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Kelly White

Join the 7 Creeks Partners for the Third Annual 7 Creeks Fest on Saturday, March 9

February 1, 2024

The 7 Creeks Recreation Area partners invite the community to join them for the third annual 7 Creeks Fest on Saturday, March 9. Timucuan Parks Foundation, the City of Jacksonville, Florida State Parks, the National Park Service, North Florida Land Trust, and Visit Jacksonville host the event which celebrates the collaboration of these park partners and the natural spaces within … Read more

Dozens joined Timucuan Parks Foundation for the MLK Day of Service Cleanup Event

January 18, 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 … Read more

“Plan Your Year with Parks” Timucuan Parks Foundation Young Professionals Pop-Up Event at Ink Factory Brewing, January 18

January 11, 2024

Join the Timucuan Parks Foundation (TPF) Young Professionals Group at the upcoming “Plan Your Year with Parks” social event hosted at Ink Factory Brewing at 602 Shetter Ave. in Jacksonville Beach on January 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring a specialty lager, food, and art, the gathering aims to raise awareness of the nonprofit’s mission of preserving, promoting, … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation and Timucuan Preserve introduced over 300 kids and their families to wilderness parks in 2023

January 9, 2024

Timucuan Parks Foundation (TPF) is pleased to report more than 300 children and their families were introduced to Jacksonville’s wilderness parks and preserves in 2023 through their participation in the National Park Service’s Junior Ranger Angler fishing clinics. The clinics were made possible by a grant from the National Parks Foundation to introduce outdoor opportunities and healthy recreation to underserved … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation Needs Volunteers to join them for MLK Day of Service on January 15

January 4, 2024

Timucuan Parks Foundation is asking volunteers to join them for an MLK Day of Service cleanup on Monday, Jan. 15 at Blue Cypress Park at 4012 University Blvd. N. in Arlington. The shoreline cleanup will begin at 8 a.m. with volunteers meeting at the fishing pier to help with park beautification and litter removal until 11 a.m. MLK Day of … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation and its partners receive awards from two organizations

December 12, 2023

Timucuan Parks Foundation (TPF) is pleased to announce two awards it was recently presented by two organizations. The Florida Planning and Zoning Association’s (FPZA) First Coast Chapter presented its environmental/natural resources award to the 7 Creeks Recreation Area partners and the City of Jacksonville’s Keep Jacksonville Beautiful presented TPF’s Trail Team with its organization award. The FPZA Award was presented … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation’s Executive Director Stepping Down and Interim Executive Director Appointed

December 6, 2023

Timucuan Parks Foundation, a leading land conservation organization in Jacksonville, has appointed Mayda Velez, who has been with the foundation for more than a decade, as its new interim executive director. Velez, the foundation’s operations and communications director, replaces current executive director Mark Middlebrook, who will remain with the foundation as its Senior Advisor/Preservation Project.  The changes were approved by … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation Healthy Living Event: Songs and Stories of Our National Parks

October 5, 2023

Timucuan Parks Foundation is teaming up with the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve – National Park Service for Songs and Stories of Our National Parks, a Healthy Living event. It will be on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at The Ribault Club at 11241 Fort George Rd. The event is free, but registration is required. Retired … Read more

Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks to host the 4th Annual Talbot Tidewater Celebration

September 15, 2023

Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks with support from Florida State Parks, the National Park Service and Timucuan Parks Foundation is hosting the 4th annual Talbot Tidewater Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ribault Club on Ft. George Island Cultural State Park at 11241 Ft. George Rd. Everyone is invited to the event … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation asks Volunteers to join them for the 2023 International Coastal Cleanup

September 8, 2023

International Coastal Cleanup Day is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 16 and Timucuan Parks Foundation will be leading cleanups at two parks: Fort Caroline National Memorial and Reddie Point Preserve. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Fort Caroline and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Reddie Point to remove litter that was left behind or washed … Read more