St. Johns Riverkeeper and a team of river advocates recently completed the Save the St. Johns Tour, a 13-day journey of the entire 310 miles of the river.
We embarked on the Tour to raise awareness about the urgent threats facing the St. Johns and engage and activate people and organizations throughout the watershed in a collaborative campaign for the river’s protection.
Click on the links below to see the daily update, photos, and videos from each day of the Tour.
Day 1, March 22 – Blue Cypress Lake Paddle, Tour of Ft. Drum Conservation Area and Fellsmere Farms, and Meet-and-Greet at Marsh Landing Restaurant
Day 2, March 23 – Lake Washington Paddle from Camp Holly, Tour of River Lakes Conservation Area, Dinner Program in Viera
Day 3, March 24 – Leroy Wright Conservation Area Paddle, Tour of Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area, Meet-and Greet in Sanford
Day 4, March 25 – Lake Harney to Lake Monroe, Econlockhatchee River Paddle, Program at Enterprise Heritage Center and Museum
Day 5, March 26 – Enterprise to Deland, Wekiva River Paddle, Swamp House Grill, Blue Springs State Park
Day 6, March 27 – Deland to Lake George, Silver Glen Springs, Easter Dinner at Indigo Inn on Drayton Island
Day 7, March 28 – Drayton Island to Palatka, Mount Royal, Satsuma Springs, St. Johns River Education Center
Day 8, March 29 – Ocklawaha River Paddle, Gore's Landing to Eureka West Boat Ramp
Day 9, March 30 – Ocklawaha River Paddle, Kirkpatrick (Rodman) Dam to Mouth of St. Johns, Meet-and-Greet at Corky Bell's
Day 10, March 31 – Palatka to Green Cove Springs, Rice Creek, Deep Creek, Meet-and-Greet at Outback Crab Shack
Day 11, April 1 – Green Cove Springs to Jacksonville, Doctors Lake, Julington Creek Fish Camp, Walter Jones Historical Park, Low Country Boil
Day 12, April 2 – Jacksonville to Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville University Science Program, St. Johns River Ferry, Huguenot Memorial Park
Day 13, April 3 – Timucuan Preserve Paddle, Celebration Meet-and-Greet
More photos and information about the tour and maps can be found at www.savethestjohns.org.