Author Archives: Anna Occhuizzo

  • An Amelia Island Green Fund?

    Posted on June 12, 2017 by in Latest

    At the 20 June 2017 City Commission meeting, the topic of establishing an Amelia Island Green Fund will be brought up as a Commissioner Comment Item. The fund was initiated as an option for the sale of the School District Citrona property. While the Commission feels there is no problem with the Citrona property development, there […]

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  • The Hazard of Blue/Green Algae

    Posted on June 12, 2017 by in Latest

    Recently, thanks to the efforts of the St Mary’s Riverkeeper, Rick Frey, and his dedicated water sample collectors, blue/green algae has been detected in some of our local waters. The outbreaks in various bodies of water can cause toxic effects. The Sierra Club is sponsoring an informative night at the Fernandina Beach Library community room […]

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  • Earth Day River Cleanup Event

    Posted on April 4, 2017 by in Latest

    Come celebrate Earth Day by volunteering to help clean up our St. Marys River. This is our 20th Anniversary of the Annual River Clean Up – saving the planet and our rivers one piece of trash at a time. Earthkeepers will be starting at the Dee Dee Bartels boat ramp, April 22, at 9:00 am and […]

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  • Documentary: Troubled Waters

    Posted on April 4, 2017 by in Latest

    Sierra Club in partnership with the Amelia Island Earthkeepers is showing the film Troubled Waters on Friday April 7th at 6:30pm. EVERYONE is welcomed, this is a FREE event, invite your friends and share widely. Produced by Ray Hays and PRC Digitial Media and funded by St. Johns Riverkeeper, Troubled Waters is a call to action […]

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  • Emory U Students Volunteer at the Greenway

    Posted on March 14, 2017 by in Latest

    On March 5, eight Emory University students came to Fernandina Beach to devote their Spring Break doing volunteer work. The group’s leader, Jenny Shen, contacted Amelia Island Earthkeepers President, Anna Occhuizzo, looking for an opportunity to volunteer on an environmental project, who introduced the group to the Greenway Preserve Manager, Kathy Russell. The undergrads, Zoe […]

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  • Success at the Taro Pull

    Posted on March 9, 2017 by in Latest

    On Saturday, February 25, 2017, some dozen volunteers headed out to the Red Trail of the Greenway Preserve, lead by Greenway Manager Kathy Russell and Griffin Bowen, to remove the invasive species Taro from the creek and trail. Taro grows along the banks of the creek to a height of about 4-6 feet and has […]

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  • Busy February!

    Posted on February 18, 2017 by in Latest

    First Up! This Tuesday, February 21, 6:00 PM City Commission Meeting at Town Hall, Earthkeeper member Chris Occhuizzo will presentation an initiative to establish a world-class Greenway Nature Center, promoting environmental education, and mindful ways to enjoy the Greenway for residents and visitors alike. The purpose will be to educate and create a connection to […]

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  • 11th Annual First Coast Round-up – Greenway Taro Pull

    Posted on February 7, 2017 by in Latest

    Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017 Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am Meeting Place: Residence Inn entrance to the Greenway Environmentalists are on a quest to remove this invasive plant, the air potato, and others from our natural areas from St. Augustine to Egan’s Creek Greenway. Taro grows along the banks of the creek to a height […]

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  • Carefully Maintaining the Greenway

    Posted on September 30, 2016 by in Latest

    Saturday morning, September 24, a group of Amelia Island Earthkeepers got together with Rec Center employee Griffin Bowen and Greenway Manager Kathy Russell to prune back overgrowth in a 2-mile stretch of the Greenway Preserve. This was the second time an Earthkeepers group helped Russell in her efforts to keep trails clear without the aid […]

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  • Great Day at the Greenway!

    Posted on September 21, 2016 by in Archive

    Wednesday morning some very hard workers volunteered to help trim and prune a one-mile stretch of the North Trail of the Greenway Preserve. This Earthkeepers initiative started out at 8:30 am with Kathy Russell, Manager of the Greenway, leading the way. Using loppers, hand clippers and a couple of machetes (handled very carefully by those who […]

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