Author

Jimmy Orth

TESTING

Protect Hallowes Cove

The Rivertown development along SR 13 in St. Johns County wants to build a 250-slip drydock marina on 8 acres of a passive riverfront park at the mouth of Hallowes Cove, a pristine area of the St. Johns River with abundant eel grass beds that provide critical habitat...

Don't Kill the Goose

On one point we can all agree – everyone wants a robust and stable economy that affords opportunities for jobs and economic prosperity. However, we won’t achieve that objective by killing the goose that laid the golden egg. Florida’s natural...

Massive Development Threatens St. Johns

Image credit: Orlando SentinelDeseret Ranch was founded in Osceola County in 1950, and continues to produce beef cattle, citrus and timber. The Ranch, located in the northeast corner of the county next to Orange and Brevard, is owned by an entity of The Church of...

The Economic Value of the St. Johns River

In 2015, the University of Florida completed a study that looked at the economic value of the Lower St. Johns River (Ocklawaha River to the Atlantic Ocean), concluding that the river annually provides billions of dollars in economic impact and ecosystem services that...

9th Annual State of the River Report

The following was adapted from the 9th annual report's Executive Summary. The annual State of the River Report is a summary and analysis of the health of the Lower St. Johns River Basin (LSJRB) that is produced each year by Jacksonville University, University of...

Riverkeeper and DCPS Get Students on the River

For the second year, St Johns RIVERKEEPER and Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) are partnering through the STEAM Cultural Passport Program to provide on-the-water learning experiences for Title I 5th-grade students in Duval County during the 2016-2017 school year....

State to Allow More Toxins in Our Waterways

Warning sign along Hogan’s Creek in JacksonvilleRequired to update its Human Health-Based ater Quality Criteria to protect human health from exposure to surface water chemical contaminants, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) was presented with...

Conservation, NOT River Withdrawals

Central Florida is already reaching the sustainable limits of its predominant source of water, the Floridan Aquifer.  As a result, the three water management districts in this five county area – the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), South...

Dredging Challenge Will Move to Federal Court

***NEWS RELEASE*** July 27, 2016 Contacts: Lisa Rinaman, St. Johns Riverkeeper (904) 509-3260 Dredging Challenge Will Move to Federal Court State Permitting Process Incapable of Protecting the St. Johns River JACKSONVILLE, FL— On Tuesday, July 26, St. Johns...

Amendment 1 Legal Action Filed

UPDATE:  A summary judgement hearing has been scheduled for December 5, 2016 before Circuit Judge Charles W. Dodson in Tallahassee.  PRESS RELEASE June 1, 2016 Conservation Groups File Legal Action to Stop Continuing State Conservation Money Raid...
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