Monday, October 16, 2023

Pinehurst and San Sebastian Cemeteries 5th Restoration Day, October 14, 2023

We want to thank everyone who came out to the Pinehurst and San Sebastian Cemeteries 5th Restoration Day, on Saturday, October 14, 2023, especially our partners The West Augustine Improvement Association, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and The Daughters of the American Revolution as your help made it possible for the restoration of such historic cemeteries, ensuring for the proper upkeep for many years to come, and helping to identify graves which were unmarked and forgotten.

Volunteers helping with the cleanup

At the beginning of the day we started our cleanup around the streets of the cemetery, and then we joined the rest of the volunteers inside of the cemetery.

Students From Beachside High School, St. Augustine, FL

More than 75 volunteers came out to help at the street/cemetery cleanup event, and after the event we all had a BBQ lunch together curtsy of the WAIA and the Cooper family.

Students From Beachside High School, Students From Beachside High School, St. Augustine, FL

  Save the date, MLK day community and cemetery cleanup, January 15, 2024, at 8:00 a.m. 
Location: The big lot on N Mclaughlin St. across from 265 N Mclaughlin St.

Do you get upset when you see our trees being clear cut, removed, and burned?
 Does clearcutting St. Johns County's wooded areas make you mad? 
 St. Johns County has had a 40% decrease in tree cover since 2000 according to Global Forest Watch. 
 You can make a difference! Help save St. Johns County's trees. What can you do? 
 🌳 Share the flyer and follow Fish Island Community Alliance 
 🌳 Save and share the video (See our feed) 
 🌳 Visit to see how you can help. 
 🌳 Show up to the Oct 17th, 9 a.m. SJC Commissioner Meeting - wear green or black. 
 🌳 Tell friends and family to join the Save St. Johns Trees movement 
 🌳 Write an email or a letter to your local commissioner. So important! 
 ● Tell them why we need trees in St. Johns County. 
● Tell them how it makes you feel when you see another area of woodland being clearcut. 
● Tell them why you want St. Johns County to be a tree county.
● Encourage our County Commissioners to update the Land Development Code to:
 • Prevent currently accepted removal of all trees on small lots 
• Increase tree protection on larger lots and in coastal areas
 • Conserve trees in Planned Communities And more...see 

 Call or email Commissioners to support updating the LDC 904-209-0300
 Christian Whitehurst 
Sarah Arnold 
Roy Alaimo 
Krista Joseph 
Henry Dean 

 🌳 Get a Save St. Johns' Trees bumper sticker If you cannot be at the county commissioners' meeting on Oct 17th, please help by sharing the video from the St. Augustine Connection and the Save the St. Johns Trees Flyer.
Save St. Johns Trees

Written by Skyler Kai Rodney, 12th grade, St. Augustine High School, President of the West Augustine Nature Society.

Monday, January 16, 2023

Huge turnout at the MLK Day 2023 Clean-Up Event

We would like to thank everyone, who came out to our MLK day clean-up event this year. Even though it was 35 degrees F, when we were setting up with with frost on the grass in the morning, more than 150 people came out to the street/cemetery clean-up event. 

St. Augustine MLK Day Event at the Pinehurst & San Sebastian Cemeteries.

"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'" 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

St. Augustine MLK Day Event at the Pinehurst & San Sebastian Cemeteries.

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Voyage Jacksonville Story


We are honored to be featured in Voyage Jacksonville, and we are thankful for the opportunity to be able to tell the story of how the West Augustine Nature Society began and of how our success depends on all of those who have partnered with us over the years and all of the individuals, families, and groups who have come out to help us. We appreciate all the support from everyone over these past years, and we hope y'all have a great new year! We know the title only has our names in it but the West Augustine Nature Society wouldn't be here without all of you guys helping us with each event we host. Be sure to check out the website as well as the story of how the West Augustine Nature Society came to be here at

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Spreading the Green in the Neighborhood with Plant Gifts for Christmas

West Augustine Nature Society Christmas plant give away

Every year for Christmas the West Augustine Nature Society goes around and gives plant gifts for Christmas to our neighbors to spread the green all around. We plant seeds way ahead of the holiday season to get ready to give plants to our neighbors for Christmas to show how we care about them.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Grateful for Local Participation at Fall Community Clean-Up Event

We would like to thank everyone, who came out to our Fall Community Clean-Up Event in West Augustine, where we joined together with the West Augustine Improvement Association to get rid of some of trash that is lining the streets in our community. We couldn't have done it without you.

It wasn't a big crowd today, but we got a lot done with the help of those, who came out despite the gloomy weather on a busy weekend before thanksgiving.

With their help, we collected over 30 trash-bags full of garbage, a treasure chest, 1 fish tank, 3 televisions, a carpet, and 4 tires.