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 »

Garden Update!

This Spring, North Florida Land Trust partnered with The Food Park Project to replace our lawn with a river-friendly and edible yard at our office in the Riverside neighborhood of Jacksonville. Val Hermann, founder of the Food Park Project, helped us pick the “right plant” for the “right place” to take advantage of natural light, shade, and… Read more »

The Marvelous Marsh

Hello readers, my name is Jonathan Taylor and I am a new face for the land trust. I work for North Florida Land Trust (NFLT) as the seasonal Biological Technician monitoring diamondback terrapins on Sawpit Island. This position was created in partnership with Talbot Islands State Parks, as the northern portion of Sawpit Island, where diamondback… Read more »

4th Annual Fish Fry on Big Talbot Island

To purchase meal tickets, visit nfltfishfry.eventbrite.com. Come join the North Florida Land Trust for our 4th Annual Fish Fry on Big Talbot Island! Enjoy marsh views, delicious food and great music from 3pm to sunset.  Join Talbot Islands State Parks staff for a guided hike on the island at 4pm then meet Kayak Amelia staff… Read more »

Trail Blazing on Pescatello Island

This past weekend, junior friend of the Land Trust, Ben Arnold, hosted a trail maintenance project for the North Florida Land Trust on Pescatello Island. The Island, owned by NFLT since 2005, and named in honor of the late John Pescatello, Director of Protection for the Nature Conservancy, is a pristine coastal hammock upland in the… Read more »

River-Friendly & Edible Yard Planting!

Join Val Hermann, local permaculturist and founder of The Food Park Project, and the NFLT team as we create a river-friendly and edible yard at our office in Riverside! We believe it is important to be good stewards of the envrionment in all realms of our work. By planting a garden, we can not only… Read more »

McCoys Creek Cleanup at Powers Park

May 24, 2015 Powers Park (Murray Hill) 3153 Green Street, 32205 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. In partnership with the Rising Tides of St. Johns Riverkeeper, 10,000 Trees Jax, Jacksonville Jaycees, Groundwork Jacksonville, and the Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission, NFLT participates in monthly cleanups and plantings along McCoys Creek in Jacksonville. In February, we planted 150 trees, grasses and shrubs… Read more »