Timucuan Parks Foundation is asking for volunteers to join them on Monday, Jan. 20 for MLK Day of Service, a nationwide observance celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The nonprofit organization and their City of Jacksonville park partner will be leading projects, including invasive plant removal, trail maintenance and shoreline cleanup, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park at 500 Wonderwood Dr.
Volunteers should identify themselves as volunteers to park staff at the front gate and meet at 9 a.m. at the lakefront parking lot. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. They are asked to bring work gloves and loppers/clippers if they have them, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses and water in a reusable water bottle. Timucuan Parks Foundation will have additional work gloves, equipment and supplies and will also provide Nature Valley granola bar snacks and water.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Those under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or youth leader during the project. Volunteers are eligible for community service hours. To receive a waiver or for more information, visit timucuanparks.org/volunteer/ or contact Felicia Boyd at 904-463-1799 or email@example.com. The MLK Day of Service is done in partnership with the City of Jacksonville with funding support from REI.
Volunteers are welcome to stay fee-free after the project to enjoy all that Hanna Park has to offer including swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, picnicking, and disc golf.
About Timucuan Parks Foundation
Timucuan Parks Foundation is a nonprofit organization that preserves, promotes and enhances Jacksonville’s natural areas through community engagement, education and enjoyment. 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. 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. More information about TPF and their Special Places video can be found at https://www.timucuanparks.org/.