Timucuan Parks Foundation is looking for volunteers to help with trail maintenance and fence clearing at the National Park Service’s Jacksonville headquarters. The volunteer project will be Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will be lopping, chopping and clearing the fence line in front of the headquarters and into the Theodore Roosevelt Area.
Volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. on the front porch of the National Park Service Jacksonville Headquarters at 13165 Mt. Pleasant Rd. There are two driveways, please take the one to the left and park in one of the spots along the driveway into the headquarters building. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring work gloves and loppers or pruners (if you have them), sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, sunglasses and a reusable water bottle. Trash bags, gloves, tools, snacks and water will be provided.
Volunteers must be 13 years or older to participate in the project, as there will be fence clearing along Mt. Pleasant Road and in heavy underbrush inside the fence line. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or scout leader. Volunteers under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian which can be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are eligible for community service hours.
This volunteer project is part of the partnership between the Timucuan Parks Foundation and the National Park Service. Partial funding for this project is provided by REI and a National Parks Foundation/Outdoor Foundation challenge grant.
About Timucuan Parks Foundation
The Timucuan Parks Foundation is a federally-recognized 501(c) (3) that preserves, promotes and protects Jacksonville’s vast network of preservation parks. The foundation dates back to 1999, when the Preservation Project Jacksonville, Inc. was established to identify and assist in acquiring the most vulnerable and environmentally sensitive lands in Duval County. The acquisition of lands created the largest urban park system in the United States, including more than 130 square miles of park space and preserves, more than 1,100 miles of river and tributary shoreline and Atlantic Ocean beachfront, and more than 100 miles of upland trails. The Timucuan Parks Foundation works with their park partners, including the National Park Service, Florida State Parks and the City of Jacksonville, to promote environmental stewardship, the health benefits of the parks and preserves for all citizens, and an appreciation for Jacksonville’s special outdoor spaces. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org.