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Ponte Vedra Monthly Program - The Matanzas River: A Treasure to be Preserved

Recently, Neil A. Armingeon, one of the State’s more out-spoken environmental activists, was named the Matanzas Riverkeeper.  He will speak to the NE FL Sierra Club about the Matanzas River and his quest to preserve and protect the river. 

The Matanzas River estuary stretches approximately 23 miles from the St. Augustine Inlet southward to about seven miles south of the Matanzas Inlet.  The Matanzas River Basin occupies more than 120,000 acres (186 square miles) and supports significant fish and wildlife resources. 

The basin contains the last relatively undisturbed and intact tidal marsh creek systems along Florida's east coast.  Its geographically unique coastal area extends from the sub-tropical to temperate latitudinal climate transition zones so that many species can safely move about and forage.

Today, the Matanzas River is the only spot in Florida where you can stand on the edge of a nearly natural ocean inlet; watch the sun set over an 18th century Spanish fort, and observe the iconic Florida roseate spoonbill and Florida manatee.

All are welcome! For further information, contact Larry Lickenbrock at (904) 537-6047. The program will be held in the main meeting room of the Ponte Vedra Beach Public Library on Library Road at A1A (blinking light south of the intersection of A1A and Solana Road, on A1A about two miles south of Butler Boulevard).

See a map to the library under More/Files.

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