Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 14, 2017 – North Florida Land Trust has cancelled a planned clean-up scheduled for Saturday on a stretch of road on Big Talbot Island due to closures along Heckscher Dr. caused by Hurricane Irma. NFLT had planned to clean-up the road along Heckscher Dr./A1A between Houston Ave. and the Nassau Sound Bridge. NFLT is now asking for volunteers to sign up for the next scheduled clean-up along this stretch and another on Sawpit Island scheduled later this year.
NFLT adopted the three-mile segment of road on Heckscher Dr./A1A between Houston Ave. and the Nassau Sound Bridge through the Florida Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Program. The next scheduled clean-up for the adopted road is on Nov. 4. NFLT organizes volunteers on a quarterly basis to remove trash to prevent it from entering the state park and the waterways.
On Oct. 28, NFLT will be assembling a crew of volunteers to clean up Sawpit Island. Volunteers interested in helping with that clean-up or the one on Nov. 4 on Big Talbot Island can sign up by visiting http://www.northfloridalandtrust.org/calendarofevents/.
About North Florida Land Trust
North Florida Land Trust is a non-profit organization who serves as a champion of environmental protection primarily in Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns counties. NFLT was founded in 1999 and has protected thousands of acres of environmentally significant land including land at Big Talbot Island, the River Branch Preserve, Pumpkin Hill State Park, Moccasin Slough, along the St. Mary’s River and other valued natural areas in Northeast Florida. NFLT is funded largely by private and corporate contributions and works closely with private landowners and other public agencies at all levels of government, not-for-profit partners, and foundations. For more information, visit www.northfloridalandtrust.org.