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The Toxic Avenger, Players By The Sea in Jacksonville Beach, Photos by Josh Andrews

“Rocky Horror” Fans will Love “The Toxic Avenger” at Players by the Sea

Jacksonville Beach’s Players by the Sea opened the cult classic “The Toxic Avenger” on October 25, 2019, which runs through November 10, 2019. The theatre is located at 106 6th Street North in . For reservations call 904-249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org. This classic has its beginnings in a non-musical film released in 1984. Three sequels followed; none were hits. However, the story found a receptive audience as a musical, which made it to New York in 2009, and received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Off-Broadway Musical. The work was crafted by (lyrics) and David Bryan (music). The …

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The Toxic Avenger: St. Johns Riverkeeper and Players by the Sea Theatre Team Up for a Musical

The Toxic Avenger: St. Johns Riverkeeper and Players by the Sea Theatre Team Up for a Musical

The Toxic Avenger opens Friday October 25 on the Studio Stage at and runs through November 10. In partnership with the , the story follows an unlikely superhero who sets off on a mission to save New Jersey, end global warming and charm the town’s blind librarian.  If it sounds like an unconventional musical, it is. But the show’s message, clever one-liners and interesting character choices all point to the effects of pollution on the environment. It’s also the perfect show for Halloween. Melvin Ferd The Third is an Earth Science enthusiast, setting out to rescue New Jersey from the …

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Waterkeepers Florida Launches #MomsForCleanWater Campaign Inspired by Florida's First Lady

Waterkeepers Florida Launches #MomsForCleanWater Campaign Inspired by Florida’s First Lady

Earlier this year, Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis made a powerful statement: “We feel an obligation as parents and feel that we should work on behalf of all the parents of this great state to make sure their children have a clean environment and clean water to grow up on.” Waterkeepers Florida applaud the First Lady’s commitment to restoring and protecting our state’s waters, although it is clear our state legislature does not share that same sense of urgency. Unfortunately, this legislative session failed to yield any meaningful protective policies for Florida’s waterways. Florida Moms demand better for our children …

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St. Johns Riverkeeper, Algae in the St. Johns, Drayton Island

Is the St. Johns River in Danger? Don’t Feed the Algae

  Algae bloom season is already upon our St. Johns River. Since mid-April, St. Johns Riverkeeper has received dozens of reports from Lake George and Palatka and all the way to Jacksonville. Our team is saddened by the images flooding our communication channels of the green muck coating our River. This early start could potentially be a sign of worse blooms to come as sunny days, water temperatures, and rains continue to rise. Nutrients? Aren’t those good for the River? Algae blooms are visible symptoms of sickness and too much nutrient pollution in our waterways. Nutrients, like nitrogen and phosphorus, are …

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When the Ship Hits the Fan! River Rising Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall June 21

BY KELLY PATTON, Outreach Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper The term “hurricane preparedness” has become as familiar to us as Pavlov’s bell was to his dogs. When we hear those words on the radio, we adjust our shopping lists and make sure we have the supplies we need to hold out through the storm. Every year, “hurricane preparedness” messages remind us that we live within a dynamic and vulnerable system affected by Mother Nature and must take precautions to keep ourselves and our families safe. But are our local elected officials hearing that same message? While we focus on our shopping …

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On The River: Getting Litter Out Of Our River

BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP – Outreach Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper Few waterways are spared from the seemingly endless supply of plastics and litter that dumps directly from storm drain outfalls. In northeast Florida, it is hard to find a creek or park free of these foreign invaders. Getting litter out of our river is a tough job, and few barriers exist to keep it out in the first place. However, growing accustomed to seeing plastics in our backyard creeks and streams hurts all of us, and putting an end to our litter problem should be something we all strive to do. …

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5 Steps: How To Be A “River Friendly” Boater

We use the term “River Friendly” often. Usually, it’s a reference to actions homeowners take to conserve water and reduce the use of fertilizers and pesticides that can run off into nearby storm drains and waterways. Sometimes we are referring to businesses that take steps to reduce their impact on the river or support the work of . The term also applies to boaters who take steps to be good stewards of the river while out on the water. Always Be Prepared To Pick Up Litter While it may seem simple, picking up floating debris from the water can be …

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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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Eating By Boat: 9 Places To Feast On The St. Johns

Since our boat motor gave out last year, St. Johns Riverkeeper has been relying heavily on volunteers like our River Patrol to help us investigate and communicate pollution spills and algae blooms. This summer, we are launching a fundraising campaign to purchase a new Kencraft from Sadler Point Marina, and are hoping to get back on the water soon. Having a boat is critical to the work that we do. Thinking about the prospects of a new patrol boat for got me thinking about all the great places to visit on the water for food and drinks. Rent a boat, …

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On the River: Activate the St. Johns River

BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP, Outreach Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper The St. Johns River is huge. The biggest river in Florida, it drains nearly a sixth of the state. Most of us only know a small part of the river: the section right in front of us. This month, is working with partners from the headwaters to the mouth to create opportunities for you to explore this incredible river and get your feet wet somewhere new. The 2017 Save the St. Johns: Activate the River project highlights the local businesses and partners who are doing great work along the entire river. We …

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