Timucuan Parks Foundation and JaxParks Host Workday at Reddie Point Preserve on Aug. 4

Volunteers will have a chance to win a child-size life vest or a Hydroflask

Timucuan Parks Foundation and JaxParks will be hosting a park workday at Reddie Point Preserve on Wednesday, August 4. Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the picnic pavilion at the preserve at 4499 Yachtsman Way in Arlington. Volunteers will be cleaning up throughout the park and along the shoreline.

The day will include a special giveaway and a special guest. Danielle Carlino with Safe Kids Northeast Florida at THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health led by Wolfson Children’s Hospital will be discussing open water safety in local waterways including creeks, lakes, rivers and the ocean. She will provide safety tips and information including the significance of wearing a life jacket. Following the workday, TPF will hold a drawing to give away two child-size life vests and two Hydroflask water bottles.

Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes, clothes that can get dirty, and bring work gloves (if possible), sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses and a full reusable water bottle. Timucuan Parks Foundation will have additional work gloves, equipment and supplies. The nonprofit will also provide snacks and water.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome and will be able to earn community service hours. Those under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or scout leader. Registration is not required. Waivers can be obtained in advance at timucuanparks.com/volunteer/. For more information, email [email protected] or call (904) 374-1107.