News & Events


Timucuan Parks Foundation to take part in International Coastal Cleanup Day

August 31, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kelly White, (904) 616-8754, [email protected]  Timucuan Parks Foundation to take part in International Coastal Cleanup Day Florida Coastal Cleanups will be Sept. 15 at local preservation parks Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 30, 2018 – Timucuan Parks Foundation will be participating in International Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 15 by leading cleanups at three of the preservation parks … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation to receive Jacksonville EPB Community/Civic Award

August 31, 2018

Timucuan Parks Foundation to receive Award from Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board Environmental Achievement Award will be presented on Sept. 14 Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 16, 2018 – Timucuan Parks Foundation has been chosen to receive the 2018 Environmental Achievement Award from the Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board. The nonprofit organization was selected as the recipient of the award in the Community/Civic category. … Read more

Developer Will Not Pursue Julington-Durbin Preserve

June 28, 2018

Some great news came in today. See the release below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bartram Park Developer Will Not Pursue Julington-Durbin Preserve – Black Hammock Land Exchange JACKSONVILLE, June 28, 2018 – Eastland, developer of Bartram Park in southwest Duval County, will not pursue an exchange of 403 acres of environmentally sensitive land on Black Hammock Island for the ability to develop a … Read more

Letter to Governor Rick Scott

June 28, 2018

A letter was sent to Governor Rick Scott today from twelve local organizations urging him to oppose the proposed development of Julington-Durbin Preserve. Read the full letter here. #SaveJDPreserve

Board Resolution regarding Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve

June 14, 2018

Timucuan Parks Foundation Board passed a resolution advising Governor Rick Scott and the Cabinet, the state’s Acquisition and Restoration Council and the St. Johns River Water Management District that the more than 400 acres proposed for development are still needed and essential for conservation and to deny the developer’s request to obtain that property in exchange for land on Black … Read more

Proposed Julington-Durbin/ Black Hammock Island Swap

June 13, 2018

Statement from Mark Middlebrook, Executive Director of the Timucuan Parks Foundation, former Executive Director, Preservation Project Jacksonville: “Whether or not to allow a developer to build 1400 houses in the Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve in return for some new park amenities there and the promise to preserve environmentally sensitive land on Black Hammock Island is the wrong debate. It is not … Read more

Public Lands Alliance Recognition

May 16, 2018

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, the Public Lands Alliance (PLA) recognized 11 nonprofit organizations who have stepped up and have swiftly worked with their land management agency partners to help their public lands recover from recent wildfires, floods, and hurricanes. PLA established the Public Lands Hero Award to celebrate individuals and organizations whose actions exceed the high standards to which … Read more

Long-awaited completion of Timucuan Trail getting closer, but crucial piece is unfunded

January 5, 2018

From behind the handlebars, it’s hard to beat the view bicyclists get when they pedal south out of Little Talbot Island’s paved trail and across the special lanes set aside for bicyclists and walkers on the Florida A1A bridge that spans the Fort George River… Read about the current status of the Timucuan Trail bike path from  

Update on Timucuan Park Openings and Closures

September 22, 2017

PARK CLOSURES DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA DAMAGE (as of September 30, 2017)   Please see below for the latest on Timucuan Park closures and openings.  For up-to-the-minute updates, please follow us on Facebook (“Timucuan Parks Foundation”), Instagram or Twitter (@timucuanparks). Also, we don’t have information on every park out there (not to mention the extent of damage that will still … Read more

Grants Available for Student Research in the Timucuan Preserve, deadline April 1, 2017

March 10, 2017

Grants are available for students to conduct research in the Timucuan Preserve. Deadline to apply has been extended to April 1 (from March 14) and those selected will be notified later in April. The Timucuan Preserve Student Research Grants (SRGs) are competitive grants awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who are engaged in collaborative research activities at the Timucuan Ecological … Read more