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North Florida Land Trust, Inc.

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Causes: Environment, Forest Conservation, Land Resources Conservation, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

Mission: NFLT, founded in 1999, seeks to preserve the special places which give Northeast Florida a unique quality of life. The pressure of development threatens our quality of life and through land donations and conservation easements, we seek to preserve the scenic and natural values of the land. We work with landowners, public agencies, and other conservation organizations to find ways to preserve the scenic and natural open spaces in our area.

Results: Properties protected include: • Moccasin Slough, 250 acres, Fleming Island/Clay • Pescatello Island, 30 acres, Timucuan Preserve/Duval • River Branch Preserve, 360 acre Conservation Easement, Atlantic Beach/Duval • Gloria Child Goelz Preserve, 41 acres owned, Ponte Vedra Beach/St. Johns • Bogey Creek Landing, 4.67 acres owned, Pumpkin Hill/ Timucuan Preserve/Duval • Cummer Family Home, 2.4 acre Conservation Easement, Mandarin/Duval • Fish Island, 15.5 acre Conservation Easement, Anastasia Island/St. Johns • Basala Chico, 160 acre Conservation Easement with 5,000 foot of frontage on St. Mary’s River, Florida/Georgia border, Hilliard/Nassau

Target demographics: • is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization• spans seven counties: Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns• partners with landowners, local government and environmental organizations • is a member of the national Land Trust Alliance

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1 million plus

Geographic areas served: 7 Counties - Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns

Programs: The NFLT's major programs consist of working with conservation-minded landowners who wish to preserve their lands, either through donation of conservation easements, or through purchase of their easements or land under various private, state and local preservation and conservation programs.

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4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Douglas S. C.

Board Member

Rating: 5

From inside and out, from officer to board member to donor, I have watched this organization grow, improve, gather outstanding staff, develop a system of identifying the most important lands in North Florida for conservation, and then create a plan to preserve those lands. This is a community benefit organization worthy of your time, you money, your wisdom....whatever you can spare.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with North Florida Land Trust. I took early retirement from a 33 yr career because I needed to do something meaningful with a lasting impact. North Florida Land Trust preserves the natural beauty and ecological health of our region by protecting lands and ecosystems. This is an important legacy for future generations. These lands provide ecological services such as wildlife habitat, water and air quality, aquifer recharge, flood water buffering, fisheries nurseries and others, as well as proving aesthetic and recreational opportunities. These services are critical to the health of the growing population of North Florida. As a volunteer, I am gratified to be a part of this. And with the encouragement of the Land Trust I became an associate instructor in the Florida Master Naturalist Program, a University of Florida extension service program. The Land Trust provides meeting space, field opportunities and speakers for these classes. I enjoy supporting the Land Trust with my time and with my donations because I think it is one of the most important things we can do for generations to come.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

NFLT has a dedicated, resourceful and effective staff that works trust activities aggressively for the 7 counties of NE FLA. NFLT is over 10 years old and every year they are able to improve and improvise ways to organize the people with the beautiful land of NE FLA. Support and sponsorship is what they need to continue to protect the land for all to share.

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Donor

Rating: 5

NFLT is one Northeast Florida's greatest assets when it comes to land conservation and saving public access to "old Florida" and our beautiful marshes and tributaries -- through this organization's commitment and ability to work with private landholders and the creative use of conversation easements, NFLT has been able to preserve lands that otherwise would have been densely developed and forever lost for all to enjoy. Most importantly, this includes preserving environmentally sensitive areas for wildlife habitat and wildlife corridors.

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