Our Mission

The mission of the Apalachicola Riverkeeper is to provide stewardship and advocacy for the protection of the Apalachicola River and Bay, its tributaries and watersheds, in order to improve and maintain its environmental integrity and to preserve the natural, scenic, recreational, and commercial fishing character of these waterways.

About our mission: Our organization was founded as Apalachicola Bay and River Keeper in 1998 to advocate for the protection and restoration of the Apalachicola River, Apalachicola Bay, all of the waters that flow into them, and the adjacent lands. Our mission includes promoting stewardship of the plants, animals, and other natural resources within the surrounding habitat. Apalachicola Riverkeeper works closely with local communities, cities, towns and counties along the river and basin. Our strength as advocates for the Apalachicola River and Bay comes from our relationships with our friends and supporters throughout the 107 meandering miles of river basin, and through our dedicated volunteers, donors, members and supporters, wherever they may be.

Our mission also includes working to preserve the ways of living, and ways of making a living, that depend upon a healthy River and Bay. From the catfishermen of Chattahoochee, to the paddling outfitters of Blountstown, to the fishing guides, beekeepers and honey merchants of Wewahitchka, to the oyster harvesters and seafood workers of Apalachicola and Eastpoint, thousands of people depend upon the health of the Apalachicola River and Bay for their livelihoods. Working to ensure that these ways continue is an essential part of what we do.

Apalachicola Bluffs by David Moynahan

Apalachicola Bluffs by David Moynahan