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Saturday, May 11th 2019Registration Start: 8:00 AM
Amenity Center of Tamaya
12788 Meritage Blvd,
Jacksonville, FL 32246
15 people are raising funds
BAPS Charities Walk Green 2019 in Jacksonville, FL is an event to raise funds for The Nature Conservancy, local beneficiaries listed below and other BAPS Charities activities.
This year, BAPS Charities will support The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to plant one billion trees by 2025 through their Plant a Billion Trees initiative. Walk Green 2019 will help The Nature Conservancy plant 61,000 additional trees in 2019. During the last four years, from 2016 to 2019, BAPS Charities Walkathons will have helped plant a total of 361,000 trees.
Join over 23,000 walkers in over 76 cities in North America and help us protect our environment – for our generation and for generations to come.
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Aided by hundreds of staff scientists, they pursue non confrontational, pragmatic solutions to environmental challenges.
Learn more: http://nature.org
Plant a Billion Trees
Plant a Billion Trees is one of The Nature Conservancy's flagship programs. Over the next few years, the Conservancy will work to plant one billion trees in an effort to restore and replant over 1.6 billion acres of natural space. Trees are a critical part of the environment, and essential to producing clean air and water for millions of people in North America.
Learn more: http://www.plantabillion.org/partners
Pace Center for Girls, Jacksonville
Pace began in 1985 with one Center in Jacksonville, Florida serving 10 girls. Today PACE includes 19 Centers throughout Florida that serve over 2,000 girls each year and Pace has changed the life trajectory of over 37,000 girls since its inception. Pace began as a community response to the realization that girls involved with the justice system were either being placed in programs designed for boys or placed further into the system for their own protection. There were no effective alternatives. Started by Vicki Burke and guided by the research-based recommendations which called for gender-responsive programming, Pace created a new alternative to institutionalization or incarceration for girls.
Pace is now recognized as a national model for reducing recidivism and improving school success, employment, and self-sufficiency amongst girls by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Children's Defense Fund, National Mental Health Association, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Learn more: www.pacecenter.org