Help permanently protect 254-acres, 0.7 river miles, and two freshwater springs

together we can protect what matters

At the confluence of Olustee Creek and the Santa Fe River sits an intact river bank safe guarding two freshwater springs. With dramatic bluffs along the waters edge and abundant hardwoods, this land is stunning. Add to the mix a second magnitude spring and third magnitude spring, it becomes a picture of true wild Florida.

Conserving this land has been a priority of the state of Florida and the Suwannee River Water Management District for years, and today we have a chance to ensure the permanent protection.

Together we need to raise $1.4 million to ensure we can purchase this land by February 2020.

Once purchased, Alachua Conservation Trust plans to open the preserve to the public with recreational access.

Permanently protecting the Santa Fe Springs Project will contribute to the regional quality of our drinking water and ensure our community maintains momentum to protect the watershed as a whole.
Learn more about Alachua Conservation Trust’s regional efforts to protect the Santa Fe River Basin by clicking here.