Latest Johns River Stories

2010-07-21 08:44:00

PALATKA, Fla., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Photographs reflecting the majestic beauty and character of the St. Johns River by 15 photographers have been selected as finalists in a new photo contest to promote the beautiful scenes along the St. Johns River. The pictures will be featured in a 15-month 2011 calendar which will be available in September. Now, Georgia-Pacific and the St. Johns River Alliance are asking the public to help select the grand prize winner. (Logo:...

2008-09-26 18:00:29

By RONALD L. LITTLEPAGE The St. Johns River, always beautiful, especially sparkles on a fresh fall day when the temperature finally dips into the 50s after a long, hot summer. Thursday was such a day in Jacksonville and the river, indeed, sparkled. The sight was a vivid reminder of why we must protect the city's greatest natural resource, the St. Johns River. As you know, battle lines have been drawn over a proposal by the St. Johns River Water Management District to withdraw hundreds...

2008-09-16 18:00:17

By STEVE PATTERSON A complex and vastly expensive schedule of projects to help the St. Johns River's health in Northeast Florida is expected to be endorsed today by state and local agencies, utilities and representatives of business and citizen interests. Taxpayers and utility customers will spend more than $600 million for projects that could take 15 years to complete, including more than $160 million in work that is already finished. But that figure understates the final cost of the...

2008-08-01 15:00:28

By Savannah Morning News, Ga. Aug. 1--JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Construction is about to start on a pollution pipeline from a paper mill to the St. Johns River after years of delays and legal battles, and the state's environmental agency says it can't stop it. Some environmental activists want to fight Georgia-Pacific's mill outside Palatka, from which wastewater would flow downstream toward Jacksonville. But they also blame Florida's Department of Environmental Protection for making...

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