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Event focuses on Warm Mineral Springs

The Friends of Warm Mineral Springs is hosting a special event the organization is calling "The Future of Warm Mineral Springs". It will feature speakers who will address both the scientific and spiritual importance of springs.

What: The Future of Warm Mineral Springs: Unique World-Class Treasure or Looming Environmental Disaster?
When: Saturday, March 8th, 10am-3pm
Where: Ramada Inn Venice, 425 U.S. 41, Venice, FL 34285
Directions: From North Port take US Highway 41 for two blocks past Venice Ave. Turn left on Substation Rd.
Admission: $10 donation suggested, which includes food and reception (Can be applied to Annual Membership for Discounts on future events)


  • John Moran and Lesley Gamble, Ph.D.: Co-Creators of the "Springs Eternal" project, dedicated to inspiring Floridians to value, conserve and restore our precious waters
  • Robert L. Knight, Ph.D.: Environmental Scientist with more that 30 years experience in FL; Founder and President of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute and adjunct professor in the University of Florida's Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, teaching graduate level courses on the ecology of springs. Dr. Knight is active on restoration efforts at many Florida springs.
  • Mike Ange: Internationally recognized lecturer and photojournalist and author of numerous articles and over ten textbooks including Diver Down (McGraw-Hill, 2005). An experienced expedition diver holding over 100 advanced Instructor Trainer rating, Mike has participated in network television programs, scientific and media expeditions around the globe.
  • Arrowhawk: Native American Spiritual Elder speaking to the ancient, sacred nature of Warm Mineral Springs, and founder of the Red Road to Wellness Center.