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Defending Water in 2023

December 20, 2023–As we prepare to head full steam into 2024, we pause to reflect on 2023. Twenty-five years ago, a group of people concerned about numerous threats facing the Apalachicola River and Bay, met to discuss what could be done to protect Florida’s one-of-a-kind Apalachicola River system for decades to come. On December 7, […]

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Big Cheers to 25 Years!

Big Cheers to 25 Years of Protecting the Apalachicola River, Floodplain, and Bay! December 3, 2023- It was equal parts birthday party and anniversary celebration with a dash of holiday cheer at the Apalachicola Yacht Club where members and supporters of Apalachicola Riverkeeper gathered to commemorate 25 years since the founding of the independent organization

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UPDATE: SGI Landing Proposal

UPDATE MAY 15, 2024-The Landing at St. George Island The SGI Landing resort proposal will be on the Franklin BOCC meeting agenda on May 21, 9 AM. On May 14, the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Committee met. The committee will  formally recommend to the Franklin County Commissioners that the SGI Landing resort proposal NOT

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Graham Creek

Graham Creek: A Nonbinary Paddle By Chris Watkins Graham Creek is a mystical place, running through a tupelo-cypress swamp, lined on all sides by wide-based, twisting and knobby trees that remind one of long, warty witches’ noses. The black, tannic tupelo tea of the stream has almost no perceptible current, so the paddle strokes of

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UPDATE: Legal Challenge to Water Control Manual

December 13, 2023 Conservation partners Apalachicola Riverkeeper, Florida Wildlife Federation and National Wildlife Federation will ask the Court to continue consideration of our legal challenge to the US Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) updated water control manual. This legal challenge was combined with a legal challenge to the water control manual made by the State

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Show us your Mussels!

By Cameron Baxley November 30, 2023–This past October, Spiders Slough was completely disconnected from the Apalachicola River for about a month. Large stretches looked like well-maintained hiking trails rather than a creek. Fall is typically when the Apalachicola experiences less flow. Lower flows are essential for some biological processes. However, too little water flow for

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December 1998, Apalachicola Bay & River Watch is “Born.”

Twenty Five Years Ago—On December 7, 1998, Pearl Harbor Day, a group of people gathered in Eastpoint for a community forum. All were concerned about the long-term health of the Apalachicola River and Bay. The meeting members discussed the establishment of the Apalachicola Bay and River Watch, a group that would be dedicated to thwarting

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