OceanWise - An Evening for the Estuaries
GTM Research Reserve
Environmental Education Center
505 Guana River Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Date and Time
- Sat, Oct 19, 2013, 6 - 9 pm
On Saturday, October 19, 2013, the Friends of the GTM Reserve are hosting our fourth annual OceanWise -
An Evening for the Estuaries as a fund-raiser to support the mission of protecting and preserving our ocean
and estuary resources. This exciting event will take place overlooking the Guana River as guests dine on
sustainable seafood from area restaurants.
The Friends of the GTM Reserve is a well-established local citizen organization, which provides support to
the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Reserve is dedicated to the conservation
of natural biodiversity and cultural resources through research and monitoring to guide science-based
stewardship and educational strategies. The Reserve comprises over 73,000 acres south of Jacksonville (Duval
County) in St. Johns County on the northeast coast of Florida, one of the fastest growing regions in the state.
It is home to many forms of wildlife from bald eagles, to right whales, to river otters. The estuary and its
rich grounds provide our area its signature shrimp and other sea creatures.
Money raised from last year's event helped fund ecological education programs for local youth, research by local
and visiting scientists, and stewardship of the Reserve landscape.
Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at
members of the Friends of the GTM Reserve Manatee level and
above may contact the Friends office to purchase their OceanWise
2013 tickets using their member discount at 904-823-4527 or