JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- It's one of the areas that floods the fastest when a storm hits Jacksonville. Clogged with garbage and riddled with invasive plant species, McCoy's Creek waters have nowhere else to go but to the streets.
"Mattresses, shopping carts, we've found an AC, part of a refrigerator. I mean you name it, we've found it down there," said Josh Woods, with the Durbin Creek Wilderness Society.
"There's a huge clog underneath one of the bridges that's about 30 to 40-feet thick," said Eric Bersinger, also with the Durbin Creek Wilderness Society.
The organization is fighting to fix those problems before the next storm strikes. The Durbin Creek Wilderness Society has planned the biggest cleanup the creek has ever seen on Sunday, April 21.
At 10 a.m., the group is expecting at least 50 neighbors to meet at Hollybrook Park to pitch in. They say they need all the help they can get, and everyone is welcome.
"Too many people are waiting for agencies and other governmental groups to clean up creeks, and it's just not going to happen. Citizens have to make up the difference, and we're making a difference," said Bersinger.
The cleanup will stretch about a mile off McCoy's Creek, from Hollybrook Park to Stockton, which is considered to be the most clogged-up section.