Calendar of Events

Events

Conservation Easement Workshop for Landowners | August 29th and September 5th | 6-8 PM 

Contact Susan Carr, Program Manager, North Florida Land Trust.  803-295-2229 scarr@NFLT.org or Crenel Francis, Easement Program Coordinator, 352-338-9508 crenal.francis@usda.gov

Landowners can learn more at two workshops that will cover the benefits and funding opportunities for conservation easements. This is for landowners with forested lands in Columbia, Baker, Union, Bradford, Clay, Putnam, Marion, and Lake counties, who are eligible to apply for conservation easements with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The application deadline is Oct. 15. Representatives from  UF IFAS Extension, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and North Florida Land Trust will be available to answer questions and help with the application process.

LOCATION:

Aug. 29, 6 p.m. 971 W. Duval Street, Lake City, Fla.

Sept. 5, 6 p.m. at Putnam County Extension Center, 111 Yelvington Road Suite 1.  East Palatka, Fla.


NFLT’S Naturalist Tour of Spoonbill Pond |Monthly |8:30 am-11:30 am

Contact Emily Dunn, Stewardship Manager for more info: edunn@nflt.org

Join Ron Pfeffer, Coastal Systems Florida Master Naturalist, for a guided tour of Spoonbill Pond. Ron is a North Florida Land Trust volunteer and also a board member of the Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks, our co-sponsor for this tour series! 

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, as well as the mission of Friends of TISP to support the state parks through outreach, volunteerism, and more. 

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. 

DATE AND TIME:

  • October 5, 2019
  • November 2
  • December 7
  • January 4, 2020
  • February 1
  • March 7
  • April 11

8:30 AM – 11:3AM  

COST AND SIGN-UPS:  Space is limited; sign-up for free at https://signup.com/go/EdLUZwf 

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

PARTNERS: Ron Pfeffer, Coastal Systems Florida Master Naturalist & Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks 

AUDIENCE: NFLT & Friends of TISP supporters 

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


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.