North Florida Land Trust adds Associate Director of Land Protection to their team

Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018 – North Florida Land Trust is pleased to announce Rebecca Perry has joined their team as Associate Director of Land Protection. Perry will initiate, plan and implement land conservation projects throughout NFLT’s seven-county focus area with a special emphasis in the Ocala to Osceola, or O2O, wildlife corridor. Within the O2O, Perry will be responsible for administering the Regional Conservation Partnership Program award, totaling more than $3.5 million, a portion of which will be used to acquire conservation easements over the next five years. Perry will also be supporting the Director in providing outreach to the planning and development community.

Perry comes to NFLT after working with The Nature Conservancy. She has more than 15 years of experience in the environmental field and in the coordination and implementation of land protection strategies to protect diversity and natural resources. At The Nature Conservancy, she helped protect more than 9,000 acres across Florida and managed a 5,000-acre mitigation bank. She has proven success in working with federal, state and local government partners and the private sector to accomplish conservation objectives.

Perry is a native of Florida and has a passion for nature and protecting natural resources. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies from Rollins College and is a licensed real estate sales associate. She is also a devoted yogi and teaches yoga in Keystone Heights where she lives with her husband and two sons.

About North Florida Land Trust

North Florida Land Trust is a non-profit organization who serves as a champion of environmental protection primarily in Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Union and Volusia counties. NFLT was founded in 1999 and has protected thousands of acres of environmentally significant land including property at Big Talbot Island, the River Branch Preserve, Pumpkin Hill State Park, Moccasin Slough, along the St. Mary’s River and other valued natural areas predominantly in Northeast Florida. NFLT is funded largely by private and corporate contributions and works closely with private landowners and other public agencies at all levels of government, not-for-profit partners, and foundations.  For more information, visit www.northfloridalandtrust.org.