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Hogans Creek Activists Plan More Cleanups
Hogans Creek Activists  Plan More Cleanups

Hogans Creek, the downtown creek that served as a natural fire break during the great fire of 1901, and later as the centerpiece of an elegant central park designed and built by famed Jacksonville Architect Henry Klutho, has been regaining people’s attention in recent years. Running from Shands Medical Campus, near 8th and Boulevard, through Historic Springfield, Confederate Park, the Cathedral District, and the Stadium District, empties into the St Johns River near the Maxwell House plant on Bay Street.

On February 12th, 2011, a group of dedicated environmental, and urban activists converged on a seldom seen portion of Hogans Creek. The group, led by John Noone, donned waders and gloves and began pulling everything from tires, and trash, to shopping carts out of the neglected creek. As a resident of Springfield and a fan of the creek, I thank John Noone, Lucas Hildebrand, and the many other volunteers who took the time to pull the above pictured debris from the creek, and I look forward to hearing about future clean ups.

As of the writing of this, there is another clean up being planned for early March. When it is scheduled, it will be posted here on the Springfield Community Page of Firstcoastnews.com.


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