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Timucuan Parks Foundation to host St. Johns River Cleanups at Three Parks

March 16, 2021

Volunteer projects will be held on Saturday, March 20 On the first day of spring, Timucuan Parks Foundation will be leading volunteer events for the St. Johns River Celebration 26th Annual Cleanup at three sites. The annual event, hosted and coordinated by the City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful, will be held Saturday, March 20 throughout the city with … Read more

Celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day

March 8, 2021

As we celebrate Women’s History Month this month, we want to give you a closer look at amazing women on the First Coast who made an impact on our natural environments and historic places. The first woman is MaVynee Betsch, known by all as the Beach Lady. Betsch was a champion for the preservation of American Beach. She named the … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation’s Student Self-Guided Cleanup Program Ending Soon

March 5, 2021

Students can still earn community service hours through March 14 by collecting litter at a park Timucuan Parks Foundation (TPF) would like to remind any students interested in earning community service hours that they have until March 14 to complete their self-guided volunteer cleanup at a local park. TPF has been offering students a chance to earn two hours of … Read more

Join our park partners for the virtual Kingsley Heritage Celebration with a very special presentation

February 26, 2021

Timucuan Parks Foundation encourages you to log on for the Kingsley Heritage Celebration to celebrate African heritage and remember the enslaved that lived at Kingsley Plantation located within Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve (TIMU). The second part of the virtual event gets underway tomorrow, Saturday, February 27, at 10 a.m. and this year, the National Park Service has partnered with … Read more

New Park Highlights Jacksonville’s Gullah Geechee History

February 25, 2021

Jacksonville’s rich African-American history now includes the recently established Freedom Park to commemorate Cosmo, the historic Gullah Geechee community in East Arlington. Located about a mile and a half from our national park partner at Fort Caroline National Memorial, the park’s home is the triangle at the junction of Fort Caroline and McCormick roads across from the Monument Station post … Read more

Groundwork Jacksonville Green Team Youth Corps to debut project during the Kingsley Heritage Celebration

February 17, 2021

National Park Service and nonprofits Groundwork Jacksonville, Timucuan Parks Foundation and Jacksonville Arts and Music School partnered on the project The Groundwork Jacksonville Green Team Youth Corps will be debuting their animation project titled “The 400 Project – Honoring the Enslaved Voices of Kingsley Plantation” at the annual Kingsley Heritage Celebration. The virtual event will be held on Saturday, Feb. … Read more

Happy Birthday to Timucuan Preserve! 33 Things We Love About You…

February 16, 2021

Timucuan Parks Foundation invites you to wish Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve a very happy 33rd birthday by helping us build a list of 33 reasons why the Timucuan Preserve is your favorite! On February 16, 1988, President Reagan signed the bill that was introduced by Congressman Charlie Bennett and approved by Congress to establish the National Park Service’s Timucuan … Read more

Timucuan Parks Foundation’s Student Self-Guided Cleanup Program begins again on MLK Day

January 15, 2021

Students can earn community service hours from Monday, Jan. 18 through March 14 by collecting litter at a park Timucuan Parks Foundation (TPF) is asking for volunteers to pitch in and help clean up Jacksonville’s parks and preserves on Monday, Jan. 18 for MLK Day of Service, a nationwide observance celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In … Read more

Celebrate MLK Day by Helping the Parks

January 14, 2021

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy are honored each year when we all take time to celebrate his birthday with a holiday on the third Monday in January. King, born January 15, 1929, was the ultimate civil servant dedicating his life to civil rights, peace, and justice, and is the only non-president to have a national holiday in … Read more

Start the New Year off on the Right Foot!

December 31, 2020

Looking for a way to spend the first day of 2021? How about a hike? Our traditional first-day group hike along the coast can’t happen but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it yourself. Not sure where to go to start the new year? No worries, we have some great suggestions for you of trails with views of the coast … Read more