Sawmill Slough ("slough" rhymes with "true") is the oldest club at the University of North Florida. It was established as a club for students, faculty, staff and alumni in the same year the University was founded. The Club is named for a large wetland running, north to south, through the western half of UNF.
Sawmill Slough's first president was
Dr. Robert W. Loftin, after whom the UNF Nature Trail system is named. Dr.
Loftin served as the Slough's faculty advisor for ten years
The Club's history is documented in a book written by one its most active presidents, Michael Woodward, entitled Fight On! A Twenty-Year History of the Sawmill Slough Conservation Club.
The Club periodically publishes a newsletter called The Swamp Stomper.
There is one system old yet new
Which alone and above all still stands true
Reverence and compassion is from where it grew
This is, of course, the Sawmill Slough.
-- Peter Bystrowski, SSCC Vice President, 1998-99
If you are interested in the Slough,
OR the Slough's Advisor...