Let's Help - St. Johns River Celebration Clean-Up

Our Sierra Club Northeast Florida group will participate in the annual St. Johns River Celebration Clean-Up! This year, Keep Jacksonville Beautiful and JaxParks is partnering with the Riverkeeper to expand the number of sites and make it the most successful event ever. We'll be cleaning up two boat launch sites and a three mile stretch of water!

We will place clean-up crews at the Hood Landing boat ramp (next to Clark's Fish Camp) and at Palmetto Leaves Park near Bartram Park. Our crews will clean up the park areas, then board our kayaks and clean up the trash on Julington Creek between these two points. After we're done, we can go to Clark's for some great food!

Clean-up equipment will be provided. Bring your own kayak or canoe. PFD and whistle are required. Bring water and dress appropriately for shore and water cleaning. No boat? No problem! Come and help with the shore portion of our clean-up.

We'll meet at the Palmetto Leaves Regional Park initially and divide up into two crews.

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  • Bill A.

    Thanks to all of you who helped clean up Hood Landing and Palmetto leaves. And THANKS to Mike and Larry for helping Peggy and I sweep the trash out of Julington Creek - a great day for a paddle!

    March 16, 2013

  • Marie

    In back pain pls accept appology.

    March 16, 2013

  • Bill A.

    Folks -I picked up materials today. I have water, trash bags, and protective gloves for you. I only have about 6 "trash-pickers". These are really helpful when working from a kayak. If you have pickers, please bring them. Also, you may want to work out a way to rig a box or something to your kayak deck to hold the trash bag. Look under More/Files above to see an example.

    March 12, 2013

  • Dianne & Michael W.

    Could we be assigned the Hood Landing boat ramp?

    March 12, 2013

    • Bill A.

      Sure, but please meet us first at 9:00 at Palmetto Leaves to sign-in and stuff.

      March 12, 2013

  • Dianne & Michael W.

    Do we need a kayak to do this?

    March 11, 2013

    • Bill A.

      I think we can handle the amount of trash in our kayaks. Julington Creek is pretty clean. I'll be picking up supplies tomorrow.

      March 11, 2013

    • Barry A.

      Sorry Bill if I caused any confusion, but I was referring to the non Sierra event @ Exchange Club Island. BTW, I think you sat in front of me at tonight's showing of Bag It :)

      March 11, 2013

  • Robert H.

    Sorry, I'll be at Hogan's Creek.

    March 11, 2013

  • Barry A.

    See my post.

    March 11, 2013

  • Barry A.

    I would be interested but had already committed to helping clean Exchange Club Island with the Jacksonville Kayak Meetup Group on the same day. I may have an extra seat in our Tandem if anyone is interested...my wife is suffering from a case of frozen shoulder.

    March 11, 2013

  • Carmie

    Looking foward to joining your clean up celebration for our enviroment!

    March 5, 2013

  • Robert H.

    Bill,

    Who is leading the Hogan's Creek (lower section) clean up?

    Robert Hyde

    March 3, 2013

    • Bill A.

      I don't know. Do you need the name or just where and when that cleanup starts?

      March 4, 2013

  • Bill A.

    I've changed the start date to more civilized 9:00 am. :)

    February 6, 2013

  • Gina J.

    I may be slightly late - have to take my daughter to a practice ACT test - her start time is 8 am also. I have a two person kayak if someone wants to be in the water with me. Otherwise, I'll stick to the grounds cleanup crew.

    February 6, 2013

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