Living Shoreline Project At Old Town Fernandina

An interesting environmental project is underway, the Old Town Fernandina Living Shoreline Project (A.K.A. the “Crab Trap” Project). According to the St. Marys’ Riverkeeper, the objective is “to establish a wave break that will halt or slow erosion of the marsh while simultaneously providing oyster habitat, and to reestablish lost marsh vegetation along the shoreline […]

Amelia Bluff Development Dilemma

An island development controversy arose recently when concern was raised about whether a new community under construction was being built on property that is “conservation” land.

Conjecture Surrounds Amelia Island Oceanfront Parcel

New hotel? Oceanfront condos? Conjecture hovers over large undeveloped acreage with beach frontage on the south end of Amelia Island.

2019 Shrimp Festival Parade

This year’s Shrimp Festival Parade is Thursday, May 2, 2019, starting at 6 pm in downtown Fernandina Beach. The parade’s 2019 theme is “Rock N Roll Shrimp.”

Nassau County Code Change Allows Accessory Dwellings

Nassau County Adopts Accessory Dwelling Regulations On February 25, 2019, the Nassau County, Florida Board of County Commissioners voted to approve changes to the County Land Development Code (LDC) to allow accessory dwellings County-wide. The changes originated from a subcommittee of the County’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC), who were tasked with working on draft […]

The Power of One

Editor’s note: Contributing columnist, Steve Nicklas, expresses his views and insight on various topics in Marketplace column. __STEVE’S MARKETPLACE__ The power of one. One of anything. In Fernandina Beach, the power of one is exponential, at least to some city officials. Take the complaints of one oceanfront homeowner about people driving carelessly on the beaches. […]

Looks Like Prosperity

Editor’s note: Contributing columnist, Steve Nicklas, expresses his views and insight on various topics in Marketplace column. __STEVE’S MARKETPLACE__ If you look around, it’s difficult to see a recession on the ocean’s horizon. The disruption in the economy several months ago turned out to be a few storm clouds. But you cannot turn on the […]

Sand, Submarines and Sea Turtles

See photos and video about dredging process and sand placement at Fernandina Beach, Fort Clinch, and Amelia Island State Park.