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.

Groundwork Jacksonville is one of 20 Groundwork Trusts around the country. Groundwork Jacksonville was the first Groundwork Trust established in the Southeast and is the only Trust in Florida.

Our work is made possible by these partners:

  • City of Jacksonville
  • National Park Service
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Outdoor Nation
  • National Fish and Wildlife Association
  • National Park Conservation Association
  • Wells Fargo

We welcome your help as well! Your contributions help us change places and change lives. Donate today and write off your charitable contributions for 2018.

Donations can be mailed to: Groundwork Jacksonville, P.O. Box 13295 Jacksonville, FL 32206.

Or you can donate online using the secure Donate button below.

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Upcoming Events

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

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

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