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Groups aim to clean up Santa Fe — Interview in the Lake City Reporter

Merrillee makes a point at North Central Florida Regional Planning Council. Photo by Jim Tatum.

Movers and shakers take a back seat to Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson who plans things and gets things done. Additionally she is the foremost spokesperson for OSFR, frequently consulted by the authorities on water issues.  Following is an interview with Tony Britt of the Lake City Reporter, where this article appeared today Sept. 2,  2020.

Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
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– A river is like a life: once taken,
it cannot be brought back © Jim Tatum


 

Groups aim to clean up Santa Fe

By TONY BRITT [email protected]
September 2, 2020

FORT WHITE — Several area environmental groups are banding together to fight pollution on the banks of the Santa Fe River with a two-day cleanup effort. Trail Trash Outdoors is spearheading the clean-up effort along with help from the Our Santa Fe River and Current Problems environmental groups.

Tony Britt

Rum 138, a kayak outfitter and art gallery, is providing four vessels/canoes to carry trash in and also is offering discounts on vessels for people who want to participate in the clean up. The cleanup effort will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13.

Individuals interested in participating in the cleanup are asked to meet at Rum 138, Our Santa Fe River’s headquarters, at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, to strategize logistics for the day’s clean up.

Merrillee Jipson, Our Santa Fe River board member and owner of Rum 138, said the effort will start at Rum Island Park between 9-10 a.m. to float downstream and begin removing rubbish. “We’re going to be cleaning up whatever we can scour out of the river all the way up 47 bridge*  where there will be dumpsters provided by Current Problems,” she said. “We’ll be cleaning up shortly past there to Hollingsworth Bluff boat ramp.”

Rum 138, headquarters for OSFR.  Photo by Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson.

Organizers specifically planned the cleanup work on the heels of the Labor Day holiday. “Those are always the worse times, after holiday weekends, and we know that, so we want to hit this hard right after the holiday weekend,” Jipson said, noting they plan to continue the clean-up effort each day for several hours.

She said the efforts are self-directed and people who choose to participate can clean for however long they desire before leaving. “It’s self-directed where we can stick with the group because there will be divers down, but we can also, if we’re just scouring the surface of the water, just continue to paddle down,” she said.

All the trash collected will be weighed. As a state environmental organization, Current Problems has a rigorous program using the weight to quantify all of the trash the organization hauls out of natural spaces. Our Santa Fe River traditionally averages about four cleanup efforts annually along the Santa Fe River.

“We’d like to do more, but it all depends on the volunteer activities,” Jipson said. Organizers are hoping for at least 30 people to participate in the event. “It’s so important to have these clean-up efforts because the natural spaces get trashed by regular recreational use on the Santa Fe River,” Jipson said. “It’s shameful. People that use the river should know that what you take in, you take out.”

Jipson said clean-up efforts benefit the community because they let like-minded people who love the Santa Fe River and it’s springs come together, clean and see the fruits of their labor. “When you paddle away and there’s no trash behind you, everybody knows how good that feels,” she said.

*Dumpster location has changed to Hollingsworth Bluff boat ramp.




Water Institute 2020 Symposium—

 

Wendy Graham, Director of the University of  Florida Water Institute, has put together another successful  Duke Energy/IFAS (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at  UF) -sponsored symposium encompassing a multitude of topics related to water.

Wendy Graham, hard-working organizer who pulled it off.

The well-organized gathering had six themes simultaneously presented each with five  20″ sessions with papers on related topics.  Each morning of the two-day session had keynote speakers, and on the final day there was a closing plenary panel.

Many of the meeting rooms had standing room only .

Fortunately, all the meeting rooms were close together so that session hopping was easily accomplished.  As one might expect, green algae and its toxicity was a popular topic, and the message to take home is that we are just now learning of the harm it can do to human health.  Surprisingly, it is found worldwide in Sweden, Klamath River (Oregon,) Guatemala, China and Lake Titicaca, as well as in salt water.  Some of the papers were hard science requiring a knowledge of chemistry, physics and/or biology to understand.

Some revealed new threats, such as the paper by Brian Lapointe on sargassum, whose proliferation is thought to be caused by our nemesis the nitrates.

