Northwest Florida Water Management to begin Williford Spring restoration project

June 19, 2014

Williford Spring along Econfina Creek. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoos
Williford Spring along Econfina Creek. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoos

Groundbreaking event June 26

The Northwest Florida Water Management District, along with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and invited state and local elected officials, will break ground on the Williford Spring Restoration Project on June 26, 2014, at 9 a.m.

The $1.5 million project will improve water quality and protect the shoreline of Williford Spring. The project also includes recreational enhancements that will improve public access to the spring in a way that protects the health of the spring and surrounding habitats.

Funding for the project includes more than $377,000 in funding from the nearly $37 million in springs funding proposed by Governor Scott and appropriated by DEP during the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year. The project also includes funding from FWC.

Williford Spring is located in the Econfina Creek Water Management Area between SR 77 and U.S. 231 off of Herman Strickland/Porter Pond Road. The street sign says Strickland Road.