North Florida Land Trust
February 23, 2018
Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 22, 2018 – North Florida Land Trust is hosting an evening paddle along the Guana River on Feb. 27 to give participants a chance to see the unique landscapes and wildlife that inhabit the area. Kayakers will take off from the North Guana Outpost at 4:30 p.m. and will paddle through the southern portion of the Guana River Preserve and into the Guana River Wildlife Management Area.
“This is a beautiful part of Northeast Florida and home to natural habitats and wildlife indicative of Florida,” said Jim McCarthy, president of NFLT. “Paddlers could see a variety of wildlife including turtles, otters, herons, egrets and waterfowl. Natural habitats, like this, are what we work to preserve on a daily basis.”
Those interested in participating in the launch are asked to sign up online athttps://904tix.com/events/winter-paddle-at-nflts-guana-river-preserve. If you need to rent a kayak, it is $20 for a single kayak or $25 for a tandem kayak. If you bring your own kayak, the paddle is free, but you must still register for the event due to a limited group size. Contact Emily Dunn at [email protected] for more information.
North Guana Outpost is located at 4415 Mickler Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The paddle will begin at 4:30 p.m. and end around sunset. Participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes early for check-in and a safety briefing. NFLT recommends wearing long sleeves, clothes/shoes that you won’t mind getting wet, and recommends bringing bug spray and a reusable water bottle.
About North Florida Land Trust
North Florida Land Trust is a non-profit organization who serves as a champion of land conservation 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, 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 www.northfloridalandtrust.org.