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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

Classic Action by Water Managers — A Disheartening Waste of Time and Money

  Nothing done, time wasted, make-work, taxpayer money down the drain.  But the water managers can point to their “study” and say they are working on the problem.   How many times have we seen this?  […]

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Environmental Voter Project

  We have long been advocating two actions which seem to be surfacing as the only solutions to our environmental woes.  These are litigation and choosing better leaders.  Both of these have big drawbacks, the […]

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After Irma, officials to keep closer eye on Santa Fe River

The notice about the water district meeting in High Springs on Thursday, Jan. 18, 20018 was run in the Gainesville Sun, written by Cindy Swirko. (sorry, they did not make a link available) Comments by […]

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MAKE OUR VOICE LOUDER!

Every Membership Adds Volume to Our Voice

Join Us for These Upcoming Events

Jan
18
Thu
2018
6:30 pm @ High Springs Historical Museum
@ High Springs Historical Museum
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 @ High Springs Historical Museum | High Springs | Florida | United States
Stakeholders and residents are invited to a public informational meeting regarding the new forecast points on January 18, 2018 at the High Springs Historical Museum, located at 120 NW 2nd Avenue in High Springs, FL.[...]
Jan
23
Tue
2018
5:00 pm Protecting Alachua County’s Wetl... @ Alachua County Administration Building
Protecting Alachua County’s Wetl... @ Alachua County Administration Building
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Alachua County Commissioners will meet to consider a proposal  to extend the County’s current wetland protections to the entire County.  Currently, they only apply in the unincorporated County.  The County’s standards are significantly stronger than[...]
Jan
24
Wed
2018
6:00 pm Two Board Meetings Jan. 24, 2018... @ OSFR Headquarters, Rum 138
Two Board Meetings Jan. 24, 2018... @ OSFR Headquarters, Rum 138
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Our next Board meetings, to be held at Rum 138, on Wednesday, January 24 – 6:00 for Save Our Santa Fe River, Inc. and 6:30 for Our Santa Fe River, Inc. I will be providing[...]
Jan
31
Wed
2018
10:00 am Reclaiming Florida’s Future For ... @ Capitol Building Tallahassee
Reclaiming Florida’s Future For ... @ Capitol Building Tallahassee
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Important advocacy day in Tallahassee.   Go to this link to register and find more information. This is a very well-run, well-organized day full of activities.  If our representatives do not hear from us, they think[...]
Mar
3
Sat
2018
9:00 am RiverFest Plant Hike – A Floodpl... @ Rum Island Park
RiverFest Plant Hike – A Floodpl... @ Rum Island Park
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am
RiverFest Plant Hike - A Floodplain Forest and Swamp with Guide Colette Jacono PhD @ Rum Island Park | Fort White | Florida | United States
Join us in this short hike through a narrow band of low-lying hardwood forest and swamp adjacent to the Santa Fe River. Springtime ground covers of lilies, ferns, violets and sedges will pave the path[...]

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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2018 RiverFest Sponsors Make a BIG Difference

2017 RiverFest Sponsors Make a BIG Difference

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