The St. Johns County Civic Association Roundtable supports and requests that County Commissioners reestablish and fund the LAMP program.
We also support the establishment of a voluntary contribution program so that citizens may contribute to acquiring, conserving and preserving ecologically and historically important property in our county.
Denial of COMPAMD 2019-03 Vista Tranquila
The St. Johns County Civic Association Roundtable urges the SJC Board of County Commissioners to deny the transmittal of COMPAMD 2019-03 Vista Tranquila.
We ask you to deny the land use change due to the negative impact of the proposed development to the Guana River. According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the "Guana River, including the waters north of the dam at Guana River Road, is within a designated State Aquatic Preserve with an Outstanding Florida Waters (OFW) water quality classification".
This ecologically significant parcel bordered by the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM NER) serves as a filter to the water quality of Guana Lake. This area is "an ecosystem that has not been overly degraded by development and polluted runoff which is becoming rare in Northeast Florida" as stated by the Florida Wildlife Federation.
We ask that the land remain in conservation for the environmental health of the citizens of St Johns County.