Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas Research Reserve

Volunteer Coordinator Shannon Rininger is inviting Historic City News readers interested in learning more about opportunities at the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas Research Reserve to contact her for more information by calling 904-823-4500.

A new volunteer orientation is planned for September 7, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the GTM Research Reserve Visitor Center located at 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach.

“Becoming a volunteer is a great way to get involved at the reserve,” Rininger told local reporters on Friday.

GTM Research Reserve
Marine Turtle Patrol

Learn more about this month’s events at the GTM calendar.  The GTM Research Reserve is offering this introduction to the volunteer program for interested parties.  One of several popular activities is the Marine Turtle Patrol, where volunteers monitor seasonal turtle nests along the north coastal beaches.

About GTM Research Reserve

The GTM Research Reserve is one of 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves across the nation focused on researching, educating and protecting the natural biodiversity and cultural resources within the estuary. It is managed by Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Coastal Office, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Visitor Center is located at 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, 32082. For more information about the GTM Research Reserve, please call 904-823-4500 or visit