Tag Archives: Intracoastal Waterway

Dutton Island Preserve_Photo Will Dickey

The Timucuan Trails: Dutton Island Park and Preserve

By Hallie Stevens, Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation, Inc. Dutton Island is really two Timucuan Trail parks: Dutton Island I (Dutton Island Preserve), managed by the and Dutton Island II (Dutton Island Park and Preserve expansion), managed by the . Both preserves consist of unspoiled salt marsh, pine flat woods, scrub, and live oak hammocks. The western edge of Dutton Island I is bordered by the . Eagles are commonly seen while fishing on the pier at the north end of the island. A curiosity at Dutton Island II are the random birdhouses along the hiking trails, high up in the trees. Dutton …

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Finding Florida: Castaway Island Preserve

SEPTEMBER PARK OF THE MONTH  is truly a neighborhood “pocket park” that’s chocked full of easy access trails, intracoastal scenic overlooks and a beautiful butterfly garden. Consisting of 235 acres, this park is a wonderful mix of upland scrub, which is an important habitat for many birds and other wildlife with breathtaking views of the marsh and intracoastal waterway. It boasts 10 overlooks throughout the park providing incredible views. The butterfly garden at the entrance of the park is routinely rehabilitated by the students of of Northeast Florida, with the help of the , and . It’s a hidden gem …

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Atlantic Beach: Home Beach Home

Atlantic Beach is one of those rare geographical locations that only occupies a single side of a major roadway. If you straddle the middle yellow line at the foot of Atlantic Boulevard, you can put one foot in and the other in . For me, the last 20 years of my life existed south of the yellow line. It wasn’t until last spring that I officially stepped beyond the divide and into life in Atlantic Beach. I’ve lived in a dozen tiny beach apartments since migrating across the in the early 90’s. Each had its own peculiar blend of salty …

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Amendement 1, St. Johns Riverkeeper, On the River

Protecting Our Water – What Amendment 1 funds can do for Northeast Florida

In November of 2014, Florida voters overwhelmingly said “Yes” to a constitutional amendment that would provide dedicated funding to conserve critical lands and protect our water resources. If you were wondering what that has to do with an entertainment magazine, then you should probably learn more about the priority list of 119 properties sprinkled throughout the state that need more funding, with more than half in north Florida. This “wish list” is developed by Florida’s Acquisition and Restoration Council, the ARC, which evaluates and ranks state land acquisitions based on more than 40 different attributes. Having a wide variety of …

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