#childsafety | Timucuan Parks Foundation and JaxParks host workday at Reddie Point Preserve


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.

Volunteers of
all ages are welcome and will be able to earn community service hours.
Those under
18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Children under 16 must be
accompanied by a parent, guardian or scout leader. Registration is not required. Waivers can be obtained in advance at
timucuanparks.com/volunteer/. For more information, email info@timucuanparks.org or call (904) 374-1107.





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