What: Remove trash from public-use facilities and mangroves
Where: Ocean Ridge Natural Area in Ocean Ridge
Duration: 8:30 a.m. to noon
Directions: Since Ocean Ridge Natural Area does not have a parking lot, we are meeting at Ocean Ridge Hammock Park (Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation property) – 6620 N. Ocean Blvd. in Boynton Beach. From I-95 exit at Boynton Beach Blvd. - head east to U.S. Highway 1 - turn right and head south to Ocean Ave. – turn left and head east to A1A (S. Ocean Blvd) – turn left on A1A and drive north for roughly one mile – Ocean Ridge Hammock Park entrance is on right (you will pass by Oceanfront Park – a City of Boynton Beach park that charges for parking – do not park there) - look for white county vehicle (will be an Explorer) to find volunteer meeting area. I will then drive volunteers to Ocean Ridge Natural Area (will have to make several trips – thus the 8:30 a.m. start time – once we get everyone at Ocean Ridge it will probably be 9 a.m.).
Additional Information: Volunteers should wear old clothes and shoes as we will be working in brush-filled and muddy areas. We will clean up trash washed into the trees, shrubs, and mangroves growing by the public-use facilities and Lake Worth Lagoon. Hats and sunscreen are recommended. Restroom facilities are not available at the site. The Department will supply tools, gloves, and refreshments. Event participation is limited to the first 10 volunteers who register.
The volunteer projects are designed for volunteers ages 16 and older. Volunteers 15 and under must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Volunteers can register for an ERM event by calling 561-233-2426 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
. Thanks for helping the Department keep Palm Beach County clean and green.