Hiking at Julington-Durbin Preserve
Nov 20, 2010
Explore the Julington-Durbin Preserve with Steve Miller, Director of Division Land Management of the St. Johns River Water Management District, and learn about resource management challenges when working in an urban setting in particular the use of prescribed fire. The 2,000 acre Preserve is cooperatively managed by the St. Johns River Water Management District and the City of Jacksonville. We will visit sandhills, flatwoods, depression marshes, and extensive floodplain swamps on a leisurely 2-3 mile walk. In some areas the sand can be soft. Bring water and insect repellent. Children are welcome. Meet at 9:00 a.m.
There is a 30 outing participant limit. RSVP required with Sierra Club Leader Brian Paradise or on Meetup.
Northeast Florida Group
The entrance to the Preserve is off Bartram Park Boulevard approximately 1 mile south of Old St. Augustine Road, just west of I-95. Look for the relatively small sign on the west side of the road. Trailhead parking area is a short drive west of Bartram Park Boulevard.