Jacksonville, Fla., May 9, 2017 – The sixth annual Fish Fry to benefit the North Florida Land Trust will be held on Saturday, May 20 at Big Talbot Island. As part of the event, the nonprofit organization is offering free guided nature walks led by a Florida Master Naturalist. Guests will learn about the natural habitats and the species who live in the maritime forest overlooking the salt marsh on Big Talbot Island.
The Florida Master Naturalist will offer three tours during the Fish Fry, but the groups are limited to only 15 guests. The tours will leave at 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and will take guests on a 1.5-mile hike. The tours typically fill up fast and it is recommended that people sign up for those tours now when they purchase their ticket to the event.
The Florida Master Naturalist program is an adult education program developed by the University of Florida. North Florida Land Trust provides classroom space for the program at their facilities on Big Talbot Island. The courses benefit those looking to learn more about Florida’s environment and those interested in increasing their knowledge for use in education programs as volunteers, employees, ecotourism guides and others.
NFLT”s sixth annual Fish Fry is a family-friendly event that takes place from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Talbot House at 12134 Houston Avenue on Big Talbot Island. Guests are encouraged to BYOC or bring your own chair, sit on the lawn and enjoy live music from some local favorites. Junco Royals will be playing traditional old time jazz and LPT will perform their Afro-Cuban beats. Bold City Brewery will bring the beer and Beer 30: San Marco is providing cider. Safe Harbor and Indulge Food Truck will be serving up the food for the fish fry. Vegan and gluten free options will also be available.
An anonymous donor is the title sponsor of the event. Additional sponsors include JAXPORT, Manifest Distilling, Sumo Design Studio, Onsite Environmental Consulting, National Parks Conservation Association, Beer:30, Bold City Brewery and Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.