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North Florida Land Trust Signs $1.3M Contract To Buy 3 American Beach Parcels

The North Florida Land Trust is planning to buy land that includes part of American Beach's dune system.
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The North Florida Land Trust is planning to buy land that includes part of American Beach's dune system.

The nonprofit North Florida Land Trust has contracted to buy and preserve three parcels of land in historic American Beach in Nassau County.To protect the land from development, the North Florida Land Trust is asking donors to help fund its $1.3 million purchase. 

The trust says preserving the land that makes up part of the Little NaNa Dune system will protect its natural beauty and wildlife habitat.

Little NaNa Dune is part of the dune system on Amelia Island that includes NaNa Dune, which is the tallest dune in the state and is owned by the National Park Service.

NaNa Dune was named by the late MaVynee Tetsch, known as "The Beach Lady," who was a descendent of the founder of American Beach, which is a historic Black community that gave African Americans beach-access during segregation.

Fundraising for the land conservation is part of the Amelia Forever Campaign.

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This aerial photo shows Little NaNa Dune.

Michelle Corum can be reached at mcorum@wjct.org, 904-358-6308 or on Twitter at @MCorumonME.