Saturday, January 20, 2024

Overwhelming Support from 200 Volunteers at the MLK Day Cleanup Event in St. Augustine

On behalf of the West Augustine Nature Society, we want to thank everyone who came out to our 4th annual MLK day cleanup event held on January 15, 2024.

Without the amazing volunteers this event would not be possible.

Everyone who came out to our 2024 St. Augustine cleanup event.

Over 200 people came to our event this year, and with your help we were able to collect 103 trash bags, 7 tires, and 1 television from polluting our community, helping to honor DR. Martin Luther King Jr.

Large Pile of Trash Collected from St. Augustine Cleanup.

Volunteers at the St. Augustine, MLK Day of Service.

We are especially grateful for the support we got from our community partners as they not only helped by coming out to this year's cleanup, but also helped by providing tools, spreading the word, and sponsoring prizes for the raffle. 

Elizabeth Jennings and Kate Mitchell providing breakfast for the volunteers at the cleanup.

Pie In The Sky, St. Augustine, sponsored raffle prize.

Nu Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. At the MLK Day of Service cleanup in St. Augustine

The partners at our event.

🌎 The West Augustine Improvement Association

🌎 The St. Augustine Connection

🌎 Elizabeth Jennings Real Estate Agent, One Sotheby's International Realty

🌎 Kate Mitchell Realtor, One Sotheby's International Realty

🌎 Ben & Jerry's St. Augustine 

🌎 Dancing Treetops

🌎 EarthGuyRye 

🌎 Compassionate St Augustine & Good Trouble 

🌎 Nu Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. 

🌎 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 

🌎 Omega Phi Omega of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority  

🌎 Primerica Financial Services 

🌎 Interact St. Augustine High School

🌎 Pie in The Sky

🌎 The Rotary Club of St. Augustine Sunrise

🌎 Sigma Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

🌎 Beachside High National Honor Society 

🌎 St. Joseph Academy Interact Club

🌎 Daughters of the American Revelation 

🌎 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. 

We are overwhelmed by the ever growing support for the MLK day cleanup event, and we are especially thankful for both Action News Jax and First Coast News for coming out to cover the event and put the spotlight on our awesome volunteers.


After the event we invited everyone who came to our cleanup to head downtown to the Martin Luther King Jr Silent March. This year the turnout was very high as a lot of you at the cleanup came to the march.

MLK Day Silent March, St. Augustine FL

MLK Day Silent March, St. Augustine FL

Afterwards we stopped for a treat At Ben & Jerry's on St George St., where they offered free Ice Cream to anyone at the cleanup.

Ice Cream provided by Ben And Jerry's, St. Augustine

Save the date for the 2024 Earth Day Everyday Cleanup. It will take place on Sunday, April 21, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

West Augustine Location To be Announced.

If you want to be a partner in that event send us an email.

Written by Skyler Kai Rodney, 12th grade, St. Augustine High School, President of the West Augustine Nature Society.

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