Partnership

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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Volunteer Spotlight: Larry Roberts, JTC Running

Retired from a 41-year career in global transportation and logistics with Sea-Land and CSX, Larry Roberts now devotes much of his time to transportation issues on a more personal level through JTC Running and other volunteer efforts. Soon after moving to Jacksonville in 1992, Larry joined the Board of JTC Running (JTC), the nonprofit responsible…

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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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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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