Friends of Jupiter Beach continue the “clean & dog-friendly beach” campaign with a volunteer cleanup on Saturday, March 6. This cleanup is co-sponsored by Ocean Magic Surf Shop of Jupiter (www.oceanmagicsurf.com ) the DogSmith, Rachel Williams (www.dogsmith.com )and Sandy Paws Surfer Girl, Maggie Poetz (www.sandypawssurfergirl.com ).
Volunteers gather at 8am SHARP at the Anita Lankler Pavilion in Ocean Cay Park, off Marcinski Road and US Hwy 1. They divide into teams, clean the 2 1/2 mile stretch of dog-friendly from Marcinski Road to the south end of Carlin Park, and return by 9:20am for a complimentary continental breakfast. Some teams walk to the cleanup areas, most teams drive to the designated spots. Beach cleanups are SHINE ONLY; if weather is iffy, volunteers should call the FJB message line at 561-748-8140 by 7:15am to listen for a possible cancellation message.
School community service hours are awarded for students arriving by 8am. There is no need for individuals to register in advance but organized groups must leave a message on the FJB phone line, 561 – 748 – 8140.
FJB has been organizing beach cleanups on the first Saturday of the month since 1994. In 2006, the group began weighing the collected garbage (rather than simply counting the garbage bags), and the cumulative total of trash and recyclables removed from the beach is over 22,000 pounds. That is 11 tons!
THE FOLLOWING BEACH CLEANUP is SATURDAY, SATURDAY, APRIL 3 SPONSORED BY CSNGLOBAL.
For more information, visit the website at http://www.friendsofjupiterbeach.com/.