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Jimmy Orth

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Get the Facts About Dredging Proposal

GET THE FACTS Click here to download a factsheet about this important issue. JAXPORT wants to deepen the last 13 miles of the St. Johns River from 40 to 47 feet for bigger ships. By digging a deeper channel, are we also making our communities more vulnerable to...

Judge Sides with District Over Springs

On May 24, 2017, Administrative Law Judge E. Gary Early issued his Final Order, dismissing the petition by St. Johns Riverkeeper, Florida Defenders of the Environment, Silver Springs Alliance, and Alice Gardner to invalidate an emergency Minimum Flow and Level...

Avoid Algal Blooms

Credit: Dr. Gerry Pinto, Doctors Lake in Clay CountyNutrient overload, or eutrophication, from too much nitrogen and phosphorous is one of the most serious water quality problems facing the St. Johns River and its tributaries. Blue green algae, also called...

New Rule Jeopardizes Silver Springs

Low flows and levels recently documented on Silver River, credit: Karen ChadwickMEDIA RELEASE May 9, 2017 Contact: Lisa Rinaman, St. Johns Riverkeeper  lisa@stjohnsriverkeeper.org ST. JOHNS RIVERKEEPER CHALLENGES SILVER SPRINGS MINIMUM FLOW RULE Palatka, FL...

Legal Challenge of Dredging Project Filed

PRESS RELEASE APRIL 7, 2017 JACKSONVILLE, FL – On Friday, April 7, 2017, St. Johns RIVERKEEPER filed a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief in federal court against the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) regarding the proposed St. Johns...

Does Dredging Make Economic Sense?

photo credit: NOAA St. Johns RIVERKEEPER continues to have the following concerns, regarding the proposal to dredge the last 13 miles of the St. Johns River channel from 40-feet to 47-feet deep: The environmental impacts to the river have been significantly...

Activate the St. Johns River

From March 18 to April 2, 2017, paddling trips, eco-tours, and other opportunities to experience and explore the St. Johns River and its tributaries will be available throughout the river’s watershed. Join one of the scheduled events or plan your own outing with...

Sleepy Creek Lands Back For More

Save Silver! Sleepy Creek Lands (formerly known as Adena Springs Ranch) and its the Canadian billionaire owner, Frank Stronach, continue to seek consumptive use permits (CUPs) from the St. Johns River Water Management District for a massive 3-phase cattle operation...
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