We have an excellent new video to present which gives several experts’ viewpoints and explanations on what is happening in North Central Florida with a single family attempting to continue to make millions every year by pumping water out of Ginnie Springs and selling it to Nestle. This is groundwater owned by the people of Florida and whose withdrawal negatively affects the springs and river which are already damaged. The river flows less because of this private pump and a natural treasure belonging to the people of Florida is thus diminished for private gain by a single business.
“That pump from Ginnie Springs is taking out this water every day and it’s on right now and we have to stop the pump.”
Our thanks to the participants in this excellent film: OSFR board members Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson, co-founder and ex-president of OSFR; Bob Knight of Florida Springs Institute, water scientist and defender of our rivers and springs; Mike Roth, president of OSFR, and OSFR member and supporter Laura Dailey.
Heartfelt thanks to Ezra Remer, producer of this video who took the time and effort to tell this important story. All photos are from his video and we appreciate his permission to repost here.
If you want to help protect the river and springs from this greedy water grab please do the following:
speak virtually to the Board of Directors, at special meeting on Feb. 23, 2021 and send a postcard to:
SRWMD BOARD OF DIRECTORS
9225 CR 49
LIVE OAK, FL 32060
and write NO PERMIT.
Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
– A river is like a life: once taken,
it cannot be brought back © Jim Tatum