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


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


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

Our Santa Fe River

Protecting the Santa Fe River through:



RiverFest 2019 – Celebrating the Santa Fe River

Bring your hiking shoes, your kayak, and your love of music and the Santa Fe River to participate in Our Santa Fe River's Annual RiverFest.

lilies - Photo by Bob Kerckel

Plant Hike – Floodplain Forest & Swamp With Dr. Colette Jacono

When: March 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Gilchrist Co. Santa Fe River Park at Hwy 47 Bridge on Santa Fe, NE 40th Ct Rd, Florida, USA

EXPLORE. This year’s RiverFest begins on March 23rd with a plant hike exploring a Santa Fe River floodplain forest and swamp with botanist and plant ecologist Dr. Colette Jacono. The Santa Fe River area contains[…]

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Spring Hop w/Lars Andersen

RiverFest Paddle and Spring Hop with Lars Andersen

When: March 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Hwy 27 Bridge at Santa Fe Fiver, 27004 FL-20, High Springs, FL 32643, USA

LEARN. On March 30th, join fellow paddlers and Master Naturalist Lars Andersen on an informative 9-mile river tour that includes the river’s most famous springs. Take a guided paddle tour lead by Master Naturalist Lars[…]

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Rum 138 2018 Songwriting Contest Picture by Doug Jipson, Digitel Video

RiverFest 9th Annual OSFR Songwriting Contest

When: March 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Rum 138, 2070 SW County Rd 138, Fort White, FL 32038, USA

PLAY. RiverFest wraps up on March 31st with an afternoon of family fun and fellowship with live music by the Deviljays and Our 9th Annual Songwriting Contest. There will be food & drinks, face painting,[…]

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

Be Informed - Watch this informative video, then. . . Get Involved - Share it with friends.

Current News

Volunteers take on trash problem at Alligator Lake over weekend

  OSFR  was mentioned in the write-up about the Alligator Lake cleanup, even though our organization did not sponsor this one, thanks to Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson who took part in the project.  As did Steven Scott, […]

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Ginnie Springs Gets Failing Grade From Dr. Knight

 Slightly downriver from  OSFR headquarters is Ginnie Springs, which in Dr. Knight’s article below, received an F grade in flow and nitrate.  What we often refer to as the water bottling plant on CR 340 has […]

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Our Santa Fe River, Inc., a Florida 501 (c) (3) Non-profit Corporation

OSFR Board Meeting With Guest Tom Mirti of SRWMD

President Mike Roth has sent the following information: The Board of Directors will be meeting next Wednesday night, 1/23/19 at 6:30 at Rum 138, 2070 SW County Road 138, Fort White.  We will have a […]

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Every Membership Adds Volume to Our Voice

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 Parknership 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, Storm Roberts, Halcyon Manufacturing, WUBA-FM, Lazy Turtle Lodge and the North Central Florida Blues Society

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