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June 2022

Lake Monroe Bike Ride & Walk

June 11 @ 9:00 am
St. Johns Riverboat and Marina, 433 N Palmetto Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Lake Monroe Bike Ride and Walk

Get Your Feet Wet on a Middle Basin Bike Ride and Walk! The morning will start with a 5-mile bike ride along the Lake Monroe area of the St. Johns River taking the Sanford Riverwalk. We will then do an interactive walk and talk to visit Gemini Springs (less than 1/4 of a mile). We will bike back to our starting place, for a total of a 10-mile ride. Attendees can enjoy fellowship and a tasty lunch and spirits at…

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Educational EcoCruise

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friendship Fountain Park, 1015 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, 32207
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Join a St. Johns Riverkeeper Educator on board the St. Johns River Taxi to learn more about your river and how you can help protect it. Depart from Friendship Fountain Park for a 50-minute boat tour of the river during which you'll likely view wildlife, cityscapes and more. This is a perfect daytime activity for families of all ages! We're offering one trip departing at 11 a.m. Registration is required in advance and space is limited. Register Please register before…

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Eco Adventure: Paddle Pottsburg Creek

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
All Wet Sports, 8550 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216 United States
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Paddle Pottsburg Creek

Join St. Johns Riverkeeper's K-12 Education Team each month along the St. Johns River or a tributary for an Eco Adventure. In June, we've partnered with Jacksonville University's Marine Science Research Institute to take you on an educational paddle of Pottsburg Creek. Manatee expert Dr. Gerry Pinto will lead the paddle with our team. You may bring your own kayak, or rent one from All Wet Sports for $30 ($15/hr). If you are renting a kayak, please call Andy at…

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Tiny Dock Concert: John Lumpkin Institute

June 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tiny Dock Concert

Join us by boat, kayak, SUP, or River Taxi on June 18 from 5-7 p.m. to enjoy live music on the St. Johns River. Enjoy an evening of jazz with renowned jazz artist John Lumpkin Institute. John Lumpkin II is a producer, arranger, and artist within the jazz and gospel industry. While carrying his talents between Japan and Switzerland, he has also been a part of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Artist in Residency Program. In 2017, Wynton Marsalis combined with…

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July 2022

Tiny Dock Concert: Let’s Ride Brass Band

July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tiny Dock Concert

Join us by boat, kayak, or  SUP on July 4 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. to enjoy live music on the St. Johns River. Enjoy an evening of great music with locals, Let's Ride Brass Band. Let’s Ride Brass Band is a Jacksonville based, 10-piece ensemble led by Paul Jackson Live. This funky fusion brass band began in 2018 and has original music on all streaming platforms. Although the band plays with many guest vocalists, Let’s Ride is predominantly instrumental and was…

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Eco Adventure: Native Plants

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fort Caroline, 12713 Fort Caroline Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225
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Eco Adventure: Native Plants

Join St. Johns Riverkeeper's K-12 Education Team the first Wednesday of each month along the St. Johns River or a tributary. In July, St. Johns Riverkeeper has partnered with Dr. Nisse Goldberg of Jacksonville University to take you on an educational hike about Florida's native plants. Hands-on activities will be available and materials will be distributed per family. Registration is required as space is limited. REGISTER

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Rising Tides: Silver Springs Paddle

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Silver Springs State Park, 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd
Silver Springs, FL 34488 United States
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Silver Springs SUP Paddle

Join Rising Tides, St. Johns Riverkeeper's young professionals group, for a stand up paddleboard paddle of Silver Springs! Explore the flora and fauna along the Silver River with a guide from The Salty Paddle. Cost $50 per person (includes board rental) $25 per person (bring your own board) Register Register for our Silver Springs Paddle through The Salty Paddle. Password to book: Riverkeepers #FreeTheOcklawaha Learn more about how our Free the Ocklawaha Campaign is Florida's largest current springs restoration project…

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Wine & Wisdom on the Water ~ July

July 20 @ 5:30 pm
Jackson Street Dock

July's Wine & Wisdom on the Water will feature local favorites, Wayne Wood and Lana Shuttlesworth. Guests will learn about Jacksonville's history, architectural heritage, and of course the scenic beauty of the St. Johns River. With a new boat trip and speaker each month, this 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 to enjoy the River, as well…

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Palmo Cove Sunset Paddle

July 23 @ 7:00 pm
Palmo Boat Ramp, 8698 Palmo Fish Camp Rd
St. Augustine, Florida 32092
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Enjoy a sunset paddle departing from Palmo Cove in St. Johns County.  One of William Bartram's favorite lookout spots. participants will enjoy beautiful views of the Shands Bridge and the protected area where the Six Mile and Trout Creeks flow into the St. Johns River. REGISTER with Earth Kinship. Cost Single Kayak Rental $55 Tandem Kayak Rental $110 BYOK (Bring you own Kayak) $45

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August 2022

Exploring Our River’s Macroinvertebrates for Kids

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Camp Chowenwaw, 1517 Ball Road
Green Cove Springs, 32042 United States
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Join Clay County Parks Naturalist Liza McCain for some pre-back-to-school science fun at Camp Chowenwaw. We will be dipping our nets into the water and exploring some of the unique macroinvertebrates (small pond critters) that call the St. Johns River home. These creatures are vital to the health of the river and the waters around it. Everyone will get a chance to participate in the exploration. This experience is geared toward Elementary School aged kiddos 2nd grade and up. However, anyone…

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