Positively Jax: Volunteers rake in the trash at beaches clean-ups

News4Jax teamed up with Beaches Go Green to host clean up events at 3 locations

News4Jax reporter Zachery Lashway says among the hundreds of pounds of trash collected were thousands of cigarette butts. Great work, Jacksonville!!!
News4Jax reporter Zachery Lashway says among the hundreds of pounds of trash collected were thousands of cigarette butts. Great work, Jacksonville!!! (Courtesy of SnapJAX)

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – Hundreds of volunteers got in on the icky action Saturday morning and did more than “talk” some trash to help News4Jax and Beaches Go Green give three spots around our area a clean slate.

Volunteers gathered at 9 a.m. to start picking up litter at three sites throughout our community.

“We think it is so great. We think it is important to give back, especially when everybody around here is pretty local and following the wintertime it is always such a mess, so we think it is pretty awesome,” said volunteer Blakely Rowe.

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Nease High student Allie Leonard said it was surprising they found as much trash as they did since it’s the off season and the beaches aren’t filled with tourists.

“We found quite a bit,” she said.

Here’s a breakdown at one was found in Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach:


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