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St. Johns River Cleanup & Celebration happening Saturday

Duval and Clay County organizations team up for event

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The 20th annual St. Johns River Cleanup & Celebration will be held on Saturday, March 19. This is a kick-off event for the Florida Great American Cleanup. There are nearly 50 sites throughout the city and surrounding counties.

Event is sponsored by the City of Jacksonville Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission and Keep Clay Beautiful. Partnerships with Riverside Avondale Preservation, San Marco Preservation Society, Murray Hill Preservation Association and Springfield Preservation and Restoration have added dozens of sites. This expanded the reach of the cleanup from the shoreline to the streets to prevent trash from ever reaching the river. They hope to beautify neighborhoods and streets and prevent trash from entering storm drains and eventually making it to the river. 

People will be out on the water in kayaks, canoes and boats and to help remove hard-to-reach trash and debris. Many created teams from work, church, scout or civic groups. Cleanup supplies will be provided at each site.

For a list of Duval County sites, visit www.stjohnsrivercleanup.com

Students can receive community service hour certificates. 

Advance registration is not required. Volunteers 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.