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Free Event

GTM Marineland River-to-Sea Trail Walk

CANCELLED at GTM Research Reserve Marineland

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has directed that ALL events at the GTM Reserve scheduled between now and April 30, 2020, are CANCELLED.

GTM Research Reserve
9741 Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland, FL, 32137
(904) 823-4500
  • Coronavirus Update: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has directed that ALL events at the GTM Reserve scheduled between now and April 30, 2020, are cancelled. Call (904) 823-4500 or email here for more information.

    The Guana Tolomato Matanzas (GTM) Research Reserve offers a free guided trail walk through the River-to-Sea Preserve near Marineland on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

    A GTM Research Reserve interpretive guide leads the trail walk, pointing out shorebirds, mollusks, and shells, as well as how Native Americans lived in the area. Tour participants will also learn about the make-up of coquina rock, how beach vines and sea oats help anchor dunes, and why the dune ecosystem needs protection.

    Guests meet the interpretive guide at GTM Research Reserve Marineland Field Office. Participants are asked to wear comfortable walking shoes.

    Admission: Free, but reservations are required. Visit here to reserve a spot on the tour.

    When: From 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

    Where: The tour departs from the GTM Research Reserve Marineland Field Office, located at 9741 Ocean Shore Blvd in St. Augustine, FL 32080.

    GTMNERR is a protected stretch of land consisting of wetlands, estuaries, and more on Florida's East Coast that actively works to maintain and help preserve the natural landscape of Florida. The GTMNERR's volunteers and employees are dedicated to the preservation of an unspoiled and undeveloped natural treasure, supporting a vibrant ecosystem and subsystems. Please visit here for more information on the GTMNERR.

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