Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Calls for Volunteers for Earth Day Downtown Cleanup

April 06, 2018  
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The City’s Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission, along with partners Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront and Downtown Vision, are seeking volunteers for the 6th Annual Earth Day Downtown Cleanup. Residents and volunteers, along with support from local businesses, will pick up litter in the area inside of Liberty, Water, Jefferson and Church streets.

WHEN: 
Saturday, April 21
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
                                                
WHERE:
The Jacksonville Landing
2 W. Independent Drive—32202
Volunteers are asked to gather promptly at 8 a.m.
 
For the past five years, the City’s Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission has partnered with the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville to cleanup public rights-of way in downtown Jacksonville.
 
“We are pleased to be part of this annual tradition in which Hyatt and its team members have an opportunity to give back to the local community in a very tangible way,” said Mike Cardwell, Director of Engineering with Hyatt. He and his team challenge other downtown businesses to get involved in the cleanup.
 
Last year, 97 volunteers donated 194 hours during the event to remove 1,800 pounds of debris from downtown public areas. The hourly volunteer value of those volunteer hours is estimated at $4,683.
 
Over the past five years, a total of 304 volunteers participated in the event, donating 608 volunteer hours and collecting 6,360 pounds of litter and trash, a cost savings of $14,584 in volunteer hours.