Volunteers needed for July 5 beach cleanup

 

A beach cleanup will be from 10 a.m. to noon at five St. Johns County beaches.

A beach cleanup will be from 10 a.m. to noon at five St. Johns County beaches.

By Lorraine Thompson

July 4 is usually the busiest — and the messiest day — on St. Johns County beaches. While beachgoers are asked to pick up their trash before leaving, it doesn’t always happen.

Keepers of the Coast, a local non-profit organization dedicated to promoting coastal stewardship and the conservation of coastal habitat, is seeking volunteers for its “day after” clean-up from, 10 a.m. tonoon on Saturday, July 5.

Volcom will award the first 100 volunteers with a free pair of Volcom Highwear sunglasses. The volunteer to collect the most cigarette butts will win a pair of MOD-TECH board shorts or ladies swimwear.

No pre-registration is required and volunteers may show up at any of the locations. All participants will be given a bag for trash, a bag for recycling, and a bag for cigarette butts.

The clean-up will begin at these beach access points:

  • Vilano Beach Access Ramp, located at 2725 Anahma Drive
  • A-Street Beach Access Ramp located in St. Augustine Beach
  • St. Johns County Pier, located at 350 A1A Boulevard
  • Mickler’s Beachfront Park, located at 1109 1⁄2 Ponte Vedra Blvd.
  • Butler Beachfront located at 5860 A1A South, St. Augustine

 

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