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Groundwork Jacksonville, Inc. is a partnership between the City of Jacksonville, US National Park Service, US Environmental Protection Agency and Groundwork USA, Inc. and is part of the Groundwork USA network. Groundwork Jacksonville is one of 20 such trusts across the country, the only Groundwork trust in Florida and the first in the Southeastern United States. Groundwork Jacksonville is the city’s primary non-profit specifically created to clean and redevelop Hogans and McCoys creeks and convert contaminated land into parks, playgrounds, trails, and other public spaces to create the “emerald necklace” championed by famed architect Henry Klutho in the early 20th Century.