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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 UNDERWAY!

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!

OceanWise Gala: A Huge Success!

Friends of the GTM Reserve's gala fundraising event, OceanWise: An Evening for the Estuaries was a huge success! Music played on the Turtle Pad; sustainable food was provided by area restaurants; a silent auction (which included a Hobie Mirage Tandem Island kayak); a Turtle Crawl game co-hosted by GTM Research Reserve Director, Dr. Mike Shirley and emcee, Jessica [...]

September 30th, 2016|News|Comments Off on OceanWise Gala: A Huge Success!

National Estuaries Day & OceanWise Celebrated Tomorrow!

National Estuaries Day and OceanWise will be celebrated tomorrow, Sept. 24, at the GTM Research Reserve! The Reserve invites families to celebrate by participating in the family seining clinics beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Guana Dam, and then, at noon join the fun at the family fishing clinic in the Environmental Education Center's classroom 2. [...]

September 23rd, 2016|News|Comments Off on National Estuaries Day & OceanWise Celebrated Tomorrow!

First Coast News Reporter to Emcee OceanWise!

We are honored that First Coast News Reporter Jessica Clark will serve as emcee for the Friends of the GTM Reserve's seventh annual gala event, OceanWise: An Evening for the Estuaries! Last year, Jessica visited the Reserve with "Lewis and Clark" co-host, Lewis Turner, to film a segment on the GTM trails during National Estuaries Week. Take [...]

September 16th, 2016|News|Comments Off on First Coast News Reporter to Emcee OceanWise!

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