The event was held on Monday at Blue Cypress Park
Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 17, 2024 – Timucuan Parks Foundation was joined by more than 40 volunteers on Monday for the MLK Day of Service Event at Blue Cypress Park in Arlington. The group, who ranged in age from 8 to 80, spent the morning cleaning up litter from under the boardwalk and along the shoreline of the St. Johns River.
Volunteers included TPF’s Trail Team, members of TPF’s new Young Professionals Group, a group of students from Sandalwood High School, volunteers from MW Builders, and others who had heard or read about the event from various news sources. The volunteers collected 62 bags of trash and wood that had washed ashore.
MLK Day of Service is a nationwide observance celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. TPF thanks all the volunteers who came out to help. The MLK Day event was done in partnership with JaxParks. For more information on how to volunteer with TPF for its next cleanup event, visit https://www.timucuanparks.org/volunteer/.
About Timucuan Parks Foundation
The 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.