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On the River – Troubled Waters: Connections and Consequences

Production for  started with a cameraman and producer on a jon boat recording pictures and sounds on Blue Cypress Lake, a marshy haven for osprey and dwarf cypress four hours south of Jacksonville. The team followed paddlers, boaters, and community leaders for 13-days along the entire 310-mile length of the St. Johns. The video isn’t a story of that journey. Instead, it captures the admiration, concerns, and frustration heard over and over again in communities along the river about the future of our water. Similar concerns are shared throughout the entire state of Florida. Confidence in the agencies entrusted to …

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State of the St. Johns River

Asking 50 different scientists working on the St. Johns River “What is the state of the St. Johns?” will undoubtedly lead to 50 different answers. The  is the longest river in Florida, flowing north for 310 miles, traversing three distinct basins, and draining nearly 9,000 square miles. Each basin spans almost 100 miles in length, and each has its own unique characteristics and set of problems. The Upper Basin The St. Johns begins in a vast marsh similar to the Everglades. In fact, the point at which the two are divided took scientists well into the 20th century to determine. …

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