Marianna’s Merritts Mill Pond

August 21, 2022-Freshwater spring visits are a must during the Florida summer, and with over 700 springs in the state there are plenty to choose from. Florida has more freshwater springs than any other place the world of comparable size. Underneath these springs is a massive reservoir of groundwater, known as the Floridan aquifer system, …

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Marina Complex Proposed on Apalachicola River

Citizen Interest Update from Apalachicola Riverkeeper August 15, 2022–A riverfront marina-restaurant complex proposal was recently given conditional site plan approval by the City of Apalachicola Planning and Zoning Commission on August 8, 2022. The marina proposal includes a fueling station and 76 vessel slips (28 slips for boat 40-54 ft). Georgia Ackerman, Apalachicola Riverkeeper addressed …

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Clean Water Act Turns 50

2022 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act — one of the most effective U.S. laws ever enacted and a model for clean water laws across the globe. By establishing citizens’ right to enforce it, the Clean Water Act served as a powerful tool to end the culture of dumping raw sewage and …

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Blue Green Algae Progress Report

Blue Green Algae Task Force Recommendation Progress Report In January of 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 19-12 creating the Blue-Green Algae Task Force (BGATF) charged with expediting progress towards reducing the adverse impacts of toxic blue-green algae blooms. In October of 2019, the Task Force issued an initial consensus document outlining recommendations to …

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Graham Creek Reflections

By Georgia Ackerman July 24, 2022–Many moons ago, long before I was on staff with Apalachicola Riverkeeper (circa 2009), the first Apalachicola Riverkeeper (ARK) kayak trip I joined was a Graham Creek outing led by the talented outdoorsman and all around good guy, David Morse. If you’ve been to one of our clean ups, you’ve …

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Celebrating Clean Beaches & Independence Day

July 8, 2022- With festivities in Eastpoint, Carrabelle, Apalachicola and St. George Island, Franklin County takes its Fourth of July celebrations seriously. Attending a municipal show is a memorable way to celebrate Independence Day. Not only does it make sure your friends and family keep all their fingers and toes from DIY pyrotechnics gone wrong, …

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Pass the Paddle

We’re so excited to introduce the RiverTrek 2022 Team! Check out this video with the RiverTrek paddlers telling us a bit about who they are and why they’re kayaking the entirety of the Apalachicola River! Please join us in support of this wonderful team of volunteers working to protect the Apalachicola River, Floodplain and Bay. …

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Waterkeepers From Around the World Meet in DC

June 21, 2022–Apalachicola Riverkeeper is part of Waterkeepers Florida and the international Waterkeeper Alliance. With your steadfast support, we’re collectively protecting drinkable, swimmable, fishable water across the planet! DC. I was energized by last week’s global conference in Washington D.C. I was especially encouraged by the time spent with fellow Florida waterkeepers discussing collaborative water …

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Juneteenth Reflection

June 19, 2022–What Does Freedom Mean to You? From Outdoor Afro “Media created a false narrative of what Juneteenth is by painting it as a “celebration” to the end of slavery in the United States. In reality, it is the date 250,000 enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free on June 19, …

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