Timucuan Parks Foundation and JaxParks will be hosting a park workday with a special guest and giveaway at Reddie Point Preserve on Wednesday, August 4. Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the picnic pavilion at the preserve at 4499 Yachtsman Way in Arlington. Volunteers will be cleaning up throughout the park and along the shoreline.
Danielle Carlino with Safe Kids Northeast Florida at THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health led by Wolfson Children’s Hospital will be discussing open water safety in local waterways including creeks, lakes, rivers and the ocean. She will provide safety tips and information including the significance of wearing a life jacket. Following the workday, TPF will hold a drawing to give away two child-size life vests and two Hydroflask water bottles.
Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes, clothes that can get dirty, and bring work gloves (if possible), sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses and a full reusable water bottle. Timucuan Parks Foundation will have additional work gloves, equipment and supplies. The nonprofit will also provide snacks and water.