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October 2020

River Rising Webcast | Episode 10: Wetlands and Carbon Capture

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Episode 10: River Rising: Wetlands and Carbon Capture Lisa Chambers, Professor of Biology, University of Central Florida We often discuss wetlands as a filter and sponge for an increasing amount of water coming from the sky and oceans. Scientists from the University of Central Florida are understanding more about wetlands as carbon sinks, holding more carbon in the soil than was previously understood. Learn why retaining and restoring wetlands are a solution to climate change and rising waters. REGISTER  

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Cowford Redfish Tournament – Benefiting St. Johns Riverkeeper

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - October 17 @ 6:00 pm
Palms Fish Camp, 6359 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226 United States
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The Cowford is a fishing tournament with aims to highlight the pristine Spartina estuaries of the Lower St. Johns River, now increasingly threatened by needless industrial expansion, sedimentation, over-development along the river's banks and excess nutrient loading from a multitude of sources upstream. The Cowford benefits our mission to sustain healthy ecosystems for future generations while further connecting citizens with our River's natural wonders. AT A GLANCE Dates: October 16 and 17, 2020 Location: Jacksonville, FL ENTRIES LIMITED TO FIRST…

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River Rising Webcast | Episode 11: Connecting Tributary Restoration and Rising Waters

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Episode 11: River Rising: Connecting Tributary Restoration and Rising Waters John Kiefer, Principal Water Resources Engineer, Wood Inc. Smaller waterways that lead to our rivers have been altered and left polluted and degraded after decades of development. Restoring tributaries means reconnecting wetlands, shorelines and replanting trees lost to parking lots and roads. While we are restoring our tributaries, we are also reducing the impact of rising waters. REGISTER  

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November 2020

River Rising Webcast | Episode 12: Houston Resilience & Recovery Since Hurricane Harvey

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Episode 12: Resilient Houston: Renaissance and Recovery since Hurricane Harvey Marissa Aho, Chief Resiliency Officer, City of Houston Hurricane Harvey hit the City of Houston weeks before Hurricane Irma devastated thousands in the St. Johns River watershed. In the aftermath, Houston leveraged $2.4 billion in local and federal dollars to implement a series of town halls, strong public policies, and construct projects to reduce flooding and drainage issues. Learn more about the Resilient Houston strategy. REGISTER  

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Drive-In Oyster Roast

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

While a traditional St. Johns Riverkeeper Oyster Roast is not feasible this year, the show must go on! Our team has creatively planned for a modified Roast – drive-in movie style! November 20, 2020, St. Johns Riverkeeper will host a Drive-In Oyster Roast entertainment experience to celebrate our River and raise funds, while ensuring the safety of our River supporters. All from the comfort of your car, enjoy a catered food experience, live music and entertainment, and more! Join us…

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