• Our Mission

    To protect the aquifer, springs, and rivers within the watershed of the Santa Fe River.

    What We Do
  • Our River

    We must hold our ear close and listen. We must tell the others that cannot hear her voice.

    What You Can Do
  • Our Legacy

    Help us make sure that Our River is protected for future generations.

    Support Our Santa Fe River

Our Santa Fe River

Protecting the Santa Fe River through:



Wise Water Words

Nasty Nitrates

Here's our second installment in our new series of Wise Water Words about how we can all help our river.

Nitrates occur naturally in soil and water, and, as long as this balance goes undisturbed, all is well. However, excess levels of nitrates, which contaminate ground and surface waters, are occurring at alarming rates. These excess levels can be traced to human activity:

Read more. . .

Current News

FPL pipeline done, but when will it pump natural gas?

The Palm Beach Post has published the following article regarding Sabal Trail.  Proponents of the pipe give several incorrect statements here regarding the need for this pipe. Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum. -A river […]

Read More

The Springs and People of Florida Lose Again

The Ocala Star Banner has published another loss for the people of Florida who hope to see preserved some semblance of our natural water resources. Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum. -A river is like […]

Read More

Outstanding Florida Springs MFL Workshop

There was a brief workshop today May 24 2017 at SRWMD headquarters where Carlos Herd presented the plan to establish an MFL for the remaining Outstanding Florida springs in the district, which are Falmouth, Peacock, […]

Read More


Every Membership Adds Volume to Our Voice

Join Us for These Upcoming Events

6:00 pm Annual Meeting and Get Together @ OSFR Headquarters
Annual Meeting and Get Together @ OSFR Headquarters
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  – Friday, June 2nd 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm ANNUAL MEETING and GET TOGETHER – All members and interested potential members are invited to attend this meeting to hear an update on issues at[...]
9:00 am Governing Board Meeting Will Ado... @ SRWMD Headquarters
Governing Board Meeting Will Ado... @ SRWMD Headquarters
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This is a regularly scheduled Governing Board meeting, but on this day they will adopt new MFLs for some springs on the Suwannee River.
6:00 pm “Lost Springs” Film Screening an... @ Matheson History Museum
“Lost Springs” Film Screening an... @ Matheson History Museum
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, June 23, 2017 6pm FREE Matt Keene’s new documentary, “Lost Springs,” chronicles the Ocklawaha River’s hidden springs that return to life every three to five years when there is a drawdown at Rodman Reservoir,[...]

Your Donation Makes a Difference!

Springs Eternal Project - Springs Ambassadors Camp

When you donate to Our Santa Fe River, you are supporting Our Education, Advocacy and Stewardship Projects directly or indirectly. During this past year OSFR has supported the following organizations:

Florida Defenders of the Environment - for their work with water issues

Florida Springs Council - for their work with Tallahassee and the Water Bill

Fort White Schools Partnership Program - to help underwrite their students environmental education

Springs Eternal Project - for a scholarship for one child to attend their Springs Ambassadors Camp

Gulf Restoration Network - underwriting for their venue to hold the "Grassroots Summit Against the Sabal Trail Pipeline

I want to make a difference!

2017 RiverFest Sponsors Make a BIG Difference

Back to top