Celebrate Earth Day and National Park Week by participating in a Shoreline Clean-Up at Fort Matanzas. The event will begin with a safety briefing and an introduction to the park at the visitor center.
Trash buckets, gloves, and water will be provided. Please bring sunscreen, a hat, closed-toed shoes, and your own reusable water bottle. We will be taking one of the park ferry boats over to Rattlesnake Island, where the watchtower is located, and picking up trash in areas that are not generally accessible to the public. Getting to these areas will require climbing up and down a ladder to the boat and will likely involved getting your feet wet.
If you would like to participate, please call 904-829-6506 ext. 233 or email Jill_Leverett@nps.gov no later than April 21. You MUST call or email ahead of time, as our boat has a maximum capacity of 35 passengers. Seats on the boat will be first come, first served. Anyone signing up after we reach maximum capacity, or anyone who does not feel comfortable climbing the ladder on the boat, will be welcome to help us clean up the beach along the Matanzas Inlet.