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.

Activating Jacksonville’s S-Line Urban Rail Trail

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

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 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.

Your Membership Helps Groundwork Jacksonville

Change Places and Change Lives!



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!

What's Up at Groundwork Jacksonville

Upcoming Events

  1. TD Arbor Day Green Space Ceremony and Service Day Along the Emerald Trail

    March 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit

    April 1 @ 5:00 pm - April 4 @ 5:00 pm

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