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

The MLK Day Clean-Up Event in West Augustine, hosted by the student-led West Augustine Nature Society together with many local organizations and businesses, was a huge success on Monday.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The West Augustine Nature Society teamed up with local organizations and businesses for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday.

Dozens of volunteers picked up trash and recycling off the streets, as littering is a major problem in the neighborhood, organizers said.

The clean-up event began at The Webster School located at 420 N Orange Street, St. Augustine.

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.

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