The Matanzas River---an estuarine lagoon---lies parallel to the Florida Coast and extends from the St. Augustine Inlet to its junction with the Pellicer Creek, about 30 miles to the south, in Flagler County. The Matanzas River Basin extends from the barrier beaches, to the estuary itself, the marshes on its borders, the freshwater creeks that empty into it, and the upland woods above it, and finally to the ridges that define the watershed. The total area of the Basin is 186 square miles, and the Basin supports more than 4,000 species of plants and animals.
As a native Floridian, Jen Lomberk has a lifelong personal connection with Florida’s natural areas and has dedicated her career to protecting them. Jen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida as well as a Juris Doctor degree and an Environmental & Land Use Law Certificate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. As a Student Associate in the Conservation Clinic at UF Law, Jen worked on projects spanning a broad spectrum of environmental issues ranging from municipal beach regulation in the state of Florida to national park management in The Bahamas. After becoming a licensed attorney, Jen served as the Staff Attorney for Alachua Conservation Trust and the Director of Special Projects for the University of Florida Levin College of Law Conservation Clinic, focusing on the use of conservation easements to protect sea turtle nesting habitat.
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