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St. Johns River Cleanup

Registration is open for the 2019 St. Johns River Cleanup! Volunteers are needed for the St. Johns River Cleanup, which will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019. Boaters, scouts, civic organizations, environmental groups, businesses and individual volunteers are encouraged to join in the effort to remove trash and debris from the St. Johns River. Participants should bring water and wear … Continue reading St. Johns River Cleanup

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It’s Time For A Clean Beach – No Butts About It

*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the East Coast Current. Protecting Florida’s Beaches I’m an opinion writer. I examine facts and evidence, and then arrive at my conclusions (which are mostly negative), and then I share those screeds here for you to peruse, digest and, hopefully, form your own independent … Continue reading It’s Time For A Clean Beach – No Butts About It

Volusia Builds First Reef Trail in Northeast Florida

Volusia County Introduces New Activity to Explore the Coastal Environment The coastal communities of Volusia County encourage residents and visitors to get outside and explore. The county has a fast-growing network of multi-user trails for walk/jog, hiking and biking. Volusia’s latest trail addition is on the ocean floor. The reef trail, a 170-foot long line of large clean concrete structures, sits on the bottom of … Continue reading Volusia Builds First Reef Trail in Northeast Florida

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County Plans Save Our Springs and Rivers Academy

What Can We do to Protect Our Waterways? Would you like to become a Blue Spring advocate and help environmentalists spread the word about solutions to water pollution? If so, plan on attending the Save Our Springs and Rivers Academy. The academy will include classroom and field trip experiences, guest speakers and hands-on, feet-wet learning to provide an in-depth citizen engagement experience. Those participating in … Continue reading County Plans Save Our Springs and Rivers Academy

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Environmental Health

What We Do Can Have Negative Effects on the Environment We are a product of our environment and our environment is a product of us. This applies both locally and globally on micro and macro levels. The bubonic plague ravaged Europe in the 14th century, killing an estimated 50 million people. The disease and its rapid spread has been directly attributed to unsanitary conditions such … Continue reading Environmental Health