Welcome To The St. Johns River Alliance
The St. Johns River Alliance, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, was formed in 2003. Our mission is to preserve, protect, promote, restore and celebrate the St. Johns River as an American Heritage River in recognition of its ecological, historic, economic, recreational and cultural significance, so that the public may gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the river's importance to the quality of life for current and future generations.
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Photo by Will Dickey
Special Thank you Gift - Photo Note Cards
The St. Johns River Specialty License Plate is a great way to show your support for preserving, protecting, restoring and celebrating Florida's American Heritage River. The tax-deductible $25 fee is passed along to the Alliance for its programs.
As of July 1, drivers wanting a new St. Johns River plate may purchase a voucher and will receive their actual license plate when registrations reach 1,000 plates. Please help us reach that goal; we need about 300 more. Existing plates can be renewed as usual.
As a special incentive, everyone who purchases or renews a St. Johns River license plate will receive a set of photo note cards.
Photo by Dean Campbell
Explore the River by Land and Water
Get outside, get active and get to know the St. Johns River and its tributaries on foot, bike, horse or in a kayak or canoe. There are "blue" (water) and "green" (land) trails in every county.
At the May 28 meeting, the Alliance Board of Directors heard presentations by Brian Taylor, JAXPORT CEO, and Eric Summa, Environmental Branch Chief, US Army Corps of Engineers. Taylor focused on the economic benefits of the proposed deepening of the river from 40 to 47 feet from "mile zero" at the Atlantic Ocean west to "mile 13." Additional jobs created by the project is estimated at 13,844. The project return-on-investmnet calculates each $1 invested returns $14.80 to the economy. Summa discussed the results of the Corps' environmental impact study. The study focused on the dredging project's changes to the river's salinity and its impact on freshwater wetlands, submerged aquatic vegetation, fish, shrimp and groundwater; and monitoring and mitigation.
Central Florida Water Supply
Nov. 2013 - The Central Florida Water Initiative report was created by a consortium of three water management districts, local and county governments in Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and southern Lake Counties plus utilities serving those areas. The region's population is expected to grow from its current 2.7million to 4.1 million by 2035 and will need to find additional sources of water. Potential solutions include surface water such as the St. Johns River and Ocklawa rivers.
The St. Johns River Alliance board heard a presentation at its Nov. 22 meeting, click here to see it.
Read the official report here http://www.cfwiwater.com/
and other recent news articles and editorials
St John's Interactive River MapClick Here To View Map
St John's River Alliance
2029 North 3rd Street
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250
(904) 247-1972 x 414