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Official Release: 2020 State of the River Report

October 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This is the official release of the 14th annual report that describes the health of the Lower St. Johns River Basin.

The report looks at the current status and historic trends for a number of river health indicators, including aquatic life, water quality, fisheries and contaminants. The report is funded by the Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board. Jacksonville University leads the scientific team that prepares the report. The virtual presentation will be produced by WJCT Public Media.


  • Dr. Gerry Pinto
    Introduction and Overview


  • Dr. Charles Closmann
    General Guide to the Public
  • Dr. An Phong Le
    Water Quality Overview
  • Dr. Gerry Pinto
    Salinity, SAV, Fisheries, Threatened Species, Algae and Fecal Bacteria Overview
  • Dr. Nisse Goldberg
    Wetlands and Non-Native Species Overview
  • Dr. Gretchen Bielmyer-Fraser
    Plastics and Contaminants Overview



October 22, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm