International Coastal Cleanup Day is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 16 and Timucuan Parks Foundation will be leading cleanups at two parks: Fort Caroline National Memorial and Reddie Point Preserve. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Fort Caroline and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Reddie Point to remove litter that was left behind or washed ashore. International Coastal Cleanup Day was created to raise awareness of growing pollution in the waterways and its impact on the planet.
Volunteers should meet at the visitor’s center at Fort Caroline National Memorial at 12713 Ft. Caroline Rd or at the pavilion by the pier at Reddie Point Preserve at 4499 Yachtsman Way. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and clothes they do not mind getting dirty. Please bring work gloves if you have them and a reusable water bottle. TPF will have additional gloves, trash bags and supplies and will also provide additional water to refill bottles as well as snacks.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but those under eighteen must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. A parent, guardian or scout leader must accompany children under sixteen. Volunteers are eligible for community service hours. Waivers can be found here or contact TPF at [email protected].