JULY 5 CLEANUP
AFTER THE FIREWORKS
We get it. You like explosions and pretty colors. But Independence Day is one of the busiest traffic days of the year, and our residents are messy (not you, everyone else), so someone has to clean up all this trash. The city of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful team up with the Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol to pick up whatever we dropped on Jacksonville Beach from 7-9 a.m. July 5. They provide volunteers with litter collection bags and gloves. Also, the nonprofit Keepers of the Coast leads the sixth annual "Day After" Beach Cleanup, 10 a.m.-noon at beach access points throughout St. Johns County. For details, call Keep Jacksonville Beautiful, 630-3420; Keepers of the Coast, 814-2172.