Timucuan Parks Foundation will be participating in the St. Johns River Celebration on Saturday, March 16 by leading cleanups at three preservation parks in Jacksonville. The nonprofit organization is looking for volunteers to join them for the 24th annual event organized by the City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful.
Volunteers will be removing litter and debris from area parks, boat ramps and neighborhoods around the city. Timucuan Parks Foundation will be leading the cleanup at Ft. Caroline National Memorial at 12713 Fort Caroline Rd. from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers can also assist Timucuan Parks Foundation in the cleanup at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park at 500 Wonderwood Drive or Reddie Point Preserve at 4499 Yachtsman Way from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers for Hanna Park should mention at the entry gate they are cleanup volunteers in order to be admitted free.
All volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring work gloves (if you have them), sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses and a reusable water bottle. Timucuan Parks Foundation will have additional work gloves, equipment and supplies and will provide snacks and water.
Pre-registration is not required and participants must be over 18 or accompanied by an adult. Service hour certificates are available for students. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2XDA8Nn, call Keep Jacksonville Beautiful at (904) 255-8276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Timucuan Parks Foundation
The Timucuan Parks Foundation is a nonprofit organization that preserves, promotes and protects Jacksonville’s vast network of preservation parks. The foundation originated in 1999 with the Preservation Project Jacksonville, Inc. 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. The Timucuan Parks Foundation works with 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, and an appreciation for Jacksonville’s special outdoor spaces. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org.