The vision of St. Johns Riverkeeper is to ensure a clean and healthy river for current and future generations.

Upcoming Events

Tiny Dock x Sip & Stroll

Thursday, May 19, 2022

St. Johns Riverkeeper is taking the Tiny Dock for a Sip & Stroll! The Tiny Dock Concert Series is partnering with Downtown Jacksonville's monthly Sip & Stroll event this May to bring live, local music to the riverfront. Join us for an evening on Southbank Riverwalk to enjoy tunes from The Firewater Tent Revival, who […]

Paddle the St. Johns River Estuary

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Paddle with a guide through Fort George and the Simpson Creek estuary, a series of tributaries that wind through the salt marsh creating what looks like the arteries of the land. The water twists and turns creating intimate canals for the resident wading birds, fishing osprey, and provides protection for newly hatched fingerlings. The estuary […]

Eco Adventure: Paddle Pottsburg Creek

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Join St. Johns Riverkeeper's K-12 Education Team the first Wednesday of each month along the St. Johns River or a tributary. In June, we've partnered with Jacksonville University's Marine Science Research Institute to take you on an educational paddle of Pottsburg Creek. You may bring your own kayak, or rent one from All Wet Sports […]

Know Your Algae Virtual Workshop

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Join us for this virtual opportunity to learn about various types of algae, how to recognize and report an algae bloom, and why blooms can be harmful to the St. Johns River and the residents of its 310-mile watershed. You will hear directly from your St. Johns Riverkeeper, Lisa Rinaman, and learn how you can […]

Search for the Swallow-Tailed Kite on the Ocklawaha

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Join us for a paddle on the Ocklawaha River with Adventure Outpost and special guest Gina Kent, a Swallow-tailed Kite expert from the Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) in Gainesville. Although the Swallow-tailed Kites will be the focus, she will point out and speak on the other birdlife we encounter along the way. We […]

Search for Bartram’s Ixia

Sunday, June 5, 2022

St. Johns Riverkeeper has partnered with Earth Kinship to bring you the Search for Bartram's Ixia. Explore the Bayard Conservation Area in search of the “Bartram's Ixia'' flower (Calydorea caelestina). You only get a couple of chances a year to find this rare flower William Bartram cataloged in the 1700’s, and it only grows in […]

Green Drinks Summer Series

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Join the North Florida Green Chamber of Commerce for their Green Drinks Summer Series! Energize your Summer with a HOT topic - Biomimicry! Then cool off with a Green Drink. This month's topic is "Using Biomimicry to create sustainable products." Thursday, June 16 4-5 p.m. | Cobalt Moon Center | Neptune Beach 5-6 p.m. | […]

Tiny Dock Concert: John Lumpkin Institute

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Join us by boat, kayak, SUP, or River Taxi on June 18 from 5-7 p.m. to enjoy live music on the St. Johns River. Enjoy an evening of jazz with renowned jazz artist John Lumpkin Institute. John Lumpkin II is a producer, arranger, and artist within the jazz and gospel industry. While carrying his talents […]

Rising Tides: McCoys Creek Cleanup

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Join Rising Tides young professionals for our monthly cleanup on McCoys Creek! As always, all of our cleanups are RAIN or SHINE!  What to Bring: Reusable Water Bottle Hat & Sunglasses Closed toe shoes (required) Rain boots, work boots, or waders are extremely helpful! Optional: Heavy duty gloves (if desired) Cleanup gloves and bags will […]

Eco Adventure: Native Plants

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Join St. Johns Riverkeeper's K-12 Education Team the first Wednesday of each month along the St. Johns River or a tributary. In July, St. Johns Riverkeeper has partnered with Dr. Nisse Goldberg of Jacksonville University to take you on an educational hike about Florida's native plants. Hands-on activities will be available and materials will be […]

Rising Tides: Silver Springs Paddle

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Join Rising Tides, St. Johns Riverkeeper's young professionals group, for a stand up paddleboard paddle of Silver Springs! Explore the flora and fauna along the Silver River with a guide from The Salty Paddle. Cost $50 per person (includes board rental) $25 per person (bring your own board) Register Register for our Silver Springs Paddle […]

Rising Tides: McCoys Creek Cleanup

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Join Rising Tides young professionals for our monthly cleanup on McCoys Creek! As always, all of our cleanups are RAIN or SHINE!  What to Bring: Reusable Water Bottle Hat & Sunglasses Closed toe shoes (required) Rain boots, work boots, or waders are extremely helpful! Optional: Heavy duty gloves (if desired) Cleanup gloves and bags will […]

Rising Tides: McCoys Creek Cleanup

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Join Rising Tides young professionals for our monthly cleanup on McCoys Creek! As always, all of our cleanups are RAIN or SHINE!  If you have a Kayak/Canoe, bring it! This location is navigable by water. What to Bring: Reusable Water Bottle Hat & Sunglasses Closed toe shoes (required) Rain boots, work boots, or waders are […]

Rising Tides: McCoys Creek International Coastal Cleanup

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Join Rising Tides young professionals for our monthly cleanup on McCoys Creek! As always, all of our cleanups are RAIN or SHINE!  This month our cleanup is on Saturday to participate in the International Coastal Cleanup. What to Bring: Reusable Water Bottle Hat & Sunglasses Closed toe shoes (required) Rain boots, work boots, or waders […]

Rising Tides: McCoys Creek Cleanup

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Join Rising Tides young professionals for our monthly cleanup on McCoys Creek! As always, all of our cleanups are RAIN or SHINE!  What to Bring: Reusable Water Bottle Hat & Sunglasses Closed toe shoes (required) Rain boots, work boots, or waders are extremely helpful! Optional: Heavy duty gloves (if desired) Cleanup gloves and bags will […]

Rising Tides: McCoys Creek Cleanup

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Join Rising Tides young professionals for our monthly cleanup on McCoys Creek! As always, all of our cleanups are RAIN or SHINE!  If you have a Kayak/Canoe, bring it! This location is navigable by water. What to Bring: Reusable Water Bottle Hat & Sunglasses Closed toe shoes (required) Rain boots, work boots, or waders are […]

Tiny Dock Concert: Ramona + the Riot

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Join us by boat, kayak, SUP, or River Taxi on December 3 from 5-7 p.m. to enjoy live music on the St. Johns River. Although they receive creative inspiration from a number of styles, Ramona + the Riot combine a variety of compositional elements to form their unique sound. To date, Ramona + the Riot […]

Rising Tides: McCoys Creek Cleanup & End of Year Celebration

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Join Rising Tides young professionals for our monthly cleanup on McCoys Creek! As always, all of our cleanups are RAIN or SHINE!  We'll be celebrating all that Rising Tides has accomplished in 2022. What to Bring: Reusable Water Bottle Hat & Sunglasses Closed toe shoes (required) Rain boots, work boots, or waders are extremely helpful! […]

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Dam Safety Report Released

Dam Safety Report Released

Late on March 18, the much anticipated Rodman/Kirkpatrick Dam inspection report was finally released. While the report indicates the dam is not at risk of impending failure, the dam was reclassified in the report from low hazard to high hazard. FEMA describes high...

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