A Monarch Butterfly

about wild amelia

Wild Amelia is a group of volunteers, both Board Members and general members, who wish to protect the natural habitat remaining on Amelia Island, a barrier island in northeast Florida, and its surrounding areas. We are a group of nature-minded citizens that works to educate residents and visitors about our bioregion through events and programs designed to educate and entertain, while promoting a conservation ethic. Each year we select a Critter-of-the-Year, a native animal, to highlight and provide information about.

 In addition to Wild Amelia events, we also help in community outreach by participating in regular road and beach cleanups, as well as working with the Boys and Girls Clubs to introduce children to nature through no-cost photography classes and field trips.

Wild Amelia is a 501(c)3 non-profit run entirely by volunteers. Our events are offered to the public at no cost (other than photography classes).

Our Board of Directors:
Jody Hetchka, President
Steve Cowart, Vice President
Jay Kayne, Treasurer
Kathy Brooks, Secretary and Public Relations
Scott Moore, Nature Photography Festival and Photography Contest Co-Coordinator 
Robyn Nemes, Junior Naturalist Coordinator
Janet Michea, Publication Design and Webmaster
Richard Luppino
Christina Nelson
Rick Scott (not the governor of Florida), Nature Photography Festival and Photography Contest Co-Coordinator 
Ann Weller Scott
  Kathy Russell, Liaison for the City of Fernandina Beach
Candis Whitney, Coordinator of Social Meetups

Sustaining Members:
Margaret Kirkland and John Baker
John and Kathy Brooks
Joellen Crahay
Anson and Susan DeWolf
Jody Hetchka/Kayak Amelia
Katherine Hoehn
Jay and Brenda Kayne
Wayne and Jean Middleton
Laurie Moffitt
Karen Widing