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2010 St. Johns River Summit to gather river experts

The 2010 St. Johns River Summit, scheduled for Sept. 15 and 16 at Jacksonville’s Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, is a celebration of one of North America’s great rivers.  The two-day event will bring together scientists, leaders, and concerned citizens to provide information about the river’s health, its economic potential, and what needs to be done to ensure that this American Heritage River can be enjoyed for generations to come.

JEA has just been added as the title sponsor for this two-day event, which is being organized by the St. Johns River Alliance.  Cost to attend (open to all) is $50. Registration includes meals and admission to all sessions. 

Panels featuring experts in every related field will provide the latest scientific, economic and ecological information about the St. Johns River.  The summit’s purpose is to inform decision makers and the public alike about the perils and potential the river faces in the next 20 years.  

Highlights of the summit will include:

  • River Challenges:  Sea Level Rise, Numeric Nutrient Criteria, Springs, Proposed Dredging
  • Locally Resourceful Tourism for a Sustainable River Economy
  • New Science: What We Need to Know
  • Water Conservation
  • Lessons from Other American Heritage Rivers
  • Historical, Cultural and Political Issues
  • Special Funding Session:  State and Federal programs
  • Congress of Local Governments

The first day of the Summit will feature a luncheon with an announcement of the Jim and Linda King Scholarship that assists students pursuing environmental and ecological study of the St. Johns River, information on the St. Johns River license plate, and the 2011 St. Johns River calendar.

To learn more about the 2010 St. Johns River Summit, visit for registration, lodging and program details.

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