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Living Shoreline Activity at Timucuan Parks Foundation’s MOSH Exhibition
January 4, 2020@10:00 am-2:00 pm
On Jan. 4, Timucuan Parks Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition at the Museum of Science and History will feature a special activity presented by the National Park Service. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., NPS will be teaching museum-goers about the benefits of living shorelines and how they are used to protect historic structures. A living shoreline utilizes natural materials like plants, sand or rocks to provide a protective and stabilized coastal edge. Participants will also be able to design their own living shoreline that they can take home.
The living shoreline activity is one of many monthly activities NPS will be presenting during TPF’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition at MOSH which runs through May 31, 2020. The exhibition, titled “Celebrate and Explore Our Wilderness Parks,” features information about TPF’s decades of work to protect local parks and preserves and what they are doing moving forward to promote and enhance the natural areas. Also on display is artwork from local artists including fine artist Kathy Stark, photographer Will Dickey and photographer and videographer Tom Schifanella.
Timucuan Parks Foundation originated in 1999 as Preservation Project Jacksonville to acquire vulnerable and environmentally sensitive lands to build one of the largest park systems in the U.S. The organization now works to protect, promote and enhance the preservation parks through a strong partnership with the City of Jacksonville, Florida State Parks and the National Park Service. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org.