Protecting the Santa Fe River in North Florida

Water Quality (Threats)

nikki fried In: Nikki Fried Promises to Get Tough on AG Businesses That Foul the Water | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Nikki Fried Promises to Get Tough on AG Businesses That Foul the Water

  We like Nikki Fried for several reasons, not the least is that she is by far the greenest member of our current brown, brown cabinet, and we commend her efforts to reduce polystyrene. Unfortunately, […]

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LisaRinamannew In: Riverkeeper: Toxin Levels From Algae on the St. Johns River Are High | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Riverkeeper: Toxin Levels From Algae on the St. Johns River Are High

there is no mention in this article of the cause nor the solution to this problem, which is mostly nutrients from excessive agricultural and urban fertilizer, plus septic tanks. Our Department of Environmental Protection goes […]

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natgeographic In: Pollution and Overuse Threaten Florida’s Fragile Freshwater Springs | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Pollution and Overuse Threaten Florida’s Fragile Freshwater Springs

Mark Rains is dead wrong in his statement below–  the State has no intention of restoring our springs.  They plan to continue their current protocol which is a slow but sure death of our springs […]

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recyclesymbol In: California Aims to Ban Recycling Symbols on Things That Aren’t Recyclable | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

California Aims to Ban Recycling Symbols on Things That Aren’t Recyclable

      This endeavor is certainly progress toward alleviating  our terrible problem of plastic waste.  Taking the symbols off products which are not recyclable is good, but Nestle does something that is very sneaky.  […]

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Study Suggests Hydraulic Fracturing Can Impact Surface Water Quality–

Advocates opposing fracking will read this title and go “Duh…………….!”  They have been saying precisely this for many years.  Saying it to county commissioners, legislators and anyone who will listen. Now we see this in […]

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PineyPointtop DEP In: State Gives Manatee Draft Permit For Deep Well Injection Of Piney Point Water | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

State Gives Manatee Draft Permit For Deep Well Injection Of Piney Point Water

  Manatee County, aided and abetted by the main culprit in this mess — the DEP, has opted to take the easy way out and dump the unwanted process water which is atop the gypstack […]

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