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Nassau River - St. Johns River Marshes and Ft. Clinch Aquatic Preserves Quick Topics

"Situated amidst growing developmental pressure, these beautiful, natural and cultural areas require special attention and protection."

Location:

Nassau and Duval counties

Acreage:

77,000 acres of sovereign submerged lands

Contact:

Andrea Small
Aquatic Preserve Manager
505 Guana River Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
(904) 823-4500
Andrea.Small@dep.state.fl.us

 

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  • These areas are dominated by salt marsh through which frequent tidal flushing ensures the continuous transport of nutrients in and out of the estuary.
     
  • Oyster bars, tidal flats, and beaches are also integral parts of these dynamic systems.
     
  • Provides critical habitat to a wide variety of fish and wildlife, including endangered species, such as sea turtles, bald eagles, wood storks, least terns, Florida manatees and right whales.
     
  • More than 100 sites of archaeological and cultural significance have been identified.
     
  • The earliest inhabitants, the Timucuan Indians date back to 3500 BC, and were able to survive here because of the productive marsh areas.
     
  • Shellfish such as clams, mussels, oysters and whelks provided not only food for the Timucuan, but materials for tool making as well.

 

Last updated: August 02, 2013

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