Happy Thanksgiving from GTM Research Reserve!

We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving filled with kind acts toward others and the community! The staff at GTM Research Reserve is thankful for our dedicated volunteers! The Friends of the GTM Reserve is celebrating #GivingTuesday on November 29, 2016, with an oyster shell bagging event at GTM Research Reserve. This day of giving is fueled by the power [...]

November 24th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving from GTM Research Reserve!

NERRds on the Water Research Blog

Did you know our research scientists here at GTM Research Reserve have their own blog? The NERRds, as they affectionately call themselves, want to share information about their research and why it is important. Their blog is informative, accessible, and above all, fun! Check out this recent article on oysters and you'll be hooked! For [...]

November 22nd, 2016|News|Comments Off on NERRds on the Water Research Blog

Flagler College T.O.T.E. Students Cleanup Marina!

Flagler College students, who are part of the GTM Research Reserve’s T.O.T.E. (Teachers on the Estuary) program, led and organized a marine debris cleanup at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. The T.O.T.E. program is a teacher training initiative of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System that strives to incorporate estuary and watershed education into local [...]

November 9th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Flagler College T.O.T.E. Students Cleanup Marina!


Spots are available to join our monthly guided exploration hike at GTM Research Reserve! The weather is set to be gorgeous, so why not go on an educational hike with one of our guides this Saturday from 8:30 - 10:30 am? Guests will learn about the cultural history of the Guana Peninsula as well as the [...]

November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TAKE A HIKE WITH US THIS WEEKEND!

Festival Fundraiser Tonight!

The Estu-Scary Festival and Haunted Forest is here! Tonight marks the first night of the first ever Halloween celebration at GTM Research Reserve. The Friends of the GTM Reserve is hosting the fundraiser event on October 27-29. Join us for fun games, candy and more, all for free! Then, the bravest among you can venture [...]

October 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Festival Fundraiser Tonight!

Estu-Scary Halloween Event!

Are you looking for a frighteningly fun way to celebrate our local wildlife and estuary during Halloween? Then, head to GTM Research Reserve (Guana Dam), 505 Guana River Road in Ponte Vedra Beach, for our first ever Estu-SCARY Festival and Haunted Forest event! The Festival happens on three consecutive nights - October 27, 28, 29 from [...]

October 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Estu-Scary Halloween Event!


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 [...]

October 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.

October 10th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Closures at GTM Until Further Notice!

Saturday’s Family Seining CANCELED!

The Family Seining event scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8 at the GTM Research Reserve is cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather. On the second and fourth Saturday of every month, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. we lead a guided family seining activity. Visitors will get the chance to pull a seine net through Guana Lake, collecting [...]

October 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Saturday’s Family Seining CANCELED!

The Estuary Examiner – Check Out Our Latest Edition!

The fall edition of our newsletter is here! "The Estuary Examiner" is filled with articles, a few videos, and information about GTM Research Reserve's education, research and stewardship programs and events. Click here to check out the fall 2016 issue. Enjoy!

October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Estuary Examiner – Check Out Our Latest Edition!