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State to Allow More Toxins in Our Waterways

Warning sign along Hogan’s Creek in JacksonvilleRequired to update its Human Health-Based ater Quality Criteria to protect human health from exposure to surface water chemical contaminants, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) was presented with...

Conservation, NOT River Withdrawals

Central Florida is already reaching the sustainable limits of its predominant source of water, the Floridan Aquifer.  As a result, the three water management districts in this five county area – the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), South...

Dredging Challenge Will Move to Federal Court

***NEWS RELEASE*** July 27, 2016 Contacts: Lisa Rinaman, St. Johns Riverkeeper (904) 509-3260 Dredging Challenge Will Move to Federal Court State Permitting Process Incapable of Protecting the St. Johns River JACKSONVILLE, FL— On Tuesday, July 26, St. Johns...

Amendment 1 Legal Action Filed

UPDATE:  A summary judgement hearing has been scheduled for December 5, 2016 before Circuit Judge Charles W. Dodson in Tallahassee.  PRESS RELEASE June 1, 2016 Conservation Groups File Legal Action to Stop Continuing State Conservation Money Raid...

Gemini Springs Victory!

Conceptual Master Plan of the proposed private development projectCLICK HERE FOR A FACTSHEET On June 14, 2016, the St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board voted to donate the Gemini Springs Addition with a conservation easement to Volusia County....

Dredging Project Fails to Protect Our River

Guest Column By Lisa Rinaman, Florida Times-Union  4.19.16 Recently, St. Johns Riverkeeper filed a legal petition to challenge the state permit for the deep dredge of the St. Johns River. We did so, because the permit and the proposed project fail to protect our...

Save the St. Johns Tour

St. Johns Riverkeeper and a team of river advocates recently completed the Save the St. Johns Tour, a 13-day journey of the entire 310 miles of the river. We embarked on the Tour to raise awareness about the urgent threats facing the St. Johns and engage and activate...

The Quest to Save the St. Johns Continues

credit: Vince LambNote: Scroll to bottom of this post for a video announcement from Lisa Rinaman, the St. Johns Riverkeeper We want to thank everyone who helped make the Save the St. JohnsTour such a big success – the boat captains and volunteers, video crew,...

Challenge Filed to Protect River from Dredging

UPDATE: After a series of motions and the determination that the state is incapable of holding the Corps accountable for the conditions of the permit, St. Johns RIVERKEEPER decided to target its efforts on a legal challenge at the federal level.  Click here...

Day 13 – Final Day of the Save the St. Johns Tour

Sunrise at Huguenot Memorial Park from our campsite where the river meets the oceanDay 13 began with a beautiful sunrise overlooking the shoreline where the St. Johns River meets the ocean. The Tour Team camped with family, friends and volunteers along the river at...
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