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National Day of Service - Jax Arboretum Trail Work


Jan 19, 2009
Monday 9:00 am


Inauguration Day is almost here, Washington is getting ready for the big event, and we are getting our tools ready.

The holiday on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr,’s birthday had been established with the idea that it would be a day of service to our communities in the spirit of Dr. King’s service.  As he said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  President-Elect Barack Obama has asked that January 19th (Martin Luther King Day) be a rededication to that National Day of Service.  The Sierra Club has also endorsed this as a way to get involved in our community. 

Our local group is taking up the challenge. We will be putting our efforts into the new Jacksonville Arboretum, blazing a new trial that has been marked by the Arboretum folks. This trail will pass by native azaleas, live oaks, and a special Loblolly Pine designated as a Champion Tree.

Please bring gardening & trail blazing tools:  loppers, saws, hatchets, clippers, shovels, rakes, gloves, and of course protective footwear.  Bring extras to share for those without equipment.  We welcome all energy levels!

Meet in the Arboretum parking lot at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 19th.

Click here to sign-up (but advance reservation is not required).

Contact Information:

Northeast Florida Group
Janet Larson


Jacksonville Arboretum is here:  1445 Millcoe Rd  - Jacksonville, FL 32225

NOTE: Entry is from Monument Road only. Some online direction services incorrectly show Millcoe Rd. connecting to Merrill/Ft. Caroline Rd.

Read more at this website


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