April 18th 2013
Ralph Jowett and Leonard Wood, owners of locally-based forestry and natural resource management consulting firm Jowett & Wood, Inc., donated 4,000 sq ft of heart pine flooring to the ACF Learning Center building. The heart pine logs were salvaged from a 400+/- acre wildfire that occurred in March 2011 on private property in Duval County.
Ralph Jowett at the Groundbreaking ceremony
Kathryn Mennella, Leonard Wood, and Ralph Jowett at the 75th Anniversary Celebration
Ralph Jowett and Leonard Wood with the heart pine flooring they donated for use in the Learning Center.
Burned pine after 2011 fire, from which the heart pine flooring was salvaged and donated by Jowett & Wood.
Close-up sample of the finished heart pine flooring.