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We are a group of citizens advocating for the preservation of 99 acres of land that has been designated "conservation" since 1990 and has been on the FWC's acquisitions list for 14 years. The property is known as "the Outpost" and is owned by the Ponte Vedra Corporation (PVC). A triangular parcel at the end of Neck Road in Palm Valley, Florida, the Outpost is 97% surrounded by GTMNERR - the only National Estuarine Research Reserve on Florida's east coast. One mile of the Outpost borders Guana River, designated Outstanding Florida Waters, "deemed worthy of special protection because of its natural attributes." Just 3% of the Outpost's border abuts residential property, which is the basis for PVC's claim that it should be allowed to build 66 homes on the land.
Our efforts to stop development at the Outpost are endorsed by North Florida Land Trust, Sierra Club of Northeast Florida, Florida Audubon Society, 1000 Friends of Florida, Florida Wildlife Federation, and Defenders of Wildlife.
Save Guana Now is a Not for Profit Corporation, that has received federal tax exempt status under IRC Section 501(c) (3). Donors can deduct contributions to Save Guana Now under IRC Section 170.
Save Guana Now is governed by a board of directors and was co-founded in 2016 by Neck Road residents Gary Coulliette and Nicole Crosby who serve as Executive Director and President, respectively. Our support quickly expanded, beyond the immediate neighborhood of the Outpost, and in April, 2016 The Times Union reported that Save Guana Now "has morphed into a serious advocacy group for our area."
We have over 2000 followers on Facebook, and close to 1000 people have contacted us and requested to subscribe to our email updates which are archived here.
The organization's efforts received national press attention.
Nicole Crosby is a business owner, advertising copywriter, and former Sr. VP, Assoc. Creative
Director of DDB/NY. She currently serves on the
development board of the American Institute of
Physics. Previously, she co-founded the New
Rochelle Citizens Committee which helped to
successfully defeat construc-
tion of an IKEA megastore in
a residential area. She also co-
founded the New Rochelle
Committeewhich worked with
city officials to site cel towers
away from homes and schools.
Gary Coulliette, MBA, had a 40-
year career at CSX Transportation and was Financial Secretary Treasurer and internal auditor of the TCU Local. A former ranger at GTM-NERR, Gary is currently a volunteer at the reserve. He has extensive knowledge of the ten
miles of trails and the many animal species that live within and migrate to the preserve. He leads hikes and family seining events to educate the public and share his passion for preservation of one of Florida's most precious natural assets.
See up-to-the-minute updates on Facebook:
A much loved subject of wildlife photography at Guana: the osprey.
You can order a yard sign featuring nesting Ospreys. Email info@SaveGuanaNow.org
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