The Friends of Jupiter Beach are hosting a Beach Cleanup this Saturday. The Friends of Jupiter Beach has been organizing beach cleanups every month since 1994 and they are always on the first Saturday of the month.
Volunteers from more than 15 different area codes and all ages come to Jupiter to help remove the trash and recyclables from the beach. For those who attend and participate in the clean up there is always a continental breakfast and a “Thanks for coming” prizes.
The cleanup started when a small group of volunteers gathered together to pick up the trash from the beach, the cleanup now has evolved into over 200 volunteers every month. On average, more than 490 pounds of trash and recyclables are collected during the beach clean ups every month on the 2-and-a-half-mile stretch.
The Jupiter Beach Cleanup starts at 8 am sharp tomorrow morning at Ocean Cay Park on the corner of Marcinski Road and US Highway 1. The cleanup covers the areas from the Juno Beach Pier to Carlin Park and is approximately 2 and a half miles long between the beach crossover numbers 22 and 59. The clean up ends at 10 am sharp with a continental breakfast and prizes at 9:30 am.
The cleanups are cancelled if raining or dangerous weather and will not be rescheduled until the next month, be sure to call 561-748-8140 to check. If there is no cancel message, then the cleanup is good to go.
You don’t need to register in advance just show up and sign in at the Anita Lankler Pavilion before 8 am and grab your free prize ticket. You are asked to wear closed toe shoes, brings hats, sunscreen and buy spray. No flip-flops or open toed shoes are allowed. Bring your gloves, grabbers and small bags for the cleanup.
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