JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- Many like to celebrate the Fourth of July at the beach, but that can leave quite a mess behind.
PHOTO GALLERY: 4th of July fireworks at the Jacksonville Landing
Now Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine are looking for some helping hands to cleanup the beaches.
In Jacksonville Beach, volunteers can meet at 7 a.m. in Atlantic Beach at Beach Blvd and 16th Avenue South. Volunteers can also meet at 9 a.m. in Jacksonville Beach at the Seawalk Pavilion.
You don't need to register in advance and students can earn community service hours.
The Keepers of the Coast, a local non-profit, is having a beach cleanup day for St. John's County.
It will start at 5:00 p.m. at five different points along the beach in St. John's County: Vilano Beach Access Ramp. A-Street Beach Access Ramp, St. Augustine Pier, Mickler's Beachfront Park and Crescent Beachfront Park.
The first 50 volunteers will get a koozie and the volunteer with the most trash will win a Volcom Prize Pack.
In an effort to keep butts on the beach, they are having a cigarette butt challenge. Whomever collects the most will win a pair of electric sunglasses.
All participants will be provided a trash bag, recycling bag and a bag for cigarettes.
First Coast News