Apalachicola River Documentary to air on WFSU-TV

October 22, 2018 by Dr. Andy Opel Stories From The Apalachicola; An Endangered River, the one hour documentary that premieres on WFSU-TV on 10/25 at 8pm is the result of over two years of collaboration between faculty, students and many volunteers and staff from the Apalachicola Riverkeeper.  Beginning with a conversation over dinner in the spring […]

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Post-Hurricane boat trips

Sunday, October 20, 2018 Two lower Apalachicola River boat trips, (Jackson River, Lake Wimico, St. Marks, Apalachicola, East River, East Bay) conducted this week to document general conditions and fish kills. Volunteers Roy Ogles and Rick Zelznak worked with Riverkeeper Georgia Ackerman on these trips. A few photos are below.    

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Post-Hurricane Michael, watershed flyover

Sunday, October 13, 2018–Flyover notes by Georgia Ackerman, Riverkeeper and Executive Director We continue to monitor water levels, conditions and ecological impacts on our watershed from Hurricane Michael. A few pictures from our flyover, in partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance are below. The river appeared muddy and high, flowing at apx. 41,000 cfs.  Some structural debris

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Post Hurricane Fish Kill

Wed, October 17, 2018 ALERT: Post Hurricane- Please report any fish kills (locations important) to the FWC Fish Kill Hotline 1-800-636-0511 or online at https://public.myfwc.com/FWRI/FishKillReport/Submit.aspx Fish kills can happen for a variety of reasons with hurricanes. Click here. At present fish kills have been reported in Dead Lakes and the Apalachicola River. Causes are not yet

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Exploratory Oil & Gas Drilling in Apalachicola River Basin

Cholla Petroleum Oil & Gas Drilling Applications APPROVED by FL DEP December 2019: Apalachicola Riverkeeper was notified by FL FL DEP Oil & Gas Program that “Final Permits” to Cholla Petroleum for six exploratory oil & gas wells to be located between the Apalachicola River, Dead Lakes and Chipola River would be allowed. Calhoun County is

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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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