Timucuan Parks Foundation will be leading two cleanups on for the 2021 Florida Coastal Cleanup, part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. The annual cleanups are in partnership with the City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful. Each year, volunteers pick up things like plastic bottles, bottle caps, straws, food wrappers and cigarette butts from the shorelines that could cause major problems for wildlife and the ecosystem.
Volunteers can join TPF to help clean up trash along the coastline at:
Reddie Point Preserve from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Volunteers joining TPF at Reddie Point Preserve should meet at the pavilion by the pier. Reddie Point Preserve is located at 4499 Yachtsman Way in Arlington.
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Volunteers joining us at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park at 500 Wonderwood Dr. in Mayport should tell the gate attendant they are there for the cleanup and follow directions to the meetup location.
Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. Please bring work gloves if you have them, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses and a reusable water bottle. TPF will have additional gloves, trash bags and additional equipment. We will also provide snacks and water.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but those under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or scout leader. Students are eligible for community service hours. To get a waiver, visit https://www.timucuanparks.org/volunteer/.
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