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  • Public Comment Needed to Stop Seismic Airgun Testing Off Our Shores – Join the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners in opposition to seismic airgun testing off the Florida coastline. Seismic airgun testing is used to find offshore oil and gas deposits by shooting extremely loud bursts of sound every ten seconds for days or weeks at a time. The potential impacts to marine life could be catastrophic with as many as 38 marine species impacted, including the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale. Visit the BOEM website and enter your comment that Seismic Airgun Testing off St. Johns County's shoreline is unacceptable and will negatively impact our residents, visitors, and marine wildlife. More information and other options for submitting your comments before the May 7 2014 deadline.
  • Bartram Bash and Earth Day Celebration – St. Johns County is hosting the 10th Annual Bartram Bash to celebrate Earth Day and the birthday of William Bartram, America's first native-born naturalist, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Alpine Groves Park, 2060 State Road 13 North. The free event will feature folk and bluegrass performances by Grandpa's Cough Medicine, The Frontier Needs More Heroes, and The Jacksonville Old Time Jam. The Bash will also include authentic portrayals of William Bartram and his local native guide, a Cape Dory wooden sailboat display, kayaking, children's entertainment, and educational booths and displays featuring the flora and fauna of St. Johns County and the St. Johns River. Food vendors will be on site offering a variety of refreshments. For more information, please contact AyoLane Halusky, St. Johns County Park Naturalist, at (904) 209-0348 or ahalusky@sjcfl.us
  • Viva Vilano! Vilano Beach Main Street, Inc. announces its newest video release highlighting the style, personality, and history of St. Johns County's Vilano Beach. The Vilano Beach Town Center is a walkable half mile area between two waterfronts with a unique sense of place. It is located two miles over the Intracoastal Waterway from St. Augustine, the oldest city in America founded in 1565; and became a Florida Main Street Community in 2003. Visit the Vilano Beach Town Center website to learn more about this unique waterfront destination.
  • St. Johns County Board and Committee Vacancies – St. Johns County is currently accepting applications for volunteer Board and Committee vacancies.. Current Board and Committee vacancies.
  • GTV Launches New Online Streaming Service, On-demand Video Archive, and AT&T U-verse Channel – Continually striving to increase transparency, St. Johns County recently expanded both online streaming and broadcast coverage of GTV, the County's governmental television access channel. The new multi-platform streaming feed is available 24 hours a day on most desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, including Apple products. The convenient, on-demand video archive allows viewers to watch replays of specific agenda items from County public meetings simply by clicking indexed agendas. In addition, St. Johns County U-verse customers now have 24/7 GTV broadcasts of community messages, public service announcements, and live and replayed public meetings on channel 99. GTV remains available on Comcast channels 3, 29, or 261. Expanded GTV Broadcasting.
  • Five "Little Free Libraries" Open in Celebration of National Library Week The St. Johns County Public Library System invites residents of all ages to celebrate the opening of five "Little Free Libraries" at a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by The Junior Service League of St. Augustine at 6:30 p.m. on April 16 at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier. The ribbon cutting ceremony will include music by local band The Wobbly Toms and a visit by the library's Bookmobile. "Little Free Libraries" is a national effort to expand the joy of reading within local communities by bringing books closer to residents' doorsteps. For more information, visit www.littlefreelibrary.org.
  • Notice of a St. Johns County Commissioners Invite – Notice is hereby given that the St. Johns County Commissioners have been invited to attend the launch of the Republic Services and Council on Aging new partnership in support of the Ponte Vedra Community Senior Center on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at The Players Community Senior Center, 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. It is anticipated that one or more St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners may attend and participate at this event. Full Public Notice.
  • Introduction to Coin Collecting for K-12 Children – The St. Johns County Public Library System and Greater Jacksonville Coin Club (GJCC) invite children in grades K-12 to explore the exciting world of coin collecting during an introductory educational program at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 21 at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. Participants will learn about the history of coins, how they are made, and how mint facilities operate. Admission is free and advanced registration is required. Introduction to Coin Collecting Program.
  • Turtletown Beach Clean-up – Solid Waste Management invites residents to help prepare our local beaches for sea turtle nesting season by sweeping our beaches clean during the 13th Annual Turtletown Beach Cleanup from 8 to 11 a.m. on April 26. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate. Registration forms, bags, and gloves will be available on the day of the clean-up. Individuals, groups, clubs, schools, churches, and scouts are welcome to volunteer. Community Service certificates are available for all students. For more information, read Turtletown Beach Clean-up.
  • North Florida Transportation Planning Organization Meeting – The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization is developing the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan to meet the needs of our diverse and growing region. Should we have more roads, transit options, bike lanes or sidewalks? How should we invest in technology, safety, our port, and alternative fuel infrastructure? The organization is hosting a public meeting to solicit input regarding these topics at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 in the City of St. Augustine Commission Chambers, 75 King Street. For additional information, please visit www.northfloridatpo.com or call (904) 306-7513.
  • Cemetery Resource Protection Training Workshop – St. Johns County and the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) invite residents to participate in a Cemetery Resource Protection Training Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 17 at the St. Francis Barracks, 82 Marine St., St. Augustine. For more information or to register, contact Ryan Harke at rharke@flagler.edu or (904) 819-6498. Cemetery Resource Protection Training Workshop
  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny Visit – The Recreation and Parks Department invites residents to their annual Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 17 at Treaty, Palencia, Veterans, and Al Wilkie Parks. Children ages eight and younger will enjoy hunting for colorful, candy-filled Easter eggs. All participants will leave with a special gift from the Easter Bunny. Remember to bring your Easter basket to hold all the treats and your cameras for a special visit by the Easter Bunny at 10:15 a.m. More information at www.sjcfl.us/Recreation.
  • 2014 Just Tri It! Kids Triathlon – Children ages 5 through 14 are invited to join the fun and participate in the St. Johns County Just Tri It! Kids Triathlon May 4 at the Solomon Calhoun Center, 1300 Duval Street. This non-competitive event provides everyone with the chance to participate in a triathlon. The first 250 children to pick up race packets will receive a Just Tri It! T-shirt, and every child that completes the race will get a medal for their accomplishment. Just Tri It!
  • Capital Improvement Plan and Fiscal Year 15 Budget Guidelines Workshop The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners held a workshop at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 to discuss Balancing Community Needs with Projected Revenues and Fiscal Year Budget Guidelines. For additional information, please review the presentation or call (904) 209-0549.
  • Main Library Closed through April for Renovations and Improvements including an update of the restroom facilities, and reconfiguration of the Children's Library and Adult Reading area. The book drop will remain open. Items due during the closure will not be due until May 1. The SJC Public Library System thanks patrons for their patience and understanding. For additional information and online services, please visit www.sjcpls.org or call 904.827.6940.
  • Special Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners The Board of County Commissioners of St. Johns County, Florida held a special meeting Friday, February 7, 2014. The purpose was to conduct a Concurrency Workshop to have discussion of Transportation Planning topics and the County Transportation Concurrency Program. Community NoticeProposed Concurrency ChangesConcurrency Presentation and Memos, December 2013 Meeting Minutes, Concurrency Workshop.
  • Meet the Featured Adoptable Pets of the Week! You can also help them over on our Facebook page with a like & a share. www.facebook.com/SJCFL

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