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Volunteers Needed for Waterway Cleanup

Pinellas County News | Pinellas Park | Keep Pinellas Beautiful

Keep Pinellas Beautiful and Pinellas County are looking for volunteers to help clean up Joe’s Creek and the Cross Bayou Canal.

PINELLAS PARK – Pinellas County is partnering with Keep Pinellas Beautiful to clean up two waterways, the Cross Bayou Canal and Joe’s Creek, on Saturday, March 28. The cleanup event needs volunteers to collect and bag trash, and sort recyclables.  Volunteers will be either land-based or can participate on the water from a canoe or kayak. Volunteers can bring their own watercraft, or borrow a canoe (provided on a first-come first-served basis).

The meeting point for the cleanup is the Pinellas County property at the intersection of 70th Avenue N and 78th Street N near the Wagon Wheel Flea Market on Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park.  Check-in for volunteers begins at 8 a.m., with trash collection taking place from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.  After the refuse has been disposed of and the recyclables sorted, volunteers can enjoy lunch and raffle giveaways.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing, closed-toe shoes, work gloves, a hat, sunscreen and bring a chair or towel to sit on during lunch. Trash grabbers, bags, gloves and drinking water will be provided. A water truck will also be on hand for cleaning off volunteer-provided watercraft after coming back to shore. Participants working from watercraft will be required to wear life jackets, those borrowing watercraft will be provided life jackets.

Registration is required. Register online at by Wednesday, March 25.

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