Emerald Trail

Groundwork Jacksonville Announces Emerald Trail Co-Champions, Major Donors and Challenge Grant that Will Take Organization to First $1 Million in Trail Funding

Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) announced exciting progress in its mission to build the Emerald Trail within the next 10 years during a news conference at City Hall Aug. 26, including new corporate ambassadors, major donors and a presentation to Mayor Lenny Curry representing the group’s first commitment to the design of the Emerald Trail Model Project.…

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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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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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