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JeffreyS

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Save The St. Johns river
« on: April 19, 2008, 10:37:26 PM »
Please help me save the St. Johns river from the St. Johns river mismanagement district.  Tell them to deny Seminole county’s request to withdraw millions of gallons of water from one of the rivers named  top ten rivers in peril in America.  This story is getting national attention and how we save or destroy this river will be well documented.

Here is a link from AmericanRivers.org where you can send an email to help save our river.
https://secure2.convio.net/amr/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1017


The Governor should be urged to act on the river's behalf also.
Charlie.Crist@eog.myflorida.com
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Re: Save The St. Johns river
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008, 11:32:28 AM »
Thanks for the links. Just sent my emails.

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Re: Save The St. Johns river
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008, 08:54:46 AM »
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Weavers jump in to protect St. Johns
 
They have pledged $1 for every $2 the St. Johns Riverkeeper raises.


By ERIC BRADNER, The Times-Union


Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver pledged up to $150,000 on Thursday to back efforts to protect the St. Johns River.

Weaver and his wife, Delores Barr Weaver, will donate $1 to the St. Johns Riverkeeper for every $2 the nonprofit river-protection organization raises on its own.

"We live on the river. We love the river," Wayne Weaver said. "We've got to be great stewards of this river and make sure we protect the health of it."

The money comes at an important time for the St. Johns, Riverkeeper Neil Armingeon said Thursday at a news conference.

The organization is suing to fight off bids by Central Florida utilities to pipe some of the river's water to that part of the state. The group also is backing Mayor John Peyton's threat to sue the state to stop a Putnam County paper mill from building a pipeline that would pump pollution directly into the river.

Peyton said that amounts to a "terrible combination - pulling out good water, putting in bad water."

Weaver said he expects the group to use his money for the lawsuit and for a campaign to raise awareness of threats to the river.

"When the Weavers make a move, people pay attention," said Barbara Ketchum, a member of the St. Johns Riverkeeper's board of directors.

Ketchum said getting the mayor and the Weavers on board signals a shift in public opinion and political will that she hopes will lead to state action that will protect the river.

eric.bradner@jacksonville.com, (904) 359-4268

Source: http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/080808/met_315599686.shtml

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Re: Save The St. Johns river
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008, 11:18:23 AM »
Jacksonville: We're not vertically challenged, just horizontally gifted!

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Re: Save The St. Johns river
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2008, 12:58:26 PM »
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Edward de la Parte, a lawyer for Seminole County, said withdrawals of 5 million gallons daily won't harm the river, despite what Riverkeeper and others allege.


Does he have evidence to back up his claim?!

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Re: Save The St. Johns river
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2008, 09:07:19 AM »
I love the weavers. They have done so much for this city.
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