GROUNDWORK JACKSONVILLE INC

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Environment

Location

PO BOX 13295JACKSONVILLE, FL 32206 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.

Description

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 is engaging neighborhood stakeholders, business leaders and funders in the planning and construction of the Emerald Trail. When complete this signature outdoor destination of trails, greenways and parks will encircle the urban core and connect 14 historic neighborhoods to downtown, Hogans Creek, McCoys Creek and the St. Johns River. Groundwork Jacksonville is one of 21 such trusts across the country and the only Groundwork Trust in Florida.

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