Student: Katie Vearil
Community Partner: UNF Institute of Environmental Research and Education, National Park kService, Timucuan Parks Foundation
Beyond the Trail is a series designed to encourage participants to explore and learn about the parks in Northeast Florida. Jacksonville contains the largest urban park system in the nation. The fourth series of Beyond the Trail explored the iconic St. Johns River. Most residents of Jacksonville drive over the river daily, but many may not know much about the St. Johns. Each event highlights a different city, state or national park in the region that is connected to the river in some way. Through a variety of speakers, networking, community service, and exploring participants will gain a better understanding of Jacksonville’s park system and the St. Johns River.