7/2/19: State Representative Tracie Davis; Preserving Fish Island; Road Trip Vacations

Jul 2, 2019

Representative Tracie Davis

State Representative Tracie Davis is in her second term representing the 13th District. On Tuesday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m. she is hosting her second town hall meeting since the Florida Legislature ended its session in the first week of May.

The town halls are designed to inform constituents on the ressults of the 2019 legislative session. Davis is covering issues that include new laws regarding the use of medical marijuana, charter school expansion, and the Amendment 4 ballot initiative. The July 2 meeting is being held at the Bradham-Brooks Library. More information here.  Rep. Davis joined us with information on the topics that will be discussed at the town hall.

Preserving Fish Island

Fish Island
Credit North Florida Land Trust

The North Florida Land Trust has been working to preserve Fish Island, a 57-acre property located on the Intracostal Waterway adjacent to the 312 bridge on Anastasia island. On July 23, the Governors Cabinet will meet in Tallahassee to decide if the state will accept Fish Island into the Florida Forever Program. Jim McCarthy, president of North Florida Land Trust, joined us with more.

Road Trip Vacations

A boater uses a push pole to navigate the mangrove flats of Florida Bay within Everglades National Park, Florida.
Credit Mac Stone Photography

If you’re trying to think of plans for the long holiday weekend, Jamie Rich of Flamingo Magazine has you covered. Rich joined us on Tuesday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross with road trip ideas around the state.    Charles Griggs was Tueday's guest host.

Related: 2019 First Coast Fourth Of July Event Calendar

Avery Latta-Raines can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org, 904-358-6317.