Timucuan Parks Foundation
Press Release
March 18, 2022

The cleanups are part of the 27th Annual St. Johns River Celebration hosted by the City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful

Jacksonville, Fla., March 17, 2022 – Timucuan Parks Foundation will be hosting cleanups at four parks on Saturday, March 20 for the 27th Annual St. Johns River Celebration hosted by the City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful. Volunteers are needed to help remove litter and debris from the shoreline at area parks, boat ramps and neighborhoods.

Volunteers can join Timucuan Parks Foundation at Reddie Point Preserve, Castaway Island Preserve and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. or at Ft. Caroline National Memorial from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Reddie Point Preserve is located at 4499 Yachtsman Way, Castaway Island Preserve is at 2921 San Pablo Rd. S., Ft. Caroline National Memorial is at 12713 Fort Caroline Rd. and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is at 500 Wonderwood Dr. Those volunteering at Hanna Park should tell the gate guards that they are there for the cleanup.

All volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses and a reusable water bottle. Work gloves, trash bags, and other supplies will be provided onsite by the City and Timucuan Parks Foundation will provide snacks and water.

Volunteers must be 18-years-old or be accompanied by an adult and will be eligible for community service hours. Pre-registration is not required. Volunteers are invited to join the city for an appreciation event at the Riverside Arts Market from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. where they can redeem tickets for t-shirts and refreshments while supplies last. For more information including a complete list of additional cleanup locations, visit https://www.coj.net/welcome/news/volunteers-needed-for-the-27th-annual-st-johns-ri or call Keep Jacksonville Beautiful at (904) 255-8276.

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.

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