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Neil Armingeon Receives Mayor's Award

Photo credit: Wes Lester, City of JacksonvilleRecently, Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton presented the Mayor's Award for Environmental Achievement to Neil Armingeon, your St. Johns Riverkeeper. This award is presented annually to an individual or group that...

St. Johns Riverkeeper's Annual Advocacy Awards

Photo credit: Wes Lester, City of JacksonvilleMarch 28, 2011: On March 25th, St. Johns Riverkeeper presented its annual advocacy, education, and volunteer awards at the Mayor's Environmental Luncheon held at the Jacksonville Main Library. 2011 River Advocate Award...

Are You River Friendly?

St. Johns RIVERKEEPER and our community partners recently launched an exciting new River Friendly education campaign to raise awareness about the impact of our actions upon the health of the St John River and to inform and inspire people to adopt river-friendly...

Review Exposes Flaws in GP Study

February 15, 2011: Recently, we hired a team of water quality and engineering experts to conduct a technical peer review of a key Georgia-Pacific (GP) study that is being used to validate the need for a pipeline to the St. Johns River. The results of this...

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...
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