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Jimmy Orth

Groups Urge Action to Stop JEA Pollution

Image credit: JEAFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2018 JEA DISCHARGING POLLUTION INTO GROUNDWATER AND ST. JOHNS Groups Urge Immediate Action to Stop Pollution and Revise Permit Jacksonville, FL — Sierra Club and St. Johns RIVERKEEPER today submitted technical...

Withdrawals Potentially Threaten Black Creek

Recently, the Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued a notice soliciting public comments regarding the St. Johns River Water Management District’s (SJRWMD) permit application to withdraw an average of 10 million gallons of water...

Legal Victory for Conservation Lands

On June 15, 2018, Florida Circuit Judge Charles Dodson ruled in favor of environmental organizations that the land conservation constitutional amendment overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2014 requires funding to be used for land acquisition, restoration and...

River Rising Town Hall Series

photo credit: Florida Times-UnionJoin St. Johns RIVERKEEPER at the upcoming River Rising: Town Hall Series to learn about rising waters in the St. Johns, how decades of dredging has increased water levels and storm surge, and what Jacksonville and coastal communities...

You did it! Julington-Durbin Preserve Has Been Saved!

DEVELOPER ABANDONS LANDS SWAP PLANS FOR JULINGTON-DURBIN!  You did it! On June 28, Eastland announced that they will no longer pursue plans to build 1400 homes within the Julington-Durbin Preserve, in exchange for property on Black Hammock Island. In addition,...

Dredging Increases Salinity and Storm Surge

Credit: Florida Times-UnionFor decades, the St. Johns River has been deepened, straightened and manipulated to allow bigger and bigger ships to access Jacksonville's port. The Florida Times-Union recently released a special report, As the Ocean Creeps In, that...

Controversial Toxic Chemical Rule Withdrawn

For Immediate Release February 21, 2018 FDEP Withdraws Rule That Would Have Allowed More Toxic Chemicals in Florida’s Waters  JACKSONVILLE, FL — The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) recently withdrew a dangerous state rule that...

Motion Denied, Dredging Challenge Continues

Below is the press release that St. Johns RIVERKEEPER released on 1/22/18.  MEDIA RELEASE Jacksonville, FL — On January 19, 2018, Judge Marcia Morales Howard issued an order denying St. Johns RIVERKEEPER's Motion for Preliminary Injunction to prohibit...

Corps Fails to Assess Flooding Impacts from Dredging

Recently, the Florida Times-Union published a special report, As the Ocean Creeps In, that looked into why Hurricane Irma "caused a shocking 150-year flood that sent salty seawater gushing into the streets of downtown and an eclectic mix of neighborhoods along...
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