St. Johns Riverkeeper Announces Annual River Advocacy Awards

On March 25th, St. Johns Riverkeeper will present its annual advocacy, education, and volunteer awards at the Mayor's Environmental Luncheon held at the Jacksonville Main Library. 

Household Hazardous and E-waste Mobile Collection Event this Weekend

The City of Jacksonville Solid Waste Division hosts a series of six household hazardous waste and electronic waste (e-waste) mobile collection events throughout the city each year.  The third in the 2011 series takes place this Saturday. 

St. Johns RIVERKEEPER Launches River Friendly Campaign

St. Johns RIVERKEEPER Launches River Friendly Campaign

St. Johns RIVERKEEPER and its community partners are launching an exciting new education campaign to raise awareness about the impact of our actions upon the health of the St John River and to inform and inspire people to adopt river-friendly lifestyle practices.   The goal of the River Friendly Education and Awareness Campaign is to provide the public with informative resources and tools that will help them make more informed choices to better protect their St. Johns River. 

N. Florida Spotted Seatrout Season Reopens March 1

The recreational harvest season for spotted seatrout in northern Florida reopens on March 1.  This means all Florida waters will be open to the sport harvest of spotted seatrout beginning in March.

Spotted seatrout harvest is prohibited in February in Atlantic Ocean waters north of the Flagler-Volusia county line to the Florida-Georgia border and in Gulf of Mexico waters north of a line running due west from the westernmost point of Fred Howard Park Causeway, which is about 1.17 miles south of the Pinellas/Pasco county line, to the Florida-Alabama border.  This one-month closure helps maintain spotted seatrout abundance.

FWC Proposes Catch-and-Release Only for Bonefish

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) proposed draft rules on Wednesday that would allow only catch-and-release fishing for bonefish, a premier saltwater game fish in Florida.  The proposed rules would also establish new provisions regarding the possession of bonefish by anglers and the possession and transport of bonefish during bonefish fishing tournaments.

Greenscape's Flowering Tree Sale

Twenty four years of providing quality plant material will be celebrated as the Greenscape Flowering Tree Sale gets underway at 7am. The sale will take place in a parking lot located in the southeast quadrant of the intersection of Emerson Street and Phillips Highway (US 1). Plan to come early as past years often sell out. This annual event provides deeply discounted trees to the public and serves as a fundraiser for Greenscape of Jacksonville, the local non-profit tree planting volunteer organization. By Mayoral Proclamation, the Flowering Tree Sale is Jacksonville’s official Arbor Day.

FWC Proposes Increase to Red Drum Bag Limit in Northern Florida

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on Wednesday proposed a draft rule that would raise the recreational daily red drum bag limit from one fish to two per person in northern Florida.  In addition, the FWC is proposing to create three regional management areas for red drum and establish a statewide eight-fish red drum daily vessel limit.  The Commission also intends to develop ways to modify the red drum off-the-water possession limit.