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Green Team’s 400 Project Honors the Enslaved Voices of Kingsley Plantation

March 4, 2021

The Groundwork Jacksonville Green Team Youth Corps recently debuted “The 400 Project – Honoring the Enslaved Voices of Kingsley Plantation” at the annual Kingsley Heritage Celebration. The virtual event, held on Saturday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 27, celebrated African heritage and honored the enslaved that lived at Kingsley Plantation located within Timucuan Ecological and…

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Groundwork Jacksonville Awarded NFWF Grant for Hogans Creek Restoration Design

February 2, 2021

Groundwork Jacksonville has been awarded a $294,000 grant from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), with support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and AT&T, earmarked for the preliminary (30%) design of the Hogans Creek restoration. The goal of the resiliency project is to reduce flooding, improve water quality, restore habitat and provide…

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Donor Profile: VyStar Credit Union

January 28, 2021

Groundwork Jacksonville is fortunate to have the support of VyStar Credit Union (VyStar) as one of our major donors to the Emerald Trail and McCoys Creek projects. Originally founded in 1952 as Jax Navy Federal Credit Union to serve civil service, military employees and their families at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the credit union was…

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Groundwork Jacksonville Awarded Major HUD Grant for Watershed and Resiliency Planning

January 19, 2021

Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) is the recipient of a $718,809 grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida General Planning Support Program. The grant will enable GWJax to create an ecologically based watershed restoration and management plan for the McCoys Creek and Hogans Creek watersheds that identifies specific remedies to reduce flooding, improve water…

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GWJax and JU Capture Baseline Data for Ongoing McCoys Creek Fish Study

December 2, 2020

GWJax has partnered with Jacksonville University Marine Science Institute on a fish study to determine the impact creek restoration will have on fish populations in McCoys Creek. The study is being funded as part of a grant from NOAA that Groundwork secured last year to complete Phase 2 of the McCoys Creek restoration design, including…

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Inaugural Emerald Trail 5K Raises More then $16K

November 29, 2020

The Inaugural VyStar Emerald Trail 5K on November 21, drew more than 450 participants, including nearly 100 on bicycles, to downtown for a glimpse of what will become a portion of the 30-mile Emerald Trail. Thanks to JTC Running for underwriting all the race expenses so that $16,452 in race fees came directly to GWJax…

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Donor Profile: Pajcic & Pajcic

August 31, 2020

Michael and his father Steve, of the Law Firm Pajcic & Pajcic, are avid cyclists who see the need for the Emerald Trail. Michael, his wife Katy DeBriere, Steve and wife Anne, along with their law firm Pajcic & Pajcic, were recognized for making the first multi-year financial commitment to the Emerald Trail of $50,000…

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Donor Profile: David Miller

August 31, 2020

David Miller is co-founder and Executive Chairman of Brightway Insurance, one of the largest property and casualty insurance agencies in the country with annual sales over $600 million.  Miller is passionate about creating positive outcomes that have positive results for multiple stakeholders.  He is an ongoing supporter of the United Way, including previously serving on…

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Donor Profile: JTC Running

August 31, 2020

JTC Running is Northeast Florida’s preeminent promoter of healthy lifestyles through running, fitness, and fellowship. Founded in October 1975 as the Jacksonville Track Club, JTC Running created the Gate River Run in 1978, which has been one of the leading road races in the country. The Gate’s four different events encompass over 15,000 national and…

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Ann-Marie Knight and Steve Swann Join GWJax Board of Directors

August 27, 2020

Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) is pleased to welcome Ann-Marie Knight and Steve Swann to its volunteer Board of Directors. Knight is Vice President, Community Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer for University of Florida (UF) Health Jacksonville and Swann is City Engineer for the City of Atlantic Beach, Fla. According to Groundwork Jacksonville Board Chair Kristina Nelson,…

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