Beaches Museum Fundraiser 2023
Rockaway Sustainable Landscaping offered the Beaches Museum a $5,000 matching contribution towards landscape enhancements, celebrating ten years of providing them landscape maintenance services. Besides the long-standing relationship, Rockaway founders, the Burghardt brothers Greg and Brian, strongly support the beach communities and institutions. The Beaches Museum was established by the Beaches Area Historical Society, which celebrates and preserves the history of Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Palm Valley, and Ponte Vedra.
This campaign would not have been possible without the strong support and coordination with Chris Hoffman, Beaches Museum Executive Director and Jacksonville Beach Mayor. Greg Burghardt, Rockaway president, and Chris shook on the concept after shooting a promotional video tour of the Beaches Museum. See below.
The campaign kicked off on August 21, 2023. Contributions were made through the Beaches Museum website. The event’s finale was the evening of the Beaches Legends at Sawgrass Country Club on September 15, 2023. Chris Hoffman announced the result of the campaign on Facebook. Drum roll please…
“We were so happy to have Greg Burghardt and Landscape Architect Kathleen Burson of Rockaway, Inc. join us for a check presentation for a recent matching grant campaign,” Beaches Museum. “In total, $17,000 was raised to re-landscape around the Museum and the new sign that will be installed in early November. The Board, including outgoing members “Doc” Renuart, Margie Horvath, Claudia Estes, and Bill Lynch and incoming members Maggie Fitzroy, Allison Lauer, Brenda Smith, and Joanna Stachura, enjoyed a tour and discussion of the plans to make the landscaping around the Museum Florida friendly, sustainable, and beautiful! Keep an eye out for our new sign coming in early November!”
We at Rockaway are so pleased with the results and thankful for Chris, the Board, and everyone who contributed!
In the video below, Greg and Kathleen discussed the planned improvements after the October Board Meeting.
From our office in Atlantic Beach and satellites throughout Northeast Florida, Rockaway Inc proudly serves both commercial and residential landscape design, maintenance, lawn care, irrigation, and outdoor living carpentry client needs in Jacksonville, St Augustine, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Nocatee, St. Johns, and Fernandina Beach.