North Florida Land Trust Hosts Botany at the Bluffs: A Walk at Black Creek Ravines

Event set for Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 21, 2017 – North Florida Land Trust invites the public to join them for Botany at the Bluffs: A Walk at Black Creek Ravines Conservation Area. The event will take place on Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the conservation area in Middleburg. NFLT Conservation Coordinator Dr. Susan Carr will be leading the group through the woods near Black Creek to showcase the natural habitats including some interesting geological features and to explain the benefits of preservation.

“The Black Creek Ravines area is an uplands environment with a unique topography,” said Carr. “Those who join us for the guided tour will get to see steep ravines, which are unusual in Florida, along with the interesting forests and rare plants of this conservation area.”

Black Creek is a significant tributary to the St. Johns River and has wide and healthy floodplain swamps, as well as steep bluffs and ravines. NFLT has identified 5,077 acres along Black Creek that are in critical need of preservation. The lands are a mosaic of upland and wetland habitats that contribute to water quality preservation and serve as a buffer against increased flooding.

Space is limited for the Botany at the Bluffs. To participate in the guided tour, please RSVP to Courtney Cox at

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