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Goal 3: Recreation and Open Space (Goal 6 in Fernandina Beach 2030 Comp Plan)

Comp Plan/LDC Working Group Draft Fernandina Beach 2045 Comprehensive Plan At no other time in history has the importance of citizen trust been higher. National surveys conducted in 2020 captured a growing mood of mistrust in America, even in relation to local government, which historically ranks highly in public confidence. Similarly, studies conducted in Fernandina […]

Goal 2: Coastal Management and Conservation (Goal 5 in Fernandina Beach 2030 Comp Plan)

The Comp Plan/LDC Working Group is a group of citizens who are working together to provide input on the Fernandina Beach Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code and then on the Nassau County Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code. These documents are critical for the future of Amelia Island. This group was formed by Amelia [...]

Goal 1: Restoration of Public Trust

Comp Plan/LDC Working Group Draft Fernandina Beach 2045 Comprehensive Plan At no other time in history has the importance of citizen trust been higher. National surveys conducted in 2020 captured a growing mood of mistrust in America, even in relation to local government, which historically ranks highly in public confidence. Similarly, studies conducted in Fernandina […]

Fernandina Beach Comp Plan PAB Slides & Draft Introduction

Introduction to the 2045 Comprehensive Plan The Comp Plan/LDC Working Group is a group of citizens who are working together to provide input on the Fernandina Beach Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code and then on the Nassau County Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code. These documents constitute the legal framework for the City and [...]

2020 Amelia Tree Conservancy

Happy New Year! We all need to be prepared for 2020. If you have not read or watched the following, please do so. These are some of the materials that ATC has distributed to key decision makers in both the City and County over the last couple of years. We all need to be familiar […]

Amelia Bluff Update

The Amelia Bluff administrative law hearing ended Wednesday evening after three days of intensive testimony and a public comment session Monday evening. Amelia Tree Conservancy, the Nassau County Sierra Club Group and Conserve Amelia Now! had made an administrative law complaint that the City of Fernandina Beach had violated state law and the City’s Comprehensive […]

Local organizations file legal action against Fernandina Beach over Amelia Bluff

For Release:  Wednesday, May 15, 2019 From: R.M. Weintraub 904-673-9655  Local organizations file legal action against Fernandina Beach over Amelia Bluff Local environmental- and conservation-focused organizations have filed a complaint with the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) that the City of Fernandina Beach violated state law and the city’s Comprehensive Plan in approving the […]

ATC 2018 Annual Business Meeting

The 2018 Annual Business Meeting of Amelia Tree Conservancy (ATC) was held on November 8 at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. ATC has achieved several milestones this year that were cause for celebration: 1) Effective July 1, ATC incorporated as a not-for-profit in Florida and has acquired its own 501(c)3 status. Thus, it is no […]

Land Conservation Recommendations: The Short Report

The attached report and maps present several approaches that Fernandina Beach could utilize in developing goals and strategies for land conservation. The purpose of this effort is to identify environmentally sound lands that can function together to provide canopy and wildlife habitat on our island. There has been extensive pressure from Fernandina Beach Commissioners to […]

ATC at the AIPCA Grand Opening of the Sunken Forest

On February 22, 2018 the Amelia Island Plantation Community Association held a ribbon cutting for the Grand Opening of the Sunken Forest. ATC was invited to provide “chats” on the maritime forest for those touring the Sunken Forest. After a number of years of disrepair, the Sunken Forest has now been redesigned in a very […]

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