Amelia Island, Florida. – The North Florida Land Trust invites the community to join them and the Amelia Forever Campaign Committee for a hypothetical event to discuss conservation on Amelia Island.
The Amelia Forever campaign was launched last year to raise money for the remaining natural spaces found on the island of Amelia.
On October 20 at 11:30 a.m., the non-profit land conservation organization and committee will present their plan to the public. You can register for free at nflt.org/2020/09/29/ameliaforevervirtualevent/.
The virtual event will take attendees on a tour of the wild lands of Amelia Island through videotapes and photography by Amelia Stan Kottel Island residents and Stefan Limburg. The visual story will showcase the spaces Amelia Forever’s campaign has preserved and hopes to protect. The NFLT and the committee will also lay out their plan on what to do to protect other vital lands on Amelia Island that still need protection.
“One of the best things about Amelia Island is its beautiful landscapes,” said Jim McCarthy, president of the NFL. “But we need to act now to preserve those lands before they are lost forever.” “The investment you make in your community now will ensure that the next generation enjoy the beauty of Amelia Island. We hope that you will join us on October 20 to learn more about the Amelia Forever campaign and how you can make a difference for the island’s future.”
A $ 100,000 match was released for the Amelia Forever campaign in September by major donors to the campaign to save a 3.1-acre estate protecting Egan’s Creek Greenway to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. They still need more than $ 60,000 to face the match. Preserving the property will prevent the construction of two large homes along the Green Path and will protect the habitats of wading birds, gopher turtles, cats and other wildlife.
The Amelia Forever campaign is focused on raising money for conservation in Amelia. The campaign has raised $ 610,835 since its inception in 2019 and has helped preserve three properties in partnership with City of Fernandina Beach; 3.3 acres along Citrona Drive, 5.9 acres on North 11th Street and 1.58 acres also on North 11th Street.
Donations to the Amelia Forever campaign can be made by submitting a check with Amelia Forever in the memo line. Checks can be sent to the NFLT to 843 W. Monroe St., Jacksonville FL 32202. Donors can also donate online at www.nflt.org/ameliaforever Or call Geneva Fletcher at gfletcher@NFLT.org Or (904) 479-1962.
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