Blue Spring Clean Up for Manatees


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Join us on Saturday, September 28, 2019 on National Public Lands Day for a Clean Up at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City!

Trash in the environment can be a big problem for manatees. During past Clean Ups at Blue Spring State Park, volunteers collected over 80 lbs of trash incl. bottles, cans, plastic wrappers, cigarette butts, discarded clothes, shoes, and more. Each item found on land can easily blow into the water and become a problem for manatees.

We will be meeting on Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at 8:30 a.m on the lawn in front of the Thursby House inside Blue Spring State Park. The Clean Up will take place on land, however if you have your own kayak, canoe, paddle board or snorkeling equipment, you are welcome to cleanup in /on the water as well. We will be providing supplies for on-land cleanup.
This is a collaboration between Blue Spring State Park and Save the Manatee Club.

For any questions, please email Cora at

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2019 International Coastal Cleanup in Volusia County


Volusia County has 47 miles of beach along the Atlantic Ocean. Each year, the International Coastal Cleanup is held around the world, with millions of volunteers putting in time do beach cleanups. There are several locations you can go to in order to officially participate in the International Coastal Cleanup in Volusia County (although you can always do a beach clean up anytime and anywhere on your own). The clean up is scheduled for September 21, 2019.

There is a list of locations that are being coordinated by the county, and a couple that are being organized by others. Whether you put in 30 minutes or an hour, collectively it will all help the ocean to be cleaner. This is a great family friendly activity.

You can get more information on registering for the county cleanup locations here. You can get more information to register with other locations here.

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