Hey river lovers, it’s that time of the year again! Get ready to roll up your sleeves and join hands with St. Johns RIVERKEEPER, local governments, nonprofits, and businesses for the second-annual Great St. Johns River Cleanup. It’s not just a cleanup; it’s a movement to restore and protect the beautiful St. Johns River and its tributaries.

Between March 16 and April 25, we’re launching a series of coordinated cleanups across the St. Johns River watershed. With nearly 60 cleanup sites planned in Duval, Clay, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, and Volusia Counties, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. From picking up trash along the riverbanks to navigating the waters in kayaks, there’s something for everyone to do.

Our mission is clear: to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of litter and debris on our waterways and communities. By uniting residents throughout the watershed in a collective effort, we can make a significant impact on preserving and restoring the St. Johns River.

Here’s the scoop on the cleanup dates:

Duval County: March 16
Clay County: April 20
Putnam County: April 13
Seminole County: April 20
Volusia County: April 20
St. Johns County: April 25

Dates and locations will be added as they become available!  Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or a first-timer, your contribution matters. Together, we can make a difference not just by picking up trash, but by building connections and fostering a sense of community. Each county and individual participating in the cleanup shares a connection to the same magnificent river. And every effort to clean and restore the river extends far beyond our own neighborhoods.

Visit StJohnsRiverCleanup.com to find event dates and cleanup locations in your county. Can’t make it to an official cleanup event? No problem! You can still participate by picking up trash in your own neighborhood or local park.

Share your cleanup journey on Instagram between March 16 and April 25 using #StJohnsRiverCleanUp and tag @sjriverkeeper to join the movement online.

Let’s come together to protect and preserve the heart of Florida – the magnificent St. Johns River.