come.

For more information view the Springs Coast Research Station Brochure or contact David Sumpter at