Great St. Johns River Cleanup

Great St. Johns River Cleanup

St. Johns Riverkeeper is partnering with counties, businesses, and nonprofits throughout the watershed to clean up the St. Johns River and its tributaries. Over 60 cleanups in Duval, St. Johns, Brevard, Clay, Orange, Volusia, Putnam and Seminole are planned during the month-long Great St. Johns River Cleanup! Beginning on March 16 and continuing through April 25, join an official cleanup in your county or organize a cleanup of your own. 

Current Sites Cleaned 2024

Current Volunteers 2024

Current Bags of Trash 2024

Current Hours Worked 2024

Current Pounds of Trash 2024

Great St. Johns River Cleanup

Downtown Jacksonville

Seminole County

Rising Tides in Murray Hill

Goodby's Creek

Jacksonville Riverwalk

Seminole Kayak Cleanup


Jacksonville St. Johns River Celebration

Orange County

St. Johns Riverkeeper is excited to collaborate with local governments and other organizations to expand our collective cleanup efforts across the St. Johns River watershed this spring. Together, we can make a difference! If you’re cleaning up on your own, let us know how many bags you collected!

Find a Cleanup in Your County

April 19, 2024

Friday, April 19 | Kingsley Plantation | 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Join St. Johns Riverkeeper and FSCJ for a special Earth Month cleanup in the Timucuan Ecological Preserve! Do your part for the planet, hear from park educators, and enjoy the day in this beautiful preserve.

April 20, 2024

Saturday, April 20 | Moncrief Creek | Eartha’s Farm & Market | 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Join St. Johns Riverkeeper and Eartha’s Farm and Market during Earth Day weekend for an educational cleanup on Moncrief Creek. All ages welcome! Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring reusable water bottles, sunscreen and bug spray. Closed-toe shoes are encouraged. All other cleanup materials will be provided.

Saturday, April 20 | Goodbys Creek Paddleboard Cleanup | Wicked Barley | 9 a.m.

Try something new, support a local business, AND do your part for the Great St. Johns River Cleanup! Join Florida Yoga and Paddle (FYP) for a paddle cleanup and SUP yoga session on Goodbys Creek. FYP is offering an opportunity to clean Goodbys Creek before enjoying a relaxing yoga session surrounded by water and nature right from your paddleboard in honor of Earth Day.

The cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. and yoga will begin around 9:45 a.m. Please arrive 15 minutes early and watch this instructional video prior to the event. The cost is $50 if you’re renting a board, and $25 if you’re bringing your own. Reach out directly to Kate Vallas at Florida Yoga and Paddle on Instagram (@flyp_yogapaddleco) or Facebook to reserve your spot and pay via Venmo or Paypal. Registration includes yoga, and a free beer from Wicked Barley.

Saturday, April 20 | Orange County | Seminole Ranch Conservation Area | 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Central Florida Recon will not bring kayaks to this event. 🐊These waters are home to gators! No paddleboards. There is plenty of space to walk on foot to pick up trash and we will have a supply of trash grabbers and buckets to share, feel free to bring your own bucket and grabber with you.

Saturday, April 20 | Seminole County | 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

All parks have the option for walking, kayak/canoe, or boat. 

C.S. Lee Park
Mullet Lake Park
Sanford Riverwalk
Lake Monroe Wayside Park

Saturday, April 20 | Volusia County | 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

There will be a free giveaway as a thank you to the volunteers. There will be a zippered tote for those volunteers older than eight years of age, and a stuffed otter (while supplies last and for those on the pre-registered list) for the younger participants.

Nine Mile Point Park, at the West end of Nine Mile Point Road, Pierson (land)
Shell Harbor, 1800 Shell Harbor Road, Pierson (boats and land)
Ed Stone Park, 2990 W. State Road 44, Deland (boats and land)
Lake Beresford Park, 2100 Fatio Road, Deland (boats and land)
Blue Springs State Park, 2100 French Avenue, Orange City (boats and land)
Lake Monroe Park, 975 S. U.S. 17-92, DeBary (boats and land)
Lemon Bluff boat ramp, 907 Lemon Bluff Rd., Osteen (mainly boats, some land)
DeLeon Springs, 601 Ponce DeLeon Springs Blvd (boats and land)

Saturday, April 20 | Clay County | 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Annual Clay County Keep Clay Beautiful Earth & Water Clean Up Day

Spring Park (106 St. Johns Avenue, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043)
Oakleaf Community Park (3979 Oakleaf Plantation Oaks Blvd., Orange Park, FL 32065)
High Ridge Estates (7790 State Route 100, Keystone Heights, FL 32656)
John E. Hayes Memorial Park (3788 Main Street, Middleburg, FL 32068)

April 21, 2024

Sunday, April 21 | McCoy’s Creek | Powers Park | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join Rising Tides young professionals Earth Day weekend for our monthly cleanup on McCoys Creek! As always, all of our cleanups are RAIN or SHINE! 🙂 This month we’re cleaning up Powers Park from 10 a.m. – noon. All ages are welcome! This cleanup is co-hosted by NAS Jax Skin and Scuba Club! 

Powers Park is navigable by water, if you have a kayak/canoe that you want to bring to get trash we can’t reach from shore!

April 25, 2024

Thursday, April 25 | St. Johns County | Deep Creek Soft Launch | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

St. Johns County Parks and Recreation has partnered with Hagan Coastal Outfitters to help keep our amazing waterways clean. 

cleanup photo

Win $100 from SJRK

We are giving away THREE $100 gift cards! All you have to do is post a photo on social media with #StJohnsRiverCleanUp, tag @sjriverkeeper and complete the reporting form for a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card! View the official contest rules here.