Free Event

Shoreline Clean-Up at Fort Matanzas

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 9 a.m. – 12 noon at Fort Matanzas

Celebrate Earth Day and National Park Week while lending a hand to cleaning up the coastal environment.

At Matanzas Inlet, on A1A south of SR 206.
8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL, 32080
(904) 829-6505 x233
  • Please Note: This event is from 2016.

    In celebration of Earth Day and National Park Week, Fort Matanzas National Monument is hosting a shoreline clean-up on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 9 a.m. until noon.

    There will be an initial safety briefing and an introduction to the park at the visitor center. Participants will then receive trash buckets and gloves for picking up the debris along the shore. Water will be provided, but guests should bring their own reusable water bottle, along with sunscreen and insect repellent, and should wear closed-toe shoes.

    After the safety briefing, guests will take the ferry over to Rattlesnake Island, where Fort Matanzas is located. The clean-up will take place in the area around the watchtower, which is not generally accessible to the public. Guests should be able to climb up and down a ladder to the boat and should be prepared to get their feet wet.

    Please call (904) 829-6505, ext. 233, or email here no later than April 21 to reserve a spot on the boat. Anyone who signs up later than that date, or who is uneasy about climbing the ladder on the boat, is welcome to join the clean-up efforts on the beach along the Matanzas Inlet.

    Admission: Free

    When: Saturday, April 23, 2016, 9 a.m. until 12 noon.

    Where: Participants should meet at the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center, which is located at 8635 A1A South in St. Augustine, FL 32080.

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