"Keep Clay Beautiful shall be charitable and educational for the purpose of educating citizens in ways of improving the community’s appearance."
You can be a part of Keep Clay Beautiful by calling Tania Jolley, County Coordinator, at (904) 269-6374 or 284-6374.
The 2017 St. Johns River Celebration
The St. Johns River Celebration is a one-day volunteer cleanup of the St. Johns River and its major tributaries.
The cleanup efforts go beyond the shoreline of the river, spanning the river’s entire watershed. The Celebration helps people to understand how the river system is interconnected. What each of us does in one part of the watershed, which is the 12,400 square-mile area from which water drains into the river and its surrounding ecosystems, affects the entire river.
Throughout its watershed and all along the St. Johns River, people work at cleanup sites and help raise awareness of river issues to foster a year-round appreciation of this precious resource - Florida’s longest river.
Volunteers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, those under 18 should be accompanied by an adult.
We ask all volunteers to contribute canned goods for the Green Cove Springs Food Pantry, new or used Books for VIA Women’s Club GCS, and clean empty aluminum cans for Kans4K9’s.
When: The 2017 Celebration is March 18, 2017, from 8 a.m. to noon with lunch immediately following at Camp Chowenwaw.
Who: In the past 20 years over 10,073 volunteers have removed more than 290,441 pounds of trash & debris from Clay County waterways and roadways.
How: You can be a part of the Celebration by calling Tania Jolley, county coordinator, at (904) 269-6374 or 284-6374.
What to bring: A rake or trash stick, dip nets, sunscreen, work gloves and your boat or canoe. Wear old clothes and protective footwear. We’ll supply the trash bags.
What is Clay County's river connection? The St. Johns River runs northward through Clay County east of U.S. 17. Black Creek, Ates Creek, Greens Creek, Bull Creek, Peters Creek and Governor Creek all drain into the river. Doctors Inlet also flows into the river south of Orange Park.
CHECK IN LOCATIONS
Please note that Main Street Boat ramp is NOT a check in location this year.
1. Knight’s Boat Ramp: 1472 River Ln. (U.S. Highway 17 at the Black Creek Bridge Green Cove Springs)
2. Whitey’s Fish Camp: 2032 CR 220 - Fleming Island.
3. Special arrangements to be made for groups wishing to clean in the area of the Main Street
Boat Ramp. Call or email for details: Tania.email@example.com