Give a Hoot! Ditch the Use of Disposable Plastic

June 29–Volunteers David Morse and Lynn Wilder collected sand and water samples for microplastics testing at “Second Sandbar” across from Abercrombie Landing (also known as Pine Log) on the Apalachicola River. David and Lynn, along with Riverkeeper Georgia Ackerman also did a site clean up. They filled the boat with piles of glass, plastic, cans …

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Summer Paddling Trip on the Chipola River

From Outings Volunteer Leader, Allen Beard: June 23, 2018, was the Apalachicola Riverkeeper’s (ARk) Fourth Saturday Paddle on a 10-mile segment of the Chipola River.  As I pulled into the Magnolia Boat Ramp on Saturday morning, several cars, some outfitted with kayaks in car-top carriers, were waiting.  After brief introductions, I was excited to learn …

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U.S. Supreme Court Update

June 12, 2018 Dear Friends & Supporters, Yesterday, I attended proceedings at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Truly, it was a remarkable process to witness our nation’s highest court in action. Admittedly, it was also somewhat deflating because no news came on the FL. vs. GA case. Oral arguments occurred on January 8 with …

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Florida, Georgia water war decisions will impact entire nation

by Dan Tonsmeire A vital piece of Florida’s economy and livelihoods are hinging on historic actions this year by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Supreme Court of the United States. It’s a continuation of the Florida-Georgia water war — one that’s been going on for decades. The trial is set for October …

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