Algal Blooms Jacksonville Studying Bacteria-Based Technology To Help Clean Up Waterways By Brendan Rivers • Jun 26, 2019 Brendan Rivers / WJCT News Jacksonville is launching a study to see just how effective a bacteria-based technology is at removing nitrogen from water bodies, a leading driver of harmful algal blooms. Algal Blooms Reported Throughout Lower Basin Of St. Johns River By Brendan Rivers • Apr 22, 2019 Sam Carr The St. Johns Riverkeeper says multiple blue-green algal blooms have been reported in the Welaka, Satsuma and Palatka areas of Florida. Scientist Urges Fla. Lawmakers To 'Go To War Against Algae,' Get Off Septic Systems By Brendan Rivers • Jan 9, 2019 Edie Widder / St. Johns Riverkeeper Listen Listening... / 1:15 Hear this story airing on 89.9 FM WJCT. During a presentation on nutrient loads caused by septic systems before the Florida Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment and General Government, Dr. Brian E. Lapointe, a research professor at Florida Atlantic University, said septic tanks are a major factor behind a recent spike in harmful algal blooms. A problem that, in his opinion, is “the most important and urgent issue facing our state.” Toxic Algae Bloom In Doctors Lake Threatens Swimmers' Health By Cyd Hoskinson • Jul 25, 2017 St. Johns Riverkeeper A blue-green algae bloom in Doctors Lake is posing a serious health risk to swimmers. See Algae On The St. Johns River? Florida Officials Want To Hear From You By Jessica Palombo • Jul 1, 2016 Florida Department of Environmental Protection Florida environmental officials want to hear from boaters who spot potentially dangerous algae on and around the St. Johns River. Duval Health Department Reminds About Danger Of Blue-Green Algae By Lindsey Kilbride • Jul 15, 2015 Mark Sadowski / Flickr Listen Listening... / 0:59 Listen to the version of this story aired on WJCT 89.9 FM The Duval County Health Department is reminding people to avoid algae in the St. Johns River. Health officials want people to know the dangers of blue-green algae in the St. Johns. Environmentalists Protest Proposed Water Legislation Over Algae Concerns By Kevin Meerschaert • Apr 15, 2013 Kevin Meerschaert Environmentalists around the state are protesting two bills in the legislature they say will lead to more algal blooms in the St. Johns River and other waterways.