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.

Our Legacy

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

Our Santa Fe River

Protecting the Santa Fe River through:



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.

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?

Read more. . .

Current News

North Port commissioners urge residents to curb year-round fertilizer use

The trend is here:  urban fertilizer is being targeted [correctly we might add] as promoting algae growth and probably also worsening the red tide. Hooray for Northport, Venice, Sarasota County and all the other municipalities […]

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Halloween Dance Party –To Help Stop The Mine

Come out and help stop the phosphate mine threat, and have some fun at the same time.  Everybody who ever wants to enjoy the Santa Fe River should be aware of HPS II. Comments by […]

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Important Meeting Union Co. On Oct. 15, 5 O’clock

  On Monday, Oct. 15, 2018,  at  5 o’clock, Union County will have a Public Workshop on the Land Development Regulations Concerning Mining, and at 5:45 they will consider and vote on the Comprehensive Plan […]

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

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