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September 2019

Lower Basin International Coastal Cleanup – Jacksonville

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

It's International Coastal Cleanup Day, and Duval Audubon Society is partnering with St. Johns RIVERKEEPER and the City of Jacksonville to clean up one of our very favorite birding spots, St. Augustine Road Fish Management Area. St. Augustine Road Fish Management Area contains two fishing lakes that are operated jointly by the City of Jacksonville and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The larger lake drains into New Rose Creek, which connects directly to the St. Johns River. A hidden gem for nature…

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Rising Tides: McCoys Creek International Coastal Cleanup (Lower Basin)

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hollybrook Park, 319 Cherokee Street
Jacksonville, FL 32254
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We will be celebrating International Coastal Cleanup Day with the City of Jacksonville. Join us for our monthly cleanup on McCoys Creek led by Rising Tides, our Young Professionals Group. Learn more about Rising Tides here As always all of our cleanups are Rain or Shine What to bring: Reuseable Water Bottle Hat & Sunglasses You must wear closed toe shoes (rain boots, work boots, or waders are extremely helpful) Heavy duty gloves (if desired) Extra supplies that would be helpful….…

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Upper/Middle Basin International Coastal Cleanup – Cocoa

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
James G. Bourbeau Memorial Park, 8195 W King St
Cocoa, FL 32926 United States
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Help us Get the Trash Out of our River! Join the St. Johns Riverkeeper in the headwaters for International Coastal Cleanup day. Volunteers on foot are always welcome but trash can also be found in the water at this location so feel free to bring your own kayak or canoe. Bring a hat, sunscreen, water, and sturdy shoes. Grabbers, trash bags, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be provided. Let us know you’re coming! RSVP here

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Middle Basin International Coastal Cleanup- Geneva

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
C.S. Lee Park, 4600 FL-46
Geneva, FL 32732 United States
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Join our Middle Basin Outreach Coordinator for a by land and water cleanup. Meet at the park at 9am dressed for cleaning up, including a hat, sunscreen, water, and sturdy shoes. Bring your own trash grabber and kayak if you have one. Grabbers, trash bags, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be provided. Let us know you are coming and RSVP here

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Bee Box Workshop – DeLand (Middle Basin)

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SJRK Middle Basin Office, 117 Howry Avenue
DeLand, FL 32027
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$15

Bee a River Friendly and invite pollinators into your home! Many landscapes are deserts for pollinating insects. Creating a pollinator friendly landscape with native or ornamental plants can be attractive and helpful native and honeybee populations. Join St. Johns Riverkeeper staff and learn more how to be more River Friendly in your yard by choosing plants pollinators love – like our native bees. Build your native bee box to take home and become a better citizen scientist! Register online and take your own bee box home!

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River Patrol: General Meeting (Lower Basin)

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hightide Burrito, 1538 Hendricks Ave
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
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Join us for the River Patrol Committee Meeting. All are welcome! River Patrol is a volunteer-based program designed to increase St. Johns Riverkeeper’s ability to monitor the St. Johns River and its tributaries and to increase the visibility of our organization in the community. River Patrol is a “river watch” program that monitors water quality and habitat conditions, documents any problems that are encountered, and reports them to the appropriate regulatory agency. More information on River Patrol here. Let us know…

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October 2019

Rising Tides: General Meeting and Social

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wicked Barley, 4100 Baymeadows Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32217
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Rising Tides is for young professionals and community-minded advocates who want to help support the St. Johns River and St. Johns Riverkeeper through membership and participation in a range of social activities. Learn more about Rising Tides here. Join us for our general meeting to review and plan upcoming events from 6-7pm, afterwards stay awhile for our social and get to know us a bit more. We look forward to meeting anyone with interest in advocating for the St. Johns River.…

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River Friendly: Rain Barrel Workshop – DeLand (Middle Basin)

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SJRK Middle Basin Office, 117 Howry Avenue
DeLand, FL 32027

Build your own rain barrel to take home! Join St. Johns Riverkeeper staff for a special workshop where you'll learn about River Friendly irrigation practices and how-to instructions to make and paint your very own rain barrel. Light snacks and drinks provided. Only 20 rain barrels available! Register for yours today!   

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Rising Tides: McCoy’s Creek Cleanup~ October (Lower Basin)

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2698 McCoy Creek Blvd
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
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River Clean Up

Join us for our monthly cleanup on McCoys Creek led by Rising Tides, our Young Professionals Group. Learn more about Rising Tides here As always all of our cleanups are Rain or Shine What to bring: Reusable Water Bottle Hat & Sunglasses You must wear closed toe shoes (rain boots, work boots, or waders are extremely helpful) Heavy duty gloves (if desired) Extra supplies that would be helpful…. Waders Grabbers Shovels Rakes Rope Saw Gloves and bags will be provided by…

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Save the Date! DeLand Water Symposium (Middle Basin)

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wayne G. Sanborn Center, 815 S Alabama Ave
DeLand, FL 32724 United States
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2019 FALL SYMPOSIUM – The State of Our Water Short presentations on the problems we face and possible solutions by leaders and experts. As our population grows in Central Florida, we are causing serious problems with our natural ecosystem and the Floridan Aquifer under our feet from which we get our water. There is no easy solution, but the best minds in the business are coming together to work on it. Join us. Know about the problems. Be a part of the solutions.…

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