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If you do nothing, the mine will come and we may lose our river. – Jim Tatum, OSFR Historian

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Wise Water Words

Water Wisdom for your Home

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

There are many ways to conserve water in your home, and most won’t cost you much in time or money—and think of the reward!

Do you know what is the biggest water user in your home?

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Current News

Bring on Your Songs! The Songwriting Contest Starts Today!

Songwriters can share their musical skills and help raise money for a good cause—the Santa Fe River, springs and aquifer—by participating in the 8th annual Songwriting Contest, being held March 25, 2018. The winner will […]

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Phosphorus Pollution Reaching Dangerous Levels Worldwide, New Study Finds

  Water Online has run an article appearing in the non-profit American Geophysical Union  that describes the world-wide problem of too much phosphorus.  This is another reason to halt new phosphate mines and spend our […]

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Congratulations to Hugh Thomas and SRWMD for Purchasing Jefferson County Wetlands

    SRWMD purchases Jefferson County wetlands Feb 20, 2018 The Ware Forest Tract, which the Suwannee River Water Management District purchased last week, will connect Sneads Lake (pictured) to Owens Pond, both also owned […]

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Outdoor Recreation Brings In More Money Than Ag, More than Mining, Oil & Gas Extraction

Listen up  Tallahassee, you who are interested in money and jobs.  Read the numbers.  If the developers put houses on the land, we will not have outdoor recreation.  If we tear up the earth with […]

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Every Membership Adds Volume to Our Voice

Join Us for These Upcoming Events

6:30 pm OSFR Board Meeting, Note Special... @ OSFR Headquarters, Rum 138
OSFR Board Meeting, Note Special... @ OSFR Headquarters, Rum 138
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Due to special circumstances, the OSFR Board will meed on Tues. Feb. 27 instead of the regular 4th Wed. of the month.  All are welcome to attend our meetings.
6:00 pm Full Moon Paddle @ Rum 138
Full Moon Paddle @ Rum 138
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come take a paddle under the moon on the beautiful Santa Fe River! With the full moon paddle, you can experience the river without the crowds. You may hear owls among the treetops, or bats[...]
8:00 am 10Can’s 4th Annual Survival Race... @ Blue Springs Park
10Can’s 4th Annual Survival Race... @ Blue Springs Park
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm
Survive Race for Heroes 2018. Two days from Blue to Hart Springs, nearly 50 miles of land and water. Five Azimuth checkpoint obstacles, five survival test checkpoints, and an overnight camp. This is an adaptive,[...]
9:00 am RiverFest Plant Hike – A Floodpl... @ Rum Island Park
RiverFest Plant Hike – A Floodpl... @ Rum Island Park
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
RiverFest Plant Hike - A Floodplain Forest and Swamp with Guide Colette Jacono PhD @ Rum Island Park | Fort White | Florida | United States
The woods surrounding the Santa Fe River are home to a highly diverse plant kingdom. On Saturday, March 3, as part of RiverFest 2018, Colette Jacono, PhD, a botanist and plant ecologist, will discuss this[...]
10:00 am Florida SpringFest @ Silver Springs State Park
Florida SpringFest @ Silver Springs State Park
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm
Join in the fun on Saturday and Sunday. Listen to music, see art, talk to environmental experts, see mermaids, take a Glass Bottom Boat Ride, rent a canoe/kayak, take a hike, go for a bike[...]

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!

RiverFest 2018 Sustaining Sponsors

RiverFest 2018 Supporting Sponsors

RiverFest 2018 Clean River Team Sponsors

8th Annual OSFR Songwriting Contest Sponsors

Special thanks to…

Jill Heinerth, Colette Jacono, PhD, Lazy Turtle Lodge, Storm Roberts and WKTK, Music in the Park and the North Central Florida Blues Society

2017 RiverFest Sponsors Make a BIG Difference

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