VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 17TH ANNUAL ST. JOHNS RIVER CELEBRATION
Cleanup event is an opportunity to put sparkle back in the city's crown jewel
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., February 22, 2012 – Volunteers are needed for the 17th Annual St. Johns River Celebration cleanup event. Participants will spend the morning collecting litter and debris from more than 20 pre-selected riverfront and inland sites around the city.
WHEN: Saturday, March 17
Volunteer cleanup: 8 - 11:00 a.m.
(Specific times vary by locations. See below for more
Volunteer appreciation event: noon - 2 p.m. (Riverside
WHAT: As part of the Florida Great American Cleanup, this event is one of
many national and regional volunteer efforts to clean and protect
the environment throughout the spring.
WHERE: Pre-selected cleanup sites are located around the city;
locations are outlined below. The volunteer appreciation event
will be held after the cleanup at the Riverside Arts Market,
located on Riverside Avenue under the Fuller Warren (I-95) Bridge.
For more information or to register call (904) 630-CITY or visit www.coj.net, keywords:
St. Johns River Celebration or KJB.
This city-wide event is an opportunity to bring together residents who respect and love the St. Johns River. Last year, 935 volunteers collected more than 11 tons of bagged litter, debris and tires in one morning at various sites in Duval County.
Volunteers will be provided with trash bags, gloves and tickets at the locations listed below. Tickets may be redeemed for refreshments and t-shirts, while supplies last, at an appreciation event at Riverside Arts Market following the cleanup.
Students can receive community service certificates for their participation. Participants must be over 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is not required. Register at the cleanup site.
The event is sponsored locally by Waste Management; Bank of America; Southland Waste Systems; Waste Pro; HUBBARD Construction Company; CITI Bank; Florida Inland Navigation District; RENDA Broadcasting; Folio Weekly; All Wet Sports; Coca-Cola; Publix Super Markets Charities; WJCT; Henry Schein, Inc.; Aquagenix; Blade Buster; Keyboard Connection; DBi Services; Clara's TIDBITS; "In River or Ocean"; Panera Bread Co.; The Bait Tank; Haskell Co.; Lucy's Crabcakes;The St. Johns Riverkeeper; Riverside Arts Market; and Keep America Beautiful.
Keep Jacksonville Beautiful would like to thank Waste Management for donating t-shirts for volunteers and "In River or Ocean" for donating litter bags for volunteers.
St. Johns River Celebration 2012 Cleanup Sites
- Urban 8 - 11 a.m.
o Hogan Creek behind Jacksonville Historical Society, 314 Palmetto St. -- 32202
Meet in the parking lot behind the building
This site is not recommended for children.
- Arlington/Beaches 8 - 11 a.m. *Exception: Ft Caroline
o Blue Cypress Park, 4012 University Blvd. N. -- 32277
o Helen Cooper Floyd Park (formerly Little Jetties), 3600 S.R. A1A -- 32233
o All Wet Sports/Beach Boulevard Boat Ramp, 8508 Beach Blvd. -- 32216
A personal kayak, canoe or boat is required for this site. Participants use
water vessels at their own risk. This site is not recommended for children.
o Ft. Caroline National Memorial, 12713 Fort Caroline Road -- 32225
*Exception: Cleanup from 9 – 11 a.m.
o Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, 500 Wonderwood Road -- 32233
Volunteers must arrive by 9:30 a.m. to participate
o Intracoastal Waterway Boat Ramp, 2510 2nd Avenue North -- 32250
This site is not recommended for children.
o Beach Blvd. at the Ocean, 2 Oceanfront N. -- 32250
Near the lifeguard station
- Naval Station Mayport, Jetties Pavilion # 3, 8 - 11 a.m.
Volunteers must have base access or arrange for base access.
o Tillie Fowler Regional Park, 7000 Roosevelt Blvd. -- 32244
- Riverside 8 - 11 a.m.
o Yacht Basin Park, 2941 St. Johns Ave. -- 32205
Litter cleanup and beautification project at this site.
o Northbank Riverwalk, 221 Riverside Ave. -- 32202
Parking behind Yates YMCA. Turn on Jackson St.
o Memorial Park, 1620 Riverside Ave. -- 32204
- Southeast 8 - 11 a.m.
o Hood Landing Boat Ramp, 12925 Hood Landing Road -- 32223
o Burnett Park, 3740 Burnett Park Road -- 32257
· Southwest 8 - 11 a.m.
o Azalea Creek/Boone Park, 3700 Park St. -- 32205
o Fishweir Creek, 4000 block of St. Johns Avenue
o Ringhaver Park, 5198 118th St. -- 32244
o Wayne B. Stevens Boat Ramp, 4555 Ortega Farms Blvd. -- 32210
· Northeast 8 - 11 a.m.
o Huguenot Memorial Park, 10980 Hecksher Drive -- 32226
· Northwest 8 - 11 a.m.
o T. K. Stokes Boat Ramp, 2120 Riverview St. -- 32208
o Hollybrook Park, 2805 McCoys Creek Blvd. -- 32254
*Exception: cleanup from 9 - 11 a.m. Volunteers sign in at basketball court.
· North 8 - 11 a.m.
o North Shore Park, 7901 Pearl St. -- 32208
o Riverview Park, 9620 E. Water Street -- 32208
*Exception: Cleanup from 9 - 11 a.m. Park located off of Lem Turner Road