Nassau County Planning Director to speak on new tree ordinance at Amelia Tree Conservancy Annual Meeting

Amelia Tree Conservancy
Media Release
Submitted by Lyn Pannone
November 4, 2021


Amelia Island Tree Conservancy

Wednesday, November 10
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
American Beach Community Center
1600 Julia Street, Fernandina Beach FL 32034

Registration & Networking | 6:00 pm – 6:30pm Program & Awards | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Special Presentation:
The Revised Amelia Island Tree Protection and Replacement Ordinance

• Extends tree protection, which currently only applies to nonresidential, multi-family, and residential subdivisions, to include single-family development, including those lots previously grandfathered;
• Allows flexibility and mitigation while in the end retaining or planting 100% of initial protected tree dbh (diameter at breast height);
• Creates the Nassau County-Amelia Island Tree Commission;
• Creates the Amelia Island Tree Fund;
• Creates the Amelia Island Tree Planting Program;
• Defines a Specimen Tree;
• Sets Minimum Tree Preservation and Replacement Standards

Special Presentation by:
Thad Crowe, Director, Nassau County Planning Department

Mr. Crowe’s education includes a Bachelors Degree in Geography from the University of Georgia and a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from Georgia Tech. He holds certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners. Mr. Crowe’s work experience includes 33 years of public and private sector planning positions throughout North Florida and South Georgia. He has extensive experience in the development of zoning codes and comprehensive plans, pedestrian and bicycle paths, development review, and historic preservation. He is the recipient of multiple awards including the George W. Simons, Jr. Memorial Award for lifetime achievement, received from the Florida Planning and Zoning Association in 2013.

Please RSVP to [email protected]

Vaccination status not requested, mask wearing encouraged.

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Alan. Frampton
Alan. Frampton (@guest_63098)
2 years ago

Keep Amelia Island stuck in time. Don’t commercialization it . People will destroy all of the history this island has , you only have history once