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January 2022

14th Annual River Blessing

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Alpine Groves Park, 2060 State Road 13
St. Johns, 32259 United States
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2018 River Blessing

The Stetson Kennedy Foundation and St. John's County Parks and Recreation Department invite you to participate in the annual River Blessing at Alpine Groves Park on Saturday, January 29 from 9-11 a.m. The River Blessing first started in 2008 with an elder of the Lakota Nation who visited Florida. This event is intended to be a spiritual but non-religious experience to honor the water of earth, who all life depends on. The Riverkeepers of the St. Johns, Matanzas and St…

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February 2022

Ocklawaha Tour with Adventure Outposts

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kayak the Ocklawaha River

Join us for a paddling tour of the Ocklawaha River with expert guide Lars Andersen! We will begin just downstream from the Kirkpatrick (formerly Rodman) Dam. This section of the Ocklawaha below the dam is wide and braided, and we'll navigate past numerous side streams and winding forks that make this an interesting area to explore. The wide, open channel of the Ocklawaha River offers an excellent panorama of river forests and swamps that in some places stretch a half-mile…

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Rising Tides: McCoys Creek Cleanup

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tabula Rasa Brewing, 2385 Corbett Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204 United States
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Rising Tides Cleanup at Tabula Rasa

Join Rising Tides young professionals for our monthly cleanup on McCoys Creek! As always, all of our cleanups are RAIN or SHINE!  What to Bring: Reusable Water Bottle Hat & Sunglasses Closed toe shoes (required) Rain boots, work boots, or waders are extremely helpful! Optional: Heavy duty gloves (if desired) Cleanup gloves and bags will be provided by City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Vecera at

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Members Only: Timucuan Ecological Preserve Tour

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Theodore Roosevelt Area of the Timucuan Ecological Preserve, 13165 Mount Pleasant Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225 United States
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Members-Only Timucuan Preserve Tour

Take a private tour of the Theodore Roosevelt Area of the Timucuan Ecological Preserve with fellow St. Johns Riverkeeper members! A Park Ranger will lead us on a hike to see relics of the Willie Brown Cabin, learn about various cultures that inhabited the land over the years, and identify birds from the observation tower. Not a St. Johns Riverkeeper member yet? Become one now! REGISTER

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St. Johns River Taxi Speakers Series

February 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Jackson Street Dock
people on board the St. Johns River Taxi

This February, St. Johns Riverkeeper and the St. Johns River Taxi will kick off our new Speakers Series! Join us February 24 at 4:30 p.m. as we launch from the new Jackson Street Dock in Brooklyn. With a new boat trip and speaker on the 4th Thursday of each month, the Speakers Series will present opportunities for participants to learn more about the St. Johns River. Throughout the year we'll have experts on the River's history, fun and fascinating ways…

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Moncrief Creek Cleanup with White Harvest Farms

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
White Harvest Farms, 5348 Moncrief Road
Jacksonville, FL 32209 United States
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February 26 Moncrief Creek Cleanup

A River is only as healthy as its tributaries. Join us in the cleanup and restoration of one of the historic tributaries of the St. Johns River. Buckets, grabbers, disposable gloves, and bags will be provided. Trash collected will be hauled away. Attendees are encouraged to wear a mask, closed toe shoes, rain boots and bring waders, if you have them. Feel free to bring your own heavy-duty gloves, reusable water bottles, and snacks. REGISTER

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March 2022

Rising Tides: Paddleboard Yoga + Membership Meeting

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wicked Barley, 4100 Baymeadows Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32217 United States
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Rising Tides Paddleboard Yoga + Membership Meeting

Join Rising Tides, St. Johns Riverkeeper's young professionals group, for their first membership meeting of 2022! We're kicking off the year with a fun opportunity to try a paddleboard yoga class with Florida Yoga and Paddle from 9-11 a.m., followed by networking and learning more about Rising Tides in the outdoor beer garden at Wicked Barley Brewing Company. Paddleboard Yoga: 9-11 a.m. If you're joining us for yoga on the river, please arrive 15 minutes early and watch this instructional…

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Tiny Dock Concert: Missionary Blues Band

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
30 16.054′ N 81 43.386’W, 30 16.054' N 81 43.386'W
Jacksonville, Florida Just West of Sadler Marina
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Tiny Dock Concert

Tiny Dock Concerts are back! Join us by boat, kayak, SUP, or River Taxi on March 5 from 3-5 p.m. to enjoy live music by Missionary Blues Band. What is the low country sound? We think it can be summed up as southern, electric, funky blues. Formed in 2013, the band's rousing live performances span the genres of Chicago Blues to New Orleans funkiness. The band is Mike English on Vocals and Guitar, Michael Maher on Bass/Vocals, Micah Goodman on…

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310 Paddlers Celebration

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Azalea City Brewing, 120 South 7th Street
Palatka, FL 32177
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paddling on a marsh

St. Johns Riverkeeper's 310 Paddlers Celebration is an opportunity to celebrate the exclusive group of individuals who have journeyed the entire 310 miles of the St. Johns River by kayak. This will be an all-day opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the St. Johns River in the Middle Basin. Events throughout the day will include a paddle, hike, and boat ride on board the Pride of Palatka II. The evening will culminate with an awards ceremony and celebration at Azelea City…

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Rising Tides: McCoys Creek Cleanup & St. Johns River Celebration

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
2698 McCoys Creek Blvd, 2698 McCoys Creek Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32204 United States
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Rising Tides cleanup at Hollybrook Park

Join Rising Tides young professionals for our monthly cleanup on McCoys Creek! As always, all of our cleanups are RAIN or SHINE!  This month we're partnering with the City of Jacksonville for their annual St. Johns River Celebration Cleanup. We will meet at Hollybrook Park as we remove plastic bottles, cigarette butts, discarded toys and tires in the area surrounding McCoys Creek. This cleanup is a great one for families or people of all ages, and we welcome everyone from…

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