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State Parks: Open for Business

Kayak Amelia – one of the many businesses that benefit from parksRecently, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced that 53 parks were being proposed for closure.  The news created quite a stir among concerned citizens throughout the...

53 State Parks on the Chopping Block

Murphy Creek near Dunns Creek State Park, photo credit: SJRWMDWe are extremely concerned about the recent news that 53 Florida State Parks are being considered for closure because of state budget cuts. Several of these parks are within the watershed of the St. Johns...

St. Johns Riverkeeper Responds to Misuse of Report

In case you missed it, Neil Armingeon, the St. Johns Riverkeeper, wrote the following letter to the Times-Union in response to a recent article regarding the numeric nutrient standards issue. Reply: St. Johns River: A draft report has been misused The...

Protect Your River – Stop the Pipeline

January 26, 2011: We have launched a Cleaner GP awareness campaign to encourage Georgia-Pacific (GP) to abandon its plans to build a pipeline to the St. Johns River and to pursue alternative solutions to its wastewater pollution problems.  As part of the the...

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...
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