Blog Archive

April 2016

TESTING

Gemini Springs Victory!

Conceptual Master Plan of the proposed private development projectCLICK HERE FOR A FACTSHEET On June 14, 2016, the St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board voted to donate the Gemini Springs Addition with a conservation easement to Volusia County....

Dredging Project Fails to Protect Our River

Guest Column By Lisa Rinaman, Florida Times-Union  4.19.16 Recently, St. Johns Riverkeeper filed a legal petition to challenge the state permit for the deep dredge of the St. Johns River. We did so, because the permit and the proposed project fail to protect our...

Save the St. Johns Tour

St. Johns Riverkeeper and a team of river advocates recently completed the Save the St. Johns Tour, a 13-day journey of the entire 310 miles of the river. We embarked on the Tour to raise awareness about the urgent threats facing the St. Johns and engage and activate...

The Quest to Save the St. Johns Continues

credit: Vince LambNote: Scroll to bottom of this post for a video announcement from Lisa Rinaman, the St. Johns Riverkeeper We want to thank everyone who helped make the Save the St. JohnsTour such a big success – the boat captains and volunteers, video crew,...

Challenge Filed to Protect River from Dredging

UPDATE: After a series of motions and the determination that the state is incapable of holding the Corps accountable for the conditions of the permit, St. Johns RIVERKEEPER decided to target its efforts on a legal challenge at the federal level.  Click here...

Day 13 – Final Day of the Save the St. Johns Tour

Sunrise at Huguenot Memorial Park from our campsite where the river meets the oceanDay 13 began with a beautiful sunrise overlooking the shoreline where the St. Johns River meets the ocean. The Tour Team camped with family, friends and volunteers along the river at...

Day 12 – Save the St. Johns Tour

Sunset at Huguenot Memorial Park on the St. Johns RiverOn Saturday, Day 12, the weather didn't want to cooperate for the first time on the Tour, and we had to cancel the flotilla from Sadler Point Marina on the Ortega to Jacksonville University (JU). However, the...

Day 11 – Save the St. Johns Tour

Media interviewing Lisa Rinaman at Julington Creek Fish CampThe tour team left Green Cove Springs on a full stomach after our innkeeper, Pat, served up a delicious breakfast at the River Park Inn, a historic B&B. The spring in Green Cove is the heart of this Clay...

Day 10 – Save the St. Johns Tour

Sediment sampling in Palatka near the Georgia-Pacific pipelineCrystal Cove Marina, overlooking the St. Johns River in Palatka provided a beautiful backdrop for a live remote interview at sunrise with Lisa Rinaman for WJXT's "The Morning Show". Shortly...