Tag Archives: Matt Keene

On the River: Lost Springs of the Ocklawaha

BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP, Outreach Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper There are major environmental catastrophes, protests and movements getting a lot of media attention in the U.S. these days. In northeast Florida, most people know about the proposed dredging or Central Florida’s water grab from the fueled by the expansion of suburbs and green lawns. Many people may also know about the , officially called the , which was built in the 1970’s as a part of the . The canal would have connected the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean across Florida for barge traffic. The project was eventually abandoned, …

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On The River: Taking a Deeper Look

Past, Present and Future: Florida’s Water in the St. Johns River Basin August 22, 11am to 2pm Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207 Cost is $18 for adults and $12 for kids and includes lunch, admission to MOSH and the “Springs Eternal” exhibit, and participation in all lectures or workshops. The Year of the River is an initiative by Cultural Fusion Jax bringing together more than 50 institutions to raise awareness of the St. Johns River as the “cultural current” of our city and an important driver for economic development, recreation, tourism and quality of life throughout …

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