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Volunteers wanted for the 2022 International Coastal Cleanup


The City of Jacksonville’s Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission invites residents to join one of the world’s largest water protection efforts by contributing to the 2022 International Coastal Cleanup.

On Saturday, September 17, volunteers can visit various locations around the city to remove litter and debris from beaches, lakes and rivers; start and end times vary by location. Event managers will be available at each site to register volunteers and provide materials, including bags and gloves. Advance registration is not required.

This event provides an opportunity for students to fulfill community service requirements. Participants must be over 18 or accompanied by an adult. Hours of service certificates will be available from site captains.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the world take part in the event, keeping track of every item found in the Ocean Conservancy’s annual Marine Debris Snapshot. Locally, in 2021, 9,840 pounds or 4.92 tons of debris were picked up by 523 volunteers who donated 1,076 hours of their time. The value of this volunteer time was $30,709.04, according to independent sector volunteer hourly estimates.

The locations and times* of the sites are as follows:

7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Pitches by the sea:

8e North Avenue

At the ocean

16e South Avenue

At the ocean

Atlantic Boulevard

At the ocean

beach boulevard

At the ocean

Seagate/20e street

At the ocean

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

All other locations:

All Wet Sports / Pottsburg Creek (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
8550 beach boulevard.

blue cypress park (8 a.m. – 10 a.m.)
4012 University Boulevard North

North Boone Park

3700 Park Street

South Boone Park

3725 Saint-Jean Avenue.

Burnet Park

3740 Burnett Park Road.

Castaway Island Reserve

2921 San Pablo Road. South

Charles Reese Park

1200 Ken Knight Drive

Fishweir Park

3925 Valencia Road.

Five Points

1028 Park Street

ft. Carolina Memorial

12713 ft. Caroline Road.

Hollywood Park

319 Cherokee St.

Kathryn Abbey Park Hanna (8 a.m. – 10 a.m.)

500 Wonderwood Drive
Atlantic Beach

Klutho Park

204 O.3rd St.

Lonnie Wurn boat ramp (8 a.m. – 10 a.m.)

4131 Ferber Road

McCue Park and Boat Launch

2510 Second Ave.

Mandarin Park

14780 Mandarin Road.

Murray Hill

Murray Hill Park
4208 Kingsbury Street

Reddie Point Reserve

4499 boater’s road

Riverside Arts Market

715 Park Street

Riverside Park

753 Park Street

Riverview Community Center

9620 W. Water Street

TK Stokes boat ramp

2120 Riverview Street

Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park

7000 Roosevelt Blvd.

Walter Jones Historical Park

11964 Mandarin Road.

willow branch park

2870 Sydney Street

*Note: Locations and times are subject to change.