Sweet Afternoon in Tallahassee

June 2, 2024-Thank you Tallahassee area members and supporters! We sure enjoying hanging out with you at this sweet summer tradition. The Ice Cream Social under the live oak trees at Goodwood Museum offers a relaxing setting to catch up with supporters and members, especially with live music from Two Guys and Guitars. Thank you […]

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RiverTrek 2024 Campaign Kicks Off!

June 12, 2024–Our RiverTrek campaign is underway!  Meet each dynamic volunteer paddling team here. They are eagerly  launching their individual fundraising campaigns within their respective communities. Later in October, this crew will launch their packed kayaks in Chattahoochee, Florida for a 5 day wilderness immersion trip along the Apalachicola River. RiverTrek is Apalachicola Riverkeeper’s largest

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Apalachicola Riverkeeper Challenges Oil Drilling Permit

PRESS RELEASE June 7, 2024 Apalachicola Riverkeeper Files Legal Challenge to Block Oil Drilling Permit Apalachicola, FL ––      Apalachicola Riverkeeper has announced a legal challenge to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) Notice of Intent to issue a permit to Clearwater Land and Minerals FLA, LLC. This permit would allow exploratory oil and gas

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Susan Macken Celebrates a Decade with Apalachicola Riverkeeper

June 11, 2024–Apalachicola, FL– Join us in a big shout out of “Happy Work Anniversary” to Susan Macken, Administrative Director at Apalachicola Riverkeeper (ARK). ARK got a large magnitude lucky break when Susan Macken retired to Apalachicola over a decade ago.   In the summer of 2014, Susan began working part-time in our office on Water

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First Annual Riverpalooza

May 18, 2024- Thank you for helping make the first annual Riverpalooza a wonderful success! We were thrilled many people joined the morning cleanup, despite the threatening weather. The big trash scores of the day included two refrigerators pulled from the river. Photo album here. Related News story here. In the afternoon, we  gathered for

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Oil and Gas Drilling in Apalachicola River Floodplain

June 7, 2024 Apalachicola Riverkeeper Files Legal Challenge to Block Oil Drilling Permit Apalachicola, FL ––      Apalachicola Riverkeeper announced a legal challenge to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) Notice of Intent to issue a permit to Clearwater Land and Minerals FLA, LLC. This permit would allow exploratory oil and gas drilling within the

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2024 Katie Herzog Scholarship: Congratulations Alexcia McNair!

May 17, 2024 – Join us in congratulating the 2024 recipient of the Katie Herzog scholarship, Alexcia McNair, who will be graduating from Franklin County Schools (FCS) this spring. The scholarship will award her $2000 towards college tuition. On Tuesday, May 21, Alexcia joined Apalachicola Riverkeeper staff for a reception and boating trip to celebrate

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Earth Day Clean Up

By Georgia Ackerman & Dani Davis April 22, 2024–Georgia Ackerman, Cameron Baxley, Deb Burr, Dani Davis, and boating dog, Janie headed over to “Second Sandbar” this morning for an Earth Day clean up. We were encouraged to see FWC volunteers  fanned out across Abercrombie Landing picking up trash and debris at the landing when we

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