Citizen Science

Citizen Science inspires citizens to get more involved in the issues affecting the natural places they cherish and provides an effective way to collect scientific data in the midst of everyday life.

For these reasons and more, St. Johns Riverkeeper is excited to launch new citizen science programs to help protect and restore our river – with the help of you!

Become an Algae Bloom Water Quality Tester 

We’ve asked trained citizens to help detect potential toxins in algae blooms in algae blooms in the St. Johns River with their own take-home, do-it-yourself algae testing kits.

You can begin reporting algae blooms today using the Water Reporter App and learn about ways you can help reduce algal blooms at home and in your community by living a River Friendly lifestyle. Educate yourself, take action, and learn more here and Don’t Feed the Algae!

Know Your Green Programs

Through our targeted Know Your Green algae programs, we engage volunteers and concerned citizens with the tools and information they need to better understand these blooms, take action, and effectively report algae blooms when they see them on the river.  Stay tuned for future Know Your Green public programs scheduled in 2020.

If your neighborhood association or group is interested in a Know Your Green algae presentation, please contact our outreach director, Karen Estella Smith, at to schedule one.