OSFR Joins Current Problems For Creeks Cleanup

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Wayne Kinard of Amigos Dive Center of Fort White. Not the riverkeeper but the Caretaker and the Super Cleaner of the creeks and rivers. EVEN BETTER!

 

OSFR,  along with Current Problems,  recently took part in a trash pickup session on the Gainesville creeks.  Slobs that some of us are, trash continually goes into the water and some good people, like Wayne Kinard and friends, and Rhonda Long, and friends, go out there and try to fix it.  It is never totally fixed, but without their efforts, the creeks and rivers would look much, much worse.

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OSFR board member Kristen Merritt and OSFR hard-working member Russ Jones work the table.

 

The combined efforts of 100+ volunteers removed over 6000 pounds of garbage from Gainesville creeks Sat. March 17.

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Rhonda Long

OSFR members Russ Jones & Rhonda Long joined the Spring Creek crew off 6th St & 39th Ave. for Current Problems Spring Creek Revival. Kristen Merritt, OSFR Board member joined them  later that day at First Magnitude Brewery to celebrate the success & talk about osfr, Riverfest & water science.

Education is the best solution, even though some people are not trainable; OSFR has a small campaign with their “Don’t trash where you splash” signs.

This is one small way we can help our beautiful water resources.  Thanks to all who participate.  Excellent photos by Rhonda Long.

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


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Megan Black of Current Problems

 

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Hollie Greer and her team from Alachua County Environmental Protection Department.

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  1. Thanks for the accolades Jim. Nothing makes me happier than cleaning the creeks, rivers and waterways of our beautiful area here in North Florida.!! Happy to help in any way I can and always looking for volunteers to go out on the river and gather the trash on a “Fishing Trip”.!! It’s great to have so many volunteers to help with such a big project. Always happy to help in any way I can. Thanks for ALL you do.!! Your Amigo, Wayne

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