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Groundwork Jacksonville Awarded $357,280 Grant for McCoys Creek Restoration


Jacksonville, Fla. 8/15/19   Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) announced today that the local environmental trust was awarded $357,280 through the Community-based Restoration Program of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries). The grant will take Phase 2 of the McCoys Creek restoration plan from 30% to...

Riverkeeper To Rutherford: What Price Victory?


Jacksonville FL, December 1, 2018 – Last Wednesday, reported Congressman John Rutherford’s announcement that  “JAXPORT’s dredging of 11 miles of the St. Johns River scored important financial backing Wednesday, after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers budgeted $46 million more toward it in its FY 2019 work plan.,” and that “TU.S. Rep. John Rutherford...

Focus On Flooding


Editor’s Note: Hurricanes Matthew (2016) and Irma (2017) should have served as a wakeup call for Jacksonville’s political and business leaders.  As we watch Florence (2018) flood our neighbors in the Carolina’s, local leaders seem determined to forge ahead with new waterfront real estate development with no input from local citizens. We have aggregated a variety of pieces from multiple...

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