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August 2019

Middle Basin Cleanup -Highbanks Boat Ramp

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Highbanks Boat Ramp, 499 W. Highbanks Road
DeBary, FL 32713 United States
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Help us Get the Trash Out of our River! 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’re coming! RSVP here

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River Friendly Series: The Truth About Fertilizer (Middle Basin)

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Volusia County Library, 130 E Howry Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720
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Come learn the truth about fertilizer and why too much is bad for our River. Our Middle Basin Outreach Coordinator, Gabbie Milch, will discuss ways to be more River Friendly in your yard and the do's and don'ts of fertilizing. Learn River Friendly practices to implement in your yard! Let us know you're coming! >>stjohnsriverkeeper.salsalabs.org/truthaboutfertilizer?page=register

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September 2019

Upper 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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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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October 2019

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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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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Middle Basin Cleanup – Lake Monroe Wayside Park

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lake Monroe Wayside Park], 4150 US-17
Sanford, Florida 32771
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Help us Get the Trash Out of our River! 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’re coming! RSVP here

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November 2019

2-Day Eco Heritage Fall Boat Cruise (Middle Basin)

November 7 @ 8:00 am - November 8 @ 5:00 pm
Astor Bridge & Marina, 1575 FL-40
Astor, FL 32102 United States
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Spend two days traveling and exploring the majestic St. Johns in our River’s Middle Basin on our 50th Eco Heritage boat cruise! Trip includes: – Fascinating speakers – Stops at parks, springs and hiking trails – Wonderful photo and wildlife-viewing opportunities – Riverfront overnight accommodations at Tropical Resort and Marine and Riviera Resort – Catered breakfast, lunches and dinner – Parking and chartered bus transportation – Comfortable seating aboard the Blue Heron River Tours pontoon boat that seats 40 passengers comfortably. The…

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