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Community Cleanup - Klutho Park

Saturday, September 18, 2021

9:45 a.m.

Location: Henry J. Klutho Park

Cost: Free and open to all

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NEW MEETING TIME: 9:45 a.m. 

 

Join the Institute of Environmental Research and Education and Groundwork Jacksonville for cleanup at historic Henry J. Klutho Park in Springfield. This cleanup is part of a NOAA Marine Debris Program grant focused on reducing single-use plastic consumption and fostering long-term pro-environmental behaviors among undergraduates in coastal communities. Additionally, Sept. 18 is International Coastal Cleanup.

 

Volunteers will be collecting trash and debris found in lakes at the park, lots, with a focus on single-use plastic items. Volunteers will also help sort and weight the collected items.

 

Important Information on Directions and Parking

Volunteers will park in a grass lot located at the corner of N Jefferson St. and W 6th Street. DO NOT FOLLOW THE GOOGLE DIRECTIONS FOR KLUTHO PARK.

 

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

  • Wear a face mask or cloth face cover – You are expected to cover your mouth and nose with a face mask or cloth face cover when in groups or indoors.
  • Practice social distancing -Try limiting interactions with people you are normally around with while maintaining social distancing.
  • Wash your hands often - Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and if soap and water is not available use hand sanitizer.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes - Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze. 
  • Stay home if you are sick - Monitor your health and stay home if you are feeling sick or test positive for COVID-19.
  • Avoid carpooling - Carpool only with people you know well and feel comfortable with about their health status. 

For more information on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the Florida Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.