Lend a hand to keep Downtown Jacksonville beautiful

Downtown Jacksonville boasts one of the most beautiful settings in the country – set along the St. Johns River and bathed in sunshine most of the year. At street level, several groups and organizations work hard to keep our Downtown roads, sidewalks and building facades clean throughout the year.

Downtown Vision, Inc.’s Downtown Ambassadors work diligently picking up trash, sweeping sidewalks and pressure-washing public places seven days a week. Last year alone, the Ambassadors removed more than 2,500 bags of trash, swept more than 84,000 blocks, and pressure-washed 720 Downtown high-traffic and soiled areas. In addition, DVI manages the upkeep of Downtown hanging flower baskets and has furnished trash receptacles.

If you want to get in on the action to keep Downtown beautiful, here’s your chance. Join us this Saturday, April 20, for an Earth Day Downtown Clean-up organized by the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, the City of Jacksonville, Keep Jacksonville Beautiful and DVI.

From 8-10 a.m., local businesses, residents and volunteers are invited to clean up the Northbank core: Jefferson to Liberty, Water to Church streets. Gloves, bags and other cleanup supplies will be provided by Keep Jacksonville Beautiful. Volunteers will also help survey Downtown streets, buildings and lots for graffiti or miscellaneous damage. After the clean-up, the fun continues at The Jacksonville Landing’s annual Earth Day and Ecology Fair.

Interested volunteers can meet at the front steps of The Landing, and all ages are welcome.