Celebrating annual return of endangered North Atlantic right whales to the warm coastal water off northeast Florida and Georgia.
A gathering of all the conservation organizations on Amelia Island, over 65 exhibitors, kids activities, food vendors, and entertainment.
DATE & TIMES:
November 6 & 7, 2021
LOCATION: Main Beach, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Fl
CHECK IT OUT: http://www.rightwhalefestival.com/
Normally scheduled for the third weekend in May, the Nature Festival will return later and smaller just for this year.
(This temporary change is due to continuing coronavirus restrictions.)
Wild Amelia will have exhibits and activities at the
Right Whale Festival
November 6-7, 2021
Main Beach, Amelia
Stay tuned for more details.
Find out all about Wild Amelia
9am to 1:00pm
Wild Amelia is a group of volunteers, both Board Members and general members, who wish to protect the natural habitat remaining on Amelia Island, a barrier island in northeast Florida, and its surrounding areas. We are a group of nature-minded citizens that works to educate residents and visitors about our bioregion through events and programs designed to educate and entertain, while promoting a conservation ethic.
Wild Nite guest speakers are leading experts on a wide range of subjects about the natural world in the Amelia Island area.
Presentations are held at 7pm on the second Tuesday of each month, September–May, at the historical Peck Center in Fernandina Beach, FL.
The complete season schedule will be listed on this page in late August. Watch our Facebook page and monthly press releases in the News Leader for information on each month's Wild Nite.
Amelia Tree Conservancy
Comp Plan Webinar Discussions
The City and County Comprehensive Plans and Land Development Codes are the most important local documents for determining the future of Amelia Island.
The Comp Plan/LDC Working Group is a group of citizens providing input on the Fernandina Beach and then the Nassau County Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code. Although organized by Amelia Tree Conservancy, its composition represents a far broader scope of interests. Our group is deeply grateful to those in the community who have provided expertise.
Join discussion sessions to learn about our draft and provide input.
Please come out and enjoy the beauty and adventure of Fort Clinch State Park!
Fort Clinch State Park is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
A row of cannons staring across the St. Mary’s River into Georgia are silent testimony to the strategic importance of Fort Clinch during the Civil War. Visitors can explore the fort’s many rooms, galleries and grounds, and learn about the life of a Union soldier through unparalleled living history programs.
The historic fort is only one aspect of this diverse 1,400-acre park. Maritime hammocks with massive arching live oaks provide a striking backdrop for hiking and biking on the park’s many trails.
The park is known for its gopher tortoises, painted buntings and other species of wildlife. Camping, fishing, shelling and shark-tooth hunting are popular activities.
Due to state restrictions we are not hosting or planning any events at this time.
Our volunteer opportunities are on hold at the moment.
We’ll be back soon!
Keep Nassau Beautiful
Help keep Nassau beautiful
Keep Nassau Beautiful is working to make every beach, park, playground and public space a clean and safe area for our community. We invite you to help us make Nassau County a green and beautiful place to live.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Keep Nassau Beautiful. Each year, we work with hundreds of individuals, school groups and civic organizations. Without out dedicated volunteers, we simply could not provide the resources needed to help keep our community free of litter and other harmful pollutants.
PLANTING NASSAU'S FUTURE
Visit our website https://keepnassaubeautiful.org/
North Florida Land Trust
American Beach, Amelia Island
American Beach, south end of Amelia Island has played a significant role in recent African American history.
The National Park Services owns the 8.5 acre sand dune. A project through the African American Civil Rights Grant Program, which works to document, interpret, and preserve the sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights, is funding ongoing rehabilitation work at Evans’ Rendezvous. The majority of other land at American Beach is held by private landholders.
Restrooms can be found at Burney Beachfront Park.
- NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Thanks to the citizens’ interest in pursuing conservation efforts on the island, NFLT’s existing partnerships with Amelia Tree Conservancy, the City of Fernandina Beach, Nassau County and the Tourist Development Council burgeoned into a community-wide effort to protect the island’s precious natural resources.
In 2019 the Amelia Forever Campaign Committee was formed to launch a fundraising and marketing initiative to preserve lands in need of protection. The Committee provides strategic direction on which properties to pursue and helps bring their conservation to fruition through garnered support.
Photo: Asparagus Fern
Invasive Plant Removal
What do we do?
Volunteers working together to remove invasive plants from
beaches, public and private land.
Why do we do it?
Invasive plants grow at an alarming rate and outcompete native plants that provide food and shelter for birds and wildlife.
What can YOU do?
Educate yourself about invasive plants. Identify the trees and plants that grow on your property.
Do NOT buy invasive plants at local nurseries or big box stores.
Volunteer - great camaraderie and satisfaction of being part of the solution.
Native Plant Society for alternative choices
CONTACT: Chadd Scott
Additional volunteer opportunities:
City of Fernandina Beach
CONTACT: Kathy Russell
The Beach Ambassadors program fills an important need for daily beach clean-ups during the busy summer season.
With more than 700,000 overnight visitors annually to Amelia Island, and more than 88,000 Nassau County residents, the beaches attract a lot of people.
Beach Ambassadors are local volunteers dedicated to eliminating the litter on Amelia Island beaches to protect beach habitat and to safeguard marine life.
Volunteers commit to adopt a section of beach and to clean-up one evening a week anytime between 5:30-8:00PM. They focus is on the tidal zone as we want to get the trash before it is washed into the sea by the night high tide.
Current sites include: North Beach, Main Beach, Seaside/Sadler Road, Peter's Point, and American Beach/Burney Road.
We welcome you to become a Beach Ambassador and help preserve Amelia Island ocean and beaches.