Since August, 2006 an estimated 57,124 pounds of garbage has been removed from our beaches by Friends of Jupiter Beach volunteers. Friends of Jupiter Beach promotes the conservation of our beaches, encourages community awareness, engages in school partnerships, conducts monthly beach cleanups, and provides dog bag boxes at each beach crossover. While most household debris is collected curbside, other areas-such as road right-of-ways and vacant lots tend to collect unsightly, unsanitary debris that will continue to accumulate if not cleaned.
The third Sunday of the month, at 4:00 PM, students from local and neighboring high schools gather at Ocean Cay Park for a beach cleanup. The students are becoming the next generation of environmental leaders and know the importance of preserving Jupiter’s beaches, its’ habitat and marine life for future generations. Students are invited to join the group. As the group grows, they continue to look for other ways to expand their environmental preservation message. After the beach cleanup students gather for volleyball or soccer games and snacks.
Directions to the Beach Cleanups:
From I-95 exit Donald Ross Road (exit 83) or Indiantown Road (exit 87A) - East/Jupiter.
• From Donald Ross Road go East over Intracoastal Bridge. Turn left/North on US Hyw 1. Right on Marcinski Road, right into Ocean Cay Park, left to Anita Lankler Pavilion.
• From Indiantown Road go East over Intracoastal Bridge. Turn right/South on US Hwy. Take left/East on Marcinski Road, right onto Ocean Cay Park, left to Anita Lankler Pavilion.
• Parking is free along Jupiter Beach. Additional parking in Ocean Cay Park (2188 Marcinski Road), 3160 A1A (the beach road), and 3187 A1A (enter from Marcinski Road).
• Drinking water is available at most beach crossovers.
• Restrooms are located in Ocean Cay Park; Carlin Park; Juno Beach Park; and NW corner of Marcinski Road & A1A.
• Dog-friendly stretch is from crossovers #25-#59
Young Friends of Jupiter Beach
Sunday April 17, 2016 4:00 pm
Ocean Cay Park
2188 Marcinski Road