Dr. Lapointe discusses sargassum, a growing threat.

Some overall observations on the conference:
Highly successful and useful for scientists to share information, and this includes university researchers as well as water management districts and government agencies.

 

However, there is another large body of individuals working equally hard for the environment but who are not as visible.  These are members (often volunteers) of groups such as Sierra Club,  Our Santa Fe River, Ichetucknee Alliance, Florida Defenders of the Environment, Florida Springs Institute, Florida Springs Council and our WaterKeepers.

Sadly, it seems that of the dozens and dozens of participants, we could identify only one, Matanzas RiverKeeper Jen Lomberk,  who fits into this category.   An apt quote from Jen:  “Science should influence policy, not the other way around.”  This protocol is absolutely not followed by some water management districts and environmental protection agencies.  Sadly and absolutely.

Duke Energy and IFAS can of course do what they want with their own symposium, we only lament that this is an important facet of our water topic that is not represented, and no one can deny that these groups have a lot to offer.

Our most serious concern is  not unexpected — those who follow our posts know by now of our perhaps over-simplified conclusion that most of our water ills in Florida, (at least North Florida) stem from over-pumping our rivers and over-use of fertilizer.

Very seldom during the two-days did I hear the words over-pumping, but quite often people said fertilizer from agriculture was a principal source of nitrates.  Yet regulating AG.’s use of fertilizer is never a consideration, it is accepted as the contemporary status quo.  People jump right past the source and go right into their solutions.*  They spend lots of work devising little Band Aids to treat the symptom, but are afraid to attack the source.

And understandably so, because we are not there yet, but that battle will be fought, even though we are not enemies.  As we have said, the battle is not between environmentalists and polluters, it is a battle for survival for all of us. Hopefully that issue will be settled before we are  dead from our own poisons or lack of drinking water.

OSFR was represented by President Mike Roth and your historian, both of whom spoke during the comments periods, thus name dropping for our organization.

Water Institute Director Wendy Graham with OSFR President Mike Roth. OSFR does networking.

Florida Springs Institute employee Zoey Hendrickson, with SRWMD Fay Baird behind.

SRWMD Tom Mirti shows water history through tree rings.

DEP Rick Copeland speaks about saline encroachment into our aquifer. Something our policy-makers ignore.

Keynote speaker Dr. Bryan Brooks, algae expert.

Plenary panel, Ernie Barnett, second from left, was once the boss of Jim Stevenson, iconic environmentalist. Tom Frazer, Chief Science Officer of Florida, third from right.

Matanzas RiverKeeper Jen Lomberk, a true environmentalist and  out of place.

 

UF student Evan Cooper majoring in Sustainability Studies.

Tom Carey, Pollution Control Manager, Volusia County.

Mike Roth address the panel.

*Allow us to add a case in point:  an interesting paper’s thesis was that restoration of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is made difficult by four factors: algae accumulation, recreation (over-use,) excessive manatee grazing and hydrological events such as hurricanes.  The speaker accepted the algae problem without mentioning that this algae is present because of over-pumping/reduced flow and excessive nutrients, two man-made problems that should not exist.




OSFR Upcoming Tabling Events

Following is a list of OSFR tabling events through November.  If you can help out it would be much appreciated.  Thanks to Kristin for doing this good work.  We educate and get new members from these events.

Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-


2019 OSFR Tabling Events Schedule

14th Annual Butterfly Fest                    Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
Florida Museum of Natural History
Gainesville, FL
Shift 1 – 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.      Pam Smith / Kristin Rubin
Shift 2 – 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.       Kristin Rubin /
           *****(Shifts include setting up or breaking down)****
15th Annual FL Bat Festival                  Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Lubee Bat Conservancy
1309 NW 192nd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609
Shift 1 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.     Kristin Rubin /
Shift 2 – 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.    Kristin Rubin /
           ****(Shifts include setting up or breaking down)****
1st Annual N FL Nature Arts & Fungi Fest    Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
2070 County RD 138
Ft. White, FL 32038
Shift 1 –  10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.    Kristin Rubin /
Shift 2 – 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.      Kristin Rubin /
                  *****(Shifts include setting up or breaking down)****
Downtown Gainesville Arts Festival                            Nov. 16 & 17,, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Our Booth is C6, on SE 2nd PL, on the NW side of SE 2nd PL, across from 160 over 90, an advertising agency.
Saturday, November 16
Shift 1 – 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.       Pam Smith / Kristin Rubin
Shift 2. – 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday,  November 17
Shift 1 – 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.           Kristin Rubin /
Shift 2 – 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.      Catherine Messersmith / Kristin Rubin
             ****(Shifts include setting up or breaking down)****
Please contact Kristin Rubin:
[email protected]
(305)582-3800



