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JACKSONVILLE ARBORETUM & GARDENS INC

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Environment
  • People with Disabilities
  • Veterans & Military Families

Location

1445 Millcoe roadJACKSONVILLE, FL 32235 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Cultivating a unique environment for recreation, education and inspiration. To provide stewardship of the Arboretum lands by protecting, sustaining, and enhancing biological diversity by means of large tracts of open-space. To provide an outdoor laboratory for use by college faculty and students in Botany, Zoology, Biology, Environmental Studies, and other departments. To provide a place where people from the community may enjoy passive recreation and where they may come to learn, reflect, and renew themselves through contact with the natural world.

Description

The Arboretum is 126 acre, partially ADA accessible "wild-ish" property offering 7 groomed trails of varying difficulties and 13 eco-systems that nature created after strip-mining and illegal dumping. Through the continuing support of volunteers and community organizations, we are able to offer a taste of the "natural world" in the middle of Jacksonville's urban character. There are many different volunteer options from the light-duty weeding and gardening on Wednesday, mornings to the Second Saturday Conservation Corps, and from the monthly educational events to the weekend morning greeters and information booth, there are many things to choose from. We recently won Jax Best for best hiking (3 years in a row) and are in the process of master-planning formal Botanical Gardens.

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