One of the more variable factors with which plants and animals must contend in the St. Johns River is salinity, or salt concentration in the water. Yet it is also critically important to many species. Few can handle a wide …Read More »
It can affect major organ systems such as those for the kidneys, brain, joints, heart and skin.
It affects women 10 times more than men, and is more common in African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians ages 15 to 40.
Yet it’s …Read More »
New Year’s resolutions are important to many people, so when a good friend mentioned recently how much impact a group of people can have when they work together, I thought, how about some resolutions for the river! Perhaps people living …Read More »
Federal Agency Partners with Lutheran Services Florida and JU to Increase Workforce in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Field
Lutheran Services Florida Health Systems (LSF), in partnership with Jacksonville University Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, has been awarded a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to implement and evaluate an enhanced Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (CRPS) …Read More »
November in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia brings shorter days, cooler weather, Thanksgiving, roast turkey with oyster dressing — and the St. Johns Riverkeeper Annual Oyster Roast.
There is something about this time of year that makes me think of …Read More »
Since we just experienced a hurricane that left a lasting impression on the area with significant damage and economic impact, it may seem strange to devote a column to the beneficial effects of hurricanes.
But it is important to keep …Read More »
You’d think it would be impossible to breathe in 28.8-degree water, much less re-breathe.
But that’s just what divers are doing in the unthinkably icy Antarctic with the help of rebreathers, special equipment that is the focus of a critical …Read More »