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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Special Thank you Gift - Photo Note Cards & State Park Pass
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, 2014, 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 350 more. Existing plates can be renewed as usual.
As a special incentive, everyone who purchases a voucher or renews a St. Johns River license plate will receive a set of photo note cards, a state park pass and will be entered into our monthly prize drawing!
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.
Business leaders, St. Johns River watchdogs form unlikely pact as fight shifts to Rodman Dam
An improbable partnering among Jacksonville business leaders, city officials and environmentalists in the contentious debate over a project to dredge the St. Johns River offers long-sought benefits for the waterway’s health as well as significant economic gains for the region.
The agreement — hammered out in months-long, intense negotiations that continued late into last week among groups with vastly different interests — will be unveiled Monday, but a draft copy of the document provided to the Times-Union shows an effort aimed at boosting the dredging project while giving river advocates and watchdogs a major victory of their own.
In a move sought by environmentalists and regulators for decades, the linchpin of the agreement commits the JAX Chamber, City Hall and the Jacksonville Port Authority to finding money and permission to breach the Rodman Dam in Putnam County, which would restore the Ocklawaha River and its forested floodplains and infuse millions of gallons of fresh water into the St. Johns River.
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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. Johns River Blueway YouTube channel
St Johns River Alliance
2029 North 3rd Street
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250
(904) 247-1972 x 414