Monday, April 7, 2014

Help clean up the Volusia end of the St. Johns River on April 12

Posted By on Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 11:26 AM

click to enlarge Our resplendent St. Johns. Image swiped from Wikipedia.
  • Our resplendent St. Johns. Image swiped from Wikipedia.
Our resplendent St. Johns. Image swiped from Wikipedia.

Welp, it's that time of year again: Spring cleaning. What better place to start than the St. Johns River? Volusia County is seeking volunteers for an April 12 sprucing of their section of our state's lengthiest waterway. Last year, crews cleaned up four tons of debris from the river, but there's no reason we can't pick up five tons this year - RIGHT, GANG? So get out your best debris-pickin' gloves and show up Saturday April 12 to one of the following starting points:

  • Ninemile Point Park at the west end of Ninemile Point Road, Pierson
  • Butler Street Boat Ramp at the east end of Butler Street, Astor
  • DeLeon Springs State Park, 601 Burts Park Road, DeLeon Springs
  • Ed Stone Park, 2990 W. State Road 44, DeLand
  • French Avenue boat launch/Starks Landing, where French Avenue meets the St. Johns River, Orange City
  • Lake Monroe Park, 975 S. U.S. 17-92, DeBary
  • Lemon Bluff boat ramp, 907 Lemon Bluff Road, Osteen
  • Lake Harney Woods subdivision at the end of Boat Ramp Road in southwest Volusia
Note: while you don't have to preregister via the Volusia County website to be a part of the cleanup effort, if you do, you get a free T-shirt and reusable shopping bag. For further info, hit up Darrell Abrahamson at 386-736-5927, ext. 12424. See you on those grassy banks!

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