Local st. johns river

Published on August 29th, 2013 | by NSB Observer

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License Plate Supports St. Johns River

Residents can support the river by purchasing a St. Johns River specialty license plate at county tax collectors offices and through EZtagFL.com. The State of Florida charges an additional $25 to purchase the specialty plate.

The St. Johns River Alliance, which receives the fee, will rebate the $25 fee through Oct. 31. To receive a rebate, send a copy of your receipt to the St. Johns River Alliance, 2029 N. Third St., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.

The $25 fee is used for river and springs restoration, ecotourism initiatives and community grants that preserve the river’s history, culture and ecology.

“This is a great way to show your support for the St. Johns River,” said Pat Northey, immediate past chair of the St. Johns River Alliance and District 5 representative for the Volusia County Council. “The river has played an important role in Florida’s history and is home to a wide variety of plants and animals.”

The St. Johns River is the longest river in Florida, stretching 310 miles from Indian River County to the Atlantic Ocean in Duval County. Fifty-nine miles of the river flows through Volusia County.

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