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GTM Beach Volunteer Cleanup Post Hurricane Matthew

GTM beach volunteer cleanup post Hurricane Matthew was a two-day event on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16. Over 50 volunteers representing Wells Fargo, Fidelity Investments, Vystar Credit Union, Cub Scouts Pack 111 in St. Johns, Citibank, and James Weldon Johnson College Preparatory Middle School came out to lend a hand. As an update, [...]

2016-10-17T09:27:24-04:00October 17th, 2016|News|Comments Off on GTM Beach Volunteer Cleanup Post Hurricane Matthew

GTM UPDATE: CLEANUP UNDERWAY!

GTM UPDATE: Cleanup is underway at the GTM Research Reserve, Ponte Vedra Beach and also Marineland office. The River-to-Sea trail walk in Marineland scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 12 has been canceled! The good news is that Guana Dam has now been re-opened! However, the Middle Beach and South Beach access parking lots remain closed indefinitely until the boardwalks [...]

2016-10-11T12:58:35-04:00October 11th, 2016|News|Comments Off on GTM UPDATE: CLEANUP UNDERWAY!

Closures at GTM Until Further Notice!

Due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew, there are several closures at GTM Research Reserve until further notice - Middle Beach Access Parking Lot, South Beach Access Parking Lot and Guana Dam. GTM staff is working to repair all areas as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information, please call 904-823-4500.

2016-10-10T07:21:45-04:00October 10th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Closures at GTM Until Further Notice!

OceanWise Gala: A Huge Success!

Friends of the GTM Reserve's gala fundraising event, OceanWise: An Evening for the Estuaries was a huge success! Music played on the Turtle Pad; sustainable food was provided by area restaurants; a silent auction (which included a Hobie Mirage Tandem Island kayak); a Turtle Crawl game co-hosted by GTM Research Reserve Director, Dr. Mike Shirley and emcee, Jessica [...]

2016-09-30T07:55:51-04:00September 30th, 2016|News|Comments Off on OceanWise Gala: A Huge Success!

National Estuaries Day & OceanWise Celebrated Tomorrow!

National Estuaries Day and OceanWise will be celebrated tomorrow, Sept. 24, at the GTM Research Reserve! The Reserve invites families to celebrate by participating in the family seining clinics beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Guana Dam, and then, at noon join the fun at the family fishing clinic in the Environmental Education Center's classroom 2. [...]

2016-09-23T10:52:35-04:00September 23rd, 2016|News|Comments Off on National Estuaries Day & OceanWise Celebrated Tomorrow!

Friends Executive Director Interviewed on First Coast Connect!

This morning Friends of the GTM Reserve's Executive Director Ellen Leroy-Reed was interviewed by WJCT First Coast Connect host Melissa Ross about the GTM Research Reserve, National Estuaries Day and OceanWise. Listen here. If you haven't signed up for the National Estuaries Day family seining events, click here. To register for the family fishing clinic, [...]

2016-09-21T14:05:05-04:00September 21st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Friends Executive Director Interviewed on First Coast Connect!

ADOPT-A-NEST AT OCEANWISE!

Adopt-a-Nest at this Saturday's OceanWise gala event! If you're a turtle lover, and who isn't, you might want to think about becoming a proud turtle parent! Supporting the Reserve's Adopt-a-Nest program helps sponsor the research on marine turtles, while learning about their behavior and nest success. Your generous donation will help fund: Ongoing research on nesting [...]

2016-09-20T10:37:35-04:00September 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on ADOPT-A-NEST AT OCEANWISE!

First Coast News Reporter to Emcee OceanWise!

We are honored that First Coast News Reporter Jessica Clark will serve as emcee for the Friends of the GTM Reserve's seventh annual gala event, OceanWise: An Evening for the Estuaries! Last year, Jessica visited the Reserve with "Lewis and Clark" co-host, Lewis Turner, to film a segment on the GTM trails during National Estuaries Week. Take [...]

2016-09-16T15:14:35-04:00September 16th, 2016|News|Comments Off on First Coast News Reporter to Emcee OceanWise!

Guided Exploration Hike CANCELLED!

The Guided Exploration Hike scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3 at the GTM Research Reserve is cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather. On the first Saturday of every month from 8:30-10:30 a.m., visitors can learn about the cultural history of the Guana Peninsula as well as the natural biodiversity of the reserve during a guided [...]

2016-08-31T08:35:42-04:00August 31st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Guided Exploration Hike CANCELLED!

A Terrapin Tale: GTM Volunteer to the Rescue!

During a routine beach patrol, one of our volunteers discovered a mature female diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) stranded on one of the GTM beaches. This is an unusual scenario given that the diamondback terrapin spends its entire lifecycle exclusively in estuarine waters. This displaced animal is of special concern, because while it is not yet listed as [...]

2016-08-30T08:26:37-04:00August 30th, 2016|News|Comments Off on A Terrapin Tale: GTM Volunteer to the Rescue!