The vision of St. Johns Riverkeeper is to ensure a clean and healthy river for current and future generations.
Take a deep dive into our River issues and summertime algae blooms. How are we connected to river pollution like algae blooms and what can we do to help? […]
LIVE every other Wednesday at 4pm | Be a part of the solution! Join us webcast style as we discuss solutions from all over the world, nation, and state looking at solutions for rising waters and climate change, with a focus on our St. Johns River. […]
New updates every other Monday | Volunteer and citizen-driven skill sharing series that’s all about highlighting you – our dear volunteers, members, and partners […]
New updates every other Sunday | Test the quality of the St. Johns River with a St. Johns Riverkeeper Educator! Each test is important to understanding and studying the health of the St. Johns River ecosystem […]
Join us virtually as we explore different areas of our Watershed and build up an encyclopedia of knowledge on the St. Johns River’s habitats, wildlife, its threats, and most importantly – what you can do to make a difference […]
If you’re cooped up and want to serve your River where you are – join our #SJRKTrashTag challenge[…]
Episode 10: River Rising: Wetlands and Carbon Capture Lisa Chambers, Professor of Biology, University of Central Florida We often discuss wetlands as a filter and sponge for an increasing amount of water coming from the sky and oceans. Scientists from the University of Central Florida are understanding more about wetlands as carbon sinks, holding more […]
The Cowford is a fishing tournament with aims to highlight the pristine Spartina estuaries of the Lower St. Johns River, now increasingly threatened by needless industrial expansion, sedimentation, over-development along the river's banks and excess nutrient loading from a multitude of sources upstream. The Cowford benefits our mission to sustain healthy ecosystems for future generations […]
Episode 11: River Rising: Connecting Tributary Restoration and Rising Waters John Kiefer, Principal Water Resources Engineer, Wood Inc. Smaller waterways that lead to our rivers have been altered and left polluted and degraded after decades of development. Restoring tributaries means reconnecting wetlands, shorelines and replanting trees lost to parking lots and roads. While we are […]
Episode 12: Resilient Houston: Renaissance and Recovery since Hurricane Harvey Marissa Aho, Chief Resiliency Officer, City of Houston Hurricane Harvey hit the City of Houston weeks before Hurricane Irma devastated thousands in the St. Johns River watershed. In the aftermath, Houston leveraged $2.4 billion in local and federal dollars to implement a series of town […]
While a traditional St. Johns Riverkeeper Oyster Roast is not feasible this year, the show must go on! Our team has creatively planned for a modified Roast – drive-in movie style! November 20, 2020, St. Johns Riverkeeper will host a Drive-In Oyster Roast entertainment experience to celebrate our River and raise funds, while ensuring the […]
Recent Blog Posts
In 1997, I fell in love with the St. Johns River than runs through the heart of Jacksonville. In 2005, Bill Bellville introduced me to the wild, tropical, surreal St. Johns that exists for hundreds of miles before it snakes through my adopted hometown. As part of the...
Great cities have iconic riverfront parks that connect people to their waterways. In Jacksonville, we are fortunate to have one of our nation’s great rivers, the St. Johns, flowing through the heart of our city, while also having an expansive blank slate of publicly...
The writer, naturalist Bill Belleville was not a resident of Jacksonville, but he did a helluva lot for this community, and the St. Johns River. In fact, in the 17 years I knew Bill, I’m not sure he ever pledged allegiance to any political boundary. He was a citizen...