The MLK Day of Service event will take place at Blue Cypress Park
Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 4, 2024 – Timucuan Parks Foundation is asking volunteers to join them for an MLK Day of Service cleanup on Monday, Jan. 15 at Blue Cypress Park at 4012 University Blvd. N. in Arlington. The shoreline cleanup will begin at 8 a.m. with volunteers meeting at the fishing pier to help with park beautification and litter removal until 11 a.m. MLK Day of Service is a nationwide observance celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. They will be working under the boardwalk and along the shoreline. It will be low tide but could be mucky. Please bring bug spray and a reusable water bottle that can be carried either via a clip or backpack, so hands are free to clean up. TPF will provide gloves and trash bags as well as snacks and water to refill bottles.
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. Volunteers are eligible for community service hours. To receive a waiver or for more information, visit https://www.timucuanparks.org/volunteer/.
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. The Timucuan Parks Foundation works with its 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 or follow @timucuanparks.