Located on the banks of the St. Marys River, 30 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida, White Oak encompasses more than 17,000 acres of hardwood hammocks, pine forest, and tidal wetlands. The Gilman family acquired the property in 1938, and philanthropist Howard Gilman established a significant program for the conservation and propagation of imperiled species at White Oak in 1982. Since that time, White Oak has become one of the world’s premiere wildlife conservation facilities.

White Oak is well known in the conservation and zoo communities for their work with more than 30 species including rhinoceros, cheetah, antelope, and okapi (a rare giraffe relative) programs, and for their support of conservation around the world. Since its inception in 1983, the conservation breeding programs have contributed over captive conservation populations, as well as reintroducing bongo antelope, roan antelope, and black rhinos back into Africa. Here at home, White Oak has worked with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission to bolster wild populations of critically endangered Florida panthers, Florida grasshopper sparrows and Mississippi sandhill cranes. Owners Mark and Kimbra Walter are longstanding conservationists whose philanthropy already supports conservation and wildlife programs across the globe.



Abby Bean 
Nassau Education Foundation 


Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM EST
Monday, December 12, 2022 at 4:00 PM EST

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4th Annual Nassau Education Foundation Golf Tournament at White Oak Conservation