FERNANDINA BEACH WEATHER

23rd Annual St. Marys River Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, April 24, 2021

PRESS RELEASE

Contact:
Lynda Bell, Executive Director Keep Nassau Beautiful
[email protected]

Contact:
Jen Fabrick, Volunteer Coordinator St. Marys Riverkeeper
[email protected]

The St Marys Riverkeeper and Keep Nassau Beautiful Host the 23rd Annual St Marys River Cleanup

Nassau County, Florida, April 19, 2021.  In celebration of Earth Day the St Marys Riverkeeper and Keep Nassau Beautiful are sponsoring a cleanup of the St Marys River and surrounding waterways on Saturday April 24, 9am – 11am.

The St Marys River is 130 miles long, winding through four counties in two states.  More than 60,000 residents depend on the health of the river for tourism, recreation, commercial fishing, and safe drinking water.  Wildlife and plant ecosystems rely on the continued cleanliness of the watershed, including 3,000 miles of streams and tributaries.

Because of the pandemic, it has been two years since our last cleanup, and we need your help.  Site Captains will be available to distribute supplies at twelve Nassau County sites.  Supplies include disposable gloves, personal cloth logo masks, and trash bags.  Hand sanitizer will be available. Volunteers should consider wearing long pants and closed-toe shoes and bringing their own gloves, sunscreen, bug spray, and a reusable water bottle. All CDC recommended Covid safety practices will be implemented.  Volunteers for the river clean up event will receive free standard 2021 St. Marys Riverkeeper membership.

To ensure an adequate number of supplies, volunteers should pre-register: https://keepnassaubeautiful.org/news-and-events/

For more information [email protected] or 904-261-0165.

Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc. is working to inspire, educate, and equip individuals, groups, businesses and governments to take action to make Nassau County a place where residents, visitors and wildlife can thrive and experience the beauty of Nassau County.    www.keepnassaubeautiful.org

The St. Marys Riverkeeper (SMRK) is a nonprofit environmental organization devoted to protecting and enriching the St. Marys River watershed through water quality monitoring, education and advocacy.  www.stmarysriverkeeper.org

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