Part of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system with headwaters in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Apalachicola River is Florida’s biggest river in volume of flow. From Chattahoochee, Florida to the Gulf of Mexico, the Apalachicola River travels 107 miles where its healthy nutrient-rich freshwater empties into the Apalachicola Bay, a state-designated aquatic preserve and national research reserve. While the Apalachicola River basin is widely recognized as one of North America’s greatest biological hotspots, the river system also faces numerous challenges due to increased water uses upstream.
Since 1998, Apalachicola Riverkeeper has worked to protect Apalachicola River and Bay through outreach & education, advocacy, and collaborative research. We are a member-based organization with many of our activities fueled by volunteer power. People rely on this river for their livelihoods. And people, from near and far, genuinely care about the longterm health of the Apalachicola River system and steadfastly contribute their talents to help protect our water and landscape. Join us in protecting this important Florida River, the Apalachicola. www.apalachicolariverkeeper.org