News & Events
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
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
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 Jacksonville.com.
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 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
Join the UNF Environmental Center, Public Trust Law, and TPF for the official debut of “Exploring Northeast Florida’s Special Places,” a documentary series showcasing the city, state and national parks of Duval County, Florida. The 19-episode film series was produced by Sean Lahav, a Project Leader in the Environmental Leadership Program. It features short video episodes that highlight the amenities, … Read more
News Release September 15, 2016 Contact: Mark Middlebrook (904) 509-0918 Florida Conservation Coalition “Speaks Up” for Florida’s Conservation Lands: Senator Bob Graham Joins Conservation Groups for Florida Forever Rally Jacksonville, FL — On Saturday, September 24, Florida Blue and the Florida Conservation Coalition will host Speak Up for Florida Forever, a call to action to preserve and protect Florida’s natural … Read more