Riverkeeper

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

Riverkeeper, Army Corps Disagree on Dredging Project Flooding Analysis

Jan 4, 2019
JAXPORT / Via Wikimedia Commons

A federal judge is allowing the St. Johns Riverkeeper to argue why a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flooding analysis in Charleston, S.C., should be admitted as evidence in its lawsuit seeking to block the federal agency from deepening Jacksonville’s shipping channel.

Edie Widder / Via St. Johns Riverkeeper

South Florida’s lakes and rivers aren’t the only waterways in the state experiencing toxic algal blooms.

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A federal judge Friday rejected attempts by the St. Johns Riverkeeper to temporarily halt JAXPORT’s proposed deepening of a section of the St. Johns River.

Jesse Hanson

The St. Johns Riverkeeper is hosting a two-week event to acquaint Northeast Florida residents with the river.

Riverkeeper spokeswoman Shannon Blankinship said many people see the river when driving over a bridge, but not many actually get up close and personal with the water.

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Central Florida’s population is expected to grow at such a rapid pace that a plan is currently in the works to make sure the region doesn’t run out of water.

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.

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown joined local environmental officials today (Monday) to encourage local residents to participate in Saturday’s annual St. John’s River Cleanup.

This is the 18th year for the event, which encourages participants to  pick up litter from natural and urban areas.

From the Northbank Riverwalk, Brown said the St. Johns River is the heart of the city of Jacksonville.