News Briefs for April 29-May 5


On-beach driving and swimming restricted at Vilano Beach on May 1-2

On-beach driving is prohibited and swimming will be limited at Vilano Beach on May 1 and 2 for the Pro Watercross National Tour. Parking and traffic flow in the Vilano Beach area will also be impacted for the duration of the event. In addition, Vilano Beach visitors are encouraged to avoid swimming in the course set up area from Vilano Road to the southern jetties on Friday, April 30. Pro Watercross National Tour spectators are encouraged to find alternative modes of transportation and parking locations. Porpoise Point beach access will remain open and accessible for four-wheel drive vehicles. For the most up-to-date information on beach access and driving conditions, follow @SJCBeaches on Facebook and Twitter, or download St. Johns County’s Reach the Beach app. For more information, call (904) 209-0331.

SJC School District happenings

St. Johns County School District will hold a minority teacher recruitment fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 15. Interviews will be conducted face to face with district and school administrators. Virtual interviews will be conducted by request. To learn more, go to

There will also be a School Board workshop at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, or thereafter upon the conclusion of the special School Board meeting. The workshop will be held in the auditorium of the SJCSD Administrative Building at 40 Orange St., St. Augustine and via Webex. Instructions to access this virtual meeting will be posted on the St. Johns County School District website at

SJC Parks and Recreation seeks help to catalog, identify species

Through May 3, the City Nature Challenge will allow people across the globe to compete and collaborate to get out and make as many observations in nature as they can. Being a part of this challenge by downloading the iNaturalist app ( and uploading observations anywhere in St. Johns County. Learn more about the City Nature Challenge at Register to participate in this event at


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