Timucuan Parks Foundation
September 29, 2020
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 29, 2020 – Timucuan Parks Foundation is once again offering a way for students to earn community service hours. Students can visit a local park or preserve from now through Dec. 2 to help clean up litter and earn community service hours. Two hours of community service will be allowed per cleanup event, plus the students will be entered into a weekly drawing for a chance to win Mayday’s Handcrafted Ice Creams gift cards. They will also have a chance to win one of three Hydro Flask water bottles that will be awarded at the end of the fall program.
Students can visit timucuanparks.org/parks/ to choose one of Jacksonville’s national, state, or city preservation parks for their cleanup event. (Please note that Fort Caroline National Memorial and Kingsley Plantation are currently not open due to the COVID-19 pandemic.) TPF asks that you spend 1.5 to 2 hours cleaning up the park. They suggest going with a family member or friend, wearing a mask, and following social distancing guidelines. Volunteers should bring three to four large trash bags, protective gloves, insect repellent, sunscreen, water and a snack.
Students will be required to submit pictures to document the event and must complete an online Parks Cleanup Completed Form. Pictures can be before and after photos, selfies, pictures of the group working and a final one of with the filled trash bags. Participants should upload photos and the location to social media and use #tpfcleanup or tag @timucuanparks. Photos can be sent directly to [email protected]
The online form and more details about what to bring and what to wear can be found at https://www.timucuanparks.org/self-guided/. For more information, email [email protected] or call (904) 463-1799.
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.