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

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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:

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2017 Our Santa Fe RiverFest Sunday, April 9!

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Current News

Rainbow River

Just Leave Our River Alone!

Both the Florida Springs Council and the Florida Springs Institute have sent out a notice about the water management governing board meeting to vote in the new MFLs for the Rainbow River.  (See info below)  […]

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Scott Helps Sabal Trail

The following article appeared today, March 23, 2017 in the Florida Bulldog.  Much can be said to refute Andrea Grover’s statements, but we have done that already, and likely will again.   March 23, 2017 […]

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Every Membership Adds Volume to Our Voice

Join Us for These Upcoming Events

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[...]
11:00 am O’Leno Chili Cook-Off And Spring... @ O'Leno State Park
O’Leno Chili Cook-Off And Spring... @ O'Leno State Park
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 1 at 11 AM – 3 PM Experience the beauty of the Santa Fe River and treat your taste buds at the O’Leno Ole’ Chili Cook-Off and Springs Celebration (11:00 – 3:00) at[...]
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.[...]
6:30 pm Viewing of “Troubled Waters” @ Santa Fe College
Viewing of “Troubled Waters” @ Santa Fe College
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Viewing of "Troubled Waters" @ Santa Fe College | Gainesville | Florida | United States
On Friday, April 14, 2017 there will be a showing of the documentary “Troubled Waters” at Santa Fe College,  3000 NW 83 St., Gainesville, Florida 32606. The showing will be from 6:30 until 8 pm[...]
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

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2016 RiverFest Sponsors Make a BIG Difference

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