Posts by GroundworkJacksonville

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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Groundwork Takes First Step to Build the Emerald Necklace

More than 100 years since it was originally envisioned by famed architect Henry Klutho, Groundwork Jacksonville took the first step toward building the Emerald Necklace by engaging Atlanta-based PATH Foundation to develop the Trail Master Plan. The project will not only result in a comprehensive implementation plan for the Emerald Necklace, but will also establish the construction,…

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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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Groundwork Jacksonville Speakers are Available

Have us over for lunch! Groundwork Jacksonville CEO Kay Ehas and board members of our organization are available for talks to your club or non-profit. We can provide interesting presentations on our activities in environmental and urban neighborhood renewal. Learn how we plan to create the Emerald Necklace and restore McCoys Creek.  We are also…

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