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Volunteers needed for the 17th Annual St. Johns River Celebration

The 17th Annual St. Johns River Celebration cleanup event on Saturday, March 17 is in need of volunteers. Participants will spend the morning collecting litter and debris from more than 20 pre-selected riverfront and inland sites around the city.

Volunteer cleanup is from 8-11 a.m. (specific times vary by locations—see below for more details) followed by a volunteer appreciation event from noon-2 p.m. at the Riverside Arts Market.

Volunteers will be provided with trash bags, gloves and tickets at the locations listed below. Tickets may be redeemed for refreshments and t-shirts, while supplies last, at an appreciation event at Riverside Arts Market following the cleanup.

Students can receive community service certificates for their participation. Participants must be over 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is not required. Register at the cleanup site.

For more information or to register call 904-630-CITY or visit www.coj.net, keywords: St. Johns River Celebration or KJB.

St. Johns River Celebration 2012 Cleanup Sites

Urban 8 – 11 a.m.

o Hogan Creek behind Jacksonville Historical Society, 314 Palmetto St. — 32202

Meet in the parking lot behind the building. This site is not recommended for children.

Arlington/Beaches 8 – 11 a.m. *Exception: Ft Caroline

o Blue Cypress Park, 4012 University Blvd. N. — 32277

o Helen Cooper Floyd Park (formerly Little Jetties), 3600 S.R. A1A — 32233

o All Wet Sports/Beach Boulevard Boat Ramp, 8508 Beach Blvd. – 32216. A personal kayak, canoe or boat is required for this site. Participants use water vessels at their own risk. This site is not recommended for children.

o Ft. Caroline National Memorial, 12713 Fort Caroline Road – 32225 *Exception: Cleanup from 9 – 11 a.m.

o Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, 500 Wonderwood Road – 32233. Volunteers must arrive by 9:30 a.m. to participate

o Intracoastal Waterway Boat Ramp, 2510 2nd Avenue North – 32250. This site is not recommended for children.

o Beach Blvd. at the Ocean, 2 Oceanfront N. – 32250. Near the lifeguard station

Naval Station Mayport, Jetties Pavilion # 3, 8 – 11 a.m. Volunteers must have base access or arrange for base access.

Westside

o Tillie Fowler Regional Park, 7000 Roosevelt Blvd. – 32244. Riverside 8 – 11 a.m.

o Yacht Basin Park, 2941 St. Johns Ave. – 32205. Litter cleanup and beautification project at this site.

o Northbank Riverwalk, 221 Riverside Ave. – 32202. Parking behind Yates YMCA. Turn on Jackson St.

o Memorial Park, 1620 Riverside Ave. – 32204

Southeast 8 – 11 a.m.

o Hood Landing Boat Ramp, 12925 Hood Landing Road — 32223

o Burnett Park, 3740 Burnett Park Road — 32257

Southwest 8 – 11 a.m.

o Azalea Creek/Boone Park, 3700 Park St. — 32205

o Fishweir Creek, 4000 block of St. Johns Avenue

o Ringhaver Park, 5198 118th St. — 32244

o Wayne B. Stevens Boat Ramp, 4555 Ortega Farms Blvd. — 32210

Northeast 8 – 11 a.m.

o Huguenot Memorial Park, 10980 Hecksher Drive — 32226

Northwest 8 – 11 a.m.

o T. K. Stokes Boat Ramp, 2120 Riverview St. — 32208

o Hollybrook Park, 2805 McCoys Creek Blvd. – 32254. *Exception: cleanup from 9 – 11 a.m. Volunteers sign in at basketball court.

North 8 – 11 a.m.

o North Shore Park, 7901 Pearl St. — 32208

o Riverview Park, 9620 E. Water Street – 32208 *Exception: Cleanup from 9 – 11 a.m. Park located off of Lem Turner Road


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