Southeast Volusia Audubon Society, P.O. Box 46, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170;

January 2018 Speaker

Jane Durocher, Middle Basin Advocacy Director; St. Johns Riverkeeper.

Program:  St. Johns River: Flowing with Life

The St. Johns River plays a key role in Florida’s social, economic, and cultural success, supporting a variety of natural ecosystems and human activities. Between Vero Beach and Mayport, the St. Johns morphs from a faint blackwater beginning to a powerful estuarine outlet, hosting a vibrant heritage and subject to a variety of threats and challenges. Learn more about this exceptional river from Jane Durocher, Middle Basin Advocacy Director for the St. Johns Riverkeeper.

Bio: As the St. Johns Riverkeeper’s representative in Central Florida, Jane’s responsibilities include identifying local water issues, working with regulatory agencies and governing bodies to promote wise river use and protection, raising awareness of threats to the river, collaborating with local environmental groups, and encouraging citizen advocacy.

A Florida native, Jane Durocher holds a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Rollins College and a law degree from Barry University School of Law. She is a member of the Florida Bar and an adjunct faculty member at Barry where she teaches courses in environmental ethics and Earth jurisprudence. Jane is also one of a handful of people who have kayaked the entire 310 miles of the St. Johns and the only woman to complete the journey by through-paddle.

Refreshments will be served.