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Groundwork Jacksonville Awarded $357,280 NOAA Grant for McCoys Creek Restoration

Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) announced today that the local environmental trust was awarded $357,280 through the Community-based Restoration Program of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries). The grant will take Phase 2 of the McCoys Creek restoration plan from 30% to 100% design, which includes daylighting the creek under the…

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Glacier National Park is Cool Experience for Green Team Youth

This July, four team members had the adventure of a lifetime. Shelly Banks, Cedrick Burton, Zharia Bowles and Ella Humphries joined GWJax’s program manager Shanell Davis-Bryant for a week at Glacier National Park in Montana where they joined the Green Team Youth Corps from Groundwork Milwaukee. As part of the Groundwork USA’s efforts to maintain…

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Green Team Youth Corps Teens Have Life-Changing Summer

Once again this summer, the Groundwork Jacksonville Green Team Youth Corps has been busy improving their neighborhood, learning new skills and becoming stewards of their environment. The teens have worked hard along the S-Line portion of the Emerald Trail, cleaning up trash, building a flagstone path and planting a pollinator garden. They also helped lime…

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Groundwork Jacksonville and North Florida Land Trust Enter into Agreement to Conserve Urban Land

Two well-respected environmental conservation organizations have teamed up to protect and preserve land in downtown Jacksonville. Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) and North Florida Land Trust (NFLT) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding in which NFLT will assist GWJax in identifying, acquiring and rehabilitating parcels of land for conservation within the urban core of Jacksonville. According…

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Groundwork Jacksonville Dedicates Largest Art Mosaic in Jacksonville

On March 23, Groundwork Jacksonville, in collaboration with Kate and Kenny Rouh of RouxArt dedicated the Sugar Hill Mosaic—the largest mosaic art installation in Jacksonville. The five-foot high, 96-foot long mosaic honors the past, present and future of Sugar Hill, once the center of African-American prosperity in Northeast Florida. An estimated 41,000 individual tile pieces…

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Groundwork Jacksonville Awarded $250,000 National Coastal Resilience Fund Grant

Groundwork Jacksonville announced today that the local environmental trust was awarded a $250,000 National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and NOAA for the McCoys Creek restoration project. Groundwork is developing a plan that restores McCoys Creek to a natural channel design to prevent flooding, improve the waterway’s…

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McCoys Creek Fest Engages Community in Creek Restoration

  What started as a cloudy November day became a sunny picturesque Saturday along McCoys Creek as Groundwork Jacksonville hosted the McCoys Creek Fest on November 10, between King and Stockton Streets. The free family event drew more than 150 residents and nearby business owners who learned about the history, ecology and plans for restoring…

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City honors Groundwork Jacksonville for cleanup of city waterways

Jacksonville City Council President Lori Boyer recognized Groundwork Jacksonville as a 2017 Melody Starr Anne Bishop Award honoree at the Council’s June 29, installation meeting. The award was presented in recognition of Groundwork’s efforts to clean up Jacksonville’s waterways and its active involvement in the urban core. Other 2017 honorees were Clean Waterway Society, Rising…

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