Tag Archives: Exchange Island

3 Summertime Happy Hour Paddles You Can’t Miss

BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP, Outreach Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper There has been a lot of talk about activating our river lately. Lots of initiatives are spinning around to revitalize and energize the tremendous waterfront Jacksonville offers. The best way to understand, explore and experience the river, is to get on the water. Here are some ways you can escape into your own backyard this summer and enjoy what we have to offer. June 21: Pottsburg Creek Happy Hour Paddle 6pm, Beach Blvd. Boat Ramp – Pottsburg Creek flows underneath Beach Blvd in between All Wet Sports and the . The exposed Cypress knees …

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River City Eco Festival

 is the brainchild of local outfitter  of . On May 17, 2014, for the third year in a row, a regional paddling championship competition will take place on the St. Johns River downtown. What separates this event from others in the region is the combination of recreation, music and craft beer. The “Floating Free” portion of the River City Eco Festival involves a community driven visioning plan for Exchange Island, one of the only uninhabited islands in the middle of an urban city of our size in the United States. Ideas for the island include a kayak launch, bike trails, …

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On the River: St. Johns River Cleanup & Celebration

There is something intriguing about participating in an activity at the same exact moment hundreds of other people are doing the same thing. Recently, the unveiling of a lighted waterfall in New York required residents to turn off their lights at the same time in order to fully experience the splendor in darkness. The waterfall installation was a glowing success, a spectacle that would not have happened without support from the city and the participation of the community. The City of Jacksonville is looking to do the same thing. It isn’t new. In fact, this is the 19th annual, and …

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