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

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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:

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RiverFest 2017

Join us for Our 2nd Annual RiverFest on Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 1 to 7 pm at Rum 138!

The OSFR 7th Annual Song Writing Contest will be held from 2-4 pm.

Crooked Counsel will be playing after the Song Contest. There will also be a Silent Auction. Grilled hot dogs/hamburgers, veggie food, desserts, sodas and beer will be sold.

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Current News

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OSFR Advisor Bob Knight Co-Authors Study On Turtles In The Santa Fe

  “THE SANTA FE RIVER IN NORTHERN FLORIDA: EFFECT OF HABITAT HETEROGENEITY ON TURTLE POPULATIONS” Gerald R. Johnston1, Joseph C. Mitchell2, Eric Suarez3, Tom Morris4, Georgia A. Shemitz4, Peter L. Butt4, and Robert L. Knight5 […]




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Rainbow River NEEDS NOTHING — NEEDS EVERYTHING

  Workshop to present the MFLs to the public.  Lots of science, lots of graphs, lots of explanations.  A very critical Peer Review which called for  less subjectivity, more discussion, more explanation, more study, more […]




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SABAL TRAIL PIPELINE Protesters ‘Rescued’

The following article is from the Feb. 23, 2017 Gainesville Sun.  The news here draws attention to the folly and greed exhibited by Sabal Trail pipeline, an unnecessary and dangerous project which only locks us […]




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MAKE OUR VOICE LOUDER!

Every Membership Adds Volume to Our Voice

Join Us for These Upcoming Events

Mar
20
Mon
2017
6:30 pm Joint Meeting Bradford/Alachua C... @ Bradford County Courthouse
Joint Meeting Bradford/Alachua C... @ Bradford County Courthouse
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Joint Meeting Bradford/Alachua Counties March 20 @ Bradford County Courthouse | Starke | Florida | United States
Monday, March 20, at 6:30 pm, the Bradford County commissioners will  host the Alachua county commissioners in a joint meeting in  Starke. The mine will not be on the agenda, but it might possibly be[...]
Mar
22
Wed
2017
10:00 am Advocacy Day, March 22, Tallah... @ Florida State Capitol
Advocacy Day, March 22, Tallah... @ Florida State Capitol
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Advocacy Day,  March 22,  Tallahassee @ Florida State Capitol | Tallahassee | Florida | United States
Protect Our Water! Ban Fracking! Support Renewable Energy! Florida State Capitol  400 South Monroe St.  Tallahassee Wed. March 22, 10 am – 4 pm Go to this Facebook event for more information and to share[...]
Mar
26
Sun
2017
2:00 pm “What’s Next?” Solar Solutions &... @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
“What’s Next?” Solar Solutions &... @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
“What’s Next?” Solar Solutions & Climate Forum, March 26, 2017 @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship | Gainesville | Florida | United States
Take note of this date to attend the solar and climate change forum presented by the Interfaith Climate Group and the Unitarian Universalists Earthkeepers — Sunday, March 26, 2017, 2 pm at the Unitarian Universalist[...]
Apr
9
Sun
2017
1:00 pm 2017 Our Santa Fe RiverFest & So... @ Rum 138
2017 Our Santa Fe RiverFest & So... @ Rum 138
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2017 Our Santa Fe RiverFest & Songwriting Contest @ Rum 138 | Fort White | Florida | United States
Join us for Our 2nd Annual RiverFest & Songwriting Contest on Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 1 to 7 pm at Rum 138! The OSFR 7th Annual Songwriting Contest will be held from 2-4 pm.[...]

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

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