2021 State of the River Report

This is an official virtual panel discussion with technical experts about the 14th annual State of the St. Johns River report describing the health of the Lower St. Johns River Basin.

The report looks at the current status and historic trends for a number of river health indicators, including aquatic life, water quality, fisheries and contaminants. The report is funded by the Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board. Jacksonville University leads the scientific team that prepares the report. The virtual presentation will be produced by WJCT Public Media.


Dr. Charles Closmann
Associate Professor, UNF


Dr. Charles Closmann, Moderator
Associate Professor, UNF
Topic – General Guide to the Public

Dr. An Phong Le
Assoc. Professor of Chemistry, Southern Florida College
Topic – Water Quality Overview

Dr. Gretchen Bielmyer-Fraser
Assoc. Professor of Chemistry, JU
Topic – Contaminants Overview

Dr. Dale Casamatta
Professor of Biology, UNF
Topic – Algae Blooms

Dr. William Penwell
Asst. Professor of Biology, JU
Topic – Fecal Bacteria


Wednesday, October 20, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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