Welcome to the GTM Research Reserve!

Teeming with life, the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve) is a dynamic, ever changing place with many interconnected habitats from the ocean to the forests. The landscape protects and provides for a great diversity of plants and animals. People have historically changed and preserved this ecosystem. People are an important part of the future of this landscape. This is your reserve! Enjoy, share, and protect it. Visit us today!

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Learn about our different programs and events at the reserve.

Come see all our different resources available at the reserve.

Kayak Concessionaire Request for Proposal

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The Friends of the GTM Reserve is requesting proposals for the operation of a kayak concession at the GTM Research Reserve located at 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082.

If you wish to submit a proposal, click HERE for the RFP.

NOTE: All questions submitted by the deadline with responses can be found HERE.

Exception to the Proposal form can be found HERE.


Date of issue: June 19, 2017

Site visit: June 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Location – kayak building at Guana dam)

Questions submitted in writing: July 6, 2017

Answers posted at www.gtmnerr.org website: July 14, 2017

PROPOSALS DUE: July 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm

For more information, email ellen.leroy-reed@gtmnerr.org