Calendar of Events

Events

May 20:  6th Annual Fish Fry, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Click here for sponsorship information)

Big Talbot Island, 12134 Houston Avenue, Jacksonville, FL. 32226, Duval County

NFLT’s annual Fish Fry fundraiser is our signature event on Big Talbot Island! Come out to celebrate the great Florida outdoors for this relaxed and family-friendly land trust tradition.

October 21:  Salt Marsh Brewgrass Festival

Big Talbot Island, 12134 Houston Avenue, Jacksonville, FL. 32226, Duval County

Come out to Big Talbot Island for a great lineup of “Brewgrass” music outside on the marsh! Bring the kids and a blanket or chair and enjoy the outdoors while benefitting conservation in North Florida.

 

 

Outings

May 10:  Gloria Child Goelz Preserve Moonlight Kayak Outing (Details and sign up here!)

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

Join us for a group moonlight paddle at one of our preserved properties in Ponte Vedra Beach. No prior paddling experience is necessary! Come experience the work we do, first hand.

June 8:  What is a Conservation Easement? | River Branch Preserve Kayak

Launch from Dutton Island Preserve, Atlantic Beach, FL. Duval County

Bring your own kayak and learn what it takes to be a NFLT Land Steward. We will discuss the important role of conservation easements in land conservation and monitor one of the easements we hold in Atlantic Beach: River Branch Preserve.

 

Service 

 

April 22:  Second Quarterly Clean-up on Big Talbot Island, 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 Talbot House.

September 16:  Third Quarterly Clean-up on Big Talbot Island, 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

October TBD:  Sawpit Island Clean-up

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

November 4:  Fourth Quarterly Clean-up on Big Talbot Island, 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

Education

Ongoing –  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.

April 15:  North Florida Land Trust SPROUTS at the Beaches Green Market, 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Jarboe Park, Neptune Beach (intersection of A1A and Florida Blvd.), Duval County

NFLT will be a guest at Dig Local Network’s SPROUTS program for kids at Beaches Green Market in Neptune Beach. The SPROUTS Program brings fun and educational crafts to children at the local Farmers’ Market in partnership with area nonprofits. Come shop for locally farmed foods and bring your kids for a nature craft while learning about the importance of preserving the natural world.