2013 International Coastal Cleanup

September 21, 2013 - September 21, 2013
7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Various Locations
The City of Jacksonville’s Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission invites residents to participate in the 2013 Florida Coastal Cleanup event. This event, which will provide volunteers with an opportunity to help beautify local shorelines, is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s Annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC).
Florida Coastal Cleanup is a part of the 28th annual ICC, the world's largest volunteer effort to help protect our oceans, lakes and rivers. Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world spend a few hours removing trash and debris from beaches, lakes, and rivers, keeping track of every piece of trash they find. Ocean Conservancy uses that information to produce an annual snapshot of the marine debris problem. In 2012, more than 550,000 people picked up more than 10 million pounds of trash along nearly 20,000 miles of coastline in 27 countries. Locally, 746 volunteers donated 1,583 hours to pick up 21,320 pounds of trash around Duval County.

View the flyer for cleanup locations

Keep Jacksonville Beautiful will help Jacksonville volunteers clean and protect the environment by eliminating debris that injures wildlife, contaminates beaches, waterways, and threatens boater safety.

  • Local volunteers are needed to join this effort and can be part of a scientific study of litter/debris by recording results on data cards that will be provided.
  • Advance registration is not required. Site captains will register volunteers and provide bags and gloves at the sites listed below. 
  • This event provides an opportunity for students to satisfy community service requirements. Service hour certificates will be available from site captains.