St. Marys Riverkeeper grew from the vision of several members of the St. Marys River Management Committee (SMRMC) into an advisory entity made up of commission-appointed citizens from Baker and Nassau Counties in Florida and Camden and Charlton Counties in Georgia, the jurisdictions through which the St. Marys River flows. While the SMRMC serves in an advisory and planning capacity to their respective county governments, the founders believed that the river needed a powerful advocacy and fundraising group to protect it from the growing threats of land development and population growth.
A proposal to the Waterkeeper Alliance was prepared in the fall of 2015 and accepted in February of 2016. With that, the newly formed St. Marys Riverkeeper became the 280th member of the Waterkeeper Alliance worldwide, the fastest growing water conservation movement on the planet. In April 2016, we received our 501(c)3 non-profit status.
St. Marys Riverkeeper is a privately funded, independent and trusted voice for the St. Marys River and the public to whom it belongs. We rely on the support of our members, donors, and volunteers to accomplish our mission. We all share a deep desire to protect our St. Marys River. Join us TODAY!
Waterkeepers Florida which is a regional entity composed of all 15 Waterkeeper organizations in the State of Florida. With over 45,000 square miles of watershed, Florida is home to over 15 million people. Our united and unwavering commitment to our communities and waterways, we speak for the waters we defend.