Volunteers needed to help put finishing touches on the public park
Jacksonville, Fla., March 20, 2019 – North Florida Land Trust is asking for volunteers to join them on Wednesday, March 27 for a day of cleaning up and getting Bogey Creek Preserve ready for its public debut. The nonprofit land conservation organization is putting the finishing touches on its first public park located on Cedar Point Road near Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park and the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. Volunteers will be asked to help with trail clearing, mulching, trash cleanup and other maintenance tasks.
Volunteers can pick from two shifts; either the morning shift from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or the afternoon shift from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Participants are asked to register for the shift of choice at https://www.nflt.org/calendarofevents/. It is recommended that volunteers wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Also, bring sunscreen, bug spray, snacks and water. Work gloves and other supplies will be provided. Volunteers must be 12 or older and volunteers who are 12 to 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Bogey Creek Preserve is NFLT’s first public park, which is slated to open in April of 2019. It is a 75-acre scenic preserve consisting of a mix of maritime hammock forest, seep-fed cypress swamps and mixed pine-oak forest. It protects nearly one mile of critical marsh front on Clapboard and Bogey Creeks.
NFLT acquired the property in 2017 and has since been making the necessary improvements to create public walking trails and a picnic area. Signs will be positioned throughout the property to explain all the ecosystems and unique parts of the property.
For more information contact Emily Dunn, stewardship manager for NFLT, at email@example.com.
About North Florida Land Trust
North Florida Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that champions environmental protection in its primary, 10-county focus area of Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Union and Volusia counties. NFLT is also expanding its reach to the west of the state. NFLT was founded in 1999 and has protected thousands of acres of environmentally significant land including property at Big Talbot Island, the River Branch Preserve, Pumpkin Hill, Moccasin Slough, along the St. Mary’s River and other valued natural areas predominantly in Northeast Florida. NFLT is funded largely by private and corporate contributions and works closely with private landowners and public agencies at all levels of government, not-for-profit partners, and foundations. For more information, visit nflt.org.