Tag Archives: The St. Johns Riverkeeper

Returning from the River

By Shannon Blankinship, Outreach Director for People that know the St. Johns River usually only know “their” part of it. Few people know the entire river – because the entire river is really big. is the longest river in Florida, drains nearly 16% of our state, and changes dramatically as it slowly flows from marshes in Indian River County to the Atlantic Ocean in Duval, a distance of over 300 miles. Recently, St. Johns Riverkeeper returned from a 13-day expedition along the entire length of the river in order to raise awareness about the issues impacting the St. Johns and …

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It Fits to a (Mana)tee:

Cultural Fusion, Year of the River, and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens BY LYNDSAY PLEMMONS, Assistant Manager of Marketing at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens what: Jacksonville Manatee Festival when: November 14, 2015, 10am–4pm where: Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens info: www.jacksonvillezoo.org The word “inspiration” is mentioned frequently, especially when talking about important causes like animal conservation. Cultural Fusion and Year of the River have opened our eyes to the idea that everyone becomes inspired in different ways. In many cities, zoos, museums, and cultural groups end up competing over the same customer. Through , we are working to benefit each other …

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