The Ortega River flows into the St. Johns River
The Ortega River flows into the St. Johns River
Water QualityThe City of Jacksonville has identified the     Ortega River floodplainas a conservation and restoration prio...
Wildlife HabitatThe Ortega River is home to bald eagles   and endangered species such as      manatees and sturgeons.
Wildlife Habitat     Bald eagles live along the Ortega River
Wildlife Habitat         169 Manatees have been sighted            in the Ortega River Basin
Wildlife Habitat              Shortnose Sturgeon          swim along the Ortega River
Urban development continues tothreaten the ecological balance of the          Jacksonville area.
Water Quality   The recent I-295 expansionremoved 24 acres of wetlands  and is generating more runoff.
Recent I-295 expansion
Roads generate   9 times more runoff than a natural area of the same size.
Water Quality        There is some good news.Much of the land bordering the Ortega has been converted to conservation (CSV...
Ortega River conservation land andthe proposed Ortega 80 Preserve (green).
The Ortega Preserve Trust would protect   2,400 feet of Ortega riverfront.
The Ortega 80 Trust would helppreserve the ecological balance in this area.
Ortega 80 Preserve Trust
Water Quality     If we don’t act this land will become           part of the urban sprawl.Water quality may worsen and an...
The Ortega 80 Preserve Trust
The Ortega 80 Preserve Trust
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The Ortega 80 Preserve Trust includes 80 acres of land along the Ortega River in Jacksonville, Florida.

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  1. 1. The Ortega River flows into the St. Johns River
  2. 2. The Ortega River flows into the St. Johns River
  3. 3. Water QualityThe City of Jacksonville has identified the Ortega River floodplainas a conservation and restoration priorityto help protect and enhance water quality within the St. Johns River. 2004 St Johns WMD report
  4. 4. Wildlife HabitatThe Ortega River is home to bald eagles and endangered species such as manatees and sturgeons.
  5. 5. Wildlife Habitat Bald eagles live along the Ortega River
  6. 6. Wildlife Habitat 169 Manatees have been sighted in the Ortega River Basin
  7. 7. Wildlife Habitat Shortnose Sturgeon swim along the Ortega River
  8. 8. Urban development continues tothreaten the ecological balance of the Jacksonville area.
  9. 9. Water Quality The recent I-295 expansionremoved 24 acres of wetlands and is generating more runoff.
  10. 10. Recent I-295 expansion
  11. 11. Roads generate 9 times more runoff than a natural area of the same size.
  12. 12. Water Quality There is some good news.Much of the land bordering the Ortega has been converted to conservation (CSV) class land use to protect the Ortega. The Ortega 80 Preserve would continue this effort.
  13. 13. Ortega River conservation land andthe proposed Ortega 80 Preserve (green).
  14. 14. The Ortega Preserve Trust would protect 2,400 feet of Ortega riverfront.
  15. 15. The Ortega 80 Trust would helppreserve the ecological balance in this area.
  16. 16. Ortega 80 Preserve Trust
  17. 17. Water Quality If we don’t act this land will become part of the urban sprawl.Water quality may worsen and another wildlife habitat will disappear.
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