What makes the Matanzas River and her communities unique? The interconnected places, events, and stories that carve out our landscapes. Meet your icons.

The Beach Bee Ladies

In St. Augustine, Florida, a group of women have combined forces to protect our pollinators. Meet the Crescent Beach Ladies' Beekeeping Collective.

Film by Aslyn Baringer Productions, for Matanzas Voices.

Hurricane Matthew: An Inside Look

It was definitely one of those “don’t try this at home” stories. But I’d never listen to those warnings.
— Adam Morley

As Hurricane Matthew raked his way along Florida’s east coast in October 2016, many St. Johns County residents had evacuated, and were glued to the news for updates. But not Adam Morley, who took to his kayak to get a glimpse of something Floridian’s rarely see firsthand: a hurricane in action. Adam provides a rare description of Crescent Beach in the throes of a major storm event.

Adam Morley is a boat captain and fish camp manager in St. Augustine, Florida.

Adam Morley

From a kayak, Adam captured footage of Genung’s Fish Camp in the middle of Hurricane Matthew:

Read more of Adam’s recollections: