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. One of 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves in the country, this 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.

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

Come see all our different resources available at the reserve.

Season of giving

We want to wish you and yours a peaceful holiday season and hope you will spend a bit of your time enjoying all that nature provides for us. It’s a great time to visit the trails, walk our beaches, and disconnect from the hustle and bustle.

As you plan your holiday shopping, please consider choosing the Friends of the GTM Reserve as your AmazonSmile partner.

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile offers the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products your purchase to the Friends of the GTM Reserve. To sign up, click HERE and be sure to shop smile.amazon.com this holiday season.

Please consider supporting the Reserve. 

The generosity of our Friends knows no bounds and we are humbled by your decision to support the Reserve. Here are a few ways you can contribute:

Membership: Join or renew your Friends membership for the upcoming 2019 year by clicking HERE.

Contribute: Make a donation as part of your end-of-year giving plan and help support the research, education, and stewardship at the GTM by clicking HERE.

Planned giving: Please consider naming the Friends of the GTM Reserve as a beneficiary of your retirement assets, life insurance policy, or bank accounts.  Click HERE for the information you need to provide your advisor.

Donation of securities: Make a bigger impact by donating long-term appreciated securities, including stock, bonds, and mutual funds, directly. Compared with donating cash, or selling your appreciated securities and contributing the after-tax proceeds, you may be able to increase your gift and your tax deduction. Click HERE for our Donation of Securities form.

We know how thankful you are for the bounty the GTM Research Reserve provides for us. Here at the Reserve, we are thankful for all of YOU.