On Saturday, October 21, more than 60 Johnson Engineering employees, family, and friends, volunteered for the company’s 19th year cleaning and fixing up of Lovers Key/Carl E. Johnson State Park, the park which bears our founder’s name.

Lovers Key/Carl E. Johnson State Park bears the name of our company founder, Carl E. Johnson, due to his efforts in the 1960s surveying the area and helping convince the landowners to not develop, but preserve this natural gem, eventually establishing this popular 1100-acre State Park. 

All our volunteer efforts help keep the park looking its best for the visitors it attracts worldwide. This year volunteers gathered at the Lovers Key Welcome & Discovery Center and then divided into eight groups to tackle various projects throughout this popular park such as painting, rebuilding ramps, shelves, fences, and stairs that Hurricane Ian destroyed. 

Things looked different this year after the park and area are still recovering from Ian, but our team was able to complete all eight projects the park needed us for this year. In one morning, our team knocked out projects that typically would have taken the park staff months to complete. 

This annual event’s volunteer efforts were previously recognized by The Friends of Florida State Parks with the Outstanding Volunteer Team of the Year Award for exceptional service and support. 

For more information contact Juli Kern at [email protected].