News & Events


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

Exploring Northeast Florida’s Special Places Film Screening

February 28, 2017

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

Speak Up for Florida’s Conservation Lands

September 24, 2016

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