OSFR Board Meeting and FSI Film “Clear Water, Clean Water?”

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Board members Pam Smith, Kristin Rubin, Terry Phelan, Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson, Mike Roth, Erik Wise, Kristen Merritt, Patty Street. Not pictured Jim Tatum, absent Cindy Noel, Jane Blais and Rhonda Long

 

The Florida Springs Institute on June 27, 2018, hosted the premier showing of the film “Clear Water, Clean Water? – Exploring the Floridan Aquifer”  and also the June meeting of the OSFR board.

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Candidate for State House of Representatives Merrillee Mawitz-Jipson

At the beginning of the meeting, Associate Executive Director of the Institute Heather Obara, Esq. announced the official candidacy of OSFR board member Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson for Florida State House of Representatives in the November 6 election.

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Tom Fitz

The film is by award-winning freelance director Tom Fitz.  The short film highlights the Floridan aquifer and was filmed locally with people from the area.  It features the fragility of the aquifer and those who know and understand it.

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Heather Obara

“Tom’s work has been broadcast by PBS, BBC, National Geographic, Discovery, ABC, NHK, Tokyo Broadcasting, and others. His non-profit educational film company, Schoolyard Films, provides free films and study guides for schools on conservation and environmental topics.”
Film Trailer: https://player.vimeo.com/video/271617181

 

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Tim Meng and Mike Goldschlag practice farming always with the aquifer in mind.

 

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Cave divers are immersed in the Floridan aquifer.

OSFR thanks the Florida Springs Institute for arranging the showing of this documentary, and also for providing the venue for our board meeting, enabling us to view the film.

Important happenings  took place at the board meeting, one of which was that OSFR  ex-president Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson was re-elected to the Board of Directors.  Pam Smith will move from the Board of Directors to the Board of Advisors.

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OSFR ex-presidents Merrillee and Pam. Two very exceptional people, and ones you want working for you.

And guest John Moran convinced the board to pursue a new project of signage based on the old Burma Shave ads of mulitple signs in sequence.  An example is already in place on OSFR advisor Jim Pruitt’s land near Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park, sponsored by the Florida Springs Council.

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John Moran explains a catchy way to get our message out.

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


 

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