Even though we are on summer break right now, there are still plenty of ways for you to help protect birds and wildlife all summer long! Check out these fun ways to get involved and make a difference in our area this summer:
Like birds? Like the beach? We have just the opportunity for you! The Timucuan Shorebird Partnership is looking for bird stewards to help our imperiled shorebirds nest safely! All you need are a few hours to spend at nesting sites and a desire to help the public share the beach responsibly with our feathered friends. Shorebird stewarding locations in our area include Huguenot Memorial Park, Little Talbot Island State Park, Amelia Island State Park, and Fort Clinch State Park.
Your stewardship is greatly needed and sincerely appreciated!
Friday Mornings in Jax Parks:
JaxParks, in partnership with the Timucuan Parks Foundation, is seeking volunteers to participate in a series of volunteer projects on Friday mornings throughout the summer. Click the links for more info:
- Friday, July 12 (9am-noon) Trail Maintenance and Invasive Plant Removal @ Dutton Island Park and Preserve II
- Friday, July 19 (9am-noon) Trail Maintenance, Pollinator Garden Mulching and Shoreline Litter Pickup @ Castaway Island Preserve
- Friday, August 2 (9am-noon) Trail Maintenance and Invasive Plant Removal @ Betz-Tiger Point Preserve
For all projects, volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes and it is highly recommended that they bring work gloves, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses, and water in a reusable water bottle.
St. Johns RIVERKEEPER Monthly Cleanups:
St. Johns RIVERKEEPER's young professionals group The Rising Tides hosts monthly cleanups on McCoys Creek, a major downtown tributary to the St. Johns River. Everyone is welcome!
- 10 am - 12 pm, Sunday, July 21: McCoys Creek Cleanup @ Powers Park
- 10 am - 12 pm, Sunday, August 18: McCoys Creek Cleanup @ 2385 Corbett St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
All Rising Tides cleanups are Rain or Shine, and participants must wear closed-toed shoes, and should also bring sunscreen, bug spray, work gloves, a hat, sunglasses, and water in a reusable bottle.