Update on GWJax Plans Moving Forward

March 23, 2020

Who would have predicted that unsettling phrases like COVID-19, social distancing and self-quarantine would become part of our everyday conversations? It is certainly not business-as-usual for our team at Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax), but we are working diligently to adapt to these unprecedented circumstances and to keep moving forward in accomplishing our mission of Changing Places…

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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

August 26, 2019

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 Earns City Council Approval of Emerald Trail Master Plan

March 26, 2019

  The Emerald Necklace was envisioned by architect Henry Klutho in the early 20th century to describe a series of parks, trails, greenspace and creeks forming a necklace around downtown. It has been just an idea for more than a century, but now the Jacksonville City Council has adopted a plan presented by Groundwork Jacksonville…

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McCoys Creek Fest Engages Community in Creek Restoration

November 21, 2018

  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 Jacksonville and Wood to Develop McCoys Creek Restoration Plan

April 11, 2018

  Once the centerpiece of the historic neighborhoods just west of downtown, McCoys Creek has become a neglected and forgotten eyesore that floods nearby roads, homes and businesses during heavy North Florida rainfall. Fortunately, a new era may be dawning for McCoys Creek. The City of Jacksonville is committing millions of dollars over the next…

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Groundwork Jacksonville and Florida State College at Jacksonville Announce New Partnership

July 21, 2017

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Groundwork Jacksonville Speakers are Available

June 21, 2017

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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Students Clean Up Jacksonville During Summer Break

August 25, 2015


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For teens, land-changing Groundwork can be a life-changing experience

July 22, 2015


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Groundwork Jacksonville Green Team Develops STEM, Leadership Skills Program Provides Inner City Youth the Opportunity to Discover the Outdoors and Become Stewards of the City’s Greenspace

July 10, 2015


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