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International Coastal Cleanup Day

Not a Sierra Club-sponsored event, but we're helping out!

Join Sierra Club volunteers and other volunteers in helping to clean up beaches within the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Research Reserve (GTMNERR) for International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) day.

For the past 27 years, the ICC has become the world’s largest volunteer effort for ocean health. On the same day, in 152 countries worldwide, millions of people organize at their local beaches, lakes, and rivers to collect trash that would otherwise litter our communities and waterways. Not only is trash collected from the shores, but the trash items are recorded and the data compiled to help identify the main sources of the debris and change the behaviors that allow it to reach our oceans in the first place.

Gloves and plastic bags for the cleanup will be supplied by the GTMNNERR. If you wish you can sign up on line at: and you can designate if you want to work at the north (Ponte Vedra Beach) or and south (Marineland) locations.

At the Ponte Vedra Beach location there will be check in tables at the GTMNERR office at 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach 32082. At that location also please check in with Sierra Club leaders Brenda Willams and Sandy Compton who will be standing next to the check in tables from 7.45 a.m. until 8.15 a.m. with clipboards and sign in sheets. You can then work with other Sierra Club volunteers in cleaning up a specific section of the beach.

Please bring water, sun tan lotion and a sun hat.

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