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About the Santa Fe Lake Dwellers Association, Inc.

The Santa Fe Lake Dwellers Association was formed in 1978, in response to attempts by Georgia Pacific to mine the peat of the Santa Fe Swamp. It was during that long struggle, led by former association president Harold Hill, that the lake gained its “Outstanding Florida Water” designation. Ultimately Georgia Pacific donated its swamp holdings to the people of the state of Florida, and it is now managed for hunting and hiking by the Suwannee River Water Management District.

2012 LakeFest.3Over the years the Association has responded to numerous threats to the water quality of Lake Santa Fe. As a result, the Association has earned a reputation for steadfast lake advocacy and stewardship. Strength in numbers and the resolve of volunteers have earned it the respect of state and local governing bodies.

One very important way to support the efforts made by the Association on behalf of all lake dwellers and friend of Lake Santa Fe, is to become a contributing member. Please consider joining your lake association! Volunteers are always welcome, as well as the financial contributions of those unable to give of their time. Annual family membership dues are only $25.00. Additional contributions are always helpful and gratefully accepted!

Please click here to download a printer-friendly (PDF) membership application form and mail the form with your tax-deductible payment to:
Santa Fe Lake Dwellers Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 1268
Melrose, FL 32666

You can contact the SFLDA directly by sending an email to: lakesantafeorg(at)  –  Please feel free to comment on local issues and request additional information on association activities.

Thank you for speaking up for the protection of Lake Santa Fe and supporting the Santa Fe Lake Dwellers Association as your advocate on regional environmental issues. We are your voice!

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