Free Event

GTM State of the Reserve 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR

GTM Research Reserve presents the annual State of the Reserve symposium.

GTM Visitor Center
505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
(904) 823-4506
  • The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) will host its annual State of the Reserve symposium on Friday, February 1, 2019, at the GTM Visitor Center in Ponte Vedra Beach.

    The theme of this year’s session is “Celebrating 20 Years.” All the workshops and symposiums will focus on the long-term research projects, research on local fishes and lizards, habitat mapping efforts, and wave, current, and wind measurements of the Reserve’s beaches that have been carried out at the GTMNERR since its inception in 1999.

    The GTM Research Reserve was officially designated in 1999 as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Estuarine Research Reserve System within St. Johns and Flagler counties. It is one of 29 reserves in 23 states and one territory. Additionally, GTM is one of three reserves in Florida, and is administered on behalf of the state by DEP's Florida Coastal Office as part of a network that also includes forty-one aquatic preserves, a National Marine Sanctuary, the Coral Reef Conservation Program and the Florida Oceans and Coastal Council.

    2019 Symposium Schedule
    9 a.m. – 12 noonWorkshops
    1 – 4 p.m.Scientific Symposium
    4 – 6:30 p.m.Poster Reception


    Admission: All workshops, symposium presentations, and the reception and poster session are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Reserve a spot for a morning workshop here. To register for the scientific symposium and poster reception, visit here.

    When: Friday, February 1, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. See schedule details above.

    Where: The Visitor Center at GTMNERR is located at 505 Guana River Road in Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082.

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