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3rd Annual “Morning After” Beach Clean-Up
3rd Annual “Morning After” Beach Clean-Up

Keepers of the Coast, a local non-profit dedicated to promoting coastal stewardship and the conservation of coastal habitat, are recruiting volunteers for the 3rd Annual “Morning After” Beach Clean-Up on Tuesday, July 5th. The purpose of the cleanup is to restore the coastline following the impacts from July 4th, traditionally one of the busiest beach traffic days of the year. This community-wide effort will be held the afternoon of Tuesday, July 5th, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at 5 different beach access points throughout St. Johns County:

  • Micklers Beachfront Park, Ponte Vedra
  • Vilano Beach Access Ramp
  • A-Street Beach Access Ramp
  • Crescent Beachfront Park
  • Fort Matanzas Beach Access Ramp

Keepers of the Coast has successfully prevented over 50,000 (and still counting) cigarette butts from entering our oceans. Continue to keep the right butts on the beach by winning the cigarette butt challenge at the 3rd Annual July 5th Beach Cleanup. The winner receives Keepers of the Coast t-shirt and bumper sticker. No pre-registration is required and volunteers may show up at any of the locations.  All participants will be given a bag for trash, a bag for recycling, and a bag for cigarette butts.

“Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate,” spokesman Aubrey Mulligan said.

According to Keepers of the Coast, the organization is looking for other community groups, businesses or families to adopt and host one of the five locations. We’re proud to announce that St. Johns Police Athletic League (PAL) has become our first organization this year to adopt a location. All items needed to host a clean-up on the day of the event will be provided by Keepers of the Coast.

For more information on how you can be involved and to learn more, please visit:  http://keepersofthecoast.org/ or call (904) 687-7694.

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