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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Friends of the GTM Reserve Annual Membership Meeting

On Tuesday, December 6th, the Friends of the GTM Reserve held their annual membership meeting at the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center. Reserve manager, Dr. Mike Shirley, reported on the impact the Friends have on the various programs and highlighted projects the Friends members funded over the past year. Ellen Leroy-Reed, the Friends new Executive Director, spoke about upcoming initiatives and invited members to provide feedback on key priority areas for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Friends board chair, Deborah Brennan Magri, hosted the event with fellow board members and welcomed the meeting’s guest speaker, Madison Toonder, citizen scientist and student ambassador, who talked about her mentor experience with the GTM Research Reserve Staff.

To review the full report, click HERE.