For the River. For us all.

We can all play a part in protecting our St. Johns River. 

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

Explore

Get your feet wet and explore the St. Johns River! Join us for a paddle, boat trip, or unique field trip experience. 

Protect

Wherever our river needs a voice, that’s where we’ll be. Help us protect and restore the St. Johns by getting involved in our volunteer programs. 

Advocate

Raise your voice by taking action for our river! Write letters to your leaders, sign petitions, spread the word, and join our army of advocates.

Advocacy Campaigns

Free the Ocklawaha

Every three to five years the “lost springs” of the Ocklawaha River awaken during a months-long draw down at George Kirkpatrick Dam. […]

River UPRising

The St. Johns River resembles the Atlantic Ocean more than at any other time in its past: The currents are faster, the water is saltier and the tidal range can be more extreme […]

Don’t Feed The Algae

Algae bloom season is already upon our St. Johns River. Since mid-April, St. Johns Riverkeeper has received dozens of reports from Lake George and Palatka and all the way to Jacksonville […]

Report Pollution Issues.

Be our eyes and ears of the St. Johns River! From algae blooms to litter, report the issues you’re seeing on the water to St. Johns Riverkeeper and the appropriate agency.

Upcoming Events

Oyster Roast (Lower Basin)

Friday, November 15, 2019

The annual Oyster Roast has become known as one of the best parties of the year. More importantly, the Roast is a critical fundraising event, helping to support our effective advocacy, outreach, and education programs – for the river and for us all. Join us for live music from The Firewater Tent Revival, an outstanding silent […]

Rising Tides: McCoys Creek Cleanup

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Join us for our monthly cleanup and PLANTING on McCoys Creek led by Rising Tides, our Young Professionals Group. Learn more about Rising Tides here As always all of our cleanups are Rain or Shine What to bring: Reusable Water Bottle Hat & Sunglasses You must wear closed toe shoes (rain boots, work boots, or waders […]

Middle Basin Cleanup | Ed Stone Park

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Help us Get the Trash Out of our River! Join our Middle Basin Outreach Coordinator for a by land and water cleanup at Ed Stone Park – an idyllic fishing, kayak, and boat launch spot on the St. Johns River. Meet at the park at 9am dressed for cleaning up, including a hat, sunscreen, water, […]

DeLand Christmas Parade: March with St. Johns Riverkeeper

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Did you know? St. Johns Riverkeeper has an office in historic downtown DeLand! What better way to come together and showcase the RIVER as DeLand's and our Middle Basin's natural asset! We hope that YOU will join us in the parade in our most festive and holiday-appropriate kayaking, SUPing, or boating attire - including your […]

20th Birthday Party + Holiday Mingle – JAX (Lower Basin)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

St. Johns Riverkeeper is turning 20 this holiday season! Celebrate our 20th birthday in holiday spirit with us by enjoying a sunset over the St. Johns River with staff, fellow members and volunteers, as we reflect on our collective work to protect our river. Drinks, light snacks, and BIRTHDAY CAKE will be provided. Festive holiday attire is not […]

20th Birthday Party + Holiday Mingle – DeLand (Middle Basin)

Thursday, December 12, 2019

St. Johns Riverkeeper is turning 20 this holiday season! Celebrate our 20th birthday in holiday spirit with staff, fellow members and volunteers, as we reflect on our collective work to protect our river. Drinks, light snacks, and BIRTHDAY CAKE will be provided. Festive holiday attire is not required, but encouraged! All are welcome to this […]

Rising Tides: McCoys Creek Cleanup – End of Year Celebration

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Join the Rising Tides on McCoys Creek for the end of year celebration!! Learn more about Rising Tides here What to bring…. Water Bottles Hats Sunglasses Heavy duty gloves (if desired) Boots or closed toe shoes (rain boots, work boots, or waders are extremely helpful) Extra supplies that would be helpful…. Shovels Rakes Grabbers Rope Saw […]

Our education programs are designed to connect students and educators to the magnificent river.