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OUTSTANDING River Friendly Yard Award kicks off!

OUTSTANDING River Friendly Yard Award kicks off!

2019 River Friendly Yard Award Contest Partners (Earth Works, Florida Native Plant Society Ixia and Paw Paw Chapters, DeBary and Twinflower Nurseries, UF/IFAS Florida Friendly Landscaping Program, and Volusia Water Alliance) Annually, St. Johns RIVERKEEPER partners...
Support McCoys Creek Restoration!

Support McCoys Creek Restoration!

McCoys Creek is an impaired urban tributary of the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville. The creek flows through neighborhoods like Murray Hill, North Riverside, and Brooklyn. It meets the St. Johns underneath the current Times-Union building on Riverside Avenue...

Time To Water Less

Image courtesy of the SJRWMDWith the return of Eastern Standard Time on November 2 comes a change in the irrigation rules. During the winter months when lawns and plants don't need much water, watering is only allowed one day a week. If your address ends in an odd...

What a Year!

Volunteers Janet & Roger Linville with Kelly Savage, Outreach Directorby Kelly Savage, Community Outreach Director I want to take a moment to thank all of our volunteers for dedicating so much of their time for the river.  With only our small yet...

4th Annual PSA Contest Winners Announced!

Congratulations and thank you to all who participated!For the past four years, St. Johns RIVERKKEEPER has organized a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video contest for college and high school student to showcase their talent and passion for the St. Johns...

Numeric Nutrient Standards

The past several year have been tough for our St. Johns River. The river has suffered from massive fish kills, widespread algal blooms, mysterious foam and an unprecedented number of dolphin deaths. While scientists suspect that the fish kills and foam were related to...

Don't Be Distracted, Pollution Is Real

Rice Creek Algal Bloom – Photo by Karen Ahlers As we have mentioned in previous posts, scientists still have not definitively determined the cause of the mysterious foam and the massive fish kills on the St. Johns River but do suspect a link to algal blooms....

Dilution is NOT a Solution to Pollution

The Georgia-Pacific (GP) paper mill in Palatka is unable to meet water quality standards in Rice Creek (a tributary of the St. Johns) where it currently discharges its wastewater. So, what is the GP solution to this problem? They plan to employ the archaic...