Timucuan Parks Foundation needs volunteers for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service – Jan 21

Timucuan Park Foundation
Press Release
January 18, 2019 5:00 p.m.

MLK Day of Service Volunteer Project is Jan. 21 at Hanna Park

Timucuan Parks Foundation is hosting the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service volunteer project on Monday, Jan. 21 at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park. The nonprofit organization is asking for volunteers to join them from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. to help with invasive plant removal, trail maintenance and shore cleanup. Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is located at 500 Wonderwood Dr.

Volunteers are asked to identify themselves as volunteers to park staff at the front gate and meet at 9 a.m. at the front parking lot. They should wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty. They are asked to bring work gloves (if they have them), sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses and water (in a reusable water bottle). Timucuan Parks Foundation will have additional work gloves, equipment and supplies and will also provide snacks and water.

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 during the project. Volunteers are eligible for community service hours. To receive a waiver or for more information, contact Timucuan Parks Foundation at [email protected]

Volunteers are welcome to stay fee-free after the project to enjoy all that Hanna Park has to offer including swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, picnicking, and disc golf.

This project is done in partnership with the City of Jacksonville. Partial funding is provided by REI, a National Parks Foundation and Outdoor Foundation Challenge Grant, and a Restoration and Resilience Grant from the National Environmental Education Foundation.

About Timucuan Parks Foundation

The Timucuan Parks Foundation is a federally-recognized 501(c) (3) that preserves, promotes and protects Jacksonville’s vast network of preservation parks. The foundation dates back to 1999, when the Preservation Project Jacksonville, Inc. was established 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, including more than 130 square miles of park space and preserves, more than 1,100 miles of river and tributary shoreline and Atlantic Ocean beachfront, and more than 100 miles of upland trails. The Timucuan Parks Foundation works with their 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.

Kelly White

(904) 616-8754

[email protected]

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