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Blue Spring Cleanup for the Manatees

Manatee

In collaboration with Blue Spring State Park, Volusia County and Central Florida Recon, we are adding a second CleanUp at Blue Spring State Park! During our last CleanUp in early August we picked up over 38 lbs of trash that could have ended up in waterways and severely hurt or even killed manatees that seek refuge in the spring, such as manatee "Una" pictured above.

We will meet by the playground in the lower parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Please plan to arrive early as the park may fill up to capacity in the morning and there may be a line to get into the park. (There is no back entrance or any way to "hop" the line for people participating in the CleanUp).
4 kayaks are available through Central FL Recon (please contact them directly through their Facebook page) or you can bring your own kayak, canoe or paddleboard.
We are also in need of people to help clean up from land. Equipment will be supplied.

Free tickets for this event are available via the Eventbrite link here.

Please address any questions to Cora at cberchem@savethemanatee.org

Blue Spring State Park
2100 W French Rd
Orange City

September 30, 2018
8:30 am to 10:30 am

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2018 International Coastal Cleanup in Volusia County

Coastal-cleanup

It's that time of the year! Join in on the biggest volunteer day in the world by getting your family or group to take part in the International Coastal Cleanup. Whether you spend 30 minutes or two hours helping to clean up trash along water ways in Volusia County you will be helping this movement. On September 15, 2018 there will be people around the world who will take to cleaning up trash from waterways. Collectively, they will pick up a massive amount of trash and properly dispose of it. There are numerous locations in Volusia County where you can take part. From Ormond-by-the-Sea to Ponce Inlet there are volunteer locations. Visit the county's website here to get registered!

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