Creek Restoration

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 goal is to restore McCoys and Hogans creeks to glistening gems along the Emerald Trail where visitors can safely swim, fish and kayak.