One of the newest Riverkeepers in America's oldest city! Building on decades of community effort, Matanzas Riverkeeper fights to protect and defend the remarkable Matanzas River Watershed. We're a proud member of the Waterkeeper Alliance.
St. Johns County has joined us in opposition to seismic airgun testing. At their April 1st meeting, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously agreed to help protect marine mammals, coastal fisheries and our coastal communities. Thank you to Chairman Morris and the St. Johns County Commission for taking action. Good news from St. Augustine Beach, too!
No Seismic Airgun testing off our coasts
Read Matanzas Riverkeeper's recent editorial in the St Augustine Record. Let’s protect Florida’s coastal communities and the creatures that inhabit and share our ocean.
According to the government's own estimates, seismic testing could injure 130,000 whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals over the next eight years.
The blasts from seismic airguns have been shown to interfere with the mating, feeding, communication, and migration activities of numerous species, including the endangered Right Whale. The tests could also impact millions of other animals throughout the Atlantic ocean.
Much gratitude to our many supporters who joined in 2013 and since through our website. Together we are building a foundation "to protect the Matanzas River from development, pollution and sea level rise".