Volunteers are needed for the 23rd annual St. Johns River Cleanup, which will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13.
Boaters, Scouts, civic organizations, environmental groups, businesses and individual volunteers are encouraged to join in the effort to remove trash and debris from the St. Johns River.
Participants should bring water and wear sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, work gloves and comfortable clothing. They may also bring rakes, shovels, trash grabbers, and canoes or boats.
Volunteers can choose from nine starting points:
- Ninemile Point Park at the west end of Ninemile Point Road, Pierson
- DeLeon Springs State Park, 601 Burts Park Road, DeLeon Springs
- Ed Stone Park, 2990 W. State Road 44, DeLand
- Lake Beresford Park, 2100 Fatio Road, DeLand
- French Avenue boat launch/Starks Landing, where French Avenue meets the St. Johns River, Orange City
- Lake Monroe Park, 975 South U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary
- Stone Island boat ramp, 1501 Prairie Road, Deltona
- Lemon Bluff boat ramp, 907 Lemon Bluff Road, Osteen
- C.S. Lee Park, 4600 E. State Road 46, Geneva (Seminole County)
The annual cleanup, coordinated by Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division, draws attention to the river’s environmental importance and helps to keep the waterway safe and clean for animals and people who enjoy swimming and water sports.
For more information and a registration form, visit www.volusia.org/cleanup or contact Joan Coil at email@example.com.
Registration ends April 10. Pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt and an insulated tote bag.
— Volusia County Community Information