Jimmy Orth

St. Johns Riverkeeper Executive Director Jimmy Orth (center) and Jumbo Shrimp GM Howard Craw (right), holding up the design for the special Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp license plate. The baseball field in the background.
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The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp hopes to offer fans a special team license plate if the team can get enough orders. 

Aerial shot of cargo ship approaching JAXPORT
JAXPORT

The Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved $75 million in funding for the ongoing St. Johns River dredging project.

Flooding on Ken Knight Drive during Hurricane Irma in 2017.
Cherisse Lamb

The Jacksonville Resiliency and Climate Change Coalition, a newly formed advocacy group working to raise awareness of the local impacts of climate change and sea level rise, is looking to better engage minority communities.

An iPhone displays a Facebook page.
Jenny Kane / Associated Press

The St. Johns Riverkeeper has launched a social media campaign to help Northeast Floridians cope with the coronavirus pandemic through nature.

Monday on First Coast Connect we were joined by Jimmy Orth of the St. Johns Riverkeeper and Quint White, head of the Marine Science Research Institute at Jacksonville University, to talk about the documentary “Troubled Waters.” Local attorney Wayne Hogan spoke about what toys should be avoided his holiday season. Activist Matt Killen talked about his trip to video protesters at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.