Land Acquisition & Management Program
St. Johns County is one of the oldest political jurisdictions in Florida and the City of St. Augustine is the oldest continually occupied European City in the United States (1565). Currently, St. Johns County is the fastest growing county in the state.
Two of St. Johns County’s boundaries are defined by water, to the east lies the Atlantic Ocean, the barrier island of Anastasia, the Guana, Tolomato and Matanzas Rivers which make up the Intracoastal Waterway and to the west lies the St. Johns River, to the north lies Duval County and to the south lies Flagler County.
The County’s Land Acquisition and Management Program (LAMP) and Conservation Advisory Board's first meeting was held in June 1999. The LAMP Board identifies lands to be acquired in the unincorporated areas of the County and the participating municipalities.
In January 1999, the St. Johns Board of County Commissioners (BCC) adopted Ordinance No. 99-3 creating the Land Acquisition and Management Program (LAMP) and Conservation Advisory Board.
The LAMP Board shall assist governing bodies participating in the program to acquire and conserve those lands and/or sites that enhance or promote natural communities, green corridors, water resources, outdoor recreation, historic, educational and scientific activities; in addition to identify, review, evaluate and rank those lands to best achieve the goal, while protecting rare, endangered, threatened natural communities of flora and fauna including species of special concern and they explore means of furthering the educational opportunities of conservation lands.
Come join the St. Johns County’s Land Acquisition and Management Program (LAMP) Board members in their passion to conserve and protect the county’s treasured natural and historical resources, while providing diverse recreational opportunities throughout the county. To contact LAMP please call (904) 209-0792.