Timucuan Parks Foundation asks Volunteers to join them for the 2020 Florida Coastal Cleanup

The nonprofit will be leading cleanups on Sept. 19 at Reddie Point Preserve and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

Timucuan Parks Foundation is asking volunteers to join them on Sept. 19 for the 2020 Florida Coastal Cleanup, which is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. The nonprofit will be leading cleanups from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at two locations: Reddie Point Preserve and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park. The cleanups are in partnership with the City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful and are part of the annual international effort to keep the oceans and shorelines resilient and healthy.

Three volunteers at a pavilion with trash bags after litter cleanup
A previous cleanup at Reddie Point Preserve prior to COVID-19 guidelines

Volunteers can join TPF at Reddie Point Preserve at 4499 Yachtsman Way at the pavilion by the pier. People can also join TPF at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park at 500 Wonderwood Dr. Participants should follow gate attendant directions to the meetup location. Due to COVID-19 precautions, cleanup groups will be limited to 50 participants and masks will be required except for children under 6-years-old or for those with respiratory issues.

Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. They are asked to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses and water in a reusable water bottle. TPF will have gloves, trash bags and additional equipment. They will also provide Nature Valley granola bar snacks and extra 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. For more information or to receive a waiver, visit our volunteer page or contact us at [email protected]. Additional 2020 Florida Coastal Cleanup locations in Jacksonville can be found here.