By Lorraine Thompson
July 4 is usually the busiestÂ â€”Â and the messiest dayÂ â€”Â on St. Johns County beaches. WhileÂ beachgoers are asked to pick up their trash before leaving, it doesnâ€™t always happen.
Keepers ofÂ the Coast, a local non-profit organization dedicated to promoting coastal stewardship and theÂ conservation of coastal habitat, is seeking volunteers for its â€œday afterâ€ 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.Â The volunteer to collect the most cigarette butts will win a pairÂ of MOD-TECH board shorts or ladies swimwear.
No pre-registration is required and volunteersÂ may show up at any of the locations. All participants will be given a bag for trash, a bag forÂ 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
- Micklerâ€™s Beachfront Park, located at 1109 1â„2 Ponte Vedra Blvd.
- Butler Beachfront located at 5860 A1A South, St. Augustine