St. Johns River Cleanup
The 2019 St. Johns River Cleanup was a huge success
Thank you to all who participated!
The St. Johns River Cleanup, took place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 8 to 11 a.m. 487 volunteers joined in the effort to remove trash and debris from the St. Johns River. Participants included: boaters, scouts, civic organizations, environmental groups, businesses and individuals.
Volunteers chose from nine starting points and the statistics are as follows:
- Lake George/Ninemile Point Park - 31 volunteers collected 500 lbs of trash.
- DeLeon Springs State Park - 24 volunteers collected 100 lbs of trash.
- Ed Stone Park - 150 volunteers collected 250 lbs of trash.
- Lake Beresford Park – 17 volunteers collected 100 lbs of trash.
French Avenue boat launch/Starks Landing - 65 volunteers collected 500 lbs of trash.
Lake Monroe Park - 103 volunteers collected 500 lbs of trash.
- Lemon Bluff boat ramp - – 27 volunteers collected 100 lbs of trash.
- C.S. Lee Park - 29 volunteers collected 800 lbs of trash.
- Stone Island boat ramp – 12 volunteers collected 100 lbs of trash.
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. To view a map of the 9 locations please click here.
For more information call Joan Coil at 386-736-5927, ext. 12729 or Denise Colflesh at ext. 15897.