North Florida Land Trust has added new interpretative panels at Bogey Creek Preserve, the nonprofit land conservation organization’s public park. NAIOP Northeast Florida and NFLT split the cost of the creation of the panels and volunteers from NAIOP worked alongside NFLT staff to install them throughout the preserve.
Visitors to the preserve will now be able to read all about the history of Florida and Bogey Creek Preserve along with information about the habitats found throughout the park. Guests can take part in a self-guided tour of the preserve where they can walk the Bugtussle Loop Trail and learn about the cypress swamps, mesic flatwoods and maritime hammock that make up the park’s ecosystem. They will also learn about the salt marsh that is found at the kayak landing along Clapboard Creek.
Bogey Creek Preserve is located at approximately 5500 Cedar Point Road in the Pumpkin Hill neighborhood in north Jacksonville. It opened to the public in 2019. Guests can enjoy the trails, kayak landing and picnic areas daily from sunrise to sunset. The preserve supports the habitats for a variety of wildlife including the gopher tortoise, wood stork, Atlantic sturgeon, shortnose sturgeon, and West Indian manatee. It protects nearly one mile of critical marsh front on Clapboard and Bogey Creeks. Bogey Creek Preserve is one of seven parks in the 7 Creeks Recreation Area which has more than 30 miles of trails along seven creeks in north Jacksonville.
About North Florida Land Trust
North Florida Land Trust is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing quality of life by protecting North Florida’s irreplaceable natural environment. Founded in 1999, NFLT has preserved tens of thousands of acres of land through the donation or purchase of land as well as conservation easements. NFLT is funded largely by private and corporate contributions and works closely with willing landowners and public agencies at all levels of government, not-for-profit partners, and foundations.