The park beautification projects include trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, pollinator garden maintenance, and litter pickup at city preserves
Jacksonville, Fla., June 22, 2023 – Timucuan Parks Foundation and the City of Jacksonville’s JaxParks are asking the community to join them throughout the summer for service projects in city preserves around Jacksonville. The projects are a chance for the community to help with park beautification and for students to earn community service hours. The community clean-up events will take place on the following dates and locations:
- Thursday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park at 7000 Roosevelt Blvd. Volunteers will help with historic road and trail maintenance, invasive plant removal and litter pickup.
- Monday, July 3 at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park at 500 Wonderwood Dr. from 9 a.m. until noon. Volunteers should let the gate attendant know they are there for the park and shoreline cleanup project.
- Wednesday, July 5 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Castaway Island Preserve at 2921 San Pablo Rd. S. For this service project, volunteers will be participating in the monthly pollinator garden maintenance and park cleanup.
- Tuesday, July 18 at Bulls Bay Preserve from 9 a.m. to noon. The preserve is at 8017 Old Plank Rd. Volunteers will help with trail maintenance and litter pickup.
- Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Castaway Island Preserve at 2921 San Pablo Rd. S. for monthly pollinator garden maintenance and park cleanup.
For all projects, volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes, clothes they don’t mind getting dirty and a hat. Bring work gloves if they have them, sunscreen, insect repellent and a full reusable water bottle. TPF will provide additional water, snacks, work equipment, and insect repellent.
Students can earn community service hours. Children under 16 must be supervised by their parent/guardian or scout leader during the project. Anyone under 18 years old must have a parent/guardian's signature on the liability waiver before starting work. The waiver and a form to join TPF’s volunteer list can be accessed at https://www.timucuanparks.org/volunteer/. For more information, contact Felicia Boyd at email@example.com or call (904) 374-1107.
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. TPF works with its park partners, including the National Park Service, Florida State Parks and the City of Jacksonville, and other community partners 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 or follow @timucuanparks.