St. Johns river

Lawn fertilizers are a leading cause of toxic algae blooms

Lawn fertilizers are a leading cause of toxic algae blooms

The beautiful yards and gardens along the banks of the St. Johns River draw many to Northeast Florida’s wonderful neighborhoods, but keeping those yards lush and healthy comes at a price.  No matter where you live in Duval County, runoff from conventional lawn and garden fertilizers eventually washes into the St. Johns River, causing deadly […]

Concerns grow about toxic coal ash spill

In March, a Moran tugboat pushing the 7,025-ton, 416-foot barge named Bridgeport from Puerto Rico lost control near the mouth of the St. Johns River, causing the barge to crash into the jetties. It was loaded with 14,000 tons of coal ash. Now, four months later, at least 9,300 tons of coal ash has spilled […]

Public access to river challenges best and highest use in future development

Public access to river challenges best and highest use in future development

Plans to transform the former Landing site on the St. Johns River and install public artwork are underway and soon to be revealed. And a new coalition of nonprofits and public interest agencies hope those plans are but the first step toward a string of parks along the North and Southbank of the river. In […]

Septic tank funding to better health of residents, St. Johns River

Septic tank funding to better health of residents, St. Johns River

The City and JEA are teaming up this year to make good on a promise to protect the beauty and health of the St. Johns River, which defines and molds the historic neighborhoods. Contaminants in the river have long been a concern, especially for residents who boat on it, bike and walk to it, or […]