7801 Deercreek Club Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32256

For more information contact:
Marcia Hodgson
Communications Director
(904) 394-9144 (W) or (904) 300-5709 (C)


JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 8, 2022 – For the entire month of July REALTORS® from throughout Northeast Florida and their community partners will be working to make sure Florida’s waterways remain in pristine condition. They have been cleaning up the region’s lakes, rivers, streams, bays, and beaches as part of a month-long Florida Realtors® Clean Up Florida Waters initiative, and on Saturday, July 23, the Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS® (NEFAR), the voice and advocate of real estate in Northeast Florida, is inviting everyone in the community to join in the fun.

The action will begin Saturday morning between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. NEFAR’s members will be manning clean-up sites at nine different locations including Beaches Town Center in Neptune/Atlantic Beach, SeaWalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach, Mickler’s Landing in Ponte Vedra, and the St. Augustine Beach Pier. Sites that are located away from the beaches include Wayne Stevens Boat Ramp, 4555 Ortega Farms Blvd., Jacksonville, 32210; Bert Maxwell Boat Ramp, 500 Maxwell Rd, Jacksonville, 32218, Sidney J. Gefen Riverwalk Park, 505 Alfred duPont Place, Jacksonville, 32202; Main Street Boat Ramp, 3788 Main St., Middleburg, 32068, and Old Ferry Boat Ramp, 2231 Old Ferry Rd., Middleburg, 32068. When you see the NEFAR flag that will be posted, you will know you are at the right place.

NEFAR will supply volunteers with t-shirts, trash bags, grabbers, gloves, water, and snacks.

In addition, two boat convoys will gather the trash from hard-to-reach places along the shoreline. One will leave from Crystal Cove Marina, 131 Crystal Cove Dr., in Palatka, 32177, at 8 a.m. and the other will leave from Lions Club Boat Ramp, 4322 Richard Denby Gatlin Rd, in Arlington 32277, at 10 a.m. Both convoys will return to their points of entry at 2 p.m. Boaters are invited to show up at those locations and join in.

All who volunteer are invited to an after-party from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Veterans United Craft Brewery, 8999 Western Way, Jacksonville 32256. One free drink ticket will be given to volunteers who have participated in the event.

NEFAR’s goal is to pick up as much trash as possible from the surrounding area to make our beaches and other waterways sparkling clean. Last year NEFAR collected more than 1,500 pounds of trash from several clean-up sites along the St. Johns River between Mayport and Palatka.

To sign up for this event please register at https://bit.ly/3bZDohD.




The Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS® (NEFAR,) serves as the voice of real estate in Northeast Florida. It is the region’s largest professional association, representing more than 11,000 members who work in all facets of the real estate industry including residential and commercial sales and property management. It serves the public through the support of community affairs programs and seeks to protect private property rights. The region's multiple listing service, realMLS, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEFAR. NEFAR is headquartered in Jacksonville, with satellite Service Centers in Orange Park, Jacksonville Beach, and Palatka.