The Time is Now

North Florida Land Trust has had a monumental year. With your support, we have preserved more lands this year than ever in our seventeen years of existence. In just one year, we have tripled the acres of land now preserved in our beautiful region and doubled our staff to manage it. We have helped families… Read more »

Land and Water Conservation Amendment Lawsuit Update

December 6th, 2016 After a judicial hearing yesterday, the two lawsuits challenging how the state is spending money in the Land Acquisition Trust Fund will be combined. Environmental groups claim that the funds must be used for preserving land and water per voters’ intent with the Land and Water Legacy Amendment in 2014. One lawsuit… Read more »

How Can I Help?

Remember the 2014 Land and Water Conservation Amendment? Ballot Title – Dedicated funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands. Ballot Summary – Funds the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands including wetlands and forests; fish and wildlife habitat; lands protecting water resources and drinking water sources,… Read more »

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 »