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“What’s Next?” Solar Solutions & Climate Forum, March 26, 2017 @ 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 Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th St. in Gainesville.

The forum will present three speakers with ideas and solutions to solar in Florida.

Dr. Wendell Porter is an agricultural and biological engineer  at UF who specializes in “green” buildings and heat and mass transfer.   He also teaches courses in global sustainable energy.  Abhaya Thiele  is Region  Coordinator for Citizen Climate Lobby in Gainesville.   Wes Wheeler is an attorney in Gainesville and with the Solar Co-op of the League of Women Voters.

This is event is free and the public is welcome.

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O’Leno Chili Cook-Off And Springs Celebration @ 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 O’Leno State Park on Saturday April 1st. Admission to the park is free with the donation of a canned good. There will be live music by The Weeds of Eden, information booths, activities for children, and chili!
Visit the OSFR booth at this event.

O’Leno State Park

410 SE Oleno Park Rd, High Springs, Florida 32643

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2017 Our Santa Fe RiverFest & Songwriting Contest @ Rum 138
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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.

Crooked Counsel will be playing after the Song Contest. There will also be a Silent Auction.

Grilled hot dogs/hamburgers, veggie food, desserts, sodas and beer will be sold.

Advance tickets are $5 per person through April 5 (children under 12 free); $7 per person thereafter.

Our Santa Fe River Songwriting Contest

riverfest grouppost

Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR), a non-profit organization working to protect the aquifer, springs and waters, is sponsoring the songwriting contest and music festival. It will be held at Rum 138, located west of High Springs (corner of C.R. 138 and Rum Island Terrace), and hosted by WKTK host Storm Roberts.

Songwriters should submit an MP3 about the Santa Fe River no later than March 1 to info@ourSantaFeRiver.org. Judges will look for originality, quality of lyrics, melody and performance.

The finalists will take the stage during the afternoon and will have an opportunity to win the $300 first place prize. Each finalist will receive a professional video of their performance, which also will be placed on YouTube.

For more information, contact Rhonda Long at 321-505-3228.

Contest RulesSong Contest Entry Form

The pdf versions of the RiverFest flyer, Sponsorship Opportunities, and Silent Auction forms are available below:

Riverfest flyer 2017

RiverFest Sponsorship Opportunities 2017

RiverFest Sponsorship Letter 2017

RiverFest Silent Auction Letter 2017

RiverFest Donation Form

Apr
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2017
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 and is free to the public.  The documentary will be shown (48 minutes) followed by a panel discussion. Invited panelists include Lisa Rinaman, St Johns Riverkeeper, and OSFR advisors Jim Gross, Florida Defenders of the Environment and Dr. Robert Knight, Florida Springs Institute.
This event is being hosted by St. Johns Riverkeeper, Florida Defenders of the Environment, Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, and USGBC Heart of Florida Chapter. This documentary video,Troubled Waters, was funded by St. Johns Riverkeeper and produced by Ray Hays and PRC Digital Media.

Public questions will be encouraged during the panel discussion, which will address steps that we can take to protect Florida’s waters.

Jun
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Fri
2017
“Lost Springs” Film Screening and Panel Discussion @ 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, which–along with the George Kirkpatrick Dam–is part of the defunct Cross Florida Barge Canal. Filmmaker Matt Keene, springs artist Margaret Tolbert, boat captain and environmental activist Karen Chadwick and St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman will share stories about the beautiful lost springs and the fight for their restoration.

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Santa Fe River Clean-Up and Picnic Suwannee North Florida Working Group – SSJ Sierra Club 10:00 am
Santa Fe River Clean-Up and Picnic Suwannee North Florida Working Group – SSJ Sierra Club @ Chastain-Seay Park
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Santa Fe River Clean-Up and Picnic Suwannee North Florida Working Group - SSJ Sierra Club @ Chastain-Seay Park | Lake Butler | Florida | United States
  Details Turn into the park, north of the bridge and drive through the park to the boat ramp. We will park and meet under the bridge. We will clean up along the banks of[...]
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Waldo City Council Votes on Resolution to Oppose Mine 7:00 pm
Waldo City Council Votes on Resolution to Oppose Mine @ Yerkes Center
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Waldo City Council Votes on Resolution to Oppose Mine @ Yerkes Center | Waldo | Florida | United States
On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 the Citizens Against Phosphate Mining In Bradford/Union (CAPM) will appear before the Waldo City Council to request a Resolution to oppose the mine.  This will take place at 7 pm[...]
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Special Meeting on Ethics at Columbia County BOCC 3:00 pm
Special Meeting on Ethics at Columbia County BOCC @ Schoolboard Administrative Complex Auditorium
Mar 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
There will be a special meeting of the Columbia County commissioners  to review Board Meeting and Ethics Policies.  We have no insight as to what may come up at this meeting, but in light of[...]
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End Of Day Sunset Paddle/Bat Show 5:30 pm
End Of Day Sunset Paddle/Bat Show @ 441 Bridge north of High
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
End Of Day Sunset Paddle/Bat Show @ 441 Bridge north of High
OSFR events director,  Sandy Hubbard has sent the following welcome news: Friday March 17 Sunset/Bat paddle OSFR:  Let’s do an end of day sunset paddle/bat show from  441 to SR27  bridge.  We should see bats[...]
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Joint Meeting Bradford/Alachua Counties March 20 6:30 pm
Joint Meeting Bradford/Alachua Counties March 20 @ Bradford County Courthouse
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Joint Meeting Bradford/Alachua Counties March 20 @ Bradford County Courthouse | Starke | Florida | United States
Monday, March 20, at 6:30 pm, the Bradford County commissioners will  host the Alachua county commissioners in a joint meeting in  Starke. The mine will not be on the agenda, but it might possibly be[...]
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Advocacy Day, March 22, Tallahassee 10:00 am
Advocacy Day, March 22, Tallahassee @ Florida State Capitol
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Advocacy Day,  March 22,  Tallahassee @ Florida State Capitol | Tallahassee | Florida | United States
Protect Our Water! Ban Fracking! Support Renewable Energy! Florida State Capitol  400 South Monroe St.  Tallahassee Wed. March 22, 10 am – 4 pm Go to this Facebook event for more information and to share[...]
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“What’s Next?” Solar Solutions & Climate Forum, March 26, 2017 2:00 pm
“What’s Next?” Solar Solutions & Climate Forum, March 26, 2017 @ 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[...]
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