Blog Archive

March 2016

TESTING

Day 9 – Save the St. Johns Tour

Paddling on the lower OcklawahaWe began our day with a hot pot of coffee on the banks of the Ocklawaha River, the largest tributary to the St. Johns River. We stayed overnight at the Ocklawaha Canoe Outpost & Resort, the perfect place to sleep, relax, and enjoy...

Day 8 – Save the St. Johns Tour

The Save the St. Johns Team and partners paddling on the Ocklawaha RiverWe started out our day with a meeting at Silver Springs State Park with numerous environmental leaders that included: Guy Marwick, Executive Director of the Felburn Foundation; Dr. Katie Tripp...

Day 7 – Save the St. Johns Tour

Sam Carr with Bartram Trails in Putnam County at Satsuma SpringWe began the day with a warm send-off from the generous and hospitable residents of Drayton Island who hosted our group in their homes and nourished us with a delicious Easter dinner and hearty breakfast...

Day 6 – Save the St. Johns Tour

Silver Glen SpringsOn Day 6, the tour team departed DeLand and headed north passing the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge and Lake Dexter. Bald Eagles and osprey lined many of the trees we passed. Houseboaters were common in this area and it is a great place to...

Day 5 – Save the St. Johns Tour

Wekiva River, credit: Jonathon AddingtonWhat an adventure! Day 5 of the Save the St. Johns tour began on a spring fed, 16-mile tributary to the St. Johns, the Wekiva River. Nearly 50 paddlers joined us on the water with outfitter Adventures in Florida to experience...

Day 4 – Save the St. Johns Tour

Econlockhatchee River, a major tributary of the St. Johns Today, we ventured off the main stem of the St. Johns River to explore the Econlockhatchee River, the second largest tributary to the river at 54 miles. Our outfitter, Adventures in Florida, guided the team...

Day 3 – Save the St. Johns Tour

Mulberry Mound, North of Lake Poinsett On Day 3, the Tour Team paddled the St. Johns River north of Lake Poinsett. This section is more braided and difficult to navigate. Cattle hug the banks, altering the native landscape and causing erosion. Airboats are popular in...

Day 2 – Save the St. Johns Tour

Camp Holly on the St. Johns, credit: Vince LambDay 2 on the river brought sunny skies and wide lakes, connected by marshland ideal for airboating. Camp Holly was busting with tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of the many gators common in this stretch of river. The...

Day 1 – Save the St. Johns Tour

Blue Cypress Lake, photo credit: Vince LambOur 13-day journey began with a ceremonial blessing from Sister Pat Siemen. Today's launch coincides with World Water Day, an international day of awareness for water issues. The tour team explored Blue Cypress Lake,...