PMI Northeast Florida Chapter

Guided Exploration Hike: GTM Reserve

Guided Exploration Hike and BYO Lunch: GTM Reserve

Come learn about the cultural history of the Guana Peninsula as well as the natural biodiversity during a guided hike. Find out about the peninsula’s 5,000 years of human history, including how native peoples used estuarine resources and current efforts to learn about and save these resources.

Find Out More About the GTM Research Reserve Here:


  • 8:50: Meet at 8:50 at the Yellow Trail Trailhead
  • 9:00: Start the Guided Hike (2.2 Miles Round Trip)
  • 11:00: Finish the Guided Hike
  • 11:00: Lunch and Chatting at the Pavilion (Bring Your Own Bagged Lunch) 

Do I need a reservation to attend the hike? 

  • No, PMI-NEFL has reserved 18 spots for the hike.

What should I wear?

  • Appropriate clothing for the outdoors is recommended.
  • Dress in layers and prepare for any type of weather.
  • Closed-toe shoes are encouraged but not required.
  • Hats protect your skin from the sun, along with sunscreen.
  • Bug spray is also suggested.

What should I bring? 

  • A reusable water bottle (that can be filled up onsite), insect repellent (strongly recommended), sunscreen, and binoculars/cameras are suggested.

Where should I meet my guide? 

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Are there any fees? 

  • Only a $3/vehicle fee for parking (paid at arrival). Only cash is accepted.

How long is the hike? 

  • The hike is less than 2.2 miles round trip and follows the Yellow Trail (CLICK HERE for a Trail Map). It takes less than 2.0 hours.

Are trails accessible for strollers?

  • The trails are not paved and have loose sand. Only strollers with big rugged wheels are recommended.

Is there anything else to see afterward?

  • If you like, have lunch at the Trailhead Pavilion. Then, try out one of the other trails. Enjoy the Dam area, where visitors fish, and rent kayaks or paddle boards. Head to one of the three beach lots or hang out in the Visitor Center to learn more about the reserve’s natural surroundings.

Please let Melissa Doyle (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Marney Ridout (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any questions or concerns and we will be happy to assist. Thanks! 


Event Properties

Event Date 03-04-2023 9:00 am
Event End Date 03-04-2023 12:00 pm
Cut off date 03-02-2023
Individual Price $3.00 Parking Fee at Event - 1 Leadership PDU
Location GTM Reserve Reserve
Categories Workshop - Leadership 1 PDU


Marney Ridout, CAPM, ACP

Project Manager

Marney is a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) with a strong background in SaaS product implementation, effective change management working with multiple stakeholder roles and internal process improvement. Marney's strengths in individual, team and organizational development allow me and my team to cultivate and maintain strong internal and external relationships. The application of effective change management techniques allow us to leverage these relationships and ensure success throughout a variety of projects. Marney is an active community member and former military spouse that has called Jacksonville, FL home for little over four years now. After moving from Northern Colorado to Chicago, and Chicago to Florida, my family fell in love with the lush natural habitats (still working on the fear of alligators...) and the friendly community that Jacksonville offered. We chose to settle down here when transitioning out of the military and have made it a point to hike and photograph the beauty around us as often as possible. Marney Ridout, CAPM, ACP Regional Coordinator

Melissa Doyle, PMP

Project Manager

Melissa has been with Citizens since 2007. Over the years Melissa has worn many hats. No matter what role Melissa was in, she has always asked to work on projects. Melissa found my niche in managing those projects. So, in 2015, Melissa switched gears and changed my career path from Management to Project Management instead. Working my way up from Project Coordinator to an Intermediate Project Manager. Melissa obtained my PMP in 2017, and PMI-ACP in 2020. Melissa has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management. She loves working with people, motivating teams, and working on process improvement projects. Melissa manages multiple projects for our Quality Improvement team, create and track Strategic Plans and ensure projects are aligned to our strategic goals and initiatives. Melissa Doyle, PMP Director of Regional Coordinators

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