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Florida's Barrier Island Maritime Forest



To preserve the maritime forest on Amelia Island, FL; to educate the public and increase awareness of the nature and importance of this canopy; and to promote community engagement in the restoration of our tree canopy.


Community Activism

Since its inception, ATC has been central to the efforts to put in place regulations that protect Amelia Island's tree canopy. It remains continuously engaged in a dialogue with the Nassau County-Amelia Island Tree Commission (NCAITC), the Planning & Zoning Board, the County Manager, the Board of County Commissioners, and local Builders' Associations.

Canopy Preservation

ATC promotes the planting of shade trees in our community and provides support for other organizations undertaking this effort. We have planted trees in Egans Creek Park, at the Boys and Girls Club, at the American Beach Community Center, and have been associated with other planting efforts, such as landscaping at the Fernandina Beach Library.

Land Conservation

Land conservation is the best tool we have for saving some of our maritime forest. Furthermore, conserving forested land and wetlands is the single most effective tool for enhancing our sustainability and resiliency. ATC works in close partnership with local land conservation groups to preserve undeveloped land on the island.

Education & Outreach

ATC's Education Committee promotes awareness of the importance of trees and the maritime forest on Amelia Island. Their many activities include public lectures; development of educational materials, activities and contests for the general public and young people; providing support to City of Fernandina Beach and Nassau County tree centric projects; coordinating displays for exhibits at island organization events.


The development of the first tree protection ordinance

Land Conservation

CLAM priority list approval

Tree Plantings

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Protect our endangered maritime forest

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