Fernandina Beach, North Florida Land Trust Purchase Conservation Land Near Egans Creek
The city of Fernandina Beach has bought three acres of land for conservation on Amelia Island.
The North Florida Land Trust (NFLT) helped the city buy the two parcels of conservation land just east of Egans Creek Greenway for $400,000, splitting the cost down the middle.
The properties, which are now safe from development, will be added to the Egans Creek Greenway — a protected area stretching more than 300 acres along Egans Creek.
“The two parcels are adjacent to an undeveloped City-owned right of way and this purchase will keep this natural space intact,” said Jim McCarthy, president of NFLT. “Our Amelia Forever Campaign, designed for acquisitions like this, helped to fund our committed portion of the purchase price. Businesses, foundations, individuals and other entities can contribute to conservation by joining our campaign so we can continue to save other natural places on the Island.”
To donate to the Amelia Forever Campaign, go to NFLT.org/AmeliaForever or contact Megan Mangiaracino at 904-479-1967 or email@example.com.