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Annual Volunteer Awards Announced

RK Staff with Alicia Smith, Jim Alabiso, and Beth and Peter WelchDrum roll please… St. Johns River Advocate of the Year Jim Alabiso is an outspoken advocate for the St. Johns who swims the river to raise awareness about our community's most important natural...

Outstanding River Friendly Yard Awards

For the third year in a row, St. Johns Riverkeeper and Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) are teaming up to present the Outstanding River Friendly Yard awards. Nominations are being accepted until December 21st.  Please submit nominations, contact information...

Clean Water Act is Good for Our Economy

Letter to Editor Florida Times-Union, November 19, 2012 Jimmy Orth, Executive Director St. Johns Riverkeeper Florida’s natural resources are a linchpin of our economy and quality of life, attracting millions of tourists each year, creating thousands of jobs, and...

Response to Georgia-Pacific Draft Permit

Photo credit: Walter Coker, Georgia-Pacific wastewater treatment pondsOctober 5, 2012: On October 4th, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a draft wastewater discharge permit for Georgia-Pacific.  Written comments can be...

Help Protect Our Conservation Lands

Credit: Ronald Broome, www.floridanativephotography.comWe need your help to make sure our publicly-owned conservation lands are protected. The St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) has initiated a process to assess the conservation lands that it owns...

Clean Water Act Turns 40!

In the late 60's and early 70's, oil spills, river fires, and toxic waste put a national spotlight on our country's serious water pollution problems. As a result, Congress voted with overwhelming bipartisan support to enact the Clean Water Act (CWA) in...

Join the Campaign

During Membership Month in October, we are encouraging our Facebook fans to "Join the Campaign" and become members of St. Johns Riverkeeper. Become a fan: www.facebook.com/stjohnsriverkeeper. Follow us on Facebook, and stay tuned for campaign promotions,...

2012 State of the River Report

The fifth annual State of the River Report for the Lower Basin of the St. Johns River was recently released and shows improvement in some areas but continuing threats in several critical categories. Since 2008, researchers from Jacksonville University, the...

Speak Up for Florida's Waters

Sign the Speak Up for Silver Springs petition to Governor Scott. The "Speak Up for Silver Springs and Florida's Waters" event hosted by the Florida Conservation Coalition (FCC) and its local partners – Silver Springs Alliance, Silver River...
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