Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am EDT
Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection
National Estuarine Research Reserves - Apalachicola
108 Island Drive
Apalachicola Riverkeeper, along with the Franklin County Departments of Parks & Recreation and Solid Waste & Recycling, is co-sponsoring the Ocean Conservancy's 33rd Annual International Coast Cleanup, the world's largest volunteer effort to help protect our oceans, lakes and rivers. In Franklin County last year, 315 volunteers collected 3.4 tons of trash from the local beaches, bay, gulf, and river. Each year, volunteers not only remove trash from the environment but also record what they collect in order to develop ways to deter these trash problems in the future. Cleanups take place at 16 locations in Franklin County and a 17th location at Saint Vincent NWR. The 10 locations below need volunteers. We provide trash bags, T-shirts, gloves, water, snacks, and data cards. Volunteers should bring sunscreen, bug spray, protective clothing, and sturdy shoes. Cleanup Locations and Where to Meet: Apalachicola: 10' Hole Battery Park – under the bridge Apalachicola – Abercrombie Landing – 12th Street out about 4 miles Bald Point State Park: 146 Box Cut Rd, Alligator Point Carrabelle: City Pavilion on Marine Street Carrabelle: Carrabelle Beach Across from RV park Eastpoint: Downtown Pavilion Area on HWY 98 Eastpoint: Marion Millender Park – off Patton St. Lanark Beach: Public Access Pt. – Arizona St. south of Hwy 98 St. George Island: Downtown Lighthouse Park – in front of lighthouse St. George Island State Park: Check-in at Park Gate (appropriate for adults)
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.