Join St. Johns Riverkeeper and local experts as we take a deep dive into issues impacting our community at the start of Hurricane season. Experts will be on hand to discuss the impact of rising seas, past St. Johns River dredging projects, and the dredging that is currently underway. “As the Ocean Creeps In”, a recent Times-Union special report, revealed how decades of channelizing and dredging our river has left Jacksonville more susceptible to severe storms, flood events, and rising waters.
In addition to flooded homes and businesses, Hurricane Irma caused severe damage to public infrastructure and left in its wake a toxic soup of sewage, chemicals, debris, and litter.
Town Hall Meetings:
— Thursday, June 21, 6:30pm at Sun-Ray Cinema (1028 Park Street 32204)
— Thursday, June 28, 6:30 pm at Oceanway Senior Center (12215 Sago Ave W 32218)
— Friday, June 29, Noon – 1pm at Jesse Ball DuPont Center (40 E. Adams Street 32202)
— Wednesday, July 11, 6 pm at Intuition Ale Works (929 E. Bay Street 32202)
If we don’t act now, we will be even more vulnerable as waters continue to rise, flooding becomes more frequent, public infrastructure fails, and our river is further degraded by more sewage and pollution. Now is the time for us to protect our river, to protect our community and to make Jacksonville the most resilient and competitive city on the East Coast.
[Photo Credit By: Florida Times-Union]