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

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

Toxic green algae outbreaks are increasing in duration and frequency threatening our waterways and our health. The St. Johns River experienced more than 90 days of outbreaks this summer impacting more than […] 

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Upcoming Events

River Patrol: General Meeting (Lower Basin)

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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 […]

Get Your Feet Wet | March – Mad for Manatees at Blue Spring (Middle Basin)

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Go behind the scenes with Save the Manatee Club during the manatee’s annual wintering season at Blue Spring (December- March). In the winter months, manatees retreat from the main-stem of the St. Johns to our River’s warmer springs, which maintain a constant water temperature of 72 degrees. Still chilly for us, but a “hot tub” for these […]

Middle Basin Boat Cleanup

Monday, March 9, 2020

Often, River trash is transported during tropical storms and hurricanes events from flooded properties along the river. When the water levels decline in January-April in our River's Middle Basin a lot of this debris is exposed and able to be removed with little effort and boat access. We're partnering with Captain Josh, Owner and Captain […]

Duval Audubon Society and St. Johns Riverkeeper Cleanup

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Duval Audubon is pitching in 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 Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The larger lake drains into New Rose […]

Rising Tides: McCoys Creek Cleanup~ St. Johns River Celebration (Lower Basin)

Saturday, March 21, 2020

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 must wear closed toe shoes (rain boots, work boots, or waders are extremely […]

Get Your Feet Wet | April – Our River’s Source at Blue Cypress Lake (Upper Basin)

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Join St. Johns Riverkeeper staff and local boat and kayak master guides for a unique water voyage of all Blue Cypress lake has to offer and the place where our River’s begins its long 310 mile journey northward. You’ll also learn the recent nutrient pollution issue of sewage sludge affecting Blue Cypress with unprecedented algae […]

Rising Tides: General Meeting and Social (Lower Basin)

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Rising Tides is for young professionals and community-minded advocates ages 21 – 44 who want to help support the St. Johns River and St. Johns Riverkeeper through membership and participation in a range of community service and social activities. Learn more about Rising Tides here . Our general meeting to review and plan upcoming events will be […]

20th Anniversary Luncheon (Lower Basin)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

For twenty years, St. Johns RIVERKEEPER has been standing up for the St. Johns, providing our River with a powerful, independent voice and an effective advocate. Please, join us as we celebrate our successes, honor our supporters, and focus on the next steps in this important journey towards a clean and healthy River. Tickets available […]

Eco-Heritage Spring 2020 Boat Cruise (Middle Basin)

Thursday, April 16, 2020 to Friday, April 17, 2020

Rising Tides: McCoys Creek Cleanup

Sunday, April 19, 2020

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 […]

Get Your Feet Wet | May – Following Bartram’s Travels (Lower Basin)

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Visit 12 historical sites that William Bartram traveled to in our St. Johns River Watershed. With expert historical guides from the Bartram Trail in Putnam County, enjoy an all inclusive-private driving tour that brings Bartram’s history back to life – we’ll visit hidden springs, enjoy lunch on the riverfront, and more!

June | Hunt for Rare Bartram’s Ixia (Lower Basin)

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Join us and Florida Native Plant Society Ixia Chapter for a guided hike in search of the rare and elusive Bartram’s Ixia. This flower starts to bloom in the early morning around the middle of May through  early June. This is peak flower season in Julington-Durbin Preserve for many kinds of native Florida flowers.  Participants will meet in […]

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