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

First Coast Tv interviews Bill Belleville

A lot of folks turned out to hear this important message about developing a 'sense of place'.  "The universal message, that blue or water has many forms...and to be aware of that, we should take a close look at the health of this great resource"

If you missed his talk, or want to hear more, you can watch this interview with Florida's environmental writer and  documentary filmmaker Bill Belleville by Jorge Rivera. 

Call your Senator NOW to STOP New Offshore Drilling

The U.S. Senate could seal the fate of our oceans and coasts any minute now. The vote will be this week.  Don't let your senators vote before you have your say!  Click here for more information from Oceana.org

Senators Tillis and Burr, both from North Carolina, have offered an amendment to the Keystone XL Pipeline Act (S.1) that would expand oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic coast, from Delaware to Florida. This new drilling could prove a massive threat to our oceans, coasts and marine wildlife.

So call before then.  Find the phone number of your Senator’s office and talking points provided by Oceana.  CALL ! and PLEASE share!

More information of our community's efforts on Seismic Testing

Thanks for your words!

Great column on the Matanzas River by Ron Littlepage

Matanzas River is an environmental jewel worth protecting

"Armingeon calls the Matanzas “the last, best river in Florida.”  That’s a statement he can back up when challenged.

The river’s water is clean enough that harvesting oysters and clams is allowed.  The reason for the good water quality is that much of the river’s 186-square-mile watershed is undeveloped, and one-third of that is in public ownership, which will provide additional protection in the years to come.

Add to the river’s water quality the fact that the tributaries flowing into it — Pellicer, Moses and Stiles creeks — are a paddler’s paradise."  Source: FL Times Union,  November 10, 2014  Read a reprint of the full article here

Read News about Miami port dredging legal settlement and Saving our Forests alert.

Moses Creek in morning light

We all own Moses Creek Preserve!!

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

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St Augustine, FL 32080

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