Calendar of Events

Events

September 5: A Night With Newts! Seminar and Social at Manifest Distilling, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Register HERE)

Manifest Distilling, 960 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville

Join us for a distillery tour and tasting as we highlight some of the great conservation work happening in our region. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is breeding striped newts for their release into Apalachicola National Forest to bolster their wild populations. Mark Beshel, Senior Herpetology Keeper, will discuss the detailed process of breeding these animals in the zoo’s amphibian conservation center to their release into the wild.

October 5: Harvest Moon Paddle, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (RSVP Required)

Intersection of Mickler Road/Ponte Vedra Blvd and A1A, St. Johns County

Join us for a group paddle at one of our preserved properties in Ponte Vedra Beach. We will paddle through sunset and moonrise along the Guana River. Rent a kayak or bring your own! Space is limited, so please register in advance.

October 21: A Hike on Horse Creek Farm, 9:00 am – 11:00 am (RSVP Required)

Horse Creek Farm, St. Johns County

What is a conservation easement, and how do they help landowners to protect their treasured places? Join us for a hike and tour of one of our easements in St. Johns County, a scenic working forest and farm along Mill Creek. Advanced registration required; contact Emily (edunn@northfloridalandtrust.org) to save your spot.

 

Service 

September 16:  Third Quarterly Big Talbot Island Clean-up, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Details and sign up here!)

Meet at Wayside parking area on BTI (30°27’50.6″N 81°26’05.8″W), Duval County

North Florida Land Trust adopted a three-mile segment of Heckscher Drive/A1A through the Florida Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Program. Help us clean up this section of the highway to prevent trash from entering our state parks and waterways. Then join us for lunch (provided) at NFLT’s Milam House.

October 28:  Sawpit Island Clean-up, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Details and sign up here!)

Meet at Big Talbot Island boat ramp parking lot (30°30’35.9″N 81°27’30.0″W), Duval County

Help us clean up Sawpit Island and the surrounding areas to wrap up the diamondback terrapin nesting season.

November 4:  Fourth Quarterly Big Talbot Island Clean-up, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Details and sign up here!)

Meet at Wayside parking area on BTI (30°27’50.6″N 81°26’05.8″W), Duval County

North Florida Land Trust adopted a three-mile segment of Heckscher Drive/A1A through the Florida Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Program. Help us clean up this section of the highway to prevent trash from entering our state parks and waterways. Then join us for lunch (provided) at NFLT’s Milam House.

 

Education

Land Conservation Education | North Florida Land Trust Jacksonville FLOngoing –  Speak Up for Florida Forever Trainings

Despite a clear bipartisan mandate from the public to fund land conservation, the Florida legislature has chosen to allocate much of those funds toward other purposes. Contact us to schedule a training and to learn more about the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative and how to better advocate for the issues YOU care about.