What the St. Johns Riverkeeper has done for Northeast Florida’s major natural resource, Groundworks Jacksonville hopes to do for redevelopment.
That means aggressive advocacy and rallying support for restoring Jacksonville’s ignored and forgotten urban gems.
The best illustration of this is something called the Emerald Necklace, the network of creeks and riverfront property that link urban neighborhoods near downtown.
These areas have been plagued with toxic waste. The creeks are so polluted there are warning signs. Once proud landmarks have just enough magic left that you don’t need much imagination to appreciate what could happen.