Ken Cornell Campaign Kickoff

Ken Cornell speaks about his platform. Forefront and center is the environment.

 

Ken Cornell, far left, March 20, 2017. Joint meeting with Bradford commissioners in Bradford County

 

Ken Cornell held his re-election campaign kick-off today, March 29, 2018 at the Cypress & Grove Brewery in Gainesville.  Ken is currently a member of the Alachua County Commission, and is running unopposed.  Since he has been on the commission he has consistently voted  for environmental issues. He has made several trips to Bradford and Union counties, supporting those fighting the proposed phosphate mine.  His agenda aligns very well with the mission of OSFR.

 

 

                    
Ken speaking against the mine, Union Co. 5-17-18                              OSFR Advisor Marihelen Wheeler

OSFR Advisor Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson was in attendance, as was Advisor Jim Gross, who eluded the camera.

Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-


 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Iche Nippy Dip Day 2018

 




Haunted Graveyard by Madness & Mayhem and Rum 138 Benefitting OSFR and Sunrise Wildlife Rehabilitation

Spooktacula Extended to Halloween Graveyard & Forest on Halloween night!  Some brave souls ventured out and did visit the graveyard.  Those were greeted by mobile skeletons, caskets, tombstones, a quiet but ferocious looking dog, an ambling (but relatively harmless) ghoul, a huge blue spook, a bloody sheet-covered body come to life.  Also occasionally a tall, slender skeleton which was noisy.

 

Thanks to Andy Phelan, master prop and gadget maker, who designs and builds all the scary items.  Thanks also to those who came out this night to help, Kate Ellison, Andy, Maureen Murtha, and Ray Gerner.  Also Doug and Merrilee, who spent much time and work and provided space and facilities.

What an asset to the community is Rum 138, which provides services and events which unite the community in education, art and music.  Hats off to Doug and Merrillee who are always there to provide needed space and facilities for whomever needs to manifest a good cause and to help in any issue needed to improve the welfare of the residents of the community.

After the fun is over, or the event finished and everyone goes home, Doug and Merrillee clean up and put things away for the next event.  A thankless job but indeed they are appreciated.

Thank you Doug and Merrillee from OSFR and the community.

 

THIS IS THE GRAVEYARD,  THE GHOUL’S TURF

SKULLY BUT IN A DINGHY, NOT A SCULL

I’M NOT QUITE SURE ABOUT THIS GUY

Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-





Cedar Key Climate Conference & John Muir 150th Anniversary Trek Tribute

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Sierra Club has sent the following information about this important conference.

Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-


Cedar Key Climate Conference & John Muir 150th Anniversary Trek Tribute

Presented by Sierra Club Florida
November 10-11, 2017

Nov. 10 – Cedar Key Climate Change Conference
Nov. 11 – Tribute to Sierra Club Founder John Muir 150th Anniversary Florida Travels

Join us for one or both days!

Registration is Open!

Can we save Cedar Key before it’s too late? The tiny coastal island off Florida’s Big Bend is a historic gem but is also one the most-threatened Florida coastal islands in the face of climate change and sea level rise.  The  conference is to provide a real world examination of the research of climate change and sea level rise as it affects Cedar Key and the Levy County coast by a University of Florida research team. The Cedar Key community will present information on their efforts at adaptation and the future issues. The closing speaker, Dr. D. Yogi Goswami, of the University of South Florida, will examine climate change issues on a state, national and international dimension. Evening: A Clambake Dinner with entertainment by Anna White Hodges.

