And I just got this letter from the cleanup organizers:
Good Day Everyone!
One month from today we will be hosting the 10th Annual St. Johns River Cleanup in Volusia County.
Many of you have already registered but don't fret if you haven't yet - we'll be taking registrations up to May 8th. If there are any modifications to those who have already registered, just let me know and I'd be happy to make the corrections.
You may register online at http://volusia.org/cleanup/
Also, can you help spread the word by downloading and printing our flyer? Just follow the St. Johns link and look for the downloadable flyer and post one or more at the place of your choice.
Hope to see at the river!
Pollution Control Manager
Volusia County Environmental Management
The 10th AnnualÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â
St. Johns River CleanupÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â
May 13, 2006
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
In conjunction with National River Cleanup Week, the next St. Johns River Clean up is scheduled for May 13, 2006.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
The cleanup will be from 8:00AM to 11:30AM with a complimentary lunch to follow at selected sites.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Lunch will be over by 1:00PM. Click on the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œMap of sitesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬? link below for locations.
Participants will also receive a free t-shirt.
Participants are encouraged to wear sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, work gloves and comfortable clothing and also may bring water.
Clean up registration
Pre-registration is preferred and is available here.
For more information concerning the event, contact Tom Carey at (386) 736-5927 ext. 2073.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
Cleanup sites are:
* Ninemile Point Park, at the west end of Ninemile Point Road, Pierson.
* DeLeon Springs State Park, 601 Burts Park Road, DeLeon Springs.
* Ed Stone Park, 2990 W. State Road 44, DeLand
* French Avenue boat launch / Starks Landing, where French Avenue meets the St. Johns River, Orange City.
* Lake Monroe Park, 975 S. U.S. 17-92, DeBaryÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â
* Lake Monroe boat ramp, 980 Lakeshore Dr., Deltona.
* Lemon Bluff boat ramp, 907 Lemon Bluff Rd., Osteen.
* Lake Harney Woods Subdivision, end of Gone Fishing RD
Map of sites.pdf.
The 9th Annual St Johns River Cleanup was held on May 14, 2005.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â A total of 432 participants pulled 12.2 tons of tires, bottles and other debris from 54 miles of river.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â All participants received a t-shirt, and were invited to aÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â luncheon after the event.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
2005 Photo Album
I marked in bold some of the airboat friendly places on the list of cleanup sites above.
What does everyone think? Do you think airboaters can make a difference here? Clean up a heavily used waterway and get some publicity for it?
Laura and I will be at the 9 mile Point location. Some reps from the volusia cleanup group are meeting us at the Volusia Bar ramp with our t-shirts and trash bags. We'll also be taking part in the Lake County Club's porker run that day.
WHEN YOU REGISTER, TELL THEM YOU'RE IN AN AIRBOAT, AND WHERE YOU PLAN ON LAUNCHING FROM.