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The Jupiter Beach Food and Wine Festival unfortunately has been CANCELLED until further notice. Festival organizers assure that reimbursements will be issued as soon as possible. The entertaining and worthwhile event had been anticipated to kick off Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 2:00PM – 5:00PM at the Riverwalk Events Plaza, 25 South Coastal Way, Jupiter, FL 33477. 

Founded in 1994, Friends of Jupiter Beach is a 501(c)(3) community organization whose goal is to support and maintain environmentally healthy, clean, and dog-friendly beaches in Jupiter, Florida.  Friends of Jupiter Beach is a grassroots, volunteer-driven, not-for-profit group devoted to keeping a distinct section of Jupiter Beach clean and dog-friendly in northern Palm Beach County. 

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The young friends of Friends of Jupiter Beach is back and actively serving the Jupiter community.  On the 3rd Sunday of the month, from 4 - 5:30 PM, local are students gather at Ocean Cay Park for Students from local and neighboring high schools are invited to join the group for a beach cleanup. These students are earning volunteer hours for school as well as helping keep Jupiter beaches clean. 

These budding, philanthropic environmentalists are becoming the next generation of emerging environmental stewards.  The foundation has been laid for them by responsible parents and adults.  They know the importance of preserving Jupiter beaches.  They are acutely aware of the impact the condition of the beach environment has on its’ habitat and marine

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The Florida DEP has recently launched a #SkipTheStraw movement to combat plastic pollution in the environment. Skip the Straw is a pledge for residents to say "no" to straws for just one week- in hopes this starts a trend and forms a habit of ditching single-use plastics.

Plastic straws are easily picked up by wind and can end up in our oceans. In fact it's in the top 5 trash items collected from our waterways every year. In most places straws aren't recyclable, and when they aren't disposed of properly they can not only endanger wildlife, but also humans as they are broken down into microplastics which travel through the food chain. Ninety percent of seabirds and 30% of sea turtles have been found to have plastic in their stomachs- and even closer

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