Point source pollution, coming from easily identifiable sources such as factories and wastewater treatment plants, is taking second place to non-point source pollution as having the greatest impact on the river. Who's responsible for non-point source pollution? You are. Learn how you can minimize your impact and play an important role in protecting the St. Johns River.
For decades, farmers have had a bulls-eye on their backs as major polluters of the river. Farmers, though, can be good stewards of the land when they implement what are known as BMPs, or Best Management Practices. In this interactive presentation about farm sectors in the St. Johns River area, learn about BMPs that farmers are implementing to minimize their impact on the river.
To maintain that green lawn in your front yard requires a tremendous amount of fertilizer and pesticides. These inputs can leach into the groundwater or flow into the river system during rainstorms. Multiplied by hundreds of thousands of homes with lawns, the yard represents one of the heaviest impacts on the St. Johns River watershed. Learn decisive steps you can take to make your home and lawn more river-friendly.