Timucuan Parks Foundation Needs Volunteers for MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service Volunteer Project is Jan. 20 at Hanna Park

Timucuan Parks Foundation is asking for volunteers to join them on Monday, Jan. 20 for MLK Day of Service, a nationwide observance celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The nonprofit organization and their City of Jacksonville park partner will be leading projects, including invasive plant removal, trail maintenance and shoreline cleanup, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park at 500 Wonderwood Dr.

Volunteers should identify themselves as volunteers to park staff at the front gate and meet at 9 a.m. at the lakefront parking lot. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. They are asked to bring work gloves and loppers/clippers if they have them, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses and water in a reusable water bottle. Timucuan Parks Foundation will have additional work gloves, equipment and supplies and will also provide Nature Valley granola bar snacks and water.

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 during the project. Volunteers are eligible for community service hours. To receive a waiver or for more information, visit our volunteer page or contact Felicia Boyd at 904-463-1799 or [email protected]. The MLK Day of Service is done in partnership with the City of Jacksonville with funding support from REI.

Volunteers are welcome to stay fee-free after the project to enjoy all that Hanna Park has to offer including swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, picnicking, and disc golf.