The number of Amelia Island sea turtle nests through June 30, 2019 has shattered the previous nesting record set back in 2016 for the same time period through June, and by quite a lot.
The Wild Amelia Nature Festival features a sea turtle release at Fernandina’s Main Beach. The centerpiece event is the Eco-Expo at Rec Center. Plus fun eco tours at various venues including Egans Greenway, boat cruises on the river, and kayaking adventures.
As we celebrate both Earth Day and Arbor Day this week, the timing seems perfect to feature a local conservation collaboration, the Amelia Island Conservation Network (AICN).
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 […]