Black Friday, Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is about more than donations. This holiday season, consider giving a gift with meaning by helping to sustain the work that we do at St. Johns Riverkeeper. Whether you give the gift of membership to a loved one or a friend, or you yourself decide to give on behalf of someone you care about, we want you to know where your dollars are going. 

#adayinthelife is a way for us to share with you the work that we do, every day, on behalf of the #StJohnsRiver. Help us share our story through A Day In The Life at St. Johns Riverkeeper. The #adayinthelife campaign is a fun way for you to learn more about us, and even share our work with your friends and family through social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. When you share, add a personal message from yourself about why you support St. Johns Riverkeeper, and use #GivingTuesday and #adayinthelife. We appreciate you! 

#adayinthelife, Outreach Director Shannon Blankinship pores through morning news affecting the #stjohnsriver to stay abreast of incoming concerns and to share with over 19,000 followers via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow us this #GivingTuesday to stay informed!

#adayinthelife, Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman discusses legal strategies to protect Hallowes Cove with attorney Jane West and Al Abbatiello of the Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Group. This St. Johns County cove is covered in high quality eel grass and is a haven for fish and manatees. The proposed 250-slip drydock from the developers of Rivertown is a violation of their permit and legal action may be needed. Consider a donation this holiday season for #GivingTuesday via

#adayinthelife, Office Manager Carol Bailey-White receives a hotline call with a report of a derelict boat on Black Creek in Clay County and works to contact the Coast Guard. Put us in your phone today, 904-256-7591 #GivingTuesday

#adayinthelife, Education Director Emily Floore works with students during a visiting field trip. Kids learn how a food web works. If you remove one thing, the entire system must adjust to survive. Consider donating this #GivingTuesday to help continue our education work.

#adayinthelife, Executive Director Jimmy Orth works with our Board of Directors to cultivate fund development strategies for 2017 in line with our strategic plan. Consider becoming a member this #GivingTuesday to help us reach our vision. 

#adayinthelife, Education Assistant Romy Sidelsky works with students on the water to explain that no matter where you live, water ends up reaching the #stjohnsriver. From October to April we will take nearly 6,000 kids on the water from Duval County Public Schools. Help us continue providing low cost and subsidized educational programs through an additional gift for #GivingTuesday at

#adayinthelife, SJRK River Patrol members Lowell and Dee Stephens are on the water in Volusia County. They submit patrol logs that serve as our eyes and ears on the water. Learn more about our community engagement programs and become a volunteer with us this season. #GivingTuesday

#adayinthelife, Community Engagement Coordinator Justina Dacey helps train an interested student how to find microplastics from a nearby water sample. Plastic never degrades, it only becomes smaller and it is everywhere! #Microplastic workshops, Algae Bloom Sampling and Cleanup leaders are just a few trainings we host to enhance volunteer engagement. Consider becoming a member with us to learn more. #GivingTuesday.

#adayinthelife, Rising Tides, young professionals of #StJohnsRiverkeeper, meet up at a local bar to plan their next paddle down the Ocklawaha and the monthly McCoys Creek Cleanup. Mellow Mushroom has helped raise more than $10,000 over the last 4 years through the SweetWater Brewing Co. #saveourwater campaign by selling $1 and $5 paper fish. If you have a small business and would like to partner for a cause, contact this #GivingTuesday.

Folks, this is just one day. We are working for the St. Johns River every day, and we can't do it without you! Consider becoming a member, giving the gift of membership, or donating today at 

#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by the 92nd street Y and the United Nations Foundation, inspired by the shopping traditions of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday was created as a day to celebrate and encourage charitable activities.