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Follow the latest news about our St. Johns River
August 26, 2019 | WJCT
Sea Level Rise Task Force Wraps Up, Will Urge Jacksonville to Curb Emissions
“We should really round in this conversation that our group limited itself to discussing adaptation within this vulnerable land [the AAA], and did not discuss ways to mitigate against future sea level rise via policies about limiting greenhouse gas exposure or all the things that the City can be doing to reduce its impact on climate change at this point,” said Shannon Blankinship, St. Johns Riverkeeper Advocacy Director.
August 14, 2019 | VOID Magazine
The River’s Voice: A look into the work of Lisa Rinaman
“There is a cost of doing nothing,” Lisa Rinaman, your St. Johns Riverkeeper warns.
July 29, 2019 | First Coast News
Sewage Sludge is Polluting the River
“The petition is trying to ask for the same protection that South Florida has for the St. Johns River watershed until we can come up with a holistic solution for what to do with our waste,” said Shannon Blankinship, St. Johns Riverkeeper Advocacy Director.
July 23, 2019 | Folio Weekly
Keep It Clean
“We believe Casey DeSantis is critically important because not only does she have our governor’s ear, she also has a platform through which she can make sure moms across Florida have a voice for clean water as well,” said Lisa Rinaman, your St. Johns Riverkeeper of our Moms for Clean Water campaign.
July 19, 2019 | Orlando Sentinel
Melbourne water supply found to contain potentially toxic algae
“It has really been discouraging,” said Lisa Rinaman, your St. Johns Riverkeeper, who has pushed state officials to impose more stringent regulations on the handling of biosolids.
July 19, 2019 | Florida Today
A ‘nasty’ algae blankets Lake Washington
“It was like kayaking in pea soup.The gas from the algae was bubbling up and giving off awful smells,” said Bill Zoby, St Johns Riverkeeper Headwaters Advisory Council.
July 12, 2019 | Florida Sportman
Watermen Documentaries – Biosolids
Mike Conner meets with St. Johns Riverkeeper, Lisa Rinaman to discuss the biosolids entering the St. John’s and how they are contributing to the increased phosphorus levels and toxic algal blooms.
July 9, 2019 | Clay Today
Toxic Puzzle pieces together research to understand algae blooms
“We don’t just want to show the film and have everyone go home scared of the water around them. We want this film to raise questions and we want to see those questions answered.” said Kelly Thompson, St. Johns Riverkeeper Outreach Director.
July 2, 2019 | West Volusia Beacon
Algae Blooms in St. Johns River; fertilizer ban in effect
“Algal blooms are visual symptoms that the river is sick,” said Kelly Thompson, St. Johns Riverkeeper Outreach Director.
June 21, 2019 | Florida Times-Union
EVE 2019: Lisa Rinaman puts focus on St. Johns River
“I fell in love with the magic of Florida waters,” said Lisa Rinaman, your St. Johns Riverkeeper.
June 14, 2019 | Palatka Daily News
Riverkeeper watching St. Johns for more algae blooms
“We’re using that science and using the power of citizen influence and voices to affect change,” said Kelly Thompson, St. Johns Riverkeeper Outreach Director.
June 13, 2019 | WLRN
Can Florida’s New Blue-Green Algae Task Force Fix the State’s Fouled Waters?
“We can’t buy our way out of Florida’s algae crisis. We need to not only have projects but enhanced regulatory protections and education,” said Lisa Rinaman, your St. Johns Riverkeeper.
June 13, 2019 | Tampa Bay Business Journal
State task force tackles toxic algae
“We can’t buy our way out of Florida’s algae crisis,” said Lisa Rinaman, your St. Johns Riverkeeper.
May 20, 2019 | Florida Times-Union
Legislature dropped the ball on toxic green algae
“We urge DeSantis to make sure the task force addresses the needs of all of Florida’s waters — including the St. Johns — and focuses on stopping pollution at its source.” – wrote Lisa Rinaman, your St. Johns Riverkeeper.
May 18, 2019 | Spectrum News 13
Experts Warn year Could be “Perfect Storm” for Toxic Algae Blooms
“The thing that concerns me about what’s happening up north is that it is happening so early in the year before the water temperatures and our summer really begins,” said Gabbie Milch, St. Johns Riverkeeper Middle Basin Coordinator.
May 10, 2019 | First Coast News
Algae conditions in the St. Johns River could be the ‘perfect storm’
“So this could truly turn into a super bloom. A super bloom is when you have a large area covered with green algae for a long period of time. Some people call it the green monster,” said Lisa Rinaman, your St. Johns Riverkeeper.