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Timucuan Parks Foundation offers community service hours through self-guided volunteer events

Timucuan Parks Foundation
Press Release
July 23, 2020

Students can earn hours through Aug. 12 by collecting litter at a park

Volunteers Owen and Dillon Ferenc

Timucuan Parks Foundation and their park partners are offering a way for students to earn community service hours this summer. From now through Aug. 12, students can take part in self-guided volunteer events at local city, state and national parks to help clean up the trash around the parks and preserves. Students can earn two hours of community service per cleanup event and will have the chance to win Mayday’s Handcrafted Ice Creams gift cards as well as Hydro Flask water bottles.

Events can take place at any of the local city, state or national parks (except for Fort Caroline National Memorial and Kingsley Plantation, which remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic). A list of parks can be found at timucuanparks.org/parks/. TPF suggests going with a family member or friend and following social distancing guidelines.

Students will be required to complete a Student Community Service Form and take pictures to document the event. 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, including TPF’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TimucuanParksFoundation/, and use #tpfcleanup or tag @timucuanparks. Photos can also be sent directly to [email protected]

The service form and more details about what to bring and what to wear can be found at https://www.timucuanparks.org/volunteer/. For more information, please contact Felicia Boyd at [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.

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