Santa Fe River Springs Basin Working Group


What’s Happening

The 7th annual Springs Celebration and Chili Cook Off  will be at O’Leno State Park on Saturday March 29th from 11-3.  Admission to the park is free with a donated can good. There will be live music, kid’s activities, and lots of chili!!! For more information contact Stacie at 352-264-6829. 

Click on the image to see the schedule of events for the 2014 Chili Cook-Off and Springs Celebration.

2014 Chili Cook-Off and Springs Celebration Schedule of Events

About Us

The purpose of the Santa Fe River Springs Basin Working Group (SFRSBWG) is to create a forum in which professionals, government entities, and citizens can learn about and discuss issues and activities that can affect the quality and quantity of water in Poe, Ginnie, Hornsby and Gilchrist Blue Springs and their contributing areas in Alachua, Columbia, and Gilchrist Counties.

The SFRSBWG was founded in 1998 and was funded by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Springs Initiative from 2002 – 2010. The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department has been coordinating the Group since July 2010.

Working Group meetings are normally held at least four times per year and are open to the public. At each meeting the participants report on activities that are underway relevant to springs in the region.

For a list of archived agendas and presentations from working group meetings and to see when the next meeting will be held, please visit the SFRSB Working Group page on the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department’s website.

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