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NFLT Applies to be an Accredited Land Trust

Stakeholder Notification/Public Notice The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. North Florida Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of… Read more »

Got Crab Traps? You Can Help Diamondback Terrapins!

As you may have read on our Team Terrapin website or heard on one of our Fish Fry guided hikes, diamondback terrapins face many threats to their survival. One of the most serious hazards facing adult terrapins in our region is crab trap bycatch. Terrapins are often attracted to crab traps because of the presence… Read more »

5th Annual Fish Fry Coming Up June 4th!

Click here or the image to purchase tickets.  Please join us for North Florida Land Trust’s 5th Annual Fish Fry on Big Talbot Island, Saturday June 4th from 12pm to 6pm. We will have food catered by This Chick Can Cook, local beers, and live music performed by Firewater Tent Revival and Cain’t Never Could.… Read more »

NFLT Featured in RAP Tour for Efforts to be River Friendly

Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) this past weekend hosted their annual Spring Tour of Homes, an opportunity to visit a sampling of beautifully restored and furnished homes in the historic Riverside/Avondale neighborhoods of Jacksonville. Each year, RAP partners with the St. Johns Riverkeeper to highlight a River Friendly Yard on the Tour in an effort to educate and encourage… Read more »

Diamondback Terrapins are Back at the Beaches – and Need Your Help!

As the weather warms, diamondback terrapins are making their return to the beaches of North Florida, and our team is ready for them!  As North Florida Land Trust’s Resource Specialist, I have begun monitoring for diamondback terrapins on and around Big Talbot Island. Every year between April and October, these unique turtles (the only brackish… Read more »

A Beach Clean-Up Success!

This past Sunday, 17 students from Kirby-Smith Middle School, along with parents and teachers, joined North Florida Land Trust staff for a beach clean-up on Sawpit Island, at the north end of Big Talbot Island State Park. The clean-up was organized as a service day by Kirby-Smith’s National Junior Honor Society.  Although the morning started out… Read more »

A History Untold – The Spanish-American War in Jacksonville

  For a period of 334 years, from the initial French occupation of Northeast Florida, to the Spanish-American War in 1898, control of St. Johns Bluff was key to the control of Jacksonville and the St. Johns River. St. Johns Bluff has supported five major forts acting in defense of the river: Fort Caroline, constructed in 1564 by French Huguenots, then occupied, destroyed and… Read more »

NFLT Speaks Up About Amendment 1 and Offers Advocacy Training Classes

hen you went to the voting booth in Fall of 2014, you were presented with a question: Do you want to see more state funding allocated towards the preservation of Florida’s natural resources? That question was presented as Amendment #1, a citizen initiative constitutional amendment which passed with an overwhelming 75% of the population. The… Read more »