Keep Nassau Beautiful
Submitted by Lynda Bell
February 15, 2022
Planting Nassau’s Future
Keep Nassau Beautiful plans to distribute up to 500 free trees to Nassau County residents.
Locations: Callahan, Saturday, March 12, Yulee, Saturday, March 26, and Fernandina Beach, Saturday, April 2.
Keep Nassau Beautiful (KNB) volunteers and partner organizations will be holding three free-tree drive-through events where residents will pick up one or two free trees to be planted in Nassau County.
Individuals, businesses, and organizations may reserve free trees by completing a few simple steps; reviewing UF/IFAS Extension tree fact sheets for the available species and viewing an educational video led by UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension. Once the on-line learning is complete residents will be ready to complete the reservation form to select their preferred tree species and pick-up location. Completion of the reservation form is required 72 hours prior to the drive-through event. Nassau County proof of residency is required to pick up one or two of our 3-gallon size trees. Residents are also asked to help the tree get its best chance at a healthy long life by following a watering schedule while their tree gets established.
Free tree drive-through events are scheduled as follows: Callahan, Saturday, March 12, Yulee, Saturday, March 26, and Fernandina Beach, Saturday, April 2. All events will be held between 9am – 11am. Details and reservation form at https://keepnassaubeautiful.org/news-and-events/.
The project is being generously funded through dedicated grants, fundraising activities and private donations. Liberty Landscape Supply sponsors the supply of up to 5-species of trees for the drive-through events. The City of Fernandina Beach funds trees for residents of the City of Fernandina Beach. Up to 500 trees will be distributed and species are available while supplies last.
“Trees are essential to addressing the negative effects of climate change, maintaining wildlife habitat, retaining property values and providing aesthetic beauty,” said Mike Cole, KNB Board Chair, “Keep Nassau Beautiful is honored to host these free tree drive-through events which engage residents in keeping Nassau County green and beautiful for future generations.”
For more information KNB@KeepNassauBeautiful.org or 904-261-0165.
Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc. is working to inspire, educate, and equip individuals, groups, businesses and governments to take action to make Nassau County a place where residents, visitors and wildlife can thrive and experience the beauty of Nassau County. www.keepnassaubeautiful.org