We are pleased to report that the workshops were a success.

Please view the photos taken at the workshop and other information by clicking here or on the photos and follow-up tab above. This page will remain in its current state to serve as an archive. Questions can be directed to jason.polk@wku.edu

9:00AM to 12:00PM

You are invited to a FREE workshop to learn about Florida's precious karst groundwater resources!
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1:30PM to 4:30PM

You are invited to participate in a cave cleanup and restoration event.
Click here to learn more about this event.

View a printable flyer for this event

Email karstinfo@gmail.com or call (270) 745-3252 to register.

Let's Talk! A "Karst Conversation" to learn about your groundwater

You are invited to a FREE workshop to learn about Florida's precious karst groundwater resources!

Florida is entirely underlain by a unique landscape known as karst, which makes up our aquifer system and helps to create our beautiful springs. Come join our community discussion to learn more about how we explore this environment and how you can be involved in protecting the water under your feet.

Participants will discuss and learn about:

  • Groundwater in caves and karst environment.
  • Practices for protecting groundwater.
  • Human impacts to water resources in karst area.

Event details

When:Saturday, November 19, 2011, 9:00AM to Noon.

Where: Tillis Hill Recreation Area Dining Hall
Withlacoochee State Forest (Citrus Tract)
Turn on Trail 13 off CR 480 (W. Stagecoach Trail)
Inverness, FL 34452

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RSVP:Email karstinfo@gmail.com or call (270) 745-3252 to register.

Check out the Karst Conservation Facebook page

Cave cleanup and Restoration

Following a "Karst Conversation" community discussion about groundwater, come participate in a cave cleanup and restoration. Be prepared to get dirty and to do some light walking. Bring a light and safety helmet if you have them!

Pollution Travels: Trash, chemicals, human and animal waste, and other harmful pollutants travel with water from the surface into your groundwater

Litter: Do not dump trash in caves, since rainfall can carry the trash directly into the aquifer.

Get Involved: Become actively involved in organizations and activities that help to protect and educate about groundwater resources.


View a printable flyer for this event

You are invited to participate in a cave cleanup and restoration event to learn about and help do your part to protect Florida's precious karst groundwater resources!

Florida is entirely underlain by a unique landscape known as karst, which makes up our aquifer system and helps to create our beautiful springs.

Participants will engage in the following:

  • Tour of Dames Caves Complex.
  • Cave cleanup and restoration activities.
  • Learn about human impacts on caves and groundwater.

Event details

When:Saturday, November 19, 2011, 1:30 to 4:30PM.

Where: Dames Caves
(meet at Tillis Hill Recreation Area Dining Hall)
Withlacoochee State Forest (Citrus Tract)
Turn on Trail 13 off CR 480 (W. Stagecoach Trail)
Inverness, FL 34452

View Map of Directions

RSVP:Email karstinfo@gmail.com or call (270) 745-3252 to register.

Check out the Dames Caves Cleanup Facebook page

View a printable flyer for this event

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