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OceanWise and Stewardship!

OceanWise helps support stewardship of the GTM Research Reserve's landscape. Shoreline erosion along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway has been identified as an ongoing issue within the Reserve. Storm surges and increased waves due to boat wakes threaten the stability of the shorelines and the edges of the marsh. In response to these threats, [...]

September 7th, 2016|Events|Comments Off on OceanWise and Stewardship!

A Terrapin Tale: GTM Volunteer to the Rescue!

During a routine beach patrol, one of our volunteers discovered a mature female diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) stranded on one of the GTM beaches. This is an unusual scenario given that the diamondback terrapin spends its entire lifecycle exclusively in estuarine waters. This displaced animal is of special concern, because while it is not yet listed as [...]

August 30th, 2016|News|Comments Off on A Terrapin Tale: GTM Volunteer to the Rescue!

OceanWise and Sustainable Seafood

OceanWise and sustainable seafood dishes make a winning combination for an enjoyable evening at GTM Research Reserve's Environmental Education Center in Ponte Vedra Beach on Saturday, Sept. 24. This event takes place on the shores of the Guana River where guests will enjoy food, beverages, music, a silent auction and a breathtaking sunset! Friends of the GTM Reserve [...]

August 26th, 2016|Events|Comments Off on OceanWise and Sustainable Seafood

Volunteers Unite to Remove Invasive Plants!

Thank you to all First Coast Invasive Working Group; Jacksonville chapter of CISV-International Peoples Project; Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens horticulturists, animal keepers, plant keepers, and zoo teens; and GTM Research Reserve volunteers and rangers who spent two hot, sweaty days tackling two pockets of beach vitex, Vitex rotundifolia in Ponte Vedra Beach! Twenty CISV volunteers participated from the [...]

August 1st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Volunteers Unite to Remove Invasive Plants!

OceanWise: An Evening for the Estuaries

Mark your calendars! The Friends of the GTM Reserve will be hosting the seventh annual Oceanwise: An Evening for the Estuaries on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. This fundraising event highlights the importance of protecting and preserving our ocean and estuary resources. There will be live music, local seafood prepared by chefs, and an [...]

July 22nd, 2016|News|Comments Off on OceanWise: An Evening for the Estuaries

From Nursery to Planting: 4-H Hydroponic Growing Experiment

The St. Johns Marine Ecology 4-H Club, in collaboration with the GTM Research Reserve, recently got the full salt marsh experience! The 4-H Club received a Service Learning in Aquatic and Marine Education and Conservation grant to test out the use of different substrates to use in order to grow smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) plugs. The plugs [...]

June 2nd, 2016|Education, Events, News|Comments Off on From Nursery to Planting: 4-H Hydroponic Growing Experiment

The Estuary Examiner Spring 2016

Greetings, We hope you enjoy this spring issue of "The Estuary Examiner." It's filled with lots of articles and information about GTM Research Reserve's education, research and stewardship programs and events. Click here to check out the Spring 2016 issue.  Happy Spring, GTM Research Reserve

March 17th, 2016|News|Comments Off on The Estuary Examiner Spring 2016