The John Muir 150th Anniversary Florida Travels Tribute will look at the great explorer’s travels in Florida with presentations on: Muir’s time in Florida; the Lime Key of Muir’s sketch in 1867; Sarah Hodgson property where Muir recovered from illness; medical state of Muir’s typhomalarial fever, and finally, a re-dedication of the John Muir Marker. Evening: Social Time at Cedar Key Historical Society Museum. Sponsored by Suwannee-St. Johns Sierra Club and Cedar Key Historical Society.

RSVP HERE

Tickets are $17 per day, plus service charge, and include lunch.
Friday Dinner and entertainment $15

If you live or work on or near a coastal island, this conference is for you!

Friday, November 10

Climate Change Conference

Cedar Key Community Center

9:00 Opening:  Moderator: Frank Jackalone cedarkeymap
9:15 Kathryn Frank, UF Urban and Regional Planning Department
Introduction to sea level rise, coastal hazards, and adaptation planning in Cedar Key

9:45 Morris (Marty) Hylton, UF Historic Preservation Program
Cedar Key flood simulation video and historic documentation using 3D laser scanning and GIS

10:45 Michael Volk, UF Landscape Architecture Department
Sea level rise impacts across Cedar Key and the landscape, development projections, conservation priorities

11:15 Kristin Buckingham and Jennifer Krouchick, masters students in UF Urban and Regional Planning
Documenting Cedar Key’s informal emergency preparedness and disaster response procedures

11:40 Belinda Nettles, doctoral candidate in UF Urban and Regional Planning
Possible hazard mitigation and adaptation strategies for historic and cultural resources

12:00 Lunch provided

1:00 Heath Davis, Mayor of Cedar Key
Stories of coastal change and Cedar Key’s history (such as changes at 3rd Street dock)

1:15 Sue Colson, Cedar Key City Council
Flooding and impacts from Hurricane Hermine 2016
City strategies for coastal hazard mitigation and adaptation to sea level rise (incl. City Hall, bridge, power lines), economic vitality, and quality of life

1:45 John McPherson, Cedar Key Water and Sewer District

Water infrastructure strategies (incl. stormwater effects on wastewater systems)

2:00 Guided walking tour beginning at the Community Center

Guides: Mark Clark UF Soil and Water Science, Sue Colson, and others. Visit G Street erosion and living shoreline, G Street low-lying manhole, solar panels, clams carbon sequestration, and more

2:45 Return to Community Center, break

5:00 – 6:00 pm Social Time

8:00   Cedar Key Steamed Clam Dinner or Smoked Chicken Dinner with cash bar, and entertainment by Anna White Hodges. Separate charge of $15 (see RSVP page). A Cash Bar of beer, wine and water will be available.

November 11

John Muir 150th Anniversary of Travels in Florida johnmuirphoto

Cedar Key Community Center

9:00—9:15   Opening:  Moderator: Frank Jackalone

9:15—10:00  “John Muir in Florida”   Merald Clark

10:00—10:30   “Lime Key” Amy Gernhardt, Executive Director, Cedar Key Historical Society  and Mayor Heath Davis

10:30—11:15   “Sarah Hodgson Property” Andrea Dennison

11:15—Noon “Muir’s 1867 Illness: Typhomalaria”   Dr. Rob Norman

Noon—1:00   Lunch provided

Cedar Key Museum State Park

1:00—1:30   Travel to the Museum

1:30—1:45    Re-Dedication of John Muir Historical Marker – Florida Chapter Sierra Club

1:45—2:00  Tour the State Park Museum, Merald Clark

2:00—3:15  “Deuteronomy Clark’s Memories of Muir” (including discussion at the end)

Cedar Key Historical Society Museum

4:30—6:00  Social time at the Cedar Key Historical Society Museum sponsored by the Suwannee – St. Johns Group, Sierra Club and the Cedar Key Historical Society. No charge.

 


Lodging in Cedar Key

Participants are responsible for their own lodging. Please note this list is merely to assist those seeking accommodations, and should not be construed as recommendations.

