2019 Florida Coastal Clean-Up

September 21, 2019
Various Times (Please check schedule below)
Oceanfront and City Parks (Please see event details for more information)
The City of Jacksonville’s Keep Jacksonville Beautiful invites residents to participate in the 2019 Florida Coastal Cleanup event.  This event, which will provide volunteers with an opportunity to help beautify the city’s shorelines, is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s Annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC).  
DATE: Saturday, Sept. 21
WHAT: Florida Coastal Cleanup is a part of the annual ICC, the world's largest volunteer effort to help protect our ocean, 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. Locally, in 2018 , 8,530 pounds, or 4.26  tons of debris was collected by 505 volunteers who donated 1,006  hours of their time. The value of that volunteer time amounted to $25,583, based on hourly volunteer estimates by Keep America Beautiful.
WHERE:   Various locations across the First Coast; 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.

Site Locations

 8 - 10 a.m.
Oceanfront locations:
Jacksonville Beach Pier
503 1st North   St. Jacksonville Beach
Atlantic Boulevard
At the ocean
Seagate Avenue & 20th Avenue North
At the ocean
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
All other locations:
Blue Cypress Park
4012 University Boulevard North
Boone Park
3700 Park St.
Burnett Park
3740 Burnett Park Road
Castaway Island Preserve
2921 San Pablo Road South
Ft. Caroline National Memorial  (7 a.m. –  9 a.m.)
12713 Fort Caroline Rd.
Hollybrook Park
319 Cherokee St.
Catherine Hester McNair Park (Brentwood Park)
551 W. 25th St.
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park
500 Wonderwood Dr.
Atlantic Beach
Henry J. Klutho Park
204 W. 3rd St.
Mandarin Park
14780 Mandarin Rd.
Murray Hill
Meet at Community Loaves Bakery
1120 Edgewood Ave.
NS Mayport  Jetties Pavilion #3    (8 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
Bon Homme Richard St.
Across from Damage Control Wet Trainer Facility
(Volunteers must have base access or arrange base access.)
Mike McCue Boat Ramp
2510 2nd Ave. North
Northbank Riverwalk
at Sydney J. Gefen Park
504 Alfred DuPont Pl.
Reddie Point Preserve
4499 Yachtsman Way
Riverview Community Center & Park
9620 Water St.
Walter Jones Historic Park
11964 Mandarin Rd.
Yacht Basin Park
2941 St. Johns Ave.
Note: Site locations and times subject to change