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Beach cleanups planned after 4th of July celebrations

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Updated: 7/05/2013 8:05 am
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- Now that the fireworks are over, the city of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful are looking for volunteers 18 and older, or those younger and accompanied by an adult, to help clean up the beach.

This is an annual event.It will run from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Litter bags and gloves will be distributed.

Volunteers can head to three locations in Duval County by the ocean: Atlantic Boulevard, Beach
Boulevard and 16th Avenue South in Jacksonville Beach.

Participants are asked to wear protective footwear and sunscreen.

The cleanups will only be canceled if there is bad weather.

St. Johns County is also hoping to get some cleanup help from volunteers today. Keepers of the Coast, a local non-profit, is recruiting for the 5th year in a row. Their cleanup efforts will start at 5 p.m. and go until 7 p.m.

There are multiple locations you can go to help out: Vilano Beach Access Ramp,  A-Street Beach Access Ramp, St. Augustine Pier, Mickler's Beachfront Park in Ponte Vedra and Crescent Beachfront Park.

The volunteer with the most trash collected at each access point will win a prize. Also, the volunteer who collects the most cigarette butts will win a pair of electric sunglasses.

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