St. Johns Estuary

The last 100 miles of the St. Johns, starting where the Ocklawaha empties into the River at Welaka, is an Estuary Ecosystem. This system is critical for the St. Johns River’s many species migrating from the Atlantic, water quality, and resilience against flooding and future sea level rise. Estuaries are essential nursery grounds for 90 percent of the commercially important species we like to eat such as crabs, shrimp, and oysters, as well as  many species of fish.