Connecting the Community

The proposed trail, like this segment under Hwy 115 (Mathews Bridge) adjacent to the Art Lofts, will allow residents to safely walk, bike, play and connect… with their city and with each other.

Restoring McCoys Creek

We are working with the City on a plan to restore McCoys to a naturally meandering creek that will prevent flooding, improve water quality, add habitat for fish and wildlife and promote a more sustainable ecosystem.

Providing Economic Opportunities for Neglected Neighborhoods

Now a vacant rail corridor, the proposed trail will bring opportunities to activate vacant buildings, improve neglected neighborhoods and create cultural, recreational and retail activity.

Activating Jacksonville’s S-Line Urban Rail Trail

Groundwork has hosted many enjoyable rides along the S-Line. Once it connects with the proposed trail, the S-Line will provide also a valuable transportation alternative.

Building the Next Generation of Leaders

Groundwork Jacksonville is developing the next generation of environmental leaders and community stewards with our Green Team Youth Apprenticeship Program.

Highlighting the Plight of Urban Waterways

Groundwork hosts monthly creek clean ups to raise community awareness for the plight of our urban waterways.

Groundwork Jacksonville is the city’s primary nonprofit organization specifically created to clean and redevelop the Emerald Necklace and convert contaminated land into parks, playgrounds, trails, and other public greenspace. One of just 20 Trusts across the country and the only Trust in Florida, Groundwork Jacksonville, Inc. is a partnership between the City of Jacksonville, the US National Park Service, the US Environmental Protection Agency and Groundwork USA.

December is National Giving Month!

Support Groundwork Jacksonville

Your Tax-deductible Donation Stays Local and Enables us to Change Places and Change Lives!



Groundwork Jacksonville is connecting expertise, resources and passion to help Jacksonville reach it's full potential as a world-class city.

Your tax-deductible donation to Groundwork stays right here in our community and enables us to:

  • Clean and restore McCoys and Hogans Creeks
  • Build and connect the Emerald Necklace
  • Train future leaders and environmental stewards through the Green Team youth apprenticeship
  • Engage citizens in improving their historic urban neighborhood.

Donate online now, or mail donations to: Groundwork Jacksonville, P.O. Box 13295 Jacksonville, FL 32206.


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  1. Season for giving: Let’s clean Hogans Creek

    December 15 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm

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