City Partners with Nonprofits to Observe "International Surfing Day" with Beach Cleanups

June 11, 2013  
Taking a sunrise stroll at Jacksonville Beach

The City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful (KJB) will partner with the First Coast Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, UNF Surfrider and Jacksonville Surf Training for a beach cleanup on June 23 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at 16th Avenue South in Jacksonville Beach.

Trash bags and gloves will be distributed to volunteers. Cleanup participants must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by an adult, and should wear sturdy footwear and sun protection. Advance registration is NOT required.

The cleanup is the first of three beach cleanups this summer organized by Jacksonville Surf Training and sponsored by Ocean Minded, Spy, Sunrise Surf Shop, Taco Lu, Angie’s Subs and Ruby Soho. Keep Jacksonville Beautiful has partnered with the local chapter of Surfrider since 2007 to conduct beach cleanups.

The trash cleanup event will also feature a cigarette litter cleanup competition with prizes for winners, and the distribution of portable ash trays provided by Keep America Beautiful, of which KJB is an affiliate.

In addition to the first beach cleanup on June 23, the second will be held July 21 at the Jacksonville Beach Pier and the third is scheduled for August 11 in front of One Ocean Resort & Spa, 1 Ocean Boulevard, Atlantic Beach. All cleanups will be held from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

For more information, please contact Dan Durbec at Keep Jacksonville Beautiful, (904) 630-3420, or Patrick Snyder at First Coast Surfrider, (856) 912-8117.