Earth Day online with Waterkeepers Florida 2020-04-22

Update 2020-04-23: Video of WKFL Toast to Earth Day and examples of #SuwanneeCleanup.

Join Suwannee Riverkeeper and all of Waterkeepers Florida tomorrow evening to toast clean water in the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day.

WWALS is also celebrating with a distributed cleanup. Go to any convenient river, creek, spring, or swamp, pick up trash, and post pictures or video with the hashtag #SuwanneeCleanup.

When: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM, Earth Day, Wednesday, April 21, 2020

Where: Facebook livestream in the facebook event.
We will start a watch party.

Also on Zoom:
Dial in: +1 929 205 6099 / Meeting ID: 916 8428 3854#

[WKFL Earth Day Toast]

Physical: State Line Boat Ramp, 6461 Madison Hwy, Valdosta, GA 31601
That’s where Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman will be speaking.
You can come help clean up, provided you keep six feet apart.
Post pictures or video of yourself, and use #SuwanneeCleanup.

Join us LIVE VIA FACEBOOK at 5:50 pm when Florida Waterkeepers all across the state join together to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! This Facebook Live event (link/notification to come) will be a LIVE video salute from eleven of our Waterkeepers, followed by a mini-concert by the members of The Flathead Stringband.

We hope you can join us!

Intro by St. Johns Riverkeeper / Chair Waterkeepers Florida
1. Apalachicola Riverkeeper
2. Calusa Waterkeeper
3. Collier County Waterkeeper
4. Indian Riverkeeper
5. Lake Worth Waterkeeper
6. Matanzas Riverkeeper
7. Miami Waterkeeper
8. St. Johns Riverkeeper
9. St. Marys Riverkeeper
10. Suncoast Waterkeeper
11. Suwannee Riverkeeper

#EarthDay #ToastToCleanWater #WaterkeepersFlorida

[State Line Boat Ramp in Suwannee River Basin]
State Line Boat Ramp in Suwannee River Basin
in the WWALS map of all public boat launches and boat ramps in the Suwannee River Basin.

These signs are posted next to State Line Boat Ramp. The first one is about that specific location: what you will see paddling downstream or upstream.

[State Line Boat Ramp]
State Line Boat Ramp

This sign is about the entire Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.

[Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail]
Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail

You will also see this sign where I will be speaking.


This is because of bacterial contamination coming downstream from Georgia into Florida, sometimes as far as the Suwannee River. The good news is that because of much testing in both Georgia and Florida, we now have a better idea of when the Withlacoochee River is clean.


 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!