The City of Fernandina Beach and the citizens of Amelia Island care about their natural resources. Barrier Islands have sensitive environments and with the pace of development there being so extreme, with home prices increasing by 15% in 2018 alone, it’s a race to save those last vestiges of the native Amelia Island ecology. Partnering with the city of Fernandina Beach and private donors all over the island we are fundraising to acquire those remaining pieces. Within the Fernandina Beach city limits, the city has agreed to match our efforts 50/50, with both parties paying half the acquisition costs. The city is currently working on an 8-year funding initiative that would raise millions of dollars for land conservation. To meet our part of the match requirement, North Florida Land Trust requires help from you, the donor, to reach our goals. If you have an interest in helping us preserve Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island, please reach out to our Development Director, Megan Mangracino, at mmangracino@nflt.org.