The City’s Conservation Land Trust recently received a generous anonymous donation in an amount of $150,000. Additionally, the donors wish to provide the City with an additional $150,000 though a matching donation program.

The matching program for City collected Conservation Land Trust Fund donations are to be updated as follows:

  • “Individual donations will be matched up to a maximum of $1,500 per donor
  • Organization donations will be matched up to a maximum of $7,500 per donor
  • The new matching will apply retroactive to the date of our client’s original contribution offer (August 15, 2020) and for donations received by the City’s Land Conservation Trust Fund during the period ending November 15, 2020.”

Individuals and organizations wishing to donate may direct funds to the “City of Fernandina Beach.” In the reference memo please include “Land Conservation Trust Fund Account# 135-36601 – matching donation.” Checks can be mailed to the Planning & Conservation Department, 204 Ash Street, Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034. The City will maintain a log of donations received and provide an update to the Commission at future meetings. Funds donated to the City of Fernandina Beach are eligible for charitable contribution tax deductions.