Skip the Straw is part of a larger DEP initiative to reduce waste, increase recycling and partner with communities to protect Florida’s environment. DEP encourages Florida residents to reduce overall waste, recycle and participate in cleanups throughout the year. Join a cleanup event listed below or create your own cleanup day with friends and family!
Cleanup at Blackwater River State Park, 9 a.m. - noon. 7721 Deaton Bridge Rd, Milton. Bring canoe or kayak for a 1.5 hr trip from Boat Ramp Road to Deaton Bridge Road to help remove trash and debris from the river and along the banks.
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.