Monday, February 4, 2013

Nice paddle on Trout Creek in St. Johns County

On Saturday I joined some folks with the Northeast Florida Sierra Club for a short paddle on Trout Creek in northwest St. Johns County.   We launched from the boat ramp in the county's Trout Creek Park.  (Located at State Road 13 North at 6795 Collier Road, this park also has a pavilion, playground, picnic tables, rest rooms and plenty of parking.)  Temperatures were in the low 60s but it was clear and sunny. 

Trout Creek
Trout Creek

We kayaked upstream about an hour then had to turn around since the water level was getting low.  Some people then kayaked west into the St. Johns River.  I joined the others for a delicious lunch at Outback Crab Shack.  8155 County Road 13 N Saint Augustine · (904) 522-0500

Outback's dock on Six Mile Creek
Outback Crab Shack

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Alliance has started a campaign to boost sales of the St. Johns River license tag. Proceeds from the sale go directly to programs that will benefit the river. It costs an additional $25, which goes directly to the Alliance.

Monday, July 16, 2012

It's Pretty Cool on the River

During our hot summers, it's best to stay near water. Taking that advice, I recently spent time on the St. Johns River near Welaka.
The name "Welaka" meant "river of lakes" in the language of the native Americans of NE Florida. Located in Putnam County, Welaka is a nice small town with great access to the River.
Boating and fishing are two favorite pastimes. You can also visit the Welaka National Fish Hatchery, hike in the Welaka State Forest, and take the Fort Gates Ferry across the river to the Ocala National Forest.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Where on the River is Andrea?

I visited the historic town of Sanford while in Orlando for a meeting. What a lovely setting on Lake Monroe, aka the St. Johns River! The town developed a nice waterfront park with benches and a playground. The Sanford Museum and Central Florida Zoo are nearby. I stopped by the Rivership Romance dock and spoke with owner Robert Hopkins. They offer lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch cruises.

Friday, December 3, 2010

St. Johns River License Plate - In Stores Now!

The brand new St. Johns River License Plate is now available for purchase at your local tax collectors office or DMV. Sport this on your ride and show your love for the St. Johns, all the while supporting programs for access, outreach, and research. Get yours today! And while you are there, buy a gift certificate for a friend or loved one. Once they see yours, they'll want one too.

Recent recent news articles on St. Johns River License Plate:

St. Johns River License Plate Pays Tribute to Late Sen. Jim King, Available Soon

St. Johns River license plate debuts

Monday, November 29, 2010

St. Johns River Holiday Gift-Giving Guide

Here are three great excuses for giving gifts that celebrate the St. Johns River!

1) St. Johns River 2011 Calendar: $10 + tax

2) St. Johns River Specialty License Plate Gift Certificate: $25 + fees

3) River Into The New World: The St. Johns DVD: $20 + tax
Visit or email for more details on how to order.

Friday, September 17, 2010

2010 St. Johns River Summit was a success!

Read more articles about the event here:

Thursday, August 26, 2010

St. Johns River Summit less than 3 weeks away!

We've been getting some great media attention lately, registration is up, we've secured a title sponsor, and the phones are ringing with more organizations wanting to get involved!

Read some of the recent articles below.

Summit to tackle St. Johns River problems

JEA to sponsor St. Johns River summit

2010 St. Johns River Summit to gather river experts