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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We need your help. Join, volunteer or donate today.

Learn about our different programs and events at the reserve.

Come see all our different resources available at the reserve.

Support GTM. Write a postcard.

Do you love the GTM Research Reserve? Would you like to let your congressional representatives know that the work done at the Reserve is important to you? Then join the Friends of the GTM Reserve on Thursday, March 23rd any time between 3pm and 5pm for a good, old fashioned postcard party!

The Friends will provide postcards, stamps, pens —  you provide the passion and commitment to keep the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) fully funded.

Meet us in the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center auditorium at 505  Guana River Road in Ponte Vedra Beach.

This event is open to EVERYONE and we encourage you to bring you friends, family, and colleagues with you. Are you a member of an organization that supports healthy ecosystems? Bring them all along. We need every voice to speak up in support of the NERRS.

If you’re unable to join us for the event, but would like to show your support you can download a postcard template HERE. If you’d like some facts about the GTM Research Reserve and how the Friends support their programs, click HERE.

To learn more about the event, email the Friends at GTM_Friends@GTMNERR.org or call (904) 823-4527.