This project began May 1st, 2011 when Eric Bersinger and Josh Woods paddled Durbin Creek and made the decision to "re-open" the "Historic Bartram Canoe Trail" of log-jams, fallen trees and get rid of illegally dumped materials around the Bartram Canoe Trail Park and launch area. In January 2012, Chris Naff, a St. Johns County Firefighter, joined us for some time. Chris is now the owner of River to Sea Kayak and a Level 4 ACA Instructor at Riverwind Kayak.
...We are the Waterway Stewards of Durbin Creek... volunteer citizens making a difference...
We are the recipients of the prestigious "2012 Green Paddle Award for Waterway Conservation" Presented by The American Canoe Association for outstanding contribution to paddlesport by protecting America's Waterways.
We are the recipients of the 2013 "In The Trenches Award" presented by The Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida. Our award was given during the 22nd annual Mayors Environmental Awards luncheon with this years theme, Advancing Environmental Stewardship.
..for contact information about this, donation based, conservation, restoration and clean-up non-profit organization, The Clean Waterway Society, Inc email: email@example.com
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Sundays attempt to remove this mass has been cancelled.
The hyacinth overgrowth has become too intense to remove by hand.
The hyacinth areas begin well before the Clog at the JEA Power
lines causing us great concern for our ability to paddle
the creek and the health of the Bartram Canoe Trail.
April 7th we cleared half the waterway, 6 weeks later
it's our worst nightmare...
..we need some help here....