Our community has a great opportunity to view, learn and teach about our water and how we relate to it. If you have not seen the Museum on Main Street Smithsonian display in High Springs, you have missed a great exhibit. Hours are 10 to 4 Tues. – Sat. and Sun. 1 to 4.
The Smithsonian traveling portion presents many different facets of water and how we interact with it. Many of these may never have occurred to us and so are completely new concepts. Many local groups and individuals also present some aspect of water-related topics,
from paintings, to river clean-ups to fossils.
From the viewpoint of your writer, we would like to see more emphasis on water conservation and environmental regulation. We commend Ichetucknee Alliance and also OSFR, who give the best disclosure on this problem. Since our DEP puts out glowing reports on the wonderful job they are doing to protect our water resources, many people just assume they are telling the truth and have no inkling that our springs, rivers and the aquifer might be in trouble. This mistaken concept is strengthened when bizarre events occur such as bestowing an award for environmental stewardship on Gov. Scott.
Your writer admits to his bias toward the fossils. Come to the New Century Woman’s Club in High Springs August 2 at 6 pm to learn more.
Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-