North Florida Land Trust to Host Conservation Conversation

Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 27, 2017 – North Florida Land Trust is hosting a conservation conversation to discuss conservation efforts specifically in Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine and Julington/Durbin Creek. The land conservation organization is inviting the public out to Trasca & Co. Eatery in Ponte Vedra Beach on Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to hear about the importance of preserving lands in North Florida.

“We want to gather a group that can serve as a task force in St. Johns County to assist in getting the word out about how important conservation is to the area,” said Jim McCarthy, president of NFLT. “There are numerous properties in St. Johns County that we have targeted in our Preservation Portfolio that are in critical need of preservation.”

Trasca & Co. is located at 155 Tourside Drive in Ponte Vedra Beach. Those who can attend are asked to RSVP to Andrea Conover at or (904) 859-8993.

North Florida Land Trust is currently looking for donors to assist in the purchase of 4.3 acres of land along A1A North in St. Johns County next to the McGarvey-Goelz Preserve. The land, at 1105 A1A North, is a wetland parcel with 0.55 acres of uplands, which contains a mixture of live oak hammock and cabbage palm that is surrounded by the freshwater wetlands of the Guana River. Donations can be sent to NFLT, 2038 Gilmore St., Jacksonville, FL 32204 or donate online at For further information, contact Jim McCarthy at or call (904) 479-1967.

About North Florida Land Trust

North Florida Land Trust is a non-profit organization who serves as a champion of land conservation primarily in Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns, Union and Volusia counties. NFLT was founded in 1999 and has protected thousands of acres of environmentally significant land including land at Big Talbot Island, the River Branch Preserve, Pumpkin Hill, Moccasin Slough, along the St. Mary’s River and other valued natural areas 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