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Natural Awakenings Jacksonville-St. Augustine AND Greater Daytona Beach

Groundwork Jacksonville to Host Event Honoring Earth Day

Groundwork Jacksonville will join thousands of organizations around the world in honoring our planet on Saturday, April 23. The Second Annual Earth Day: A Celebration of Stewardship is a free community event that will take place along the S-Line Biodiversity Corridor of the Emerald Trail, between North Davis Street and Boulevard, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be music, prizes and a variety of activities for young and old to enjoy.

    The goal of the event is to increase environmental awareness and help children and adults be mindful of their impact on the environment. “We hope to inform children (and adults) what they can do to make their homes and landscape more eco-friendly while providing an opportunity for people from all areas of town to connect outdoors,” says Groundwork Jacksonville Program Manager Shanell Davis-Bryant.

“Last year’s inaugural event attracted hundreds of participants, and with your help, we hope to bring together even more people to enjoy a day of fun, fellowship and celebration,” adds Davis-Bryant.

    Groundwork Jacksonville is the city’s nonprofit partner specifically created to clean and redevelop Hogans and McCoys creeks and convert contaminated land into parks, playgrounds, trails and other public spaces. Groundwork intends to build the “emerald necklace” of trails, parks, creeks and greenspace encircling the urban core that was envisioned by famed architect Henry Klutho in the early 20th century. Groundwork Jacksonville is one of 21 such trusts across the country, the only Groundwork trust in Florida and the first in the Southeastern United States.


Location: 2429 N. Davis St. For more information, contact Davis-Bryant at 904-513-8615 or [email protected]. Also visit