Tag Archives: Keep Jacksonville Beautiful

What’s Up With Hemming? Jacksonville’s Oldest Public Park Gets A New Facelift

After the last few years’ renaissance, inquiring minds have been wondering what is in store for Hemming Park’s future. We thought it was best to hear the update from our friends at Hemming Park directly…  Jacksonville’s Oldest Public Park Gets A New Facelift During a Collaborative Beautification Project IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE Friends of , a nonprofit organization, was contracted by the in 2017 to manage its oldest public park. Since inception, placemaking projects were implemented along with scheduled amenities and programming. Significant improvements continue to be made, including friendly and visible ambassadors and dedicated security, the addition of two stages for entertainment, moveable tables and chairs, an …

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On the River: Making use of river waste

BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP, Outreach Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper There’s nothing like a hurricane to demonstrate that our creeks, rivers and ocean suffer significantly from our waste. Whether it is litter, debris or just items from our back yard, if it wasn’t tied down or tightly secured, it may have ended up in the river. While Hurricane Matthew was an extreme example of this regular phenomenon, it happens during even normal rainfall events. Our creeks, especially in our urban neighborhoods, continue to be depositories for everything that can be carried by wind or water from yards, driveways, and roads. The young …

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