Students team up with nature society for MLK Day clean-up event

Garbage collected from a previous clean up day (Courtesy of West Augustine Nature Society)

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The West Augustine Nature Society is teaming up with Rotary and the Interact Club from St. Augustine High School for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service/CommUNITY Day event on MLK Day.

Volunteers will be picking up trash and recycling off the streets, as littering is a major problem in the neighborhood, organizers said.

The West Augustine Nature Society’s mission is to help the community become a cleaner, greener place despite the recent increase in development and the constant littering, including disposal of garbage and debris in wetlands and natural areas, the organization said.

Masks are required for volunteers, who will also be asked to social distance.

“We encourage people in the West Augustine community to come out and help clean up the neighborhood so that kids and adults alike can be proud to live in West Augustine, and we are thankful for the help from groups such as Rotary and the Interact Club, both clubs which put focus on service to others,” the nature society said in a release.

You can join in to help honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service and action in the community. For more info, contact

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