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Office closures

The District’s offices are scheduled to be closed on the following dates in observance of holidays.

  • Nov. 27 and 28, 2014
  • Dec. 25, 2014
  • Jan. 1, 2015
  • July 4, 2014
  • Sept. 1, 2014
  • Nov. 11, 2014

District lands

Following is a list of properties that are closed or have portions closed due to ongoing land management activities. We regret the temporary inconvenience, but the closures are necessary for public safety. If you have concerns or comments about any of these activities, please contact us at landmgmt@sjrwmd.com or (386) 329‑4404.

  • Lake Jesup Conservation Area (Posted on 7‑8‑2014)
    The parking area off of Cameron Avenue will be closed for approximately two weeks to repair damage from vandalism. Thank you for your patience.
  • Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area — Burnt Island timber harvest (Posted on 1‑6‑2014)
    This is a 156-acre second thinning in an old pine plantation that is being restored (see map). The project is expected to be completed by April 2014, and will impact a portion of the interpretive drive on the property. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Bayard Conservation Area timber harvest (Updated on 10‑16‑2013)
    The area in green (see map) is part of a pine flatwoods restoration project. The first phase of the project involves reducing the number of pine trees. Currently the work is halted as a result of wet conditions. Due to the presence of an active bald eagle nest in the immediate area, restoration activities will not resume until spring 2014.
  • Newnans Lake Conservation Area (Posted on 3‑8‑2013)
    A pine flatwoods restoration project began in mid-March 2013 on approximately 401 acres of current pine plantation (see map). The first phase of the project is pine thinning, followed by a prescribed fire approximately one year post thinning. The contractor has nine months to complete the thinning. The thinning operation may impact the fall 2013 hunting season at this location. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Newnans Lake Conservation Area — North Tract (Posted on 10‑25‑2012)
    The yellow-white (y/w) connector trail at Newnans Lake Conservation Area — North Tract (see map) will be closed until further notice for repairs. A large tree fell causing substantial damage to one of the trail bridges. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Lake Norris Conservation Area (Updated on 9‑29‑2011)
    Lake Norris Conservation Area is home to the 347-acre Blackwater Creek Mitigation Bank. This area was formerly a sand mine. Construction is under way to restore wetlands and uplands by removing sand piles, berms, haul roads and exotic plant species. Prescribed fires will be conducted to maintain the habitat and native species will be planted. Sand pine clear-cuts and selective timber harvesting will restore uplands to their natural sandhill habitat.

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St. Johns River Water Management District
4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177
(800) 725-5922