Timucuan Parks Foundation is hosting a MLK Day of Service event in partnership with JaxParks and is asking volunteers to join them on Monday, Jan. 16 at Blue Cypress Park. MLK Day of Service is a nationwide observance celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Volunteers will be helping with park beautification and litter pickup from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Blue Cypress Park is located at 4012 University Blvd. N. in Arlington and participants should meet TPF at the fishing pier at the shoreline.
Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. They will be working under the boardwalk and along the shoreline where the conditions could be mucky. Volunteers should bring a reusable water bottle that can be carried on their person either via a clip or backpack, so hands are free to cleanup. They are also asked to bring work gloves if they have them. TPF will provide gloves to those who don’t, along with trash bags, snacks and water to refill bottles.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Those under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or youth leader. Volunteers are eligible for community service hours. To receive a waiver or for more information, visit timucuanparks.org/calendar/martin-luther-king-jr-day-of-service/.