Volunteers are needed for the 24th annual St. Johns River Cleanup, which will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2.
The goal is to clean 59 miles of waterway and river basin on land and in the water with the help of boaters and other volunteers.
“This is a great opportunity to get your group involved in a community project,” said cleanup coordinator Sondra McCulloch. “We encourage scouts, schools and social groups to participate. All ages are welcome to join in the fun.”
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:
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 Sondra McCulloch at email@example.com or 386-736-5927, ext. 12074. Registration opens March 23 and ends April 27. Pre-registered participants will receive a beach towel.