Who are we?

Save Crystal River, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation. It’s a coalition and partnership of friends and neighbors, young parents and retirees, career professionals and business owners, residents and community leaders who became united by their commitment to maintain and protect the unique quality of life for all people in the communities of Crystal River and Citrus County.

What are our goals?

We are committed to secure, maintain and safeguard Florida’s distinctive natural resources and quality of life for current and future generations.

Current initiatives

Our dedication to local community has led us to the involvement and support of the following:

  • Creation of Public Education campaign
  • Working with community leaders, local and state government, state and federal agencies to facilitate projects that clean up and restore Kings Bay.
  • Working on future development of Discovery Learning Center to share the beauty and critical importance of our ecosystem with visitors and local residents

Why Save Crystal River?

Traditional enjoyment of Save Crystal River’s natural resources and waterways have been vital historic components of our community including fishing, boating, scalloping, crabbing, water sports, nature watching, swimming, diving, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding. These activities are recognized and appreciated as a valued Florida-wide recreational lifestyle, esteemed by Crystal River residents and visitors alike. These water-based assets continue to sustain the economy in this small community as well as provide for a unique Floridian lifestyle so many have come to enjoy and appreciate.

Citrus County is a community that thrives and boasts seven rivers, a vast network of lakes and springs, and borders the Gulf of Mexico and the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Conserving and securing Florida’s waterways and natural resources for future generations is not only our goal, it is our obligation. We are committed to honor Florida and it’s water culture that past generations cultivated and handed down. This dedication has enabled each one of us to enjoy the bold richness and spirit which shapes and defines Florida today.

Save Crystal River, Inc. believes the community can work together to provide opportunities for individuals seeking to engage in all waterborne recreational activities while safely treasuring the diverse and extraordinary natural resource components that makes this our home. Crystal River, the gem of the “Nature Coast”!

We invite and encourage each of you to join Save Crystal River and work together with us to help save Crystal River, Kings Bay and our springs.