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.
Connecting the Community
The proposed Emerald 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 Emerald Trail will bring opportunities to activate vacant buildings, improve neglected neighborhoods and create cultural, recreational and retail activity.
Encouraging Community Engagement and Stewardship
Groundwork has created the CREST program - Community Restoration Environmental Stewardship Training to encourage community members become “stewards” with workshops, field trips and advanced job training.
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 Jacksonville's Emerald Trail and convert contaminated land into parks, playgrounds, trails, and other public greenspace. One of 21 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.
Become a Member Today
Your membership of just $10 a month will fund Groundwork Jacksonville's important mission to:
- Clean and restore McCoys and Hogans Creeks
- Build and connect the Emerald Trail
- Train future community leaders and environmental stewards including our Green Team Youth Apprenticeship
- Engage citizens in improving their historic urban neighborhoods
As a member, you'll also receive some cool perks! Become a member today!