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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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natgeographic In: Pollution and Overuse Threaten Florida’s Fragile Freshwater Springs | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Pollution and Overuse Threaten Florida’s Fragile Freshwater Springs

Mark Rains is dead wrong in his statement below–  the State has no intention of restoring our springs.  They plan to continue their current protocol which is a slow but sure death of our springs […]

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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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corruptpoliticianthomas nast2 In: Guest Opinion: Connecting the Dots for Restoring Florida’s Waters | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Guest Opinion: Connecting the Dots for Restoring Florida’s Waters

Once again this is about Tallahassee taking away the citizens’ rights and the DEP as a destructive agency for our waters.  This is about the DEP very carefully avoiding hitting the sources of pollution and […]

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In: Statewide Survey: Most Floridians Want More Protection for the Environment and More Money to Protect Endangered Species | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Statewide Survey: Most Floridians Want More Protection for the Environment and More Money to Protect Endangered Species

  Florida panther. Credit: State Archives of Florida.   Read the original article here in Florida Phoenix. Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum. jim.tatum@oursantaferiver.org – A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot […]

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Charlie Crist 115th Congress photo In: Crist Unveils Clean Water Plan That Calls for Tougher Regulations on Pollution-- | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Crist Unveils Clean Water Plan That Calls for Tougher Regulations on Pollution–

  Crist may be the first of the new gubernatorial candidates to push the environment as a platform plank, but certainly not the last.  Finally the environment has become a  must-do item, but campaign promises […]

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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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flconservationvoters small In: Desantis as ‘Green Governor’? More Like ‘Blue-Green Algae Governor’-- | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

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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