Volunteers Needed for the 2019 Florida Coastal Cleanup

September 17, 2019  
older woman in pink shirt picking up trash on the beach

The City of Jacksonville’s Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission invites residents to join one of the world’s largest water protection efforts by contributing to the 2019 Florida Coastal Cleanup. On Saturday, Sept. 21, volunteers can visit various locations in the city to remove trash and debris from beaches, lakes and rivers; start and end times vary by location. Event leaders will be available at each site to register volunteers and provide materials, including bags and gloves.

The Florida Coastal Cleanup is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the world participate in the event, keeping track of every item found to be included in the Ocean Conservancy’s yearly snapshot of marine debris. Locally, in 2018, 8,530 pounds of debris were collected by 505 volunteers who donated 1,006 hours valued at approximately $25,583.
 
Site locations and times* are as follows:

8 - 10 a.m.
Oceanfront locations:

  • Jacksonville Beach Pier - 503 First N. St.
  • Atlantic Boulevard - At the ocean
  • Seagate Avenue & 20th Avenue N. - At the ocean

9 - 11 a.m.
All other locations:

  • Blue Cypress Park - 4012 University Boulevard N.
  • Boone Park - 3700 Park St.
  • Burnett Park - 3740 Burnett Park Road
  • Castaway Island Preserve - 2921 San Pablo Road S.
  • Hollybrook Park - 319 Cherokee St.
  • Catherine Hester McNair Park (Brentwood Park) - 551 W. 25th St.
  • Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park - 500 Wonderwood Drive, Atlantic Beach
  • Henry J. Klutho Park - 204 W. Third St.    
  • Mandarin Park - 14780 Mandarin Road
  • Murray Hill - 1120 Edgewood Ave. (Meet at Community Loaves Bakery)
  • Mike McCue Boat Ramp - 2510 Second Ave. N.
  • Northbank Riverwalk at Sydney J. Gefen Park - 504 Alfred DuPont Place
  • Reddie Point Preserve - 4499 Yachtsman Way
  • Riverview Community Center & Park - 9620 Water St.
  • Walter Jones Historic Park - 11964 Mandarin Road
  • Yacht Basin Park - 2941 St. Johns Ave.

Alternate Times

7 - 9 a.m.
Ft. Caroline National Memorial - 12713 Fort Caroline Road

8 - 11 a.m.
‚ÄčNS Mayport  Jetties Pavilion #3 - Bon Homme Richard Street
Across from Damage Control Wet Trainer Facility
(Volunteers must have base access or arrange base access.)

*Note: Locations and times are subject to change.