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

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 […]

Moms for Clean Water

At the beginning of this year, First Lady Casey DeSantis made a powerful statement: “We feel an obligation as parents and we feel we should work on behalf of all the parents […]

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

Middle Basin Cleanup -Highbanks Boat Ramp

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Help us Get the Trash Out of our River! Join our Middle Basin Outreach Coordinator for a by land and water cleanup. Meet at the park at 9am dressed for cleaning up, including a hat, sunscreen, water, and sturdy shoes. Bring your own trash grabber and kayak if you have one. Grabbers, trash bags, gloves, […]

River Ruckus! A family festival celebrating the St. Johns (Lower Basin)

Saturday, August 24, 2019

St. Johns Riverkeeper and the Riverside Arts Market (RAM) are hosting the fifth annual River Ruckus, a family festival celebrating two of our region’s most important assets — the St. Johns River and RAM. The day’s events will include live music, artists, makers, bakers and farmers, and enjoy family activities like the waterless carnival games for kids, water […]

Toxic Puzzle Screening & Enviro Panel (Lower Basin)

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

TOXIC PUZZLE is a medical and environmental detective story where documentary filmmaker Bo Landin follows ethnobotanist Dr. Paul Alan Cox and his scientific team around the world in a hunt for the hidden killer. The pieces come together in a toxic puzzle where cyanobacteria in our waters become the culprit. Are these organisms, fed by human […]

River Friendly Series: The Truth About Fertilizer (Middle Basin)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Come learn the truth about fertilizer and why too much is bad for our River. Our Middle Basin Outreach Coordinator, Gabbie Milch, will discuss ways to be more River Friendly in your yard and the do's and don'ts of fertilizing. Learn River Friendly practices to implement in your yard! Let us know you're coming! >>stjohnsriverkeeper.salsalabs.org/truthaboutfertilizer?page=register

River Patrol: General Meeting (Lower Basin)

Tuesday, September 3, 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 […]

Lower Basin International Coastal Cleanup – Jacksonville

Saturday, September 21, 2019

It's International Coastal Cleanup Day, and Duval Audubon Society is partnering with St. Johns RIVERKEEPER and the City of Jacksonville to clean up one of our very favorite birding spots, St. Augustine Road Fish Management Area. St. Augustine Road Fish Management Area contains two fishing lakes that are operated jointly by the City of Jacksonville and the Florida Fish and […]

Rising Tides: McCoys Creek International Coastal Cleanup (Lower Basin)

Saturday, September 21, 2019

We will be celebrating International Coastal Cleanup Day with the City of Jacksonville. 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: Reuseable Water Bottle Hat & Sunglasses You […]

Upper Basin International Coastal Cleanup – Cocoa

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Help us Get the Trash Out of our River! Join the St. Johns Riverkeeper in the headwaters for International Coastal Cleanup day. Volunteers on foot are always welcome but trash can also be found in the water at this location so feel free to bring your own kayak or canoe. Bring a hat, sunscreen, water, and […]

Middle Basin International Coastal Cleanup- Geneva

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Join our Middle Basin Outreach Coordinator for a by land and water cleanup. Meet at the park at 9am dressed for cleaning up, including a hat, sunscreen, water, and sturdy shoes. Bring your own trash grabber and kayak if you have one. Grabbers, trash bags, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be provided. Let us know […]

Bee Box Workshop – DeLand (Middle Basin)

Monday, September 23, 2019

Bee a River Friendly and invite pollinators into your home! Many landscapes are deserts for pollinating insects. Creating a pollinator friendly landscape with native or ornamental plants can be attractive and helpful native and honeybee populations. Join St. Johns Riverkeeper staff and learn more how to be more River Friendly in your yard by choosing plants pollinators love – like our native bees. […]

Rising Tides: General Meeting and Social

Tuesday, October 1, 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 […]

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

Sunday, October 13, 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!   

Rising Tides: 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. 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 […]

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 […]

Middle Basin Cleanup – Lake Monroe Wayside Park

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Help us Get the Trash Out of our River! Join our Middle Basin Outreach Coordinator for a by land and water cleanup. Meet at the park at 9am dressed for cleaning up, including a hat, sunscreen, water, and sturdy shoes. Bring your own trash grabber and kayak if you have one. Grabbers, trash bags, gloves, […]

2-Day Eco Heritage Fall Boat Cruise (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 […]

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