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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

7/9/2018: St. Johns River Algal Bloom; Hurricane Preparedness; Tony Allegretti: Cole Pepper

Blue green algae in the St. Johns River.
Edie Widder
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St. Johns Riverkeeper
This algal blooms was photographed on July 5 at Blue Cypress Lake.

Monday’s First Coast Connect featured guest host Charlene Shirk.

St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinamen joined us to talk about the recent algal blooms that are threatening the health of the river and its wildlife (00:57).

With hurricane season well underway we talked about some of the things you should to do prepare your home for the season with Servpro Director of Marketing and Business Development Pauline Gerry and Project Manager Chris Ryan (27:48).       

After four years at the helm of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Tony Allegretti is stepping down. He talked about his time at the JCC and growth in Jacksonville’s art community (37:52).

WJCT Sports Analyst Cole Pepper told us about the Armada earning its first ever playoff spot, the World Cup reaching its Final Four countries, Ponte Vedra Beach resident Russell Knox’s chances at The British Open in two weeks and the beginning of Jaguars training camp is just around the corner (46:00).             

Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at kmeerschaert@wjct.org, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.