The Sawmill Slough Conservation Club

Long before the Sawmill Slough Preserve was formally established, a grass roots organization, the "Sawmill Slough Conservation Club" protected the land from enemies foreign and domestic.  Many dedicated faculty and students tended, argued, and protested for the preservation of a part of the UNF campus that was an inspiration for many. 

During the course of the clubs existance (1973 - 2004) a couple of hearty souls, Michael Woodward and Erin Wiggins (now Shaver), compiled a history of the trials and tribulations of the club and its playground.  In putting up this digital version of the preserve we thought it fitting that the history of the club be preserved with it, and so with the gracious agreement of both authors, the thirty year history of the Sawmill Slough Conservation Club (SSCC) is available below as a PDF (click the cover page).  We hope that students, faculty and staff that were involved in the SSCC find fond memories in its pages, and we encourage all alumni to contact us if they have photos of the preserve during these years so that we may create a historical record of the preserve and make available on this site.  We also dedicate this page to the memory of Dr. Robert "Doc." Loftin and John M. Golden champions of the preserve for many years.

Dr. Robert "Doc." Loftin

Dr. Robert "Doc." Loftin

Fight On! Thirty Years

Ranger John Golden

Ranger John Golden

 
The digitization of "Fight On!" was accomplished by Dr. Stuart Chalk.