McCoys Creek

John Delaney and Ennis Davis Join GWJax Board of Directors

Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) is pleased to welcome two familiar faces to its growing Board of Directors, former Mayor John Delaney and urban planner/historian Ennis Davis. Ennis Davis has been a valued volunteer for GWJax, sharing the stories of Jacksonville’s historic Emerald Trail neighborhoods. Davis is senior planner with Alfred Benesch & Company, serving as in-house…

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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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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 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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