Welcome Back, Susan Anderson!

May 1,  2024–Susan Anderson, a founding member of Apalachicola Riverkeeper, has joined the staff as Executive Director. Board president, Barbara Powell said, “We’re delighted to have Susan joining Apalachicola Riverkeeper as executive director. Her background in planning and advocacy is a solid match for the organization. And as a founding member, Susan understands the complexity […]

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25th Annual Membership Meeting

By Dani Davis March 23, 2024 – Continuing our celebration of 25 years of speaking up for the Apalachicola River, Apalachicola Riverkeeper hosted the annual member meeting and dinner in Eastpoint. Nearly 80 members, including our steadfast board of directors, joined staff to recap the past year. Outgoing board president, David Hilton, kicked off the

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Teamwork in Tate’s Hell

By Cameron Baxley March 16, 2024-Apalachicola Riverkeeper combined forces with the Forest Service and the local community  for a morning clean-up of our natural habitat. Taking on the 212,000 acres of Tate’s Hell Forest is a tall order for a clean-up event, but we made a decent dent. The predominant hydrologic feature within the forest

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How Water Moves: A Simple Question with Complex Answers

Love Kumar is one of the researchers involved in Apalachicola Riverkeeper’s Slough Restoration Project. Love is an Environmental Engineer with a Masters in Environmental Engineering & Management. He is currently studying the hydrology and chemistry of sloughs along the Lower Apalachicola River in pursuit of his Ph.D. at the University of Florida. Love has been

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Monkey Breeding Facility Proposed in Bainbridge

January 23, 2024–A monkey-breeding facility has been proposed for Bainbridge, Georgia (Decatur County) in the Flint River Basin. The complex would eventually hold up to 30,000 long-tailed macaques that would be sold to universities and pharmaceutical companies for medical research. Bainbridge is located just north of Lake Seminole. Water consumption and  water quality impacts from

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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

UPDATED June 11, 2024-The Landing at St. George Island The SGI Landing resort proposal Public Hearing on JUNE 14 was cancelled at the request of the property owner. 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

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