19th Annual St. Johns River Cleanup set for April 18th
Volunteers are needed for the 19th annual St. Johns River Cleanup, which will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday,
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 eight starting points:
- Ninemile Point Park at the west end of Ninemile Point Road, Pierson
- Butler Street Boat Ramp at the east end of Butler Street in Astor
- DeLeon Springs State Park, 601 Burts Park Road, DeLeon Springs
- Ed Stone Park, 2990 W. State Road 44, DeLand
- French Avenue boat launch/Starks Landing, where French Avenue meets the St. Johns River, Orange City
- Lake Monroe Park, 975 S. U.S. 17-92, DeBary
- Lemon Bluff boat ramp, 907 Lemon Bluff Road, Osteen
- C.S. Lee Park, 4600 East S.R. 46, Geneva
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 contact Dale Peterson at 386-736-5927, ext. 12729. Pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt, reusable shopping bag and aluminum sport bottle.
Make every day "St. Johns River Cleanup Day" - bring back a bag of trash every time you go to the river! Support the river all year long with a new specialty license tag.