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Indian Lake State Forest

Replanting Our Nation’s Forests


Forest Overview

Marion County, Florida, is the setting for a 4,400-acre property that was recently protected through the Florida Forever Program. Many partners came together in 2007 to purchase and protect the land from development. This spectacular and vital Indian Lake State Forest is located just a few miles from Ocala, Florida.

Indian Lake State Forest Needs Our Help

More than 340,000 longleaf pine trees need to be planted to restore fields and pastureland that provide protection for groundwater recharge areas that feed Silver Springs, an area designated as a National Natural Landmark. These springs—making up one of the largest artesian spring formations in the world—produce more than 500 million gallons of clean water daily. State forestry is now working on the tree planting project to enhance the Silver Springs system for water flow and water quality. We need your help to plant trees to protect this critical watershed basin.


You can help repair damage to wildlife habitats. Read about our efforts in each and restore the awe-inspiring beauty of our state and national forests.

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