Posted by Frank Gagnier
Amelia Tree Conservancy (ATC)

Margaret Kirkland, Chair, of the ATC will be giving us the presentation.


Amelia Tree Conservancy (ATC) is a diverse coalition of Amelia Island citizens and friends dedicated to preserving the islands maritime forest canopy—native island trees, understory and the unique environment they create. Their mission is to:


·     Educate the public and increase awareness regarding the nature and composition of the Amelia Island maritime forest canopy     ecosystem and its importance in creating a habitat for humans, birds, animals and plants.

·     Advocate for and work towards community involvement for the preservation and welfare of the Amelia Island  canopy.


ATC was formed in 2013 as a community response to Flash Foods’ destruction of the lovely live oaks at the intersection of S. Fletcher and 1st Coast Highway (A1A). 

The ATC members believe that Amelia Island canopy and its habitat play an important role in the life and health of all inhabitants of Amelia Island: humans, plants and animals. With the rapid pace of development, they consider this a critical period for saving what remains of our maritime forest canopy, as it is disappearing rapidly. Their slogan is “Protecting the canopy that protects us” and they are fighting for zero canopy loss.”