Cecil Airport’s Conceptual Master Plan was designed to ensure the preservation and enhancement of it natural environment.  Conservation corridors, preserved wetlands, and green space are designated and set aside in perpetuity.


  • Conservation Corridor: 1,392.06 Acres
  • Wetland Preserve: 283.06 Acres
  • Wetland Creation along existing streams and drainage: 28.68 Acres
  • On-Site Storm water Ponds:  503.78 Acres


Environmental Issues

The unspoiled land surrounding Cecil Airport has always been a rich source of natural beauty and a source of community pride. The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) and the City of Jacksonville (COJ) have already set aside areas of Cecil Airport for conservation.  They will continue to preserve and protect the environmentally sensitive ecology at Cecil Airport as it is developed.


Gopher Tortoise Mitigation Bank

As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure environmental sustainability, Cecil has set aside 230 onsite acres specifically for the relocation of gopher tortoises. We can currently accept tortoises from an area bordered by the Florida-Georgia line to the north and an east-west line centered roughly on Kissimmee to the south.  


A minimum of five tortoises is required, and discounts for larger groups are available.  Please contact us for pricing and more details.


For more information on gopher tortoises and the permitting/recipient site process,please visit Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission site.  This page also contains a link to check on Cecil’s occupancy.


Community Participation

The Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) works in partnership with Cecil Airport on clean-up issues and related matters. RAB members are also expected to meet with community members and groups to relay information about the cleanup programs and report public comments back to the RAB. They provide information,suggestions and community input that is used to make decisions on actions and proposed actions for the environmental cleanup program.


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