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Lower Basin International Coastal Cleanup – Jacksonville
September 21 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
It’s International Coastal Cleanup Day, and Duval Audubon Society is partnering with St. Johns RIVERKEEPER and the City of Jacksonville to clean up one of our very favorite birding spots, St. Augustine Road Fish Management Area.
St. Augustine Road Fish Management Area contains two fishing lakes that are operated jointly by the City of Jacksonville and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The larger lake drains into New Rose Creek, which connects directly to the St. Johns River. A hidden gem for nature lovers, it is usually empty of everyone except birds. Migrating birds and year-round residents love the lake and surrounding woodlands; the park is an eBird Hotspot where 90 species have been reported. Join us to clean up this beautiful area and help keep trash from harming the wildlife we love!
We’ll supply bags, latex gloves, and grabbers – we just need YOU and your help! Please wear close-toed shoes or boots (for your safety, NO sandals or flip-flops) and clothes that can get dirty.
What to bring:
• A hat
• Sunscreen/bug spray
• Heavy-duty gloves if you have them, and
• A signed waiver form if you are under 18. You may download and bring your completed form with you to the cleanup.
Location – St. Augustine Road Fish Management Area, Stetson Road, Jacksonville, FL 32207
DIRECTIONS: from University Blvd, go north on St. Augustine Road and turn left at Stetson Rd, just past Earl Johnson Park at 5308 St Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Go the end of the road and meet the rest of the group in the parking area. See a map of this location here: https://public.myfwc.com/le/boatramp/public/Ramp.aspx?FacilityID=DU93088OS&Name=St.+Augustine+Road+Fish+Management+Area+North+Primitive+Ramp
NOTE: This park is ONLY accessible from St. Augustine Road. There are no restrooms available at this site. No fee.
Let us know you’re coming and RSVP here!