Creek Clean Ups

Vision of a restored Hogans Creek along the Emerald Trail at the Union Terminal Building

Jacksonville has two urban creeks that are important tributaries to the St. Johns River: McCoys Creek, just west of downtown, flows from North Riverside to Brooklyn. Hogans Creek begins just north of UF Health Jacksonville and flows through historic Springfield. Both creeks suffer from years of neglect and pollution, and cause flooding during heavy rainfall. Our 10-year goal is to restore McCoys and Hogans creeks to glistening gems along the Emerald Trail where visitors can safely swim, fish and kayak.

CREST and North Riverside CDC volunteers

We work with community groups like Keep Jacksonville Beautiful, The Sierra Club, Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR), the North Riverside Community Redevelopment Corporation (CDC), various corporations and hundreds of volunteers to clean up litter and debris from these creeks and along the Emerald Trail that otherwise would make it’s way into the St. Johns River and possibly into the stomachs of birds, fish and wildlife.

Visit our Events page or Facebook for dates and times of upcoming Hogans Creek, McCoys Creek and Emerald Trail Clean Ups.

To be contacted about volunteering or organizing a service day for your business or organization, click here.