Tag Archives: Environmental Protection Board of the City of Jacksonville

Finding Pollution Solutions In Jacksonville

Jacksonville isn’t a city that usually comes to mind first when you hear the phrase “pollution solutions.” But, we can look to nearby cities and the remarkable green solutions they have already implemented for inspiration and to learn how to follow in their green footsteps. In Athens, Georgia, every bit of rainwater that falls on city streets flows into curb cuts that irrigate the native plants lining city sidewalks. In Atlanta, tourism is now solidly connected to the BeltLine, a sustainable redevelopment project that provides a network of parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling …

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2015 State of the St. Johns River Report Card

BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP, Outreach Director for Jacksonville residents place a high value on the . This mighty river flows through the heart of our , and its tributaries, the creeks and streams that feed it, flow through all of our neighborhoods. It is understandable then, with algae bloom outbreaks and failing septic tanks, that you might be curious about the health status of our river. Unfortunately, with shrinking budgets and a constant assault on the agencies charged with protecting our river, there is less monitoring of the river’s health. Despite this insufficient monitoring and an “unsatisfactory status” for so many …

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