Bed & Breakfast

Cedar Key Bed & Breakfast, 810 3rd Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625 Tel: 352-543-9000 http://cedarkeybedandbreakfast.com

Island Hotel & Restaurant, 373 2nd Street, Cedar Key, FL  32625 Tel: 352-543-5111  http://www.islandhotel-cedarkey.com

Homes and Apartments for rent: https://www.hometogo.com/  Shows listing prices and a map of Cedar Key where units are located.

Inns, Hotels, Motels

Beach Front Motel, 873 First St., Cedar Key, FL  32525   Tel: 352-543-9960 http://www.cedarkeybeachfrontmotel.com
Cedar Inn, 410 2nd  & B Streets, Cedar Key, FL  32625 Tel: 352-543-5455 https://www.facebook.com/cedarinncedarkey/
Cedar Key Harbour Master Suites, 390 Dock St, Cedar Key, FL 32625 Tel: 352-543-9146  &  352-543-9320 http://www.cedarkeyharbourmaster.com
Dockside Hotel, 491 Dock Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625 Tel: 352-543-5432 https://www.facebook.com/Cedar-Key-Dockside-Motel-515811358538478/
Faraway Inn, 847 3rd Street, Cedar Key, FL  32625 Tel: 352-543-5330  https://farawayinn.com
Low Key Hideaway, 12050 FL-24, Cedar Key, FL 32625  Tel: 352-543-0700  https://www.facebook.com/lowkeyhideaway/
Mermaid’s Landing, 12717 FL-24, Cedar Key 32625  Tel: 352-543-5949 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mermaids-Landing-Cottages/104969832880027/
Pirates Cove Bayside Cottages, 12633 FL-24, Cedar Key, FL 32625  Tel: 352-543-5141  http://www.piratescovecottages.com/cottages.html




Call For Volunteers to Help OSFR

 

 

Volunteers needed for physical labor, moving and setting up walls, fences, and props.  Contact Doug at Rum138  cell  ( 727 560 1022) or Andy (cell 352=318-1078, text or call) or on FB.  we will be working most days and/or nights after that up until the 27th.  We also need some help on the night of for tickets, parking, etc. and a couple actors.  We’re willing to work with scheduling work when volunteers are available.

BREAKING NEWS!!
Madness & Mayhem & Rum 138 “Spooktacula Costume Ball” to be held on Saturday, October 28th at Rum 138. 6-11pm. 21+ Costume required, $100 prize for Best Costume. $29 per person covers food (advance tickets sales only), Advance Admission only (no food) $19 and $25 at the gate, Includes admission, haunted graveyard and forest. Fun Decided, Both the Cover Band of the Year, AND Entertainer of the Year at the Brevard Live Music Awards, will be performing rock classics from 7-11 PM. This is a charity event, and all profits will be donated to Our Santa Fe River & Sunrise Wildlife Rehabilitation. We would appreciate any suggestions and worship any volunteers. Please Share this Event! Tickets available at Rum 138, Madness & Mayhem.org. Please Share this page! #spooktacula #Rum138 #Rumba

— with Andy Phelan, Doug Jipson, Russ Jones, Terry Phelan, Darryl Steinhauser, Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson and Our Santa Fe River.




Clean Out Your Closets for OSFR!

Our Santa Fe River will have a space at the High Springs City Wide Yard Sale on October 14, from 8-2pm.  We are looking for donations of things we can resell as a fundraiser to our organization.  Household goods, furniture, books, small appliances, you name it, we need it! Although we will not be selling clothing at this sale, we would happily take donations for future sales.
All donations can be dropped off at 17532 NW 241st Street, High Springs, FL, near Tumblemania.  This is a private residence, and donations can be placed in the carport.  If you are bringing donations in a bin that you would like returned, please mark the bin with name, phone number and address, and we will get them returned after the sale.
If you have any questions or would like to help with this event by volunteering a couple of hours of your time that day, please contact Cindy Noel, [email protected]oursantaferiver.org, or text or call 352-316-3687.



