Calendar of Events

Events

 

March 27, 2019 | 9 AM – 12 PM or 1 PM – 4 PM |  Volunteer Day at Bogey Creek Preserve 
Contact Emily Dunn, Stewardship Manager for more info: edunn@nflt.org

Sign Up: Space is limited; SIGN UP HERE

Location: Bogey Creek Preserve (30.457812, -81.519912) Cedar Point Road, Jacksonville 

Age Restrictions: 12 and older (Volunteers 12-18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

Join North Florida Land Trust for a volunteer day to complete final preparations for a preserve grand opening. Bogey Creek Preserve was acquired by NFLT in 2017 and is the organization’s first public park, slated to open in April 2019. This scenic preserve includes a mix of maritime hammock forest and cypress swamp and protects nearly one mile of marsh front on Bogey and Clapboard Creeks. Join us in cleaning up and preparing this property for public access. Work will include trail clearing, mulching, trash cleanup, and other maintenance tasks.

We highly recommend long pants, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, and bug spray. Water and snacks are also encouraged. Work gloves and other supplies will be provided.

 

April 7, 2019 | 9 AM – 12 PM |  NFLT’s Naturalist Tour of Spoonbill Pond
Contact Emily Dunn, Stewardship Manager for more info: edunn@nflt.org

Sign Up: Space is limited; sign-up for free; SIGN UP HERE

Location: Meet at Sawpit Creek boat ramp parking (https://goo.gl/maps/6ST5ZJb8gH92)

Age Restrictions: 12 and up; guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Join Ron Pfeffer, NFLT volunteer and Coastal Systems Florida Master Naturalist, for a guided tour of Spoonbill Pond. Spoonbill Pond, on the northeast end of Big Talbot Island, is one of the best locations in the region for birdwatching, with over 200 species recorded. Birders and nature lovers of all experience levels welcome. We’ll also discuss the role of NFLT in conserving Big Talbot Island and its importance for birds and other wildlife.

We will meet at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp parking lot, at the north end of the island. Parking is $2 per vehicle and cash only. Please dress appropriately and bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and binoculars.

 

May 2, 2019 | 9 AM – 12 PM |  NFLT’s Kayak Tour of Sixmile Creek Preserve
Contact Emily Dunn, Stewardship Manager for more info: edunn@nflt.org

Sign Up: Space is limited; sign-up for free; SIGN UP HERE

Location: 29.960322, -81.542928

Age Restrictions: 12 and up; guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Join North Florida Land Trust for a morning on Sixmile Creek! On this bring-your-own-kayak tour, NFLT staff and volunteers will guide you through our Sixmile Creek Preserve in St. Johns County. A high diversity of birds and other wildlife have been observed in this scenic cypress swamp ecosystem.

We will launch off County Rd 13 (29.960322, -81.542928). Kayaks are not available for rental; please bring your own. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to unload your kayak, sign waivers, and attend a safety briefing. Please dress appropriately, including a life jacket, and bring water, sunscreen, and binoculars.

 


Education

 

Ongoing – Team Terrapin! Wildlife Monitoring Program
Contact Emily Dunn, Stewardship Manager for more info: edunn@nflt.org

Team Terrapin volunteers monitor a nesting diamondback terrapin population every day from April through October. Volunteers commit to monitoring one day either every week or every other week. Shifts vary depending on the time of year, but generally last no more than half a day. While monitoring, volunteers look for intact terrapin nests, predated nests, hatched nests, and adult terrapins laying nests.