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River UPRising!

5 WAYS TO TAKE ACTION  1. Watch our River UPRising webinar! 2. Write a letter to COJ City Council President Aaron Bowman, U.S. Congressman Al Lawson, and U.S. Congressman John Rutherford. Click the names to see draft letters already created for you to modify and...

Withdrawals Potentially Threaten Black Creek

Recently, the Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued a notice soliciting public comments regarding the St. Johns River Water Management District’s (SJRWMD) permit application to withdraw an average of 10 million gallons of water...

Ban Sewage Sludge Now!

Algae in Blue Cypress Lake, an Outstanding Florida WaterwayOn October 15, 2018, our Headwaters Advisory Committee delivered an editorial to local papers highlighting the MANY concerns that remain regarding the application on Sewage Sludge to property in our...

Legal Victory for Conservation Lands

On June 15, 2018, Florida Circuit Judge Charles Dodson ruled in favor of environmental organizations that the land conservation constitutional amendment overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2014 requires funding to be used for land acquisition, restoration and...

River Rising Town Hall Series

photo credit: Florida Times-UnionJoin St. Johns RIVERKEEPER at the upcoming River Rising: Town Hall Series to learn about rising waters in the St. Johns, how decades of dredging has increased water levels and storm surge, and what Jacksonville and coastal communities...

You did it! Julington-Durbin Preserve Has Been Saved!

DEVELOPER ABANDONS LANDS SWAP PLANS FOR JULINGTON-DURBIN!  You did it! On June 28, Eastland announced that they will no longer pursue plans to build 1400 homes within the Julington-Durbin Preserve, in exchange for property on Black Hammock Island. In addition,...

Dredging Increases Salinity and Storm Surge

Credit: Florida Times-UnionFor decades, the St. Johns River has been deepened, straightened and manipulated to allow bigger and bigger ships to access Jacksonville's port. The Florida Times-Union recently released a special report, As the Ocean Creeps In, that...
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