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Friends Becoming Family

What a great year 2022 has been. Many diverse people came together to create a friends and family type network that has powered my next dream of restoring the Rainbow River. When I was 29 years old, I spent six months in Central America, and it was there that I realized the true power of…

Letters of Support

One Rake has been busy gathering letters of support that we can use in our grant applications and we are so very grateful to those that have written them so far. See below some of the wonderful support we’ve received so far. And if you would like to help, considering providing a letter for us…

Save Our Waters Week: Let’s keep the momentum going

Art Jones/For the Chronicle Sep 18, 2022 I like this year’s theme, “Preserve our waters, plan smartly.” For years, I did not recognize that one of the smartest things I have done in my life was to get the cleanup of our waters started, one rake at a time. My plan worked as I envisioned.…

Local nonprofit seeks to apply past success to Rainbow River

By Riverland News Art Jones is hoping to replicate his success in helping clean up Crystal River’s waters, this time for the Dunnellon area, as his nonprofit One Rake At A Time, Inc., sets its sights on restoring the Rainbow River to its original beauty. Beginning in 2009, Jones, with his One Rake At A…


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Leadership Citrus cleans Hunter Springs Park, Feb 23, 2009

Muck raker: Man hopes to clean bay ‘one rake at a time’, Oct 16, 2011

Initiative to extract lyngbya a positive step, Oct 23, 2011

Groups dedicated to maintaining water quality, Dec 26, 2011

Monday muck raking, Jan 31, 2012

Family donates equipment to King’s Bay cleanup effort, Feb 20, 2012 

Group donates $5,000 for King’s Bay cleanup, Mar 4, 2012

Hunters Spring lyngbya cleanup set for Saturday, Mar 6, 2012

Cleaning the bay, Students, community pitch in, Mar 10, 2012

Dean gets $100,000 to help with King’s Bay cleanup, Mar 15, 2012

Spring cleaning, Apr 3, 2012

King’s Bay cleanup, May 9, 2012

Thanks, volunteers, Jun 23, 2012

Cleaning King’s Bay, Jul 4, 2012

Saving our waters, Sep 18, 2012

Group removes 51 tons of lyngbya, Oct 9, 2012

Volunteers rake lyngbya from springs, Oct 16, 2012

Waterways clearer thanks to raking project, Nov 5, 2012

King’s Bay future: Jewel of Crystal River sees cleanup, preservation, protection, Nov 25, 2012

DEP pledges more money for King’s Bay work, Nov 29, 2012

Bay project’s prospects look good, Dec 6, 2012

Jones tapped as citizen of the year for lyngbya cleanup, Dec 13, 2012 

Lyngbya clean-up crew discovers spring vent, Jan 1, 2013

Raking in accolades: Art Jones is Chronicle Citizen of the Year, Jan 13, 2013

Jones shows off rake project in Tallahassee, Jan 17, 2013

Citizen of Year stands test of time, Jan 20, 2013

Art Jones empowers community, Jan 20, 2013

Loading up lyngbya, Jan 27, 2013

Jones’ trip may make bucks out of muck, Jan 28, 2013

Action speaks loudest, Mar 24, 2013

Algae eliminators, May 15, 2013

One Rake cleanup effort awarded grant, Jul 27, 2013

Duke joins Lyngbya fight, Sep 3, 2013

DEP funds will aid King’s Bay cleanup effort, Sep 13, 2013

Lyngbya cleanup project granted $100K, Dec 16, 2013

Ready for the ‘good stuff, Water district looks to plant eelgrass at Hunter Springs, Dec 17, 2013

Year in Review: Hand-raking delivers, gets cash, Dec 29, 2013

All in for service, Crystal River’s Lyngbya cleanup effort aided by visiting students, Jan 26, 2014

King’s Bay cleanup continues, Apr 13, 2014

Do one thing: Plan a water-thrifty landscape, Jun 7, 2014

One Rake project puts grant money to good use, Jul 7, 2014 

Rake meets Lyngbya, Aug 9, 2014

Homosassa Springs Rotarians have mucky morning in Homosassa River, Aug 23, 2014

One rake concept spreads, Aug 31, 2014 

Florida’s springs a treasure in jeopardy, Sep 13, 2014

Hand-raking Lyngbya yields improvements, Sep 15, 2014

By doing’ Just One Thing,’ you can help, Sep 20, 2014

Lyngbya cleanup gets $120,000 in grants, Dec 25, 2014

Lyngbya removal continues to show results, Jan 8, 2015

Effort to restore springs appreciated, Jan 16, 2015

Environmental Academy students take up rakes to battle Lyngbya, Mar 30, 2015

One Rake partners with One Bag, Apr 20, 2015

Earth Day education, Apr 23, 2015

Volunteers clean up Lyngbya at Weeki Wachee, Apr 27, 2015

Attacking aggressive algae, Crystal River High’s NJROTC students pitch in, May 15, 2015

Partners in cleanup, Jun 4, 2015

Second-in-command gets firsthand look, Nov 3, 2015 

One Rake at a Time, Mar 3, 2016

The dark side of staying green, Jun 4, 2016

Command over nature, Jul 30, 2016

What is success? Depends who you ask, Jul 30, 2016

A timeline of cleanup efforts, Jul 30, 2016

Making a real difference in a positive way, Sep 19, 2016 

Art Jones: A true hero, Mar 18, 2017

Teens dig in for bay cleanup, Jun 9, 2017

King’s Bay cleanup making a difference, Jul 16, 2017

Cold, but cleaner: AES students help rake Lyngbya, Dec 12, 2017

SOWW: Clean water is worth our efforts, Sep 9, 2018

Ask FWC to stop using this herbicide, May 24, 2019

Make a difference before it’s too late, Sep 17, 2019

Happy anniversary to Save Our Waters Week, Sep 11, 2020

Together we can make a difference, Sep 21, 2020