Talbot Islands State Parks Host Leave No Trace Events

Hike and cleanup are Monday, March 25 and workshop is Tuesday, March 26

Timucuan Parks Foundation is pleased to announce Talbot Islands State Parks will be hosting two local events in conjunction with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. The events will be held on Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26 at Little Talbot Island State Park and Ft. George Island Cultural State Park, respectively.

The first event on March 25 is a cleanup of the Dune Ridge Trail on Little Talbot Island. The Subaru/Leave No Trace traveling trainers will be leading a hike and shoreline cleanup from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Those interested in participating should meet at the north beach parking lot at 12157 Heckscher Dr. and wear comfortable closed-toed walking shoes. Bring work gloves (if you have them), sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses and a reusable water bottle. Timucuan Parks Foundation will have additional work gloves, equipment and supplies and will provide snacks and water. Registration for this event is not required.

On Tuesday, March 26, the Subaru/Leave No Trace traveling trainers will be holding a workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ribault Club on Ft. George Island Cultural State Park at 11241 Ft. George Rd. This will be an interactive, hands-on workshop to teach participants minimum-impact skills and how to effectively communicate with park visitors to leave no trace in local parks and neighborhoods. Pre-registration for this free workshop is required and can be done at LNT.org/FL2019.

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the outdoors by teaching people how to enjoy it responsibly. It is a nationwide movement that delivers cutting-edge educational programs and research to millions of people across the country every year to teach them how to protect and respect the outdoors and to spread the word to leave no trace. For more information, visit LNT.org.

About Timucuan Parks Foundation

The Timucuan Parks Foundation is a nonprofit organization that preserves, promotes and protects Jacksonville’s vast network of preservation parks. The foundation originated in 1999 with the Preservation Project Jacksonville, Inc. to identify and assist in acquiring the most vulnerable and environmentally sensitive lands in Duval County. The acquisition of lands created the largest urban park system in the United States. The Timucuan Parks Foundation works with park partners, including the National Park Service, Florida State Parks and the City of Jacksonville, to promote environmental stewardship, the health benefits of the parks and preserves, and an appreciation for Jacksonville’s special outdoor spaces. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org.

About Talbot Islands State Parks

Seven Florida state parks collectively comprise Talbot Islands State Parks, including Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park, Amelia Island State Park, Little Talbot Island State Park, Fort George Island Cultural State Park, Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park, and George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park. From ocean to marsh to inland communities, beautiful trails provide easy access to 40 miles of shoreline and 10,000 acres of unspoiled vistas.  For more information, visit https://www.floridastateparks.org

Kelly White
(904) 616-8754
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