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.


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


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. 


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

Rising Tides and the Elements partner for McCoy’s Creek Cleanup~ October (Lower Basin)

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Join us for our monthly cleanup on McCoys Creek led by Rising Tides, our Young Professionals Group. We will be partnering with the Elements of MOSH for this cleanup. All are welcome! Learn more about Rising Tides here Learn more about the Elements of MOSH here Afterwards Join us at Tabula Rasa Brewing for a beverage […]

Save the Date! DeLand Water Symposium (Middle Basin)

Friday, October 25, 2019

2019 FALL SYMPOSIUM – The State of Our Water Short presentations on the problems we face and possible solutions by leaders and experts. As our population grows in Central Florida, we are causing serious problems with our natural ecosystem and the Floridan Aquifer under our feet from which we get our water. There is no easy solution, but […]

The Toxic Avenger (Lower Basin)

Friday, October 25, 2019 to Sunday, November 10, 2019

THE TOXIC AVENGER Players By the Sea - Studio Theater Daily Showings: October 25 (Opening Night) - November 10, 2019  Join us for a night at the theater! St. Johns Riverkeeper is proud to participate as a brand partner with Players By the Sea in the production of THE TOXIC AVENGER, a theater production that sheds […]

Fall Native Plant Sale

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Fall in love with native plants! Join St. Johns Riverkeeper staff and partners for a Native Plant Appreciation Day + Front Porch Plant Sale to help you be more pollinator friendly in your yard. Never planted natives before? Our staff experts will help you get started or add to your already growing pollinator garden. We […]

River Friendly: Rain Barrel Workshop – DeLand (Middle Basin)

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Build your own rain barrel to take home! Join St. Johns Riverkeeper staff for a special workshop where you'll learn about River Friendly irrigation practices and how-to instructions to make and paint your very own rain barrel. Light snacks and drinks provided. Only 20 rain barrels available! Register for yours today!   

River Patrol: General Meeting (Lower Basin)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Join us for the River Patrol Committee Meeting. All are welcome! River Patrol is a volunteer-based program designed to increase St. Johns Riverkeeper’s ability to monitor the St. Johns River and its tributaries and to increase the visibility of our organization in the community. River Patrol is a “river watch” program that monitors water quality […]

2-Day Eco Heritage Fall Boat Cruise – FULL (Middle Basin)

Thursday, November 7, 2019 to Friday, November 8, 2019

Spend two days traveling and exploring the majestic St. Johns in our River’s Middle Basin on our 50th Eco Heritage boat cruise! Trip includes: – Fascinating speakers – Stops at parks, springs and hiking trails – Wonderful photo and wildlife-viewing opportunities – Riverfront overnight accommodations at Tropical Resort and Marine and Riviera Resort – Catered […]

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 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 are extremely […]

Rising Tides: General Meeting and Social

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Rising Tides is for young professionals and community-minded advocates who want to help support the St. Johns River and St. Johns Riverkeeper through membership and participation in a range of social activities. Learn more about Rising Tides here. Join us for our general meeting to review and plan upcoming events from 6-7pm, afterwards stay awhile for […]

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.