“Lost Springs,” Presentation by Margaret Tolbert

Panelists Lisa Rinaman, Margaret Tolbert and Karen Chadwick

“Lost Springs:  An Artist’s Journey into Florida’s Abandoned Springs” viewing and panel discussion with Karen Chadwick, Matt Keene, Lisa Rinaman and Margaret Tolbert.  Gainesville, June 23, 2017

The artist is the extraordinary Margaret Tolbert, and the springs are not so much abandoned as intentionally flooded and covered with many feet of water.  Because some decades ago some men wanted money more than they wanted the springs, and since they were in power, they got their way.  Sounds quite familiar, because that is still happening today in Florida.

An overflowing crowd with people standing along the walls was treated to a superb  documentary film by Matt Keene which gave the tragic history of the  George Kirkpatrick Dam, which created the Rodman Reservoir which essentially destroyed the Ocklawaha River.

Crawler Crusher machine invented by Brown Gregg of Leesburg to topple trees along the Ocklawaha

At least one employee of the St. Johns River Water Management District was in attendance, but he slipped out immediately after the film and did not stay for the additional information or panel speakers.

There has been an on-going struggle to remove this dam for decades, spearheaded by Florida Defenders of the Environment, represented at this showing by Executive Director and ex-water manager, and OSFR Advisor Jim Gross.  We have posted on this (“Removing Dam Would Revitalize Economy”)    and it is a sad story.

Margaret Tolbert shared with us her love, appreciation and understanding of the springs hidden beneath the dam waters.  This is reflected not only in her words, but in her unique artwork and by her physical interaction with the cold, clear waters emerging from our aquifer.  No one else can capture the beauty and essence of these unique Florida phenomena as does she.

                  
Program creator Margaret Tolbert                    Karen Chadwick

          
Jim Gross                                              Matt Keene                          Lisa Rinaman

Captain Karen Chadwick, artist in her own right (soon to have an exhibition of her sculptures along with Margaret Tolbert in Jacksonville) piloted the boat in the film and gave a rundown on the state of disrepair of the dam.   Tireless water advocate and St Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman spoke of restoration of the river.  Others who spoke were Jim Gross, mentioned above, and film creator Matt Keene, who had words of poetry to describe the river.

Thanks to Margaret Tolbert, panel and crew for an extraordinary evening.

Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life:  once taken, it cannot be brought back-


 

 

 




Successful River Cleanup — Thanks To All

 

Sponsored by Island Global Yachting (Gainesville) and their Staff, along with OSFR, this River Clean Up met at Hollingsworth Ramp at 7:45 am to drop boats.  Take-out was at a private home in Three Rivers on Santa Fe Drive.

Island Global created banners and  T-Shirts, s for this Clean Up.  There was a good turnout, among the OSFR crew were Mike Roth, Cindy Noel,  Maryann Smith, Rhonda Long, Russ Jones and President Pam Smith.

Thanks to  Rhonda Long, OSFR Stewardship Director and Mike Watson at ISLAND GLOBAL YACHTING for organizing.  Thanks to Cindy Noel for the photos, and thanks to all who participated to help clean our Santa Fe River.

 

Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life:  once taken, it cannot be brought back-


 

 




Santa Fe River Cleanup June 10 This Saturday

 

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Sponsored by Island Global Yachting (Gainesville) and their Staff this River Clean Up will meet at Hollingsworth Ramp at 7:45 am to drop boats. Drivers may drive their cars to take out spot at private home in Three Rivers (242 SW Santa Fe Dr FT White, FL). There will be NO shuttles back from that location so everyone needs to arrange for their own pick up or take their cars there. Drivers will be brought back to Hollingsworth and all boats will put in the water at 9 AM. Expected take out is 2pm -3 pm depending on speed of trash pick up. Bring lunch, river shoes, sunscreen, hats, masks, and grippers and mesh bags (if you have them). For more information contact Rhonda Long, OSFR Stewardship Director at (321) 505-3228. THANKS TO Mike Watson at ISLAND GLOBAL YACHTING for organizing
Island Global has created banners and is underwriting T-Shirts, Grabbers and Mesh Bags for this Clean Up.
Michael Watson Sr. Systems Administrator Island Global Yachting 2201 NW 40th Terrace Gainesville, FL 32605-3574 T: 386.868.0416 M: 646-675-6265 E: [email protected] www.igymarinas.com
Feel free to call him for a quote.