Coastal Cleanup volunteersThe Sept. 21, 2013 Florida Coastal Cleanup is part of the Annual International Coastal Cleanup coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy and supported locally by Keep Jacksonville Beautiful.

Volunteers Needed for Sept. 21 Event!

Worldwide, thousands of volunteers will spend their morning collecting millions of pounds of litter and debris on inland roadsides, coastal areas, inland lakes and rivers. Keep Jacksonville Beautiful will assist volunteers in Jacksonville to be part of this worldwide effort to clean and protect the environment by eliminating debris that injures wildlife, contaminates our beaches and waterways, and threatens boater safety. Local volunteers joined this effort and by recording results on our data cards are part of a scientific study of solid waste issues.

Young cleanup volunteerCleanup is not limited to coastal areas, as trash often originates inland and is moved by wind and rain to our waterways. Advance registration is not needed for the walk-up sites listed below. We look forward to assisting any volunteer group interested in cleaning up any area containing litter and debris. Volunteers may select a site or participate in one of the events listed.

Site captains will be available to register volunteers and provide bags and gloves at the sites listed below, or volunteers can select their own sites and contact Clean It Up, Green It Up to get their supplies.

This event provides an opportunity for students to satisfy community service requirements. Service hour certificates will be available from site captains.

To learn more about how to join this effort, contact:
Keep Jacksonville Beautiful at (904) 630-3420 or (904) 630-2489.
Pre-registration is not required.

Safety Tips

Participants must be over 18 or accompanied by an adult.
Wear sturdy footwear, sun protection and bring water. Wear safety vests or bright colors when working roadside. Wear gloves. Be alert for slippery wet surfaces or wildlife. Avoid over-exertion and drink plenty of fluids. Do not remove or handle hazardous substances. Call 911 for emergencies. Wash your hands after cleaning.


7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Oceanfront locations:

  • Beach Boulevard - At the ocean.
  • Atlantic Boulevard - At the Ocean
  • 16th Avenue South - At the ocean

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

  • Blue Cypress Park - 4012 University Boulevard North
  • Castaway Island Preserve - 2885 San Pablo Road South
  • County Dock Boat Ramp - 11964 Mandarin Road, Next to Walter Jones Memorial Park
  • Ft. Caroline National Memorial - 12713 Fort Caroline Road
  • Helen Cooper Floyd Park (Little Jetties) - 3600 S.R. A1A
  • Hogan Creek - 314 Palmetto Street, Parking behind Jacksonville Historical Society, Site not suitable for children.
  • Huguenot Memorial Park - 10980 Heckscher Drive
  • Intracoastal Waterway Boat Ramp - 2510 2nd Avenue North, Site not suitable for children.
  • NS Mayport Jetties Pavilion #3 - Bon Homme Richard Street, Across from Damage Control Wet Trainer Facility (Volunteers must have base access or arrange base access.)
  • Joe Carlucci Boat Ramp/Heritage River Road - 8414 Heritage River Road, Boat Ramp 1 mile off of Heckscher Drive
  • Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park - 500 Wonderwood Drive, Atlantic Beach, Meet at Dolphin Plaza
  • Northbank Riverwalk - 221 Riverside Avenue, Parking on Jackson Street & behind YMCA
  • Reddie Point Preserve - 4499 Yachtsman Way
  • Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park - 7000 Roosevelt Boulevard