NFLT’s 5th Annual Fish Fry

Jacksonville, Fla., May 23, 2016 – North Florida Land Trust is hosting their 5th Annual Fish Fry at Big Talbot Island on Saturday, June 4.  The family-friendly event will take place from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Talbot House on Big Talbot Island, 12134 Houston Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32226. Participants can enjoy marsh views, fabulous food, local beers, live music from Firewater Tent Revival and Cain’t Never Could, lawn games in the backyard, and more.
 
“This event is so much fun for absolutely everyone,” said Jim McCarthy, Executive Director of North Florida Land Trust. “It is a great opportunity for everyone to spend some time out at Big Talbot Island, partake in a nature hike or kayak tour and learn more about why Big Talbot Island is such a special place. Last year we had a great turnout and this year we expect even more people to attend, so I suggest you get your tickets early.”
 
June 4 is also National Trails Day and we will celebrate with a free guided nature hike with NFLT’s Resource Specialist at 2 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., there will be a guided kayak tour to explore the natural beauty of the island. The cost for the kayak tour is $25. Please contact Genevieve Fletcher atgfletcher@northfloridalandtrust.org to reserve your spot for either excursion.
 
This Chick Can Cook is catering the event. Vegan and gluten free options will be available. Florida Creamery will also be on hand with some delicious ice cream.
 
CSX is the title sponsor of this year’s event. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and include entry and your meal. Kids under 12 are $10 each. Tickets can be purchased atFishFry5.EventBrite.com. For more information, contact gfletcher@northfloridalandtrust.org  or call (904) 479-1962.
 
About North Florida Land Trust
North Florida Land Trust is a non-profit organization who serves as a champion of land conservation primarily in Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns counties. NFLT was founded in 1999 and has protected thousands of acres of environmentally significant land including land at Big Talbot Island, the River Branch Preserve, Pumpkin Hill, Moccasin Slough, along the St. Mary’s River and other valued natural areas in Northeast Florida. NFLT is funded largely by private and corporate contributions and works closely with private landowners and other public agencies at all levels of government, not-for-profit partners, and foundations. For more information, visitwww.northfloridalandtrust.org