Volunteers team up for Downtown Earth Day cleanup

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Volunteers assemble at The Landing for the start of the Second-Annual Downtown Cleanup April 19.

In celebration of Earth Day this month, Jacksonville’s concrete jungle received a little love from locals passionate about the environment. Saturday, April 19, nearly 50 volunteers from various local organizations descended on Downtown for an early-morning litter patrol.

Volunteers collected litter from the street, Downtown parks and right-of-ways. Teams also made note of any properties with graffiti, broken sidewalk concrete or other issues needing to be reported to 630-CITY.

In addition, DVI’s Downtown Ambassadors were on hand to assist with this effort.

The second-annual event was coordinated by Keep Jacksonville Beautiful in conjunction with Downtown Vision, Inc., the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront and the City of Jacksonville.

Thank you to all volunteers and organizers who pitched in to make Downtown shine!