Restoration Can’t Wait – The Time is Now!

For over 50 years, The Ocklawaha River (the largest tributary of the St. Johns River) and its springs and wetlands have been impacted by a dam built in Putnam County as part of the failed Cross Florida Barge Canal. #FreeTheOcklawaha

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

Upcoming Events

14th Annual River Blessing

Saturday, January 29, 2022

The Stetson Kennedy Foundation and St. John's County Parks and Recreation Department invite you to participate in the annual River Blessing at Alpine Groves Park on Saturday, January 29 from 9-11 a.m. The River Blessing first started in 2008 with an elder of the Lakota Nation who visited Florida. This event is intended to be […]

Ocklawaha Tour with Adventure Outposts

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Join us for a paddling tour of the Ocklawaha River with expert guide Lars Andersen! We will begin just downstream from the Kirkpatrick (formerly Rodman) Dam. This section of the Ocklawaha below the dam is wide and braided, and we'll navigate past numerous side streams and winding forks that make this an interesting area to […]

Rising Tides: McCoys Creek Cleanup

Sunday, February 20, 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 […]

Members Only: Timucuan Ecological Preserve Tour

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Take a private tour of the Theodore Roosevelt Area of the Timucuan Ecological Preserve with fellow St. Johns Riverkeeper members! A Park Ranger will lead us on a hike to see relics of the Willie Brown Cabin, learn about various cultures that inhabited the land over the years, and identify birds from the observation tower. […]

St. Johns River Taxi Speakers Series

Thursday, February 24, 2022

This February, St. Johns Riverkeeper and the St. Johns River Taxi will kick off our new Speakers Series! Join us February 24 at 4:30 p.m. as we launch from the new Jackson Street Dock in Brooklyn. With a new boat trip and speaker on the 4th Thursday of each month, the Speakers Series will present […]

Moncrief Creek Cleanup with White Harvest Farms

Saturday, February 26, 2022

A River is only as healthy as its tributaries. Join us in the cleanup and restoration of one of the historic tributaries of the St. Johns River. Buckets, grabbers, disposable gloves, and bags will be provided. Trash collected will be hauled away. Attendees are encouraged to wear a mask, closed toe shoes, rain boots and […]

Rising Tides: Paddleboard Yoga + Membership Meeting

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Join Rising Tides, St. Johns Riverkeeper's young professionals group, for their first membership meeting of 2022! We're kicking off the year with a fun opportunity to try a paddleboard yoga class with Florida Yoga and Paddle from 9-11 a.m., followed by networking and learning more about Rising Tides in the outdoor beer garden at Wicked […]

Tiny Dock Concert: Missionary Blues Band

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Tiny Dock Concerts are back! Join us by boat, kayak, SUP, or River Taxi on March 5 from 3-5 p.m. to enjoy live music by Missionary Blues Band. Formed in 2013, the band's rousing live performances span the genres of Chicago Blues to New Orleans funkiness. Missionary Blues Band is a juke joint style blues […]

310 Paddlers Celebration

Saturday, March 12, 2022

St. Johns Riverkeeper's 310 Paddlers Celebration is an opportunity to celebrate the exclusive group of individuals who have journeyed the entire 310 miles of the St. Johns River by kayak. This will be an all-day opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the St. Johns River in the Middle Basin. Events throughout the day will include a […]

Rising Tides: McCoys Creek Cleanup & St. Johns River Celebration

Saturday, March 19, 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 we're partnering with the City of Jacksonville for their annual St. Johns River Celebration Cleanup. We will meet at Hollybrook Park as we remove plastic bottles, cigarette butts, discarded toys and […]

Paddle the Headwaters of the St. Johns River

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Come explore the source of the St. Johns River... the headwaters. Join your St. Johns Riverkeeper and Dr. Richard Baker for a paddle on Blue Cypress Creek. Register Registration will be posted here soon! Email karen@stjohnsriverkeeper.org if you want a reminder when registration goes live.

Rising Tides: McCoys Creek Cleanup

Sunday, April 24, 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: Paris Winningham

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Join us by boat, kayak, SUP, or River Taxi on April 24 from 2-4 p.m. to enjoy live music by Paris Winningham. Jacksonville resident and Navy veteran Paris Winningham made it to the season 21 finale of NBC's The Voice, finishing in 3rd place! Join us for an afternoon of music that will make your heart […]

Rising Tides: McCoys Creek Cleanup with Beaches Rotaract

Sunday, May 15, 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 we're partnering with Beaches Rotaract to clean up the area near Tabula Rasa Brewing from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by networking with both groups at the brewery. What to Bring: […]

Kayak Amelia Paddle

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Get Your Feet Wet with St. Johns Riverkeeper! Experience nature as you paddle the tributaries of the St. Johns River on a guided tour by Kayak Amelia on the north side of Jacksonville. Registration and price will be posted here soon.

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 […]

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 Registration coming soon! Email rebecca@stjohnsriverkeeper.org if […]

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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