Gregory House at Torreya SP
Paddlers passing Torreya SP
March Field Trips
Explore your Appalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Basin

Join us on an eco-educational outing led by our dedicated outings volunteers who will share history and ecology tidbits along the way.   Group size is limited and registration required. Send us a note to sign up and get meet up details:

March 3: Torreya Trail Hike
We'll cover a 2 mile loop with author Doug Alderson, through the steep head ravines and seepage streams of  Torreya State Park.  

March 24: , Fourth Saturday Paddle
We'll kayak from  Donar Landing to Bristol. This river stretch will take us past Alum Bluff, the  l argest exposed section of the earth's crust in Florida. You can paddle nearly the entirety of the Apalachicola River over the course of 2018.  Join our Fourth Saturday Paddles. 

Also happening this month:
March 8:  Newts of the Apalachicola National Forest with Big Bend Sierra Club
March 17: South Tallahassee Birding Spots with Apalachee Audubon
March 21: Historic Watercraft at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
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Coastal Oil Drilling 
Oil spills and other disasters caused by offshore drilling have devastating impacts on marine life and coastal economies, which is why coastal communities broadly oppose the expansion of offshore drilling BP's Deepwater Horizon in 2010 had devastating impacts. The Gulf of Mexico also continues to be plagued by small but frequent oil spills and the Taylor Energy oil leak  has been ongoing for over a decade.

In January, t he Trump administration announced its proposal to open the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and Arctic Sea to offshore drilling. The plan would be the largest offering of offshore drilling rights in decades.  Florida Waterkeepers, and many other environmental organizations and coastal advocates are opposed to expanded off shore drilling. Please join us by submitting your comments in opposition to expanded oil and gas drilling in the coastal waters.  Citizens can submit comments on expanded coastal drilling through March 9   here.

Annual Member Meeting April 7 in Apalachicola
Meet us in Apalach for our business meeting to be followed by a retirement bash for Dan Tonsmeire. Dinner tickets here.
Help make Dan's party memorable with a dinner sponsorship .

Thank you for your continued support. We appreciate you!

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March 14- 16 River Conference

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Join conservation partners and Keynote Speaker, Bob Graham for a national conference focusing on the Apalachicola Riverkeeper.  March 14-16. This 3 day conference kicks off with a science day then focuses on the cultural and economic importance of the Apalachicola River, Floodplain and Bay. 

Conservation partners sponsoring the event include Apalachee Audubon, Tall Timbers, National Wildlife Federation, Florida Wildlife Federation, Apalachee Regional Planning Council, the Riparian County Stakeholder Coalition, Apalachicola Riverkeeper, Sierra Club, Florida Conservation Coalition, Defenders of Wildlife, Friends of Torreya State Park and Coastal Conservation Association of Florida.

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