State association’s largest cleanup effort: Month long community beach clean-up

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — For the entire month of July, Florida Realtors® and community partners are coming together to clean up Florida lakes, rivers, streams, bays, Intracoastal Waterway, Gulf and ocean.

They have been cleaning up the region’s lakes, rivers, streams, bays, and beaches as part of a month-long Florida Realtors® Clean Up Florida Waters initiative, and on Saturday, July 23, the Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS® (NEFAR), the voice and advocate of real estate in Northeast Florida, is inviting everyone in the community to join in the fun.


The event will begin Saturday morning between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. NEFAR’s members will be manning clean-up sites at nine different locations including Beaches Town Center in Neptune/Atlantic Beach, SeaWalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach, Mickler’s Landing in Ponte Vedra, and the St. Augustine Beach Pier.

NEFAR will supply volunteers with t-shirts, trash bags, grabbers, gloves, water, and snacks.

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In addition, two boat convoys will gather the trash from hard-to-reach places along the shoreline. Both convoys will return to their points of entry at 2 p.m. Boaters are invited to show up at those locations and join in.

All who volunteer are invited to an after-party from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Veterans United Craft Brewery, 8999 Western Way, Jacksonville 32256. One free drink ticket will be given to volunteers who have participated in the event.

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NEFAR’s goal is to pick up as much trash as possible from the surrounding area to make our beaches and other waterways sparkling clean. Last year NEFAR collected more than 1,500 pounds of trash from several clean-up sites along the St. Johns River between Mayport and Palatka.

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Sydny Pepper, Action News Jax

Sydny Pepper is a digital reporter and content creator for Action News Jax.