OSFR is the organization to belong to. OSFR is rolling. OSFR is on the move. The October board meeting took place tonight, Oct. 25, 2017 at headquarters Rum 138, at 6:30 after the RiverFest Planning Committee meeting, chaired by Sharon Yeago, master organizer and planner. This RiverFest will be the biggest and best of all, with a whole month of events beforehand in March, all leading up to the climax which will be the song contest. Stay tuned and you will learn more here at this site.
Featured speaker tonight was Dr. Rick Copeland of Aquifer Watch, out of Tallahassee, who has been monitoring private residential wells in the Rum 138 area for the past two years. Principal target is the amount of nitrates in the regional well water. Rick is no stranger to Rum 138, as this venue was the drop-off point for water samples, back when the well owners did their own samples. Now Rick has three teams which do the sampling and the well owner has no tasks.
Additional business tonight was the happy welcoming of new Board Member Kristin Rubin, now official and a great addition to our group. Likewise, new Board Member Erik Wise was also approved by the board for acceptance.
Thanks to Doug Jipson and Rum 138 for providing facilities for OSFR, and to Sierra Club for providing the conference room. This is a thankless expense to Doug and Merrillee who provide comfortable accomodations for our meetings. OSFR is appreciative to them for their many donations.
Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-