November, 2022
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Save the Date
The Great Florida Riverway Reunion
Feb. 4, 2023

On Feb. 4, people that love the Ocklawaha and St. Johns Rivers and Silver Springs will come together to celebrate, connect, and take action to reunite the Great Florida Riverway by breaching the Rodman/Kirkpatrick Dam. It’s not just one big reunion but a series of reunions from the headwaters of the Ocklawaha River at Lake Apopka to the confluence of the Ocklawaha and Silver Rivers near Silver Springs, to Palatka where the Ocklawaha and St. Johns unite, all the way to Jacksonville where the Great Florida Riverway meets the Atlantic.

Florida’s leaders need to know that so many care about making these rivers healthier and more sustainable. Our lives, our community, our economy, and our water and wildlife depend on a reunited Great Florida Riverway. Just one month before the 2023 regular legislative session opens in Tallahassee, the Riverway Reunion is a way to reach out to new supporters and committed advocates to make our voices heard at a very critical time of year.

Signature events are being scheduled at Lake Apopka, the Ocala Boat Club at Ray’s Wayside Park on the Ocklawaha, Palatka, and Jacksonville. Through social media, reunion goers and online supporters connect all day and into the evening through shared posts and Facebook live events.

In addition, anyone can plan their own personal Riverway Reunion from dock party to picnic at the park to bonfire on the river. The reunion team provides you with a kit to build your very own event. Kits include a digital invitation template, dock and yard signs, a river playlist, movie links, party suggestions, advocate sign-up cards, social media tools to promote and broadcast your event and most importantly talking points and education materials to share with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues.

For details go to our event site at Want to host your own private reunion party, email
Free The Ocklawaha Coalition. For a list of our members click here .
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