About Matanzas Riverkeeper

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.

Contact Name: Neil A. Armingeon, Matanzas Riverkeeper
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Category: Common Interest > Current Events

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Please sign this petition to protect marine mammals and other ocean dwelling creatures.


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against a flawed decision: http://ow.ly/zkU3B 

Someone asked me 'Does that includes surfers?'  Yeah, you right.

We’re showing President Barack Obama & the U.S. Department of the Interior that people all over are opposed to the recent decision to open up the Atlantic to oil exploration, and that we’ll be there to battle seismic airgun permitting every step of the way.



138,000 strong against seismic airgun testing

Thanks to a groundswell of opposition in St Johns County & coastal communities

Locally, 15 city and town council members in St. John’s County, St. Augustine & St. Augustine Beach, as well as the mayor of Jacksonville sent  letters to BOEM opposing seismic blasting. 

St. Augustine FL joined other communities introducing Town Resolutions, supported by 50+ council members in Bradley Beach NJ, Cape Canaveral FL, Carolina Beach NC, Caswell Beach NC, Cocoa Beach FL, Manteo NC, Nags Head NC, Oak Island NC, Red Bank NJ, St. James NC, St. Petersburg FL, Southport NC & Topsail Beach NC.

With the close of the public comment period, Nancy Sikes-Kline, Vice Mayor of Saint Augustine, joins more than 150 national, state and local elected officials have taken a public stance against seismic airgun use.  Oceana delivered their letter to President Obama and Interior Secretary Jewell.  Additionally 160+ environmental and animal welfare groups including Matanzas Riverkeeper endorsed another letter urging the President to reject the proposal for seismic blasting in the Atlantic. 

The Director of BOEM said that they will continue to consider community input and are particularly concerned with “whether states support oil and gas leasing off their coasts, opposition from environmental groups and infrastructure and response capacity issue.”

"Our fight is not only about the health of marine mammals, including the endangered right whale, and offshore fisheries; it is about the future of our watershed's coastal communities, like St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach.  Seismic testing is simply a precursor to offshore drilling, and we all know how that turned out for communities in the Gulf.” ~ Neil A. Armingeon, Matanzas Riverkeeper

With your help we will fight to stop this proposal and destruction of marine life.  For more information visit Oceana.org

Moses Creek in morning light



We all own Moses Creek Preserve!!



More beauty from the Matanzas as seen by the soulful Walter Coker

Shout Out to St Johns County

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!

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Office:
201 Owens Avenue

St Augustine, FL 32080

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August 2014
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9am Choosing the right Kayak
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