April 2020
Together, we are Apalachicola Riverkeeper!
Dear Friends & Supporters,
We care about water!
We care about communities!
We care about you!

We know we are stronger together and we could not do this work without you.

Together, we are Apalachicola Riverkeeper! 

Our team continues to conduct the essential work of protecting the Apalachicola River Basin while working remotely.

Until we can be together in person, please keep in touch via phone and email. We also look forward to showing off our new office space when the time is right. Additionally, watch for Eco-Outings to get back on track in June.

With gratitude,
Georgia Ackerman, Doug Alderson, Diane Hines, Susan Macken

P.S. We suggest a daily dose of "nature balm" during these extraordinary times. Here's a poem inspired by an AR member's reverence of Scipio Creek.
MEMBERS VOTE: Respond by April 15
As you know, our Spring Annual Member Meeting and Dinner was postponed until December. The Board of Directors election was scheduled to take place then.
Current members are now asked to cast their vote via email.

FWC Seeks Your Input on Rare Fish

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission invites you to participate in a survey about rare fish conservation in Florida. The survey is intended to measure current awareness about rare fish conservation, and attitudes and opinions about rare fish conservation actions. Participation is voluntary, and responses are completely anonymous. Your responses will help inform future research and management decisions regarding rare fish species in Florida. Please do not forward survey. If you know of other groups or individuals that might be interested in taking this survey , please contact FWC.  

Take the survey HERE.  Thank you!
RiverTrek 2020 application deadline approaching
We're recruiting our RiverTrek 2020 Team. This annual 106+ mile kayaking adventure supports AR's outreach and education efforts.
Dwarf Cypress Forest in Tates Hell
In 1875, did Cebe Tate ever witness the wonders of the dwarf cypress forest when he wandered for seven days through the huge swamp that now bears his name? If he did, was he able to appreciate it at all while being lost and snake-bit? I rather doubt it. At least today we can access the dwarf forest by driving into the forest on gravel roads from either State Road 65 or U.S. 98 and following the signs . Read More
Carnivorous Plant of the Apalachicola River Basin
They have been described as strange and beautiful killers and the Apalachicola National Forest in Liberty County hosts one of the largest populations in the state. They are insectivorous plants that survive by trapping and digesting insects . Read More.
More Nature Balm: Explore the Apalachicola River Basin from your desktop
We hope everyone has opportunities to enjoy the restorative power of the natural world during this time of physical-social distancing. Here are some links to explore the magic of the Apalachicola River Basin from your desktop.
The office of Apalachicola Riverkeeper is now located at 301 Market Street, at Scipio Creek Marina