Timucuan Parks Foundation is asking volunteers to join them on Sept. 19 for the 2020 Florida Coastal Cleanup, which is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. The nonprofit will be leading cleanups from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at two locations: Reddie Point Preserve and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park. The cleanups are in partnership with the City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful and are part of the annual international effort to keep the oceans and shorelines resilient and healthy.
Volunteers can join TPF at Reddie Point Preserve at 4499 Yachtsman Way at the pavilion by the pier. People can also join TPF at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park at 500 Wonderwood Dr. Participants should follow gate attendant directions to the meetup location. Due to COVID-19 precautions, cleanup groups will be limited to 50 participants and masks will be required except for children under 6-years-old or for those with respiratory issues.
Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. They are asked to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses and water in a reusable water bottle. TPF will have gloves, trash bags and additional equipment. They will also provide Nature Valley granola bar snacks and extra water.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but those under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or scout leader. Students are eligible for community service hours. For more information or to receive a waiver, visit https://www.timucuanparks.org/volunteer/ or contact TPF at email@example.com. Additional 2020 Florida Coastal Cleanup locations in Jacksonville can be found at https://www.coj.net/departments/neighborhoods/neighborhood-services-office/clean-it-up-green-it-up/events/all-events/2020-florida-coastal-cleanup.
About Timucuan Parks Foundation
The Timucuan Parks Foundation is a nonprofit organization that preserves, promotes and protects 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. 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, and an appreciation for Jacksonville’s special outdoor spaces. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org.