Come to the annual Springs Celebration and Chili Cook Off! Join us on Saturday, March 23 at O’Leno State Park for a chili cook off, live music, environmental booths, children’s activities, and more. Admission to the park is free with a donation of one canned good per person.
Live music and entertainment will be provided by the Gypsy Guerrilla Band, the Dance Alive Next Generation Dance Troupe, and singer/songwriter Caleb Markley. The chili cook off will run from 9am – 3pm while the celebration and other activities will run from 11am – 3pm. For more details, please visit the Facebook event page.
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.