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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Oceanwise 2017

We are pleased to announce the date of our eighth annual Oceanwise – An Evening for the Estuaries on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Oceanwise is the Friends of the GTM Reserve’s signature fundraising benefit to support the GTM Research Reserve. The annual event takes place on the Guana River where guests enjoy an evening of music, beverages, sustainably sourced food from the area’s finest restaurants, a silent auction, and breathtaking sunset. Money raised through Oceanwise funds ecological education programs, research by local and visiting scientists, and stewardship of the Reserve landscape.

To reserve your tickets click HERE. To sponsor Oceanwise, call 904-823-4526 or email GTM_Friends@gtmnerr.org and include “Sponsorship” in the subject.