Memorial Day Weekend Kayaktivism 2021 on the Santa Fe River, Florida
Date: Saturday May 29
Time: 11 am until 2 pm
Location: Santa Fe River, along the one and a half miles of Ginnie Springs’ river frontage (starting at the tube launch until the tube take-out signs).
Our Santa Fe River, Advocacy Director of OSFR, Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson 352-222-8893 (cell) [email protected]
Sunrise Movement Hub, Gainesville, FL Alex Smock [email protected] 352-514-7735
Mermaid Michi Michelle Colson [email protected] 352-467-0800
Extinction Rebellion (Kenzi Kate) [email protected] 813-317-7838
Florida Springs Council (Brenda Wells) [email protected] 352-281-4255
The Florida Springs Institute (Haley Moody) [email protected] 205-299-2061
Target: Seven Springs Water Company and the connection to Ginnie Springs Campground, Nestle/BlueTriton Brands (Nestle Water North America and One Rock with Metropoulos).
Pressure point: Demand Ginnie Springs’ family members relinquish their Water Use Permit that contributes to an impending global crisis as a result of throw-away single use plastic bottles and the serious depletion of our vulnerable springs discharge in the area. The water they are selling out of these springs is enough water for eleven towns of Fort White. It’s our community’s water, we demand that this water stay in the natural systems that support our environment and us.
Parking limited: Please carpool and use your own equipment. Parking and boat ramps at Rum Island Park and SR 47 Bridge Park.
Satellite, remote parking at Rum 138. $5 parking fee at the boat ramp parks. $5 shuttle services for drivers only (with Rum 138).
Kayaks and canoes with protest signs, Triton (as in Greek God reference), conch shell heralding the news, mermaids, turtles, springs, aqua and blues, divers, fish, tubers, manatees, kayakers.
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