Sat, Sep 02|
Story & Song
Public Meeting on Pending Historic Tree Removals on 8th & Atlantic
This event is organized by Nassau Sierra Club Florida in cooperation with the Amelia Tree Conservancy, Conserve Nassau, and other environmental partners.
Time & Location
Sep 02, 3:00 PM
Story & Song, 1430 Park Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, USA
About the event
The Florida Department of Environmental Transportation (FDOT) is proposing to remove the iconic trees on the corner of Atlantic Blvd and 8th Street to replace the sidewalk where there are current tripping hazards. They are replacing the current historic hexagonal pavers that stretch from 8th Street down to 10th street with a standard street sidewalk which requires digging down for its foundation and affecting the historic tree’s roots on the corner at the stoplight. Their solution of course is to take them down.
Now is the time to mobilize to protect the ambience of our City. We are counting on you to be there with us. We will gather on Saturday afternoon, September 2nd, at Story and Song at 3:00 pm. These trees are majestic trees and the heartbeat of our City. They are the welcome that sets our City apart from 'anywhere' America.
These specimen trees have over 125 years under their belts. They drip with fuzzy tendrils of Spanish moss and estimates are that these trees were perhaps planted on or before the time the Episcopal Church was built (1893). So also, are the historic hexagonal pavers used for sidewalks that stretch the two blocks along the southern side of Atlantic Avenue from 8th Street to 10th Street.
More info: Contact Julie Ferreira at firstname.lastname@example.org
These are central landmarks of our historic community and must be protected.
This event is created by Nassau Sierra Club Florida in cooperation with the Amelia Tree Conservancy, Conserve Nassau, and other environmental partners.