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Plans in the works for Exchange Club Island

by Matt
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Published on: May 10, 2013

From the Jacksonville Daily Record:

The mayor’s office and City have begun reviewing possible projects in and near the St. Johns River, with both expressing interest to make improvements to Exchange Club Island below the Mathews Bridge.

Mayor Alvin Brown has released his prioritized list of projects he would like to seek matching funds for from the Florida Inland Navigational District.

The City’s Waterways Commission district subcommittee discussed the list at a Jan. 7 meeting and the full commission will discuss Jan. 28.

The proposed Exchange Club Island project is to design and permit a small boat dock and shoreline kayak area for the island to improve boater access. The project also calls for a hiking trail and pavilions with tables and grills. (more…)

Sierra Club Trail Explorer App

by Matt
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Published on: April 20, 2012

This is an interesting and potentially useful app: Sierra Club Trail Explorer.  It’s a database of trails across North America from the AllTrails.com database.  The database is a little sparse (for now) with local trails, but it has a feature that lets you use your phone’s GPS to track your route and upload it.  The app also works offline, so if you get too far out in the woods it’ll still work.  Download it from the iTunes app store, or for a similar app for Android, download the Alltrails app from Google Play.  Bonus:  the app is free. (more…)

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