Mayor Sikes-Kline, Vice-Mayor Horvath and Commissioners Garris, Blonder, and Springfield expressed their opposition to annexation and development at this site. An extension was granted to the developer's lawyer to provide additional details. Thank you for your emails and phone calls to the City expressing your opposition to development at Fish Island. We will continue to follow this issue and keep you informed.
While we didn't have the outcome we had hoped for at Tuesday's County Commission meeting, we saw a superb turnout and learned much from the staff report on updating the Land Development Code(LDC) to protect trees
Commissioners Krista Keating-Joseph and Henry Dean voted to move forward with five proposed amendments to the LDC. Voting against tree protections were Christian Whitehurst, Sarah Arnold, and Roy Alaimo.
BLAIR CLARK, ST JOHNS COUNTY AUDUBON BIRDER
The City of St Augustine, FL protects Trees of Significance, meaning trees of certain species and sizes. Click on the link to the right to learn more about how St Augustine protects trees.
Sand Live Oaks are part of the xeric hammock, one of the ecological community types at Fish Island Road
Southern and Eastern Red Cedar are also Trees of Significance in the City of St Augustine
Southern Magnolias can grow to a height of 80 feet
Sugarberry, or Hackberry, trees provide food and nesting sites for songbirds, such as robins and mockingbirds, and host two species of butterflies.
Wetlands protect against flooding and damage from storms.
Fish Island Road is on Anastasia Island in District Five of St Johns County south of the the City of St Augustine and is prone to flooding.
Fish Island Road is six and a half acres of wetland
Your support and contributions enable us to continue our work for environmental advocacy and education. Thank you!
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