Environment

Florida Residents Encouraged To Include Pets In Family Disaster Plans

Florida Residents Encouraged To Include Pets In Family Disaster Plans

As a part of Florida Hurricane Preparedness Week, state emergency management officials are encouraging every pet owner in Florida to include their animals in their family disaster preparedness plan before the start of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season. By planning for the needs of your pets, it will greatly increase the chances of their survival during disasters.

St. Johns Riverkeeper Announces Plans to Step Down in 2012

In a video message to members and supporters on the organization’s website (www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org/blog),  Neil Armingeon announced that he is stepping down in 2012 as the St. Johns Riverkeeper.

Warm Weather Means Active Alligators and Crocodiles

Warm Weather Means Active Alligators and Crocodiles

The onset of warm weather in the spring is when Florida's alligators and crocodiles start getting active, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds Floridians and visitors to be cautious when having fun in and around water.

Great Cloth Diaper Change Event, April 23

Great Cloth Diaper Change Event, April 23

Cloth diapers have come a long way in the past ten years. An event, called the Great Cloth Diaper Change 2011, already creating a buzz not only in North America, but all over the world, will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2011 in locations all around the globe. The Great Cloth Diaper Change (http://www.greatclothdiaperchange.com) will set a world record for the most cloth diapers ever changed simultaneously.

St. Johns Riverkeeper Announces Annual River Advocacy Awards

On March 25th, St. Johns Riverkeeper will present its annual advocacy, education, and volunteer awards at the Mayor's Environmental Luncheon held at the Jacksonville Main Library. 

St. Johns RIVERKEEPER Launches River Friendly Campaign

St. Johns RIVERKEEPER Launches River Friendly Campaign

St. Johns RIVERKEEPER and its community partners are launching an exciting new education campaign to raise awareness about the impact of our actions upon the health of the St John River and to inform and inspire people to adopt river-friendly lifestyle practices.   The goal of the River Friendly Education and Awareness Campaign is to provide the public with informative resources and tools that will help them make more informed choices to better protect their St. Johns River. 

Time Change This Weekend Means Lawn Watering Change

Time Change This Weekend Means Lawn Watering Change

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- 'Spring forward' this weekend is also a reminder to residents to change the batteries in smoke detectors and change the settings on home irrigation systems.

During the standard time that has prevailed since we 'fell back' in November, watering has been allowed only once per week, on either Saturday or Sunday, depending on even or odd-numbered addresses.

At 2 a.m. Sunday, that changes.

With the scorching sun beaming down more directly on Florida, lawns need more water, so the state allows irrigation systems to be used twice per week during Daylight Saving Time.

The St. Johns River Water Management District has established the standards for water usage, which are: