Timucuan Parks Foundation to take part in International Coastal Cleanup Day

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Timucuan Parks Foundation to take part in International Coastal Cleanup Day

Florida Coastal Cleanups will be Sept. 15 at local preservation parks

Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 30, 2018 – Timucuan Parks Foundation will be participating in International Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 15 by leading cleanups at three of the preservation parks they support. The nonprofit organization is looking for volunteers to join them for the Florida Coastal Cleanups, which are part of the annual International Coastal Cleanup coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy and supported locally by Keep Jacksonville Beautiful.

Timucuan Parks Foundation is asking for volunteers to join them at three local preservation parks on Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Timucuan Parks Foundation will be cleaning up at Ft. Caroline National Memorial at 12713 Fort Caroline Rd., Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park at 500 Wonderwood Dr., and at Reddie Point Preserve at 4499 Yachtsman Way.

Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and bring work gloves (if you have them), sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, sunglasses and water (in a reusable water bottle). Trash bags, gloves, tools and snacks will be provided. Pre-registration is not required but encouraged and participants must be over 18 or accompanied by an adult. Service hour certificates are available for students. For more information, visit https://www.timucuanparks.org/volunteer/.

About Timucuan Parks Foundation

The Timucuan Parks Foundation (TPF) is a federally-recognized 501(c) (3) that preserves, promotes and protects Jacksonville’s vast network of preservation parks. The foundation dates back to 1999, when the Preservation Project Jacksonville, Inc. was established 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, including more than 130 square miles of park space and preserves, more than 1,100 miles of river and tributary shoreline and Atlantic Ocean beachfront, and more than 100 miles of upland trails. The Timucuan Parks Foundation works with their 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 for all citizens, and an appreciation for Jacksonville’s special outdoor spaces. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org.