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Sleepy Creek Lands Back For More

Save Silver! Sleepy Creek Lands (formerly known as Adena Springs Ranch) and its the Canadian billionaire owner, Frank Stronach, continue to seek consumptive use permits (CUPs) from the St. Johns River Water Management District for a massive 3-phase cattle operation...

Annual Volunteer Awards Announced

Volunteer of the Year, Robert Field with Community Engagement Coordinator, Justina DaceySt. Johns RIVERKEEPER® 2016 Volunteer of the Year Robert Field A “Rising Tide” member since 2013, Robert Field join the Rising Tides Steering Committee in 2016 in...

#adayinthelife for #GivingTuesday 2016

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday#GivingTuesday is about more than donations. This holiday season, consider giving a gift with meaning by helping to sustain the work that we do at St. Johns Riverkeeper. Whether you give the gift of membership to a loved one...

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....
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