North Florida Land Trust is commemorating Earth Day with a clean-up on Big Talbot Island

NFLT Media Release
April 20, 2017 3:46 p.m.


North Florida Land Trust will be spending Earth Day cleaning up a stretch of road on Big Talbot Island. NFLT is asking the public to join them on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to noon to clean up the section of highway to prevent trash from entering the state park and the waterways.

NFLT adopted the three-mile segment of Heckscher Drive/A1A between Houston Avenue and the Nassau Sound Bridge through the Florida Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Program. To sign up to help, visit or contact Genevieve Fletcher at or (904) 479-1967.

It is recommended that volunteers wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, sunscreen and bug spray. NFLT will provide safety vest and will host a safety briefing prior to the clean-up. Volunteers are asked to bring a reusable water bottle and water refills will be provided. Lunch will be served after the clean-up at NFLT’s Milam House on Big Talbot Island.

About North Florida Land Trust

North Florida Land Trust is a non-profit organization who serves as a champion of environmental protection primarily in Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns counties. NFLT was founded in 1999 and has protected thousands of acres of environmentally significant land including land at Big Talbot Island, the River Branch Preserve, Pumpkin Hill State Park, Moccasin Slough, along the St. Mary’s River and other valued natural areas in Northeast Florida.  NFLT is funded largely by private and corporate contributions and works closely with private landowners and other public agencies at all levels of government, not-for-profit partners, and foundations.  For more information, visit

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