Timucuan Parks Foundation is looking for volunteers to join them for International Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 21. The nonprofit organization will be leading cleanups at three of the preservation parks they support. The cleanups are part of the annual international effort to keep the oceans and shorelines clean. TPF’s participation is in partnership with the City of Jacksonville and the National Park Service.
TPF will be leading the cleanup from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m at Fort Caroline National Memorial at 12713 Ft. Caroline Rd. Participants in this cleanup are asked to meet at the National Park Service’s Visitor’s Center. Volunteers can also join TPF at Kathyrn Abbey Hanna Park from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The park is located at 500 Wonderwood Dr. and participants should follow gate attendant directions to the lakeside parking area. The organization will also be leading the cleanup at Reddie Point Preserve at 4499 Yachtsman Way from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers should meet at the pavilion by the pier.
Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses and water (in a reusable water bottle). TPF will have gloves and trash bags and will also provide Nature Valley granola bar snacks and water.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but those under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. The waiver can be downloaded at https://www.timucuanparks.org/volunteer/. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or scout leader. Volunteers are eligible for community service hours. For more information, contact TPF 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.