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nikki fried In: Nikki Fried Promises to Get Tough on AG Businesses That Foul the Water | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Nikki Fried Promises to Get Tough on AG Businesses That Foul the Water

  We like Nikki Fried for several reasons, not the least is that she is by far the greenest member of our current brown, brown cabinet, and we commend her efforts to reduce polystyrene. Unfortunately, […]

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red tide NASA In: Polluted Waterways Force Tourists to Vacation Elsewhere | Our View | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Polluted Waterways Force Tourists to Vacation Elsewhere | Our View

The numbers prove that the policies of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis are failures, since they promote business at the expense of all else.  And lately the “all else” part has been our water-related recreation. […]

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Unless Farming Methods Change Radically, Florida’s Springs and Rivers Are Doomed

See the original article with photos here in the Gainesville Sun.  It will appear in the hard copy Sunday, August 22, 2021. Unless farming methods change radically, Florida’s springs and rivers are doomed Jim Tatum Guest […]

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Fried me dem rally In: Agriculture Commission Pushes For Red Tide Emergency Declaration-- | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Agriculture Commission Pushes For Red Tide Emergency Declaration–

  Our water is out of control.  Beaches closed, drinking water contaminated and sewage is going into our rivers.  Are we not yet concerned enough to begin to fix it? We have the way but […]

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Desantis as ‘Green Governor’? More Like ‘Blue-Green Algae Governor’–

Mr. Webber has told the truth.  We could add that it is not just Mr. DeSantis who  is blue-green, his policies are hurled downward and made those of the Department of Environmental Protection and the […]

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Pilgrims Pride 1 In: Part of Our Problem: We Don't Know Who the Environmentalists Are. | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Part of Our Problem: We Don’t Know Who the Environmentalists Are.

  This article exposes part our problem that we have in Florida regarding water.  People recognize our red tide and green algae issues because they are visible and smelly.  The slow death of our springs […]

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TINY HOPE In: Blue-Green Algae Task Force Meets for First Time Since November-- | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Blue-Green Algae Task Force Meets for First Time Since November–

  In the past there have been good people on this body but they have worked to no avail as their work fizzled out in the Legislature.  Task Force chair Tom Frazer did not bring […]

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cyanobacteria wiki creative commons In: Blue-green algae are not to be taken lightly | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Blue-green algae are not to be taken lightly

  The State of Florida has made a terrible mess of protecting and sustaining its waters, and we are only just beginning to pay the price.  Nutrient-fed algae have damaged tourism, more important even than […]

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Coastal ‘Dead Zones’ Are Multiplying. Seaweed May Be a Solution

Once again we are treating symptoms and not cure.  The only solution is to stop these nutrients from entering the Mississippi River.  The polluters must pay and the consumer must share the cost.  High taxes […]

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corralmiami1 In: To ‘The Fellowship of the Springs,’ Florida is selling out an environmental treasure | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

To ‘The Fellowship of the Springs,’ Florida is selling out an environmental treasure

    In this excellent piece, Oscar Corral documents very well just how Florida is killing its environmental treasure for money.  The spokespersons for the state agencies whom he quotes here in this article have no  […]

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roundup3FI In: Study: More than half of Florida's manatees have the herbicide glyphosate in their bodies | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Study: More than half of Florida’s manatees have the herbicide glyphosate in their bodies

  We seem to be doing our level best to assure that the manatee will not survive.  Our agencies need to act and fast! “Manatees are Exhibit A that Florida’s waters are in crisis and […]

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