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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 […]

ATC 2017 Activities

The following examples provide an overview of ATC activities in 2017: Updating our website and communication tools to improve our communication with members and donors. (ameliatreeconservancy.org) Our site includes an events page and blog. We’ve set up a MailChimp account for email blasts and distribution of Newsletters. Planting several Live Oak trees in Egans Creek […]

Voice of the Island

On Tuesday, Aug. 29, ATC participated in a Celebration of Tom Cote-Merow’s life. Tom was an individual with many interests who contributed to this community in many ways, but he was a strong voice for the environment on Amelia Island. In reflecting on his contributions, ATC was inspired to create a new award, the “Voice […]

Tree Care

Prior to storms  Have tree professionals remove all broken, dead, weak and diseased limbs. Otherwise, in most cases, the less pruning the better, particularly as the tree becomes mature. Occasionally, it may be advisable to shorten some limbs to reduce stress on the tree, but this should be done only on a limited basis by […]

Amelia Island Walk Rescheduled

Amelia Tree Conservancy Amelia Island Walk, originally scheduled for October 7, is being postponed due to IRMA. We need to allow time for the paths and route to be cleared. Thank you for your continued support. We hope that you, your family, and homes were safe during Irma. Please email atompkins@anypumpkin.com with any questions.

Nassau County Amelia Island Tree Protection and Replacement Ordinance POSTPONED

The working group set up by the Nassau County Planning & Zoning Board has drafted an updated tree ordinance for Amelia Island, called the Tree Protection and Replacement Ordinance. You will find this document attached. We encourage you to review the document and provide your input at the public hearing that will be rescheduled soon […]

Jacksonville Makes Progress on Supporting its Tree Canopy

We know that Jacksonville values its trees based on the Emerald Necklace of parks around the city and the fact that organizations like 10,000 Trees and Greenscape of Jacksonville have planted thousands of trees in the city. However, the city had to be sued in 2014 to spend the money collected from development for trees. […]

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