MEDIA ADVISORY: April 26, 2012
INTERNATIONAL DELEGATES TO STUDY CONSERVATION AT GTM RESEARCH RESERVE
~GlobalJax program brings visitors to learn about Florida restoration projects ~
Leaders from seven countries will learn about environmental resource protection at Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH – The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM NERR) will welcome seven international visitors on Friday, April 27 to learn about oyster reef and freshwater marsh restoration as well as biological monitoring.
The visit, coordinated with GlobalJax
and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program, features leaders in the field of environmental protection from Grenada, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Romania, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
The participants will network and learn about U.S. conservation programs based at the GTM NERR, one of 28 national estuarine research reserves in the country. GTM NERR staff will conduct field tours of the upland and aquatic components of the Reserve. The event provides an opportunity for staff to share information and learn about what conservation efforts are ongoing in other parts of the globe.
International Delegate visit to GTMNERR
Friday, April 27
9 a.m. to noon
505 Guana River Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082