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Management Programs of Nassau River - St. Johns River Marshes and Fort Clinch Aquatic Preserves Quick Topics
  • Resource Management

    Our management activities were many and varied. We advised the Northeast District of the Department of Environmental Protection, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, St Johns River Water Management District, the City of Jacksonville, and Nassau County on proposed development projects that may impact water and environmental quality within the watersheds of the aquatic preserves. We had contributed our knowledge of local resources to address issues relevant to county comprehensive plans as well as assisting to develop management plans with our many partners in the protection of these valuable ecosystems and the species that depend on them. We were also active members of the Timucuan Shorebird Partnership and the First Coast Invasives Working Group and were a part of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network.

Water quality monitoring station attached to dock

  • Education and Outreach

    The outreach program has touched thousands of both youths and adults. Through participation in events throughout the year, in schools as well as public venues, staff teaught about these complex natural systems, stressing why they are important to all, and focus on what can be done individually to help protect Florida's unique natural heritage.
  • Research and Monitoring

    Staff collaborated with state and local agencies, including Florida DEP, Northeast District; Talbot Islands State Park (Florida State Parks), Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve (National Park Service), US Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the City of Jacksonville, The Nature Conservancy and local universities to carry out various monitoring projects. Some of these include long-term water quality monitoring, oyster reef mapping, shorebird census, diamondback terrapin nesting success evaluation, and flushing and hydrological modeling of the system.


Last updated: November 05, 2012

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