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October 2020

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

October 21, 2020 @ 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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Official Release: 2020 State of the River Report

October 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This is the official release of the 14th annual report that describes the health of the Lower St. Johns River Basin. The report looks at the current status and historic trends for a number of river health indicators, including aquatic life, water quality, fisheries and contaminants. The report is funded by the Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board. Jacksonville University leads the scientific team that prepares the report. The virtual presentation will be produced by WJCT Public Media. Moderator: Dr. Gerry Pinto…

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ADAPT: St. Johns River Report Panel

October 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Following the release on October 22 of the annual State of the St. Johns River report, this panel discussion will allow officials in various capacities to react to the report and reflect on how actions taken now could affect the river’s future health. Moderator: Brendan Rivers Reporter, WJCT Public Media Panelists: Council Member Garrett Dennis District 9, City of Jacksonville Melissa Long Environmental Quality Division Chief, City of Jacksonville Lisa Rinaman St. Johns Riverkeeper A. Quinton White, Jr. Marine Science…

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November 2020

Tiny Dock Concert with Let’s Ride Brass Band

November 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ortega River (West of Sadler Marina)

We are proud to be a partner of the Tiny Dock Concert Series! In a fun and safe way, we're able to bring our River community together to foster awareness and appreciation for the health of the St. Johns, increase utilization of our Riverfront, and engage with River users. All while supporting musicians and local businesses!     We couldn't do this without the support of our generous sponsors: Sadler Point Marine Center, Hightide Burrito Co., TowBoat US, and Spoiled Life.…

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

November 4, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Jacksonville Fairgrounds, 510 Fairgrounds Place
Jacksonville, FL 32202 United States

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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December 2020

Great Florida Riverway Premiere

December 2, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Great Florida Riverway, a vast 217-mile three-river system is comprised of the Ocklawaha River, Silver Springs and the Silver River, and the lower St. Johns River. The Riverway was Florida’s first tourist attraction — a magnet for travel writers and explorers alike and a transportation corridor for people and products. 50 years ago, when the Rodman Dam severed the Ocklawaha, all of that changed. Discover the Riverway’s history, environmental challenges, and recreational opportunities. Learn how to expand habitat for…

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Tiny Dock Holiday Concert

December 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Ortega River just west of Sadler Marina 4-6pm Funky Christmas Singalong with the Parker Urban Band We are proud to be a partner of the Tiny Dock Concert Series! In a fun and safe way, we’re able to bring our River community together to foster awareness and appreciation for the health of the St. Johns, increase utilization of our Riverfront, and engage with River users. All while supporting musicians and local businesses.What could be better than a beautiful evening on…

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Virtual Holiday Mingle

December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate the end of our 20th year in holiday spirit with our staff, fellow members and volunteers. St. Johns Riverkeeper team will give a virtual Zoom presentation on what we've accomplished in 2020 and reflect on our collective work to protect our River. Look forward to highlights, program updates, and our annual Volunteer of the Year Awards! Sign Up below to receive Zoom Meeting Link: Sign Up

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McCoys Creek Cleanup & End of Year Celebration

December 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Johns Riverwalk, 111 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32202 United States
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Join us 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 You must wear closed toe shoes (rain boots, work boots, or waders are extremely helpful) Heavy duty gloves (if desired) Gloves and bags will be provided by City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful.

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