Timucuan Parks Foundation to host St. Johns River Cleanups at four parks on Saturday, March 19

Timucuan Parks Foundation will be hosting cleanups at four parks on Saturday, March 20 for the 27th Annual St. Johns River Celebration hosted by the City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful. Volunteers are needed to help remove litter and debris from the shoreline at area parks, boat ramps and neighborhoods.

Volunteers can join Timucuan Parks Foundation at Reddie Point Preserve, Castaway Island Preserve and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. or at Ft. Caroline National Memorial from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Reddie Point Preserve is located at 4499 Yachtsman Way, Castaway Island Preserve is at 2921 San Pablo Rd. S., Ft. Caroline National Memorial is at 12713 Fort Caroline Rd. and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is at 500 Wonderwood Dr. Those volunteering at Hanna Park should tell the gate guards that they are there for the cleanup.

All 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 by the City 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. Volunteers are invited to join the city for an appreciation event at the Riverside Arts Market from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. where they can redeem tickets for t-shirts and refreshments while supplies last. For more information including a complete list of additional cleanup locations, visit https://www.coj.net/welcome/news/volunteers-needed-for-the-27th-annual-st-johns-ri or call Keep Jacksonville Beautiful at (904) 255-8276.