On the first day of spring, Timucuan Parks Foundation will lead volunteer events for the St. Johns River Celebration 26th Annual Cleanup at three sites.
The annual event, hosted and coordinated by the City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful, will be held Saturday, March 20, throughout the city, with most cleanups beginning at 8 a.m. Volunteers will remove litter and debris from the shoreline at area parks, boat ramps and neighborhoods.
Timucuan Parks Foundation will be leading three of the events. One at Fort Caroline National Memorial at 12713 Fort Caroline Road that will run from 9 to 11 a.m., at Reddie Point Preserve at 4499 Yachtsman Way from 8 to 11 a.m., and at Castaway Island Preserve at 2921 San Pablo Road South from 8 to 11 a.m.
Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses and a reusable water bottle. Work gloves, trash bags and other supplies will be provided onsite, and Timucuan Parks Foundation will provide snacks and water.
Volunteers must be 18 years old or be accompanied by an adult and will be eligible for community service hours. Pre-registration is not required. After the cleanup, t-shirts and snacks will be distributed to volunteers at the Riverside Arts Market while supplies last. For more information, go to timucuanparks.org/calendar/st-johns-river-cleanup-and-celebration-4, or call Keep Jacksonville Beautiful at (904) 255-8276.
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