Changing Places - Changing Lives 

Groundwork Jacksonville’s Emerald Trail project is transforming Jacksonville’s urban core with the creation of a 30-mile trail and linear park system that includes the ecological restoration of McCoys and Hogans Creeks. With new pathways to work, school, shopping and recreation, the trail’s benefits are many – health and wellness, social connection, neighborhood revitalization, equity, restoration and resilience, and economic development. 

We invite you to join us in this unprecedented opportunity to reinvent the way we experience our city and change how we value the environment and our urban neighborhoods. 

Explore these ways to engage:

Swisher Commits $500K to Emerald Trail S-Line

On June 28, Groundwork Jacksonville and Swisher, a family-owned company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, announced Swisher’s $500,000 commitment to the Emerald Trail. The donation, which is designated to the S-Line…

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Donor Profile: Farah & Farah

  For more than 40 years, the Farah & Farah law firm has dedicated itself to the community it knows and loves. Homegrown in Jacksonville, managing partners and brothers Eddie…

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Groundwork Jacksonville Annual Report to the Community

Groundwork Jacksonville is proud to release our 2020-2022 Annual Report highlighting our accomplishments over the last two years and recognizing the amazing people and organizations that support and make our…

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Donor Profile: VyStar Credit Union

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…

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Donor Profile: Pajcic & Pajcic

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…

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Donor Profile: David Miller

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…

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Donor Profile: JTC Running

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…

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