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saving the springs

one volunteer cleanup at a time

Keepers of the Springs (KOTS) began as two close friends (Brent and David) exploring springs and sharing their adventures with the world through short videos. As they continued to explore, they found the springs were under great threat. They encountered blankets of slimy green algae, piles of trash, cloudy water, and over-packed springs. They learned that decades of pollution and over-consumption of spring water were responsible and leaped into action.

In 2017, KOTS organized its first-ever springs cleanup with just five volunteers. In 2019, Keepers of the Springs became a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.​ As of January 2022, they've hosted more than 30 cleanups with over 300 volunteers, educated nearly 700 kids in schools, and published over 40 videos highlighting the Springs, their wildlife, and how to protect and preserve this precious ecosystem.

To support this mission yourself, share our media online, join us on a cleanup, or donate to the cause!


KOTS founders, Brent Fannin and David Cobiella









Keepers of the Springs exists to further these three goals: educate the public about environmental issues that our planet is facing, inspire individuals to develop their relationship with the planet, and to engage the public through events that encourage a proactive approach to protecting the